We love talking foundation: from the best drugstore options to the proper way to apply it, there’s not one thing we don’t like to discuss. But here’s something you probably didn’t know–you don’t even really need foundation at all, especially in the winter. One of the biggest cold weather beauty problems out there is dry skin, and caking foundation onto your already-tortured face is just a recipe for disaster. A good primer has everything you need: hydrating properties, light coverage and some even help treat acne. Apply underneath your normal moisturizer and makeup, or just go primer-only, and you’re all set! Click through our slideshow to see some of the best options.