Snow, holidays, and cozy evenings by the fireplace. Winter can be a magical time of the year. But great times aren't all this season brings, and for many, the colder months usually mean dry, itchy skin that desperately needs extra care.
As much as we love the winter season and all the fun that comes with it, we can definitely do without certain discomforts when it comes to our skin that, like clockwork, show up every year as soon as the temperature drops.
The chilly weather outside, combined with indoor heating and scalding showers, can leave our skin feeling dry, tight, and itchy, and for those of us with sensitive skin, winter can be a particularly challenging time.
But even though this time of year can be tough on our skin, there are ways to help combat the dryness and keep our skin happy and healthy. And one of the best ways to do this is to amp your skincare routine up with a good, hydrating serum.
Now, you might be thinking, "I already use a moisturizer, why do I need a serum too?" And we get it. Sticking with what you know and are comfortable with is a great way to take care of your skin. But trust us, serums are definitely worth adding to your winter skincare routine. Unlike moisturizers that sit on top of the skin, serums are made up of ingredients that have smaller molecules and can penetrate deep into the skin and deliver a high concentration of active ingredients that can make a difference when it comes to dealing with particular skin concerns.
So, if you're looking for extra help in the skincare department this winter, we've rounded up some of the best serums to help soothe, hydrate, and protect your skin all season long. From lightweight serums suitable for oily skin to heavy-duty emulsions that quench dry skin, here are the best serums for winter.