Switch to a Creamier Cleanser
Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser, $10 at Burt's Bees
Foam cleansers are never ideal for dry skin since they don't retain moisture. For winter, especially if you have sensitive skin, a creamy cleanser is ideal. Burt's Bees has a smooth and gentle cream cleanser, which is also great for removing makeup. And it's just $10.
Go for an All-Purpose Moisturizer
Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $12.74 at Ulta Beauty
Choose gentle formulas that deal with problems like irritation and breakouts while hydrating your skin. This Aquaphor product is a big hit with dermatologists and makeup artists. It's also a healing ointment and Meghan Markle uses it to highlight her features.
Be Smart About Scrubs
Fresh Sugar Face Exfoliator, $25 at Sephora
Exfoliation is tricky during winter. Your scrub may be getting rid of dead cells and your flaky skin, but it also may be causing redness and irritation and may be too aggressive for sensitive skin. Citrus-based peels are great options. Alpha hydroxy-based acids also work for winters. This $25 scrub has brown sugar, wild strawberries and is infused with grapeseed oil.
Use Facial Oil With Your Scrub
Aria Starr Beauty Rosehip Seed Oil, $12.95 at Amazon
If you are using a peel or gentle scrub, use a facial oil after to provide extra hydration and nourishment. Rosehip oil is great for winter skin care since it has essential fatty acids and helps dehydrated skin. It also works on fine lines and wrinkles.
Keep a Hydrating Mask on Call
Botanic Hearth Seaweed Facial Mask, $15.98 at Amazon
You also need to switch to a more soothing mask for winter. A seaweed mask is a great option as it has anti-inflammatory properties. Winter also naturally makes your skin drier so a hydrating mask is a must, but make sure it's not too drying.
Winter skin care is expensive and time-consuming, mainly because your skin needs more attention during the season. Your skin is more sensitive, you need to shampoo more often, your lips are chapped and don’t even get us started on the horror of having both dry skin and breakouts.
You’d think your winter beauty routine needs to be essentially pricier than your typical regimen, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This winter, you can save with this practical and effective winter skin care guide.
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