It's that time of the year when no amount of scarf-face wrapping can really protect you from the whipping winds that attack you on your way to work. And then, once you do get to the office, the blasting heat sucks any remaining moisture out of your face and hands.
But keeping your skin from shriveling up like a raisin doesn't have to come at the expense of your whole paycheck. Ahead, the moisturizers, oils, and scrubs our editors keep on their desks — that you can find at the drugstore on your commute.
Check out our secret to smooth, glowing, summer-like skin, ahead.
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Half of Refinery29's beauty editors keep this hydrating facial spray on their desks for a much needed, midday refresh. The aloe and rosewater never irritates dry, parched skin.
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For dewy August skin in the middle of November, reach for a moisturizing sheet mask that will restore your glow in no time.
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Do yourself a favor and buy the biggest jug of lotion you can find, and keep it right next to your shower. (Smoothing it on while your skin is still damp locks in the moisture.) We love this coconut-infused formula, which keeps dryness and itchiness at bay.
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This moisturizer works double duty: It coddles winter skin with cotton thistle while blueberry extracts keep free radicals from creating further damage.
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This super rich and creamy lotion lives up to its name — which is why so many makeup artists and models swear by it.
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But while moisturizing is important, make sure you don't neglect exfoliating, either. Sloughing off dry skin allows your products to penetrate better, and keeps your face looking glowy and fresh. The volcanic clay ingredient in this scrub goes one step further to really deep cleanse clogged pores.
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Between the biting winter air and all that hand washing to avoid catching the bug that's circulating the office, your hands need more moisture than every before. This Weleda hand cream delivers, and then some.
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Don't forget that your hair needs extra TLC in the winter, too. We love this deep hydrating mask, with olive and almond extracts, as a weekly treatment.
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