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When you find yourself breaking out the winter wardrobe essentials like massive scarves and gloves, it’s a pretty good indication that it’s also time to do a quick review of your skincare. Every winter skincare routine should have two primary goals, according to Yunyoung Claire Chang, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology: to clear up any damage done during the summer months and to increase skin hydration.

But finding the best beauty products for winter can feel like an overwhelming task. With words like humectant and ceramides on the back of nearly every bottle, it can feel like you’re actually reading a foreign language. Luckily, we’ve got the perfect translators: dermatologists. 

Health took the search to dermatologists and asked them to share their favorite cold-weather skincare essentials. Their answers ranged from hydrating body washes to moisturizing creams to the best tissues (no, really). Here, we break down why derms can’t get enough of these dry skin saviors, plus why they deserve a spot in your own skincare routine all winter long.

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