The One Product You Need When Your Face Is A Dry, Flaky Mess

Harsh winds, cold temps, and central heating are the enemies of hydration, meaning skin is often left lackluster and uncomfortable in the winter. Thank goodness, then, for face oils. We like to think of them as a (very necessary) fortress, there to help protect your skin from the elements.

A face oil can benefit every skin type, even oily and blemish-prone skin. It might feel counter-intuitive to add more oil, but it could be that your oily skin is actually dehydrated and overcompensating for the lack of moisture; treating it to a much-needed drink can really help.

Apply a few drops of oil post-cleansing and after serum — if you use one — by warming in your hands and pressing into the skin. Use it alone or follow up with a moisturizer for an extra hit of hydration. (As a time-saver, you could even mix a few drops of oil into your moisturizer and apply in one big, skin-plumping go.)

Click through to find out which oils we'll be slathering on as the temperature drops.