As the temps drop and our skin starts to tighten, a simple daily moisturizer just won’t cut it. Here, our guide to keeping your face radiant all winter long:
Exfoliate No amount of moisturizing will do any good if you aren’t starting with a fresh canvas. Slough away dry skin with a gentle facial exfoliant--like the drugstore favorite St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub ($3).
Tone Your skin may be feeling a little parched, but that doesn’t mean you should fear the possible drying effects of toner. (They’re not all harsh.) Instead, go for the new Nars Multi-Action Hydrating Toner ($32) or The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner ($13), which will remove residue but not nutrients.
Plump It’s a no-brainer that the fountain of youth is actually just a serious eye cream. But rather than gooping on any old product before bed, find one that absorbs quickly--like Kiehl's Rosa Arctica Eye ($46) or Neutrogena Healthy Skin Eye Cream ($11)--so you can also apply it in the morning under your makeup.
Condition Similar to a deep-conditioning hair treatment, a weekly gel facial mask is practically magic. At night, apply the likes of Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque ($38) or Isomers Moisture Mask ($20). Both go on clear and seep into skin to create a healthy glow that lasts for days.