I have always had a love-hate relationship with fall. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about the fall foliage, witchy vibes and pumpkin-spiced everything, but my skin, on the other hand, is not a fan.
As someone who has combination skin, my face tends to lose its luster in the fall time. The cold air dries out my skin, leaving it dull and lifeless — not the best look. This usually carries over, if not worsens, in the wintertime as well.
But not this year! After much trial and error, I’ve discovered that these five products keep the dry skin at bay, even in the harshest of weathers. Keep reading to get in on these seasonal secrets!
1. Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel
I used to think that the best way to quench parched skin is by piling on super rich and dense moisturizers — I couldn’t have been more wrong. All this did was make my face feel oily and even lead to some pretty nasty breakouts. Instead, I focused on finding a moisturizer that truly works for my skin type. And best believe, Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel works! This product keeps skin hydrated all day long without feeling heavy or greasy. It’s the perfect base, no matter if you’re going makeup-free or full glam.
Insider tip: If you have naturally dry skin and want to opt for a stronger formula, give their Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra-Dry Skin a try instead.
2. Sephora Rose Face Mask
Pampering dry skin during the colder months is always a good call. I like to give my tired skin a quick boost with Sephora’s Rose Face Mask. This mask leaves skin appearing healthy, soft and bouncy — stock up now!
3. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea
If there’s one product I keep handy at all times, it’s Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea. Spritz this on your face throughout the day (as needed) for a quick (yet powerful) hydrating pick-me-up. This is a foolproof way to instantly add a dewy effect to your face without needing to retouch your makeup.
Insider tip: For added freshness, spray on a light coat pre-makeup to easily wake up your skin before the day ahead.
4. YesTo® Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask
I’ve found that many acne-fighting products can cause my face to feel dry — a major no-no, especially during this time of year. Thankfully, this one doesn’t. YesTo® Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask tackles acne like a pro and leaves skin looking radiant and clear.
5. Hawaiian Tropic® Lip Balm
Don’t forget that your lips need lovin’ too. If your fav lip balm hasn’t been cutting it lately, give Hawaiian Tropic®’s Lip Balm a try. I call this my holy grail balm because it is moisturizing without that icky, sticky finish we are all too familiar with. Plus, it has 45 SPF— yup, you still need UV protection in the fall and winter time, too!
What are your favorite products for keeping your skin glowy and fresh during the colder seasons? Share your secrets in the comments below!