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While we love counting down to the holiday season, we are not a fan of how dry our skin gets as the weather gets cold.
TODAY Style is here to help! We asked celebrity experts, dermatologists and makeup artists to share their favorite products to stay hydrated this winter season. The best part? Everything can be found in the beauty aisle at your local drugstore.
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1. Honeywell Germ-Free Cool Mist Humidifier, $53, Amazon
"It's incredibly important to stay hydrated and while topical products are essential, they won't be able to do their job properly if the environment doesn't support them. Every single one of my patients who've gotten a humidifier on my recommendation has loved it and uses it to this day, even long after their post-surgery recovery period. They not only see an improvement in their skin, but they feel more comfortable, too,” said board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Paul Tutela.
2. Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Ointment Protectant, $11, Amazon
“I recommend Aquaphor as a moisturizer and ointment. Sometimes my patients complain that it's a little greasy, but it's well worth it. Aquaphor is one of the best moisturizing products that's easy to find and is always priced right. It's especially great for dry areas in the winter, like the knees, elbows and feet,” said Tutela, whose celebrity patients include Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi.
3. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint, $15, Jet
“This foundation will bring moisture to your skin and plump it for 24 hours. That means a radiant, flawless, natural look thanks to the main ingredient: hyaluronic acid. Using a damp beauty blender, I like to apply it in an upward and outward motion. It’s a weightless, non-greasy, oil-free, non-comedogenic formula that won't settle into fine lines. And it comes in 10 blendable shades,” said Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, a celebrity makeup artist and co-founder of Entitled Beauty.
4. e.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer, $6, Jet
“This primer will boost your skin making it look radiant and hydrated (and flawless and smooth) like you've been Photoshopped. The primer is infused with grape and vitamins A, C and E to nourish your skin with anti-aging benefits that will help reduce the appearance of fine lines. Apply the primer with a damp beauty blender by patting onto the entire face. Your makeup will last all day, keeping you selfie ready!” said Gomez-Duplessis, who has worked with Kerry Washington and Jennifer Aniston.
5. Decleor Aromnessence Marjolaine Nourishing Serum, $34, Amazon
"This nourishing serum is perfect for dry or very dry skin. The blend of botanical oils and essential oils give the skin instant hydration,” said Cinthia Lomeli, a celebrity esthetician.
6. DermaE Hydrating Night Cream, $30, Dermstore
"During winter months, the lack of humidity in the air can make our skin dry. Adding this night cream to your skin-care regime will keep your skin supple and hydrated,” said Lomeli, whose clients include Sean "Diddy" Combs, Annabelle Wallis, Cheryl Hines and Kate Bekinsale.
7. Dr Hauschka Lip Care Stick, $19, Dermstore
"Keep your lips soft and kissable all winter long with this lip-care stick,” Lomeli recommended.
8. Aura Cacia Organic Argan Skin Care Oil, $9, Amazon
"I love to include oils in my client's body-care regime especially during winter months. Keep your skin healthy and hydrated with one of my favorite organic Argan oils. Apply all over the body on damp skin after a shower or a bath. Remember not to skip areas that can be drier such as the elbows, knees and feet,” suggested Lomeli.
9. Vaseline Lip Therapy, $10, Amazon
"Winter is the time to lock in moisture and protect skin from both the wind and cold outside and the overheated and dry homes and offices. Its the swaying from two extremes that wreak havoc on our skin. Vaseline Lip Therapy is a staple in my purse. Slather on lips before hitting the elements or right before bed. It deeply moisturizers the lips and also offers a light tint. It also has a slight rose flavor, which is lovely," said Marie Watkinson, LMT, a celebrity massage therapist and founder of Spa Chicks On The Go, whose celebrity clients include Leslie Jones, Joy Behar and Kristen Bell.