How to take care of dry skin in winter
As the colder months draw in, dry skin and chapped lips become a major beauty battle. Artificial heating, cold dry winds and those long luxurious baths all contribute to dry skin in winter. So how can we win the dry skin war? We’ve built the perfect skincare routine to get you started.
When building a dry-zapping skincare routine, it’s not just moisturisers that can help. Most typical face washes – the kind that require water and a sink – are actually very drying. That’s where creme cleansers come in, removing dirt and impurities whilst retaining that all important moisure. With plant-derived oils, the formula in Aveda’s version is designed to be extra-soothing for all skin types.
A serum is often a great choice if you want something that packs a little more of a skincare punch than a basic moisturiser. AEOS’s intensive serum contains a blend of organic and biodynamic essential oils and plant extracts, providing a both hydration and moisture.
The sensitive eye area is often one of the worst offenders for dryness during winter. A beauty cult favorite to help tackle this is Kiehl’s creamy eye treatment with avocado.
The formula is designed so it won’t migrate into your eyes, and has been ophthalmologist and dermatologist-tested.
This ultra-rich moisturising cream from origins is specially formulated for dry or extra-dry skin.
Fortified with nature’s rose of Jericho, plus a lychee and watermelon quenching complex that soothes deep into the skin to to help add moisture when you need it most.
This body butter is the perfect choice for all-over moisture. It includes a whole host of essential and natural oils, including lavender to relax and calm, ylang ylang to balance the mind and mandarin to rejuvenate the skin.
On the moisture front, there’s Jersey beeswax, shea and cocoa butter to banish those dry skin blues.
If you’re feeling extra indulgent (or just want an excuse for a massage), try this jasmine silk treatment oil from Love Henri. The warm scent and the oil’s soothing properties will have you feeling silky smooth in no time.