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Tired of chapped lips and cracked hands? We’ve got you covered with a guide of products that will protect your skin from the cold New York winter.

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this year, so you know what that means — another six weeks of winter. These weather conditions do more than just ruin your Saturday night plans. Cold air can affect your skin and harm its natural barrier against the elements. If you haven’t changed your skincare regimen since the summer, don’t fret — building a hydrating skincare routine is easier than you might think. 

The Beauty & Style desk extensively researched skincare products and collected some affordable but high-quality makeup and skin products to help you get through the final stretch of winter. Prices are as of the time of writing.


Protects the moisture on your skin and creates a smooth canvas for layering on the rest of your makeup

To ensure you create a clean surface for your makeup, use Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, a no-rinse makeup remover that leaves your skin feeling refreshed. The primary ingredients are water and hexylene glycol, a chemical compound that promotes moisture and smooth skin, so you know you’re getting optimal protection. This is my personal favorite product not only during winter but all year long.

$6.99 at Target 


Removes makeup, grime, dirt 

To protect your face from the dirt and dry wind, opt for a gentle cleanser like La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Cleanser for Dry Skin. I like to use this product when I don’t want to spend too much money on a cleanser — a little goes a long way. It makes your skin glow while locking in a deep moisture that stays all day. The high moisture content in this product makes this a great cleanser for the dry, chilly weather.

$15.99 at Ulta

If you’re willing to spend a bit more, treat yourself to a slightly more expensive face wash for the cold weather, like First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser. This cleanser is a gentle fragrance-free wash that aims to fight dryness …….


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