Winter can reek havoc on the face. However, everyone's skin responds differently to winter weather and need specialized treatment.Fair Skin and/or Freckled Skin have less pigment and less natural UV protection, which requires a moisturizing sunscreen.
- TRY EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 - $26.50 (1.7 fl oz)
Olive-Toned/ Dark Skin have greater natural UV protection, but are at risk for long-term scarring from skin irritations, which requires a thick, creamy moisturizer to reduce irritation.
- TRY Obagi Hydrate Luxe - $72.00 (1.7 fl oz)
Dry Skin needs a heavier cream during the winter from a jar or tube to seal in moisture.
- TRY La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche - $35.99 (1.69 fl oz)
Flaky Skin occurs due to sunburn, windburn, or severe dryness, which requires exfoliating the face 1-2 times per week. Try using an exfoliant with citric acid.
- TRY Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub - $37.00 (2.5 fl oz)
Combination Skin is the most challenging skin type to treat and may require different products for different areas of the face.
- TRY for the T-Zone (forehead, nose, and chin): La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Light - $35.99 (1.69 fl oz)
- TRY for the dryer areas (cheeks & around the eyes & lips): Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance - $66.00 (3.4 fl oz)
- TRY for dry patches: EltaMD "Melting" Moisturizer Jar - $16.00 (3.8 fl oz)
Greasy/ Oily Skin still requires treatment during the winter, despite the potential decrease in oil production. Try a lighweight moisturizer.
- TRY La Roche-Posay Effaclar MAT Daily Moisturizer - $31.99 (1.35 fl oz)
Sensitive Skin is easily irritated by harsh winter conditions, and therefore, requires products free of colors and fragrances.
- TRY the entire Dermalogica line
Acne Skin, still, requires treatment, but it must not dry out the skin due to the dry, winter air.
- TRY Obagi CLENZIderm MD Therapeutic Moisturizer - $39.00 (1.7 fl oz)
Chapped, Cracked Lips need love, too, and should be treated with a product that soothes and repairs broken skin.
- TRY Dermalogica Age Smart Lip Smoothing Duo - $27.00