In the radiator-parched, withered-feeling days of winter, more is definitely more when it comes to skin care. It’s not about slapping on every product in the medicine cabinet, however. Instead, top New York dermatologist Robert Anolik has given us a focused plan by skin type.
While we love daily serums—for brightening, fine-line smoothing, reining in breakouts, and more—Anolik says to consider them a base layer in the winter. “Serums are thin, fast-absorbing liquids that make an excellent delivery mechanism for bioactive molecules,” he says. “But I wouldn’t rely on a serum for all my moisture.” Anolik, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the NYU School of Medicine, explains how to combine our favorite hardworking serums with thicker, more emollient moisturizers and sunscreens (the latter provide an added bit of hydration) for the perfect cocktail to leave any skin type dewy, plump, and glowy-healthy all winter long.