KICK DRY SKIN TO THE CURB

There’s no point denying it any longer. It’s time to put away the tees, and pull out the chunky sweaters and puffers. Winter is coming (requisite cheesy Game of Thrones joke). If you’re prone to dry, red skin, you know that your skincare routine works overtime during the next few months. Here are some seasonal must-haves to protect your skin on even the most dreary of days.

First and foremost, the absolute most important key to ensuring gorgeous skin during wintertime is to moisturize. Pampadour users love Nivea Q10 Skin Firming Body Lotion (a great drugstore buy at $11 for a bottle that will last you the entire season) and Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer.

To lock in moisture, apply a hydrating serum (like Quench by Kate Somerville) to your face before applying your moisturizer. This is so good, you can get away with skipping any heavy makeup altogether.

There are pros to winter…cashmere, hot chocolate, watching snow fall. But a major con? You’re more prone to breakouts. The extreme dry conditions causes skin to become flaky, and that can cause acne to flare up. Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Face Exfoliant gently clears away those dead skin cells, while absorbing oil and unclogging pores in the process.

To keep skin refreshed throughout the day, keep a balm like Smith’s Rosebud Salve on hand at all times. A true beauty multitasker, use this salve as a lip balm, on cracked elbows, to nourish cuticles…pretty much anywhere you need it!

If you’re really devoted to having the best skin possible this season, change what you’re putting into your body, too. Sodium dehydrates skin, so try to reduce your sushi and cheese intake (both super-high in sodium). Yummy alternatives like lemon and garlic can add flavor to your meals.