Are You Using the Right Winter Moisturizer?
Determine Your Skin Sensitivity
Do you experience extreme sensitivity to cold? New York City epidermologist Isabelle Bellis suggests soothing raw skin with a gentle milk cleanser rather than a foaming soap or gel. It allows the skin to naturally rebalance moisture levels
Do you experience redness and broken capillaries? “Try face oils in the morning and creams at night,” says Bellis. “Face oils protect the capillaries and they provide an extra barrier of protection since they don't penetrate as easily,” she adds. We love Rodin's Oil Lusso Face Oil ($140; barneys.com).
Do certain products inflame your skin? Try cutting down on exfoliation. “Each time you exfoliate, you rip away a layer of protection and expose your capillaries to the harsh winter environment. Once a week maximum in normal conditions. In the winter, try every other week,” says Bellis.