The weather outside is frightful… but that’s no reason your skin can’t look and feel delightful! Here are some winter skin savers to combat all your cold-weather symptoms, all for under $20.
Cold dry air means dry skin. Treat your face right with a great moisturizer, one that’s a bit thicker than one you would use for summer. For skin that’s usually dry, try the ever-reliable Oil-Free Moisture by Neutrogena with SPF 15 ($12.99). If you’re prone to breakouts and worried that moisture means zits, just use a product that has salicylic acid, like the Acne Solutions Clearing Moisturizer by Clinique ($16.50) or Clean and Clear’s Advantage Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer ($6.99).
Going from cold outside air to the dry heat of classrooms and offices takes a toll on the skin, especially on your hands. H2O Plus’s Hand and Nail Cream ($6.50) is a simple vitamin-enriched moisturizer without the flowery scents or weird colors. And in an on-the-go travel size, this hand cream fits in suitcases and purses no problem.
The skin beneath right under your eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive part of your face. That means rubbing on heavy concealer day after day can be rough on the skin. Be gentler to the area under your eyes and moisturize with C.O. Bigelow’s Triple Task Eye Treatment ($18), which soothes and reduces circles and lines without covering them with harsh, pore-clogging make-up.
Want one product that does it all? Josie Maran’s Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick ($6) is small but packs a wallop- it can be used to soothe chapped lips, dry hands and cuticles, fly-aways, stretch marks, sensitive just-waxed skin, and even itchy bugbites.