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How To Transition Your Skincare Routine Into Winter

12/23/2015 04:28 EST | Updated 12/23/2015 04:59 EST

The winter season may be gorgeous, but it's hard to marvel at snowflakes when your skin flakes. Lightweight summer skincare just doesn't hold up against harsh winds and frigid temperatures. Good thing Monica Richards from ModaMob knows exactly what products will keep your face soft and healthy throughout the chilly months.

The switch to heavy-duty moisturizers can be tricky, so Richards recommends products that keep the skin hydrated without weighing it down — at least, until the end of January, when extra-strength face creams are a must.

You might not be soaking the sun up like you want to. SPF isn't just for warm weather, since sun damage is still possible in winter. Richards recommends a lightweight SPF, that won't be as thick as your moisturizer.

We can't say it enough: exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Scrubbing off dead skin helps fresh skin cell turnover and instantly makes your face look brighter than Christmas lights. (But don't scrub so much that you're redder than Rudolph.)

Don't get left out in the cold. To find out what drugstore and high-end brands will help you ease into winter skincare, watch the video above.

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