Your New Winter Skincare Cleansing Routine

Winter Skincare: Cleansing + Exfoliating Made Easy

By Courtney Leiva

Any good skincare regimen properly adjusts to the seasonal changes. Winter is definitely no exception.

To keep your skin up to par with the cool and dry winter air coming through, it’s important to equip your daily routine with these winter skincare cleansing essentials.

So, to help you prep your skin for the dropping temperatures, here are 7 gentle and nourishing cleansers and exfoliators that will soothe and hydrate your skin for the months ahead.

For Daily Cleansing…

While keeping your complexion clean is important at all times of the year, finding a face wash that doesn’t dry out your skin should be a top winter skincare priority.

For a gentle non-drying clean, we love the Rodial Super Acids X-Treme Exfoliating Glycolic Cleanser ($36) if a more even complexion is a top priority, the NuGene Face Wash Human Stem Cell ($29.99) for anti-aging, the Sustainable Youth Ultra Creamy Cleansing Lotion ($50) if you have very dry skin, and the Lancome Energie de Vie The Cleansing Oil ($42) to remove the toughest traces of makeup. All of which will safely remove dirt and impurities, without stripping your skin of its essential oils.

For Essential Exfoliation…

Once to twice a week, it’s imperative that you exfoliate your skin in order to stimulate cell turnover, shed away any dead skin cells, and prepare your skin to best absorb your other winter skincare products.

To scrub away dead skin cells and reveal soft and smooth skin, trust Frank Body Creamy Face Scrub ($19.95) if you have dry or normal skin, Naturopathica Oat Cleansing Facial Polish ($52) if you have sensitive skin, or Murad Transforming Powder Dual Action Cleanser & Exfoliator ($30) if you have acne-prone skin.