Winter skin care routine: 19 must-have products

Leave dry skin in the past and find the best skin care solutions for the months ahead.
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By Megan Foster

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From new wardrobe styles to snowy activities, there are plenty of things to love about the winter season. Unfortunately, the chilly temps can also take a major toll on your skin.

New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Debra Wattenberg visited TODAY to share her recommendations for tackling dry skin during this time of the year.

Whether you have an issue with chapped lips, cracked feet or hands that hurt to the touch, you'll be able to find a few products that will make winter weather more enjoyable for you and your body.

Check out Wattenberg's must-have items for the cold months ahead.

For your face:

1. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser

This gentle cleanser is ideal for normal to dry skin. It carefully removes face and eye makeup while clearing skin of dirt and impurities.

2. CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash

This CeraVe cleanser restores your protective skin barrier while getting rid of oils and dirt. It's fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and won't irritate your skin.

3. Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water

Cleanse and refresh your skin with this paraben- and sulfate-free micellar water that's perfect for removing makeup.

4. Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

This small bottle of serum has over 550 reviews and a near-perfect rating. "My skin looks brighter," wrote one reviewer. "I am addicted and it's a must in my routine."

5. Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum

Give your skin a cool drink of water with this hydrating serum. It's perfect for tackling dryness, dullness and uneven skin tone.

6. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

This cult-favorite cream has over 4,000 reviews on Amazon. People have raved about its gentle and soothing formula, making it a great option for sensitive skin.

7. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer

If you're seeking a moisturizer that is tested by dermatologists, you'll want to check out this repairing formula from La Roche-Posay. Its oil-free formula is a great choice for sensitive skin.

For your body:

1. Eucerin Advanced Repair Lotion

This pick from Eucerin is meant to deliver long-lasting moisture. The lotion fights dryness at its source and provides a lightweight feel.

2. Aveeno Eczema Therapy

Whether you deal with chronic eczema or simply want to tackle itchy skin, this popular Aveeno lotion might be for you.

For your lips:

1. Burt's Bees Hydrating Lip Oil

Get the fan-favorite lip balm in a convenient to-go tube! The beeswax base will add a soothing dose of hydration to dry lips.

2. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Balm

Nourish and soothe dry areas and irritated skin with this La Roche-Posay balm. The brand recommends applying twice daily to cleansed skin for the best results.

For your hands and feet:

1. Gel Moisturizing Gloves and Spa Socks

Slip on these moisturizing socks and gloves for 20 to 40 minutes a day and you're sure to see the difference in your hands and feet. This quick treatment can result in softer, healthier skin.

2. Aveeno Repairing Cica Hand Mask

Repair dry and cracked hands with this Aveeno Cica Hand Mask. You simply slip the gloves on for 10 minutes while the added moisturizers help soften dry skin.

3. Aveeno Repairing Cica Moisturizing Foot Mask

If your feet are the main issue, opt for this nourishing mask instead. It's uniquely formulated to balance your skin's natural moisture barrier.

4. Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

Buyers seem to love this hand salve that offers long-lasting protection against dryness. "This is one of the best hand creams I've ever used," wrote one reviewer. "So thick and moisturizing, but absorbs really fast too and doesn't leave a horrible greasy film."

5. Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream

This antioxidant-rich moisturizing cream will get your nails back in shape. It's formulated to put an end to dryness and dullness while leaving a silky finish on your hands.

6. Neutrogena Cracked Heel Foot Cream

Say goodbye to cracked feet with this heel foot cream from Neutrogena. The unique solution includes panthenol, which is known to provide a soothing effect on the skin.

For your hair:

1. Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask

This Neutrogena hair mask is both affordable and effective. It's ideal for treating dry hair and will provide you with a smooth texture that will last until your next wash.

2. Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask

Whether you have straight, curly, wavy or coily hair, this hair mask is sure to give you hydrated and nourished locks.

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