Three simple skincare swaps that will save your dry skin this winter

The cold weather doesn't have to mean the end of gorgeous glowy skin.
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The chilly weather has barely set in and already we can feel our skin quite literally cracking under the pressure of the harsh winter air.

As the temperature drops and we bounce between the cold outdoors and the toasty comfort of heating, it’s easy to for our skin to freak out from the whiplash and dry air.

Dry skin is almost inevitable in the cooler months but, there are a few product swaps and changes you can make to keep your complexion hydrated and plump.

From cleansers to lip masks we’ve rounded up all the products you’re going to want to add to your beauty arsenal immediately.

Switch your cleanser

Cleansers are, by default, designed to strip away makeup, dirt and oils from the skin.

But, with winter already leaving your skin feeling parched and deprived of natural oils and moisture, your twice daily cleanse is suddenly over-kill.

Swapping a gel or foam cleanser for a cream or oil counterpart is not only gentler on the skin but can have added moisturising properties.

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We love gentle yet creamy Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser, $37.95, shop it here.

For all skin types, Clarins Total Cleansing Oil, $45, shop it here.

Add an oil

Science has proven healthy fats and oils (think avocado, nuts and wild salmon) help skin appear supple and radiant.

Just as consuming said oils can be beneficial so too can applying oils.

A good facial oil helps seal in moisture as well as penetrate nutrients into the deeper layers of the skin.

Layer over moisturiser for a double hit of hydration, we promise your skin will love you for it.

Go-To Face hero, $45, shop it here.

Caudalie Vinosource overnight recovery oil, $70, shop it here.

Get extra lippy

If your lip balm is your best-friend in the colder months, you’re sure to find yourself in a serious love-affair with an overnight lip mask.

Richer, thicker and more hydrating formulas give your dried out pout some much needed TLC and recovery while you get some Zs.

We love Aceology Overnight lip mask, $29, shop it here.

Milk Makeup Melatonin overnight lip mask, $34, shop it here.

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