Remember how much we complained about the humidity in August? Yeah, we’re idiots. We’d gladly trade the current Sahara that is our face for a little excess shine. Thankfully, we’ve hunted down the best ways to combat the winter havoc. Here’s how to trick your skin into forgetting what season it is.
You may be tempted to skip exfoliating when your skin is drier, but it’s actually the key to ensuring your serum and moisturizer can soak in. This peel’s glycolic acid removes dead skin, while its soothing bilberry and chamomile prevent irritation.
Pay Attention to Your Skin Barrier
If your skin seems especially temperamental, its topmost layer—the part that keeps moisture in and irritants out—might be compromised. Scale back to only the mildest products and see a derm to figure out what’s causing the damage.
Use a Humidifier
Your skin can’t catch a break in the winter: It’s either getting wind chapped outside or dried out from indoor heating. Optimize the half of the equation you can control by running a humidifier next to your bed to keep air moisture up throughout the night. Bonus: A humidifier is also a godsend for those prone to dry coughing or sinus issues.