TOSS Your daily microdermabrasion scrub (or save it until spring). Under siege from winter wind and cold, skin doesn't need an everyday abrasive.
TRY Mild, nonstripping washes that use probiotics (the same good bacteria found in yogurt) to pamper skin between exfoliations, found in Nude and Clinique Medical ($27.50 to $85).
BUY Clinique Turnaround Radiance Peel Once-a-Week System ($55), which comes with a tube of Calming Cream for extra soothing.
TOSS Old-school pumice bar soaps that scrape and dry out hands (unless you're a painter and stock your studio with green Lava).
TRY New-generation hand creams from Eucerin and Lubriderm that contain dry starches like oat flour, so hydrated fingers feel silky, not slippery.
BUY Liquid formulas like Thymes Essentials Hand Scrub ($18) and Lippmann Helping Hand Scrub ($34, above), with skin-smoothing exfoliators suspended in moisturizing cleansers.