Start off the year with your best skin yet! These two skincare goodies help banish dry patches for good

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Between the bitter cold and freezing winds, our skin sure takes a beating in the winter. If your skin is feeling dull and dry, welcome to the club. 

Luckily, on-air personality and beauty YouTuber Kennedy Johnson comes bearing gifts in the form of skin fixes. Kennedy feels your pain when it comes to dryness, and she’s all about choosing products that will add moisture to her skin in every step of her routine. 

“I’m trying not to be ashy,” says Kennedy. “So in an effort to keep my skin moisturized and glowing and supple all year round, I like to use products that I know are going to pack that moisture punch.” For her, two hero products have changed the winter skincare game.

A hydrating cleanser

This best-selling cleanser removes all traces of dirt and makeup without stripping skin of essential moisture. (Credit: Sephora)

While you may think your moisturizer isn’t pulling its weight to keep your skin hydrated and fresh, your cleanser or makeup remover may be the real culprit. 

“I really stopped using face wipes because I felt like it was too rough on my face,” Kennedy says.

Now, she’s replaced her harsh makeup wipes with cult-favorite product Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. It’s a gentler cleanser that hydrates her skin instead of stripping its natural moisture.

“It lathers up really nice, it’s really soft. Immediately after washing it off my face, my skin feels smooth and plump and supple.” Plus, it gets bonus points for working on all skin types and using a fragrance-free formula, perfect for sensitive skin.

Shop it: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, $38,

A healing balm

A 24-hour moisturizing lip treatment that delivers a burst of cooling minty freshness. (Credit: Sephora)

If your regular lip balm feels like it’s not cutting it lately, chances are it’s just giving your dry lips temporary relief. Instead, opt for something that treats dry lips even once it’s been absorbed. 

The Fresh Sugar Mint Rush Lip Treatment uses a time-release formula that will keep your pucker hydrated for 24 hours. It combines a nourishing oil blend with sugar, a natural humectant that prevents moisture loss, for a product that will actually keep your lips feeling hydrated.

Kennedy loves this product for its minty flavor. “It gives you that menthol feel without burning your lips off,” she says.

Shop it: Fresh Sugar Mint Rush Lip Treatment, $24,

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