MBG: How Beauty Experts Really Cope With Winter Skin Blues

Do Your Label Diligence

Layer your serums and moisturizers. Reach for richer masks. Use less harsh chemicals…it should be sufficient to alternate your retinols with a gentle cream and use less acids overall. More isn’t always better when it comes to using active products, and read your labels—you might be surprised by how many active ingredients are hiding in your products (hydroquinone in creams, glycolic acids in cleansers, etc.). This is especially a concern for those whose regimens use products from more than one company. Oftentimes those who notice flaky skin are overdoing it by using a stripping cleanser (we recommend milky) or mixing actives (like using a fruit acid cream on top of retinol). I recommend Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum; it is a winter must-have! It is super moisturizing while still being active, not harsh. Treat your body, too! Your body gets neglected in the winter. Susanne Kauffman Body Butter is to die for!” —Danuta Mieloch, founder of New York City– and Philly–based Rescue Spa

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