Skincare Products To Keep Your Skin Healthy & Hydrated All Winter Long

You may loathe winter for lots of reasons, but dry skin will not be one of them

If our skin could talk, it would tell us that it dreads the winter. These cold, windy months are a breeding ground for cracked hands and lips, and your skin is most likely begging for quenching relief. It is more important than ever to focus on hydrating products that sooth without clogging, which is why we compiled a list of the most effective treatments for your parched skin. Use individually or as an everyday routine, and you’re sure to see relief that lasts long past the snow and sleet.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $8, Target

This tried and true moisturizer is a winter staple, able to be used on anything from cracked lips, to dry hands, to minor wounds. Formulated from Petrolatum and preservative and fragrance free, it’s a game-changer for those long, dry months—and it won’t break the bank.

Essential-C Cleanser, $40, Murad

This brightening cleanser, formulated with vitamins A, C, and E, energizes and refreshes the skin, keeping it from looking dull without over-drying.

Biossance Squalane + BHA Pore-Minimizing Toner, $28, Sephora

Intended as a post-cleansing step in your routine, this alcohol-free toner is gentle on the skin as it tightens pores, clarifies, purifies, and hydrates all at once.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Serum, $52-$128, Ulta 

Intended for overnight use, this 98% natural serum firms, moisturizes, and replenishes the skin. Apply 2-3 drops and smooth over face and neck after toning, and enjoy visible results by morning.

belif Aqua Bomb, $38, Sephora

This ultra-hydrating moisturizer is a winter staple, transforming dull, dry skin with a healthy glow. Lightweight yet effective, use this gel-cream formula at night and in the morning for extra supple skin.

Skin Proud Rise & Defend Kombucha Face Wash, $13, Walmart

Crafted without sulfates, this gel-to-water face wash is infused with kombucha to cleanse the face while keeping the skin hydrated (and super soft!)

L’Occitane After Shave Balm, $34, Nordstrom

Apply this light, hydrating balm to the face and neck after shaving to soothe skin and reduce irritation and tightness. Made with shea butter, glycerin and birch tree extract, it protects the skin without leaving an oily film.

Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, $5, Target

Dry, cracked hands thrive in the winter months, and there is no better cure than this affordable hand cream. Fragrance free and formulated with glycerin, a little amount goes a long way, ensuring soft, moisturized hands for the entire season.

COSRX Pimple Patch Set, $19, Target

Shrink pesky pimples and maskne (mask acne) with these soothing pimple patches. Made with hydrocolloid, these patches are clear, so you can wear them overnight or even as you go about your day.

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