As winter chills turn to springtime thrills, we鈥檙e talking about the dryness, stinging, and overall fragility that comes when cold weather starts to thaw out.

Celebrity esthetician and skincare line founder Joanna Vargas breaks it down for us, explaining, 鈥淚t鈥檚 obvious that going outside into the cold, brisk air can be drying, but even worse for your skin is the dry, overheated indoor environment that you sleep and work in.鈥 Yikes! Below, the celebrity skin聽expert reveals exactly how to save your skin this season.

1. Buy a humidifier. A humidifier is one beauty tool you鈥檒l want to invest in this season. 鈥淪leep with a humidifier in your bedroom. It will add just enough moisture to the environment to give your skin the chance to do some real healing,鈥 Vargas says. 鈥淔or those who are afraid of the bacteria that sometimes can accumulate in a humidifier, you can even get a little one that attaches to a mini water bottle. So don鈥檛 let that [fear] stop you from doing what鈥檚 best for your health!鈥 Brit + Co Pick: Satechi USB Portable Humidifier ($30)

2. Apply a serum and cream in the morning and at night. Don鈥檛 be a minimalist when it comes to your products. 鈥淧roduct-wise, I always recommend combining a serum and a cream for both night and day. It will give everyone an extra layer of moisture and protection against the dryness,鈥 Vargas says. Brit + Co Pick:聽Joanna Vargas Daily Serum ($85) and Joanna Vargas Daily Hydrating Cream ($75)

3. Delicate skin areas need extra care. Pay extra attention to dry, delicate, and fragile areas 鈥 like your eyes. 鈥淪kin needs more TLC during the fall/winter because the transition from humid to cold weather can be extremely drying. Dry skin is so fragile, and you have to do more to protect your lipid layer,鈥 she says. 鈥淚 suggest adding a day cream to your routine that contains soothing Shea and cocoa butter 鈥 they melt at body temperature so they go right into the skin and stay there all day, so you don鈥檛 end up feeling dry halfway through the day.鈥 Brit + Co Pick: Joanna Vargas Revitalizing Eye Cream ($75)

4. Consider a skin superfood. Vargas suggests incorporating avocado oil into your wintertime regimen for extra nourishment. 鈥淎nother great ingredient to look for is avocado oil. It contains so many amazing vitamins for the skin and lymphatic system, so it will de-puff, hydrate, and soothe the skin,鈥 she says. In other words, allow yourself the extra side of guac at Chipotle. Get the recipes for her DIY avocado face masks here. (Photo via Brit + Co)

5. Treat your skin overnight. Get extra skin benefits with overnight treatments. 鈥淢y own rejuvenating serum is the perfect serum to sleep in. It repairs the skin, and because the formula contains jojoba oil, it鈥檚 great for all skin types 鈥 even oily skin. This serum will help to soften sun damage from the summer and make all those fine lines disappear,鈥漵he says. Brit + Co Pick:Joanna Vargas Rejuvenating Serum ($100)

6. Undo summer sun damage. Reverse sun damage from the summer months with an LED treatment. 鈥淚 would recommend my LED Light Bed to correct sun damage,鈥 says Vargas. 鈥淟ED light therapy is a proven technology to build collagen and correct sun damage at the surface of the skin. It reduces inflammation, sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles. I recommend that people do one session a week when they start out, for six weeks.鈥 Brit + Co Pick: LED Light Therapy Bed ($225/30 minute session)

7. Avoid 鈥渢oo hot鈥 showers. Take lukewarm 鈥 instead of steaming hot 鈥 showers. 鈥淓xtreme temperatures of any kind on the skin can throw off its delicate balance. This can lead to dry patches and uncomfortable dehydrated skin,鈥 Vargas says. 鈥淪hower with lukewarm water. Your skin will thank you by staying smooth and hydrated all winter long.鈥 Brit + Co Pick: Delta Universal Showering Temp20 Shower Head ($85)

8. Apply lotion right after showering. 鈥淒uring winter, I always recommend that one apply lotion to the body while damp from the shower to really lock in moisture,鈥 she says. Brit + Co Pick: Acubest Oil & Lotion Warmer ($39)

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