Your skin always needs some extra love and attention but during the winter an enhanced routine should be top of mind.
- 3December 1, 2022
"During the winter, the skin barrier is especially prone to damage. That can show up as tight, dry skin, red patches, stinging or sensitivity," Dr. Whitney Bowe, a board-certified dermatologist, told "Good Morning America."
To put your best face forward, you may have considered a "skin cycling" routine, which includes using a nourishing cleanser nightly, a gentle exfoliator and rotating in both a retinoid night and recovery night.
You can scroll down for everything you may need to practice this wintertime skin care routine.
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Night 1: Exfoliation Night
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser
Price: $12.99 • From: Dermstore
Price: $79 • From: Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty
Paula's Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2 BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Price: $34 • From: Dermstore
Night 2: Retinoid Night
Acne Treatment Gel
Price: $17.99 • From: Ulta Beauty
SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3
Price: $70 • From: Dermstore
Pro tip: "Never slug on retinoid night! Slugging is when you apply a layer of petroleum jelly as the final step in your skin care routine right before bed," Bowe said.
Nights 3 and 4: Recovery Nights
Pro tip: "Slugging -- is fine on recovery nights if you do not have acne-prone skin," Bowe said.