Last year, I spent my first winter on the east coast in over a decade — sure, I'd travel frequently for work and family, but I had never spent more than two weeks in the frigid temps and boy did my skin feel it.

In a desperate attempt to hydrate, I headed to Sephora to asses my options. Dr. Jart's Ceramidin Cream immediately stood out. In esthetics school many years ago, my instructor had raved about ceramides, describing them as "the glue that holds the skin together" and a "critical part in retaining your skin's moisture." Dr. Jart's cream is packed with this ingredient, providing time-released moisture and a few other essentials to calm stressed out skin.

What are Ceramides?

Ceramides are a natural component of the skin, creating a barrier that helps retain skin's moisture. Around this time of year, those moisture levels are threatened — with environmental stresses and frigid temps. By simply replenishing the skin's ceramide content, you're keeping it supple and fresh through the winter season (and beyond if you wish!). Easy enough, right?

I've been using Dr. Jart's Ceramidin cream yet again this winter and cannot say enough good things about the product. I love that the line also carries in an oil-based and liquid-based formula as well, which treat a wide variety of skin types.  So, bottom line? If you're suffering this winter, book a flight to Florida...(hey, oh!), but in the meantime, scoop up a product with ceramide in it and watch it transform. I linked a few products below, in addition to Dr. Jart's line.