2. A HIGHLY-HYDRATING MOISTURIZER: Between the harsh winter cold and the harsh indoor heat, a woman's skin rapidly looses much-needed moisture. Choose one rich in ingredients that suit your individual skin needs.
A. Annick Goutal's Creme Splendide Genereuse Creme: Contains active rose sap, this Holy Grail moisturizer heals skin, deeply moisturizes, and nourishes the skin with vitamins. If you love roses, this smells divine and is my favorite moisturizer by far--nothing else heals my skin like this stuff. Worth the $140 price tag at saks.com.
2. Oil of Olay Complete All-Day Moisture Cream with SPF 15: An inexpensive, reliable option that many women swear by. $6.99 at drugstore.com.
3. AN EXFOLIATING AND NON-EXFOLIATING CLEANSER: Women need to vary their cleansing routine. Use an exfoliating cleanser at night to increase moisture absorption and use a gentle, non-stripping cream cleanser in the morning.
A. Exfoliating Cleanser: If you have acne from time to time, this gentle scrub with salicylic acid sheds both dead skin cells and zits. $6.69 at drugstore.com.
B. Non-Exfoliating Cleanser: Shiseido Benefiance Creamy Cleansing Foam: Gently dissolves makeup and dirt without stripping the skin of much-needed moisture. $33 at sephora.com.