Winter is here, which means our skin is crackling right along with our fireplaces. Have no fear, In The Groove is here with your new winter skincare routine that will leave you with a dewey, fresh visage that knows nothing of winter winds. Goodbye, scaly or ashy skin! Goodbye itchiness! Goodbye redness!
The key to banishing dry skin is moisturizing at every level of your skincare routine, and maybe even adding a few steps. Since we all have fine lines, we can be honest. They get more visible when your skin is dried out, like when you wring out a towel. Which is just another reason to stock up on products that will assuage your thirsty skin.
First, let’s start with some cult favorites of beauty insiders. Weleda Skin Food is a thick, creamy moisturizer that makeup artists and celebrities swear by. It’s twelve dollars a tube, and a known dupe for La Mer moisturizer if you ask around the beauty industry. We use it on our hands, necks, ears, feet and pretty much anywhere you need lotion. Or, if you want to spend the dough, you can get the La Mer cream.
Hyaluronic acid is your new best friend, and no one has a better or more affordable hyaluronic acid serum than The Ordinary at only 6.80. Put it on before your moisturizer to make your skin absorb the cream even better than it normally would. We also love Dr. Dennis Gross Hydration Booster.
Sometimes you just need instant relief, and nothing will give it to you quicker than a sheet mask. Slap one on and feel the sweet, soothing relief of essences and serum sinking into your now-hydrated skin. SK-II is the one to buy if you’re looking for a splurge, but MediHeal’s Intensive Hydrating Masks are just as good.
Shop our winter skincare must-haves below: