Hydrating Dry Skin In Winter
Dry skin in winter is an issue that many people deal with, even if their skin isn’t dry in the other seasons. Winter is brutal; cold, dry air can leach the moisture right out of your skin. The winter holidays can bring excessive food and alcohol consumption along with reduced sleep, all of those extra burdens on your skin can lead to a barrier disruption that can dehydrate the skin.
If you want to hydrate dry skin in winter you need to enhance and maintain both the Natural Moisture Function and the Lipid Matrix.
Our Winter Hydration Skin Care Guide is full of treats for dry skin in winter!
10 Life Hacks To Hydrate Dry Skin In Winter
#1 Spray On Body Moisturizer
Efficient + effective! Don’t pump out your body moisturizer, spray it on! The KM Herbals Coconut Spray On Moisturizer is a winner! We don’t love coconut oil for the face – we’re obsessed with it for the body! KM Herbals uses organic Virgin Coconut Oil + Organic Jojoba Seed Oil along with a few other organic and wildcrafted botanical oils.
A few sprays on the arms, torso and legs – then massage in to moisturizer with ZERO greasy film! Just soft, hydrated skin!
#2 Don’t Forget Your Hands
Hands get dry skin in winter, faster than any other part of your body. Dehydration can lead to aging and having “old looking” hands, it is not a cute look! The Hand & Body Treatment from SilcSkin is a bit of an upgrade from a regular hand cream. SilcSkin made this hand cream next level by treating wrinkles like scars and using medical grade silicone!
#3 Eating Foods Rich in Omegas
Hydrate the skin from the inside out. Foods rich in Omega Fatty Acids benefit your skin. Jenni’s obsessed with her Hello Fresh meal delivery service. Hello Fresh offers some great options for preparing Salmon, a food high in Omegas.
#4 Drink Up
Before you reach for the wine, fruit juice, soda or even regular water, take a 2nd look at Coconut Water. Not only is it a lower calorie alternative to soda – its got electrolytes.
We love Harmless Harvest they offer a regular coconut water and even some with a jolt of fruit juice for added flavor!
#5 Plant Based Boost
Boost your Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid levels with Vital Proteins Skin Hydration Boost™. Beauty-loving ingredients, like 5x daily value of biotin and 2x daily value of vitamin C, help support healthier skin, hair and nails.** Plus, skin-quenching hyaluronic acid.
#6 Hydrate As You Cleanse / Exfoliate
Dry skin in winter needs be cleansed and very gently exfoliated. You can do that with Circadia’s Micro-Exfoliating Scrub Cleanser. Rich in honey, a natural emollient that will every so gently sweep away dirt, debris and dead skin cells.
The skin loves emollients because they soften, smooth and condition the skin. Using a cleanser/exfoliator that won’t strip the skin, but rather begin to help nourish the skin is very important.
Moisturizers Make A Difference
Moisturizers Make A Difference
Dry skin in winter can be just mildly dry or it can be seriously dehydrated. Depending on the how dry the skin actually is will determine they type of moisturizer you’ll use.
Here’s an excerpt from a quote in our recent article.
#7 Use An Emollient Rich Moisturizer
Emollients classify many different type of ingredients in a moisturizer. 2 incredibly popular emollients are shea butter and jojoba oil and the Ultra Rich Cream by Photozyme MD features those two ingredients.
This cream will give your skin’s lipid matrix fatty acids! It will also deliver proprietary DNA enzymes and antioxidants!
# 8 Triple Lipid Moisturizer For Very Dry Skin
If your skin is very dry, but not in a serious state, you can take your moisturizer to a new level. Power Lift from HydroPeptide has all 3 lipids (ceramides, fatty acids and cholesterol). These 3 will help your skin barrier to balance and continue to function properly.
Hyaluronic acid intensely hydrates and pineapple ceramides and shea butter seal in moisture, The result is a rich, smooth formula that melts into the skin delivering supreme hydration for plump, supple, radiant skin with a dewy finish.
#9 Rescue Disrupted Skin
Drawing on the strength of the 3 lipids found in the lipid matrix, Rescue Balm from Roccoco Botanicals is blend of Ayurvedic and skin calming botanicals infuse this ultra moisturizing cream, offering intense hydration to the skin. The skins natural protective barrier is reinforced and skin is visibly calmed. Enriched with Omega 3 oils, cholesterol and lecithin (97%phosphatidylcholine), moisture levels are quickly restored and dehydration is alleviated. Rescue Balm helps to soothe irritated skin and is perfect for skins that experience stinging when applying products.
#10 Keep Your Lips Luscious
Even though we’re all wearing masks during the pandemic, you need to keep your lips looking luscious. The Femmebot Fetish Lip Trio from Pat McGrath will do just that! It’s a lip balm, lip stick and lip pencil! #SoCute!
Shout out to Pat McGrath, Allue Magazine’s February 2021 cover girl and one of their Black History Month – 8 Women Who Broke Barriers in Beauty!