Winter should be a time for celebrations, reunions, and family gatherings. Naturally, we want to look our best at these soirees, but we cannot always bank on our skin to look good, especially in the cold weather.

The harsh wind, snow, and dry air can strip the skin of moisture. This results in dry skin, calluses, cracked, peeling, and itchy skin. You can suffer from acne breakouts over winter break, too. That is the last thing we need, so moisturizing becomes a must over the holidays.

Our Favorite Winter Moisturizer

Winter, winter, come any day; we are ready for you. We have Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream to keep our skin dewy and glowing all throughout the sleet and snow.

Our friends who have cracked, red, and itchy skin can use this dermatologist-tested moisturizer to soothe their skin problems and revive their skin's glow.

As for us, we can rest assured we will not have acne breakouts on our face or calluses on our hands and feet. This gluten-free moisturizer is all we need to keep our skin soft and supple.

This kid-friendly cream formulation has none of those nasty stuff like parabens, dyes, and formaldehyde. It is fragrance-free, too. Add it to your morning and evening skincare routines for a worry-free winter.

Also Try These Skincare Sets

We like giving away moisturizing gift sets during Christmas, too. After all, friends make sure their friends have soft and supple skin, too.

We especially like Body Shop's Deluxe and Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendars. The addition of the ultra-hydrating Drops of Youth Oils and Oils of Life are great at tightening and hydrating skin. There are affordable facial oils you can try, too!

A holiday-ready gift set is Kiehl's Bright Delights. There are five moisturizing essentials in this kit for those who want a more complex skincare routine.

Skincare musts included in this holiday gift set include the Ultra Face Cream, Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner, and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. They also added in the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado and Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask.

If you are looking for a beginner-friendly skincare set to give a friend who is looking to start a routine, then opt for Tata Harper Daily Essentials Set. It has all-organic products formulated by the brand that advocates green-beauty.

Luxe Skin Treats for the Holidays

Splurging on skincare is more of an essential than it is a luxury. It is well-worth investing in luxury skincare staples. However, if you buy the essentials piece by piece, the prices add up. So we like buying them in bundles like Dr Barbara Sturm Flight Essentials Kit.

This skincare selection fights dry and dull skin that comes with the cold winter weather. But, it does come at a hefty price.

Another favorite is La Mer the Multitudes of Moisture Collection. This luxe duo includes a Hand Treatment and Lip Balm that we really need this winter.

If You Could Only Get One

What is the winter must-have on our Holiday wish-list? It will always be this gluten-free moisturizer for sensitive skin. Its moisturizing potency makes it perfect for those suffering from winter itch as well as those with eczema. Make it a family affair and use this moisturizer on your kids' skin, too.

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