Winter is the time of the year we want to cuddle and snuggle. But who wants to get close when your skin is dry, itchy, and flaky? If dull, lifeless skin is giving you the winter blues, we have the prescription that’s just right for you!

EltaMD Barrier Renewal Complex

Clinically proven to rejuvenate dry, compromised skin within 24 hours of a single application, this advanced formula works to visibly minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while significantly improving skin texture, tone, and pore size in just 21 days of use. We love using this in daily skincare routines as well as post-laser skin healing! $45, Ashtoria Aesthetics & Wellness,


Skin Medica AHA/BHA Cream 

Exfoliates and improves the appearance of skin tone and texture, revealing brighter skin. Naturally derived alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) combined with beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) help exfoliate skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and enhance skin texture. Appropriate for all skin types. $44, Glo Med Spa,


GlyPro Renewal Cream

This extra-rich formulation helps promote overnight maintenance and aids in the repair of the skin. Contains 20% glycolic compound. Gently hydrates and protects against dryness, encourages skin renewal, enhances skin tone, and creates a softer, supple texture. $94, Glo Med Spa,


Obagi Hydrate Luxe

This luxuriously rich face cream is extra-moisturizing and contains ingredients to keep your skin looking and feeling supple and firm. See the improvements in the appearance of fine lines, firmness, skin texture, skin radiance, and hydration. $72, Solutions Medical Center,

Renew Radiance Flax and Rice Bran Cleansing Oil 

Switch to an oil cleanser. Not only will it remove all your makeup, it will protect the skin’s acid mantle, helping it retain moisture naturally. Packed with soothing botanicals and black tea & ginseng ferment, this oil cleanses deeply but also includes ferment to soothe acne for a balanced cleanse. $26, Renew Wellness Spa,


Le Mieux Essence Moisturizer 
Ditch water-based moisturizers in the winter. Based in hyaluronic acid, which holds 1000 times its weight in water,  Le Mieux is jam-packed with peptides and soothing botanicals in a cleaner lightweight formula.

$45, Renew Wellness Spa,

5 Winter Skin Care Tips

1. Take lukewarm showers. Hot water dries out skin and hair.

2. Moisturize three times a day. Mix in oil with your lotion. Grape seed oil is a favorite.

3. Switch your face wash from a foamy cleanser to a creamy one.

4. Do not over exfoliate—no more than three times a week max.  Avoid exfoliants that contain crushed nut shells or other harsh ingredients.

5. Place a cool mist humidifier in your bedroom for added moisture in the air as you sleep.

By Hailey Thomas