Fact: the cream that nourishes your skin in the winter is most likely way too heavy to use year round. You wouldn’t wear your winter coat when it’s 80 degrees, right? You want your skin hydrated, not suffocated.
Even if you have dry skin, humidity tends to make everyone’s complexion oilier. On top of that, heavy creams can smother your skin, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. To keep skin moisturized—not stifled—switch your hydrator to a water-based formula. Look for humectant ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid or Glycerin on the label, both of which pull moisture from the environment and seal it into skin. Because these products use water and not oils or butters to hydrate, your skin will feel supple and dewy, not sticky and greasy.