With winter comes dry skin. It’s inevitable. The cold, dry air wreaks havoc on most everyone’s skin. If you’re like me and have severely dry skin, winter makes your already dry skin almost unmanageable. Whether you have dry skin or not, proper skin care is essential during the cold winter months. These are some of my go to winter skin care products, most of which I actually use year round.
My go to lotion is Eucerin Intensive Repair Very Dry Skin Lotion. It has a thick, almost glue-like consistency that keeps my skin hydrated. If you don’t have severely dry skin, this probably isn’t the lotion for you. If I really want to moisturize well, I’ll use Vaseline or Eucerin Original Healing Soothing Repair Creme. Both of these products are extremely greasy, so I only use them if necessary.
In addition to lotion, I try to use a moisturizing body wash in the shower. I don’t know if it makes much of a difference, but I figure it doesn’t hurt. My favorite is Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash. I use it with a loofah and warm (not hot) water. Hot water dries out your skin, so the cooler the better!
Dry skin likes to accumulate, so an exfoliating product is a must. I’ve been using St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub for years. It gets rid of all the dead skin cells, which leaves you with silky smooth skin. Although this product is meant for use on the face, I often use it on my legs and elbows too!
Feet are tricky. Mine are prone to cracking, so I have to go above and beyond when moisturizing. The typical Vaseline and sock trick usually works wonders, but it’s not necessarily shoe friendly. That’s why I love O’Keefe’s Healthy Feet foot cream. It’s extremely moisturizing while not overly greasy. It’s marketed towards people who work on their feet, so you know it has to be good!
What are your go to skincare products for the winter?