Moisturizer seems simple enough. It comes in a jar or a tube, and once or twice a day you slather it onto your skin. However, if you’re applying it wrong, it’s about as beneficial as that bottle of multivitamins that sits in your cupboard but never gets opened. Basically, it’s not doing much.
If It Ain’t Broke…
Just because winter is looming doesn’t mean you need to completely revamp your skin care routine. “If you have a routine that works well, why would you completely change it simply because of a new season?” asks dermatologist and psychiatrist Amy Wechsler, MD. “Try trouble shooting with products that address seasonal skin issues, like a thicker lotion in the winter to combat dry skin, but there is no need for a total overhaul.”