- Have dry, easily dehydrated skin and live in a climate that is very hard on your skin regularly, such as in hot, dry weather experienced in the southwest.
- Live in a climate where the weather is occasionally very harsh (like the frigid temps here in New York City currently).
- You have super-sensitive skin and live in a climate that is sometimes very harsh for your skin.
You won’t necessarily need a protective cream all-year round. It’s unlikely you’ll need one on a hot August day in Manhattan. But it would be super-helpful to use one on a very cold, blustery day to help avoid a raw, chapped, red complexion.