Sick of your skin over-drying in the cold weather? Try these five products to keep moisture in

We were... unprepared for the cold weather, to say the least. While bundling up is a must, adding to your skincare routine is a no-brainer, too. The usual products that kept our summer skin glowing and tan just won't cut it when temps hit the decline, and no one wants to look (or feel) like a dry sponge when the weather starts to change from the soft colors of fall to the chillier days of winter.

If you are anything like us, having a combination or dry skin type only amplifies discomfort during the *awk* transition between the seasons. But have no fear, because these five products—which practically make up an entire routine—are here to keep you feeling fresh without overdrying your skin during the most sensitive time of year.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser


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Finding an exfoliant that doesn't leave you feeling sensitive and dry is def a challenge, and making a moisturizing match to go with your routine comes down to the ingredients in the product.

This exfoliating cleanser from Neutrogena incorporates hyaluronic acid, so even though you're exfoliating dead skin away, you are still leaving a layer of moisture for your skin while you do it! No overdrying here.

Bliss Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser


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Finding the perf skincare routine during changing seasons is all about balance. You don't want to be dry, but you don't want to exist in oily skin all the time, either!

This Bliss cleanser allows you to clarify the oily parts of your face without over-drying everywhere else, so you get to exist with skincare stability in your cleansing routine. Plus, the Brazilian sea water ingredient provides a much-needed detox for your pores.

Dickinson's Witch Hazel Toner with Rosewater


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Witch hazel alone provides some *major* benefits for your skin as a toner, reducing inflammation (which happens, in particular, with acne), but until now, it was a big no-no for dry and sensitive skin.

Dickinson's went all in here, though, adding rosewater to the formula and enhancing the traditional feel of witch hazel. That way, even if you have dry or sensitive skin, you can still enjoy the benefits of the product as a toner! Plus, rosewater is *so* soothing and a spritz is a fun addition to any routine.

Naturopathica Carrot Seed Facial Oil


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Not only does the cold leave you feeling dry, but it can cause some major irritation to your skin. Like you, it isn't ready to give up the heat!

Naturopathica's facial oil incorporates the soothing power of carrot oil. You might be feeling moisturized, but there is also a chance you will walk away with calm skin, ready to take on the day (or night) after your skincare routine. 

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream


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Popularized by the internet's skincare king Hyram, CeraVe is really doing something right with this moisturizer that makes skin feel supple in all the right places and prevents the drying that the climate brings this time of year.

It is a *little* thicker than other popular moisturizers (such as Neutrogena's Water Gel in the Hydro Boost collection), so dry and combination skin might be the best match for this cream. It also shares the hyaluronic acid ingredient with the exfoliating cleanser mentioned above!

Looking for more skincare inspo during fall and winter? Check out some pumpkin-inspired beauty items here!

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by Logan Potter | 10/30/2020