Dermatologist-Approved Drugstore Skin Care Products: Great For Both Your Skin & Pocket

Though it might not feel like it, spring is almost here. But before it's time to ditch the coats, tights and boots, nourishing dry winter skin is a must to achieve that fresh-faced look come warmer weather. Taking care of your skin doesn't mean you have to break the bank either. We caught up with Dermatologist Dr. Heidi A. Waldorf of Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC to talk about some of her favorite drugstore brands that actually work. CeraVe's hydrating cleanser removes dirt and unclogs pores without drying out your skin. It maintains the correct moisture balance so your skin won't be too dry or oily. The soft, creamy formula soothes skin and helps prevent acne. It's especially perfect for sensitive skin because it's fragrance free, non-irritating and noncomedogenic, meaning it won't clog pores. Follow your daily cleanser with Avéne Cream for Intolerant Skin. This is a gentle facial moisturizer perfect for sensitive skin - the lightweight formula contains minimal ingredients for maximum tolerance.   Your face isn't the only part of your body that needs nourishment. Dr. Waldorf recommends Dove Nutrium Moisture Body Wash, and we particularly like the Limited Edition Winter Care. Skin loses 25 percent of its ability to hold moisture during the winter, but this formula reverses the effects of cold weather by keeping skin soft and smooth. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Cream is a great moisturizer. It heals severely dry skin, is fragrance free and contains Vitamin E.   Winter skin usually means a little paleness, so a tan going into spring wouldn't hurt. Artificial tanning may be daunting, but according to Dr. Waldorf, sunless tanning products bond to the upper layers of the skin and do not penetrate the epidermis or dermis. Since there is no ultraviolet energy involved, they are completely safe. Recommended drugstore brand: La Roche-Posay.