Winter Beauty Product Swaps

As the temperature drops, so does your skin's resilience. While the cool air, exposure to indoor heat and change in humidity levels can surely make your skin feel dull and dry, we'll be going through some simple swaps you can make to help keep you moisturized. 

woman applying lip balm

Swap your gel cleanser for a cream based product

While your favorite product may be effective at removing grime, it can also be stripping your face of its natural oils. Cream cleaners are gentler on the skin and can increase your skin's elasticity.

Tip: if you naturally have super dry skin, you may want to try using a cleansing oil to remove makeup and impurities.

Some great picks:

Beauty Counter Nourishing Cream Cleanser


Pai Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

pai cleanser

Acure Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream

acure cream cleanser


Replace your foundation with a tinted moisturizer

If you notice your foundation sinking into the dry patches of skin on your face, consider switching to a tinted moisturizer to give yourself some added hydration plus SPF protection (which you need even in the cooler months).

Top picks:

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

bare minerals tinted moisturizer


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

laura mercier tinted moisturizer


Burt's Bees Tinted Moisturizer

Burts Bees Tinted Moisturizer



Switch out your lightweight moisturizer for a richer cream

The moisturizer you used during the warmer months may not cut it when the temperature drops. Look for a product that contains fatty acids and ceramides, which help your skin lock in moisture.

If you're nervous about looking greasy or shiny, try using tje richer cream at night before bed.

Some favorite choices:

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream


it cosmetics cream


Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream

kiehls face cream

BareMinerals Bare Haven Essential Moisturizing Cream

bare minerals cream


Swap out bare lips for a protected pout

Lips are more susceptible to drying out because this skin doesn't contain oil glands. Protect your pout with a moisturizing lip balm.

Some Favorites:

Glossier Balm DotCom

glossier lip balm

Burt's Bees Lip Balm

burt's bees lip balm


EOS Balm Sphere

eos balm