How to Prevent Dry Winter Skin
5 moisturizing, smoothing products to keep your skin soft and supple.
Cooler weather, artificial heat and wearing those extra layers can suck the moisture right out of our skin, leaving it tight, flaky and itchy.
In addition to moisture-rich bath and body products, it’s a good idea to up your intake of water this time of year. Eight glasses of water each day can help replenish lost moisture, and using a humidifier at home helps to counteract dehydration caused by central heating. But first and foremost, stock up on products that quench your skin’s thirst, leaving it soft, silky and most of all, comfortable.
Borghese Cura-C Anhydrous Vitamin C Body Scrub
A build-up of dead skin cells makes dry skin feel drier, so slough off those rough upper layers with a good scrub. We like this new offering from Borghese because it’s oil-based, for extra skin softening, and fortified with ultra-hydrating shea butter plus vitamins A, E and C to nourish your skin. A few tips: Don’t use before shaving because the oils can clog up your razor, and be careful not to slip in the shower! ($49, Lord & Taylor stores nationwide)
Clinique Deep Comfort Body Wash
Just in time for the long winter ahead, Clinique’s newest cleanser morphs from a mousse into a rich non-irritating cream. It helps seal in moisture your skin already has, and infuses it with the long-lasting hydration power of glycerin. ($20, clinique.com)
Bamford Body Organic Nourishing Body Oil Chamomile
One of the best ways to lock in moisture is by applying body oil on damp skin after a shower. This 99 percent organic oil is rich in soothing vitamin E and calming chamomile essential oil, and it gets its invigorating scent from geranium oil, which has long been known for its skin-toning properties. ($72, barneys.com)