Dry skin is no match for these hydrating skincare heroes
Here's how to up your moisture game from the neck down.
Winter is here, but you already know that. After all, your skin is begging you for hydration, and it's starting to get a little angry. Our first piece of advice? Don't panic.
With just a few simple product swaps and a little extra T.L.C., you can take your skin from parched and itchy to soft and glowy in no time.
Here’s your prescription for soft skin throughout the driest season… First, if you're not doing so already, it's time to start using a body scrub to exfoliate your skin once a week in the shower. This will help you get rid of dead skin cells so your skin can fully absorb your hydrating skincare products, and thus, fully reap the beauty benefits.
Then, you should apply lotion or oil immediately after showering — it's even better if your skin's still damp. Dry off your skin super gently with a towel and then moisturize like you mean it. This will help lock in your skin's natural moisture so you can say hello to hydration. Read on to discover the products that will get the job done.
Skin-saving sugar scrub
We can’t talk about tackling dryness without talking about exfoliation. Tree Hut Vitamin C Shea Sugar Scrub ($9) is one of our faves because it's infused with 100% natural shea butter and other oils that brighten and hydrate.
Hydration happens in the shower, too. When applied to wet skin, L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil ($25) transforms into a skin-softening, milky lotion that smells good enough to eat.
Rejuvenating body oil
We are head-over-heels about the antioxidant-rich OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil ($48). It absorbs quickly and leaves skin looking glowy but not greasy.
Super-softening body cream
This fragrance-free formula looks and feels like whipped cream. Beekman 1802 Pure Goat Milk Whipped Body Cream ($38) will deliver moisture fast thanks to its skin-loving ingredients like goat milk, coconut oil, and mango seed butter.
Behold, the Internet-famous fix your skin’s been craving. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream ($19) may look like a no-fuss formula, but it has fancy-schmancy technology that delivers hydration long after you’ve applied it.
Multi-tasking coconut melt
Pack a (moisturizing) punch with Kopari Beauty Coconut Melt ($28). Not to overwhelm you, but this 100% organic coconut oil can be used eight different ways. Before you test out its various uses, try slathering it all over your dry bod. The hydration is about as natural as it gets and will last all day.