This Is The Only Moisturizer You Will Ever Need If You Have Dry Skin This Winter

And it's surprisingly inexpensive!

If you ask beauty experts what is the most important thing about one's beauty routine, almost ten out of ten will say your skin care regimen. And while makeup is a powerful tool for enhancing your natural beauty, having a good skin care routine is essential to keeping that natural beauty youthful and glowing... because nothing's worse than applying foundation to unhealthy skin.

That being said, having a good moisturizer that fits your skin type is key. And in the same way that not all skin types are the same, not all moisturizers are created equally. So for all the ladies out here with dry, sensitive skin, this one's for you.

As we are in the smack dab middle of the winter season, the constant back and forth between indoor heating and cold outdoor temperatures can be pretty savage on our skin. My cheeks and my nose are constantly cracking and flaking, then my mom introduces me to a moisturizer I had never even heard of (I know, my mom!). As soon as I began using this moisturizer, my skin has never felt more hydrated, moisturized, and well, basically just not like a freaking desert.

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Avon's Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Night Cream has become my skincare saviour. Whether it's during the summer or the winter, this is the bad boy I reach for on the daily. While it's meant to be more of an anti-aging and anti-wrinkle cream for mature skin, it actually works miracles for young, but incredibly dry skin.

This moisturizer is super hydrating and brings back life and radiance to dry skin, especially during the winter. It provides 24-hour moisturization, it's not sticky or greasy, and it's hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

I used to have savage acne because my skin was so dry that it overcompensated by producing excess oil that made my skin breakout so bad. But after I've started using this cream, I've literally stopped breaking out. I almost never get acne now. I seriously swear by it. And if you don't believe me, give it a try because it's amazing and also super affordable. Unlike those $100 creams, the Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Night Cream retails for only $38, so why not?

And to give you the full down-low on my skincare routine for dry skin, I also use Garnier's Skin Active Micellar Water for Dry Skin (Walmart, $7.99) to cleans my skin and Shiseido's Ibuki Refining Moisturizer (Sephora, $55) to tone after cleansing.

While everyone's skin is different, I hope that this little introduction to my secret weapon can help you out if you also have painfully dry skin.

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Dora Leung English Literature graduate by day and ceaseless vagabond by night. R&B junkie, stamp card collector, and ice cream truck chaser. Follow her quarter-life crisis adventures @dorwarr.