I can’t tell you how many conversations have started this past week with “my skin is so dry!” As soon as as the temps dip, I feel like an amphibian in a dessert. I joke that because of my Mexican heritage, I was simply not meant to be in a cold climate. That may actually be true, but alas, I live in the Northeast and I have adapted. Well, at least my skincare routine has evolved. Over the years, I feel that I have finally found the magic cocktail of serums, oils, and creams that keep my skin moisturized, dewey, and glowey.
Here are the 7 best products to combat winter skin:
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Oil
As soon as I turn off the shower or step out of the bath, I slather this oil on my damp skin. It’s under $10, and a crucial component of my winter skin combat cocktail. It holds in moisture all day and gives my skin a glow that cannot be matched my any lotion. You can also get it here.
Cerave Moisturizing Cream
Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
On the night of the first big chill, I bust this serum out before bedtime. It locks in moisture overnight and fights fine lines while you sleep, in addition to evening skin tone.
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Retinol Serum
Every morning, this is the first thing I apply to my face. Without a doubt, this is the best daytime retinol serum.
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Cream
Morning and night, this is the holy grail of eye creams. I have been using it since my early 20’s and nothing else compares. I put it on after the retinol serum.
U Beauty The Super Hydrator
This facial moisturizer is so hydrating, you could get away with just this step if pressed for time and staying out of the sun. I slather it on after my serum and eye cream, covering my neck as well as distributing any excess to my hands and fingers. This gives the ultimate glow.
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Day Cream SPF 23
It is a rare day that I do not finish with this moisturizer with SPF. It keeps my skin hydrated all day while protecting my skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
What are you doing to combat winter skin?