Hydration internal and external is very important in winters, so when you hear health gurus speak of drinking appx 10 glasses of water in winters also....pay heed especially if you want a soft, dewy and glowing skin.
Externally, a two step process will take you through the winters - Moisturizing and Exfoliation. Moisturizing provides the required hydration and the importance of day as well as night time moisturizing can't be underscored. Many people would think that exfoliation is not required in winters but nothing can be further from truth. Exfoliation once a week is of utmost imortance in winters because not only does it help in taking off all the dry skin cells off your face, it also helps in better hydration by opening the face pores.
What you need to do is make a fixed beauty regimen for yourself wherin hydration (moisturizing), exfoliation and scrubing are given their due importance and also find the products that work for you in these harsh winter months. Here are a few of YST recommendations : Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant, Jurlique Daily Exfoliating Cream, Clinique Exfoliating Scrub, Clinique Moisture Surge Skincare Set, Bioderma SÃ©bium Exfoliating Purifying Gel.