And just like that, the cold is here! If you’re like me, your winter skin care routine needs a little extra care to battle the change. My skin is pretty much dry all year round, but I’m especially looking for ways to moisturize dry skin in the cold weather months. Everything from my face to eyes is a bit drier now, so in this post, I’m sharing the best products for winter to keep your body hydrated under $10 drug store finds!
How to Treat Dry Skin on Legs and Body?
The key to the best winter skin care routine goes beyond your face; it’s total body care. In addition to dry skin, I also have sensitive skin. So I find keeping my routine simple is the key. One key ingredient to winter body care is natural butter like cocoa and shea butter.
Now, I love all the scented body washes too! But in winter, I swap those out for the Olay Body Wash Ultra Moisture Shea Butter. Shea Butter is great for dry skin and can create softer, hydrated, plumper skin, especially during the dry winter months.
Next, I exfoliate daily with the Caress Exfoliating Body Wash Shea Butter & Brown Sugar. Typically I do this step in the evening so that my skin is prep for moisturizer and body oils after this.
I love how this exfoliating wash smells; it is delicately fragrant and leaves my skin silky smooth!
Tip: Shea butter is also found in many lip balms to help with chapped lips and moisturizers that help prevent stretch marks.
The Best Moisturizer for Dry Skin in Winter?
When it comes to moisturizers for dry skin in winter cocoa butter is the secret. Cocoa butter contains a high amount of fatty acids, which make it well-suited as a primary ingredient in skin cream. Fatty acids help to hydrate the skin. The fat in cocoa butter creates a protective barrier that holds in moisture and prevents your skin from drying.
For this reason, I look for products infused with cocoa butter for hydration. I find the Nivea Cocoa Butter Body Lotion is my go-to Moisturizer for Dry Skin in Winter. It’s not too heavy and absorbs quickly, leaving my skin supple with long-lasting, intense hydration.
Lastly, this is a bonus product and my secret sauce to glowy skin all winter long. I use Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Oil to lock in this hydration at night. It’s lightweight and leaves my skin feeling lush!
Lastly, I use Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Oil to lock in this hydration at night. It’s a must for the best winter skincare routine. This moisturizing body oil is my secret sauce to glowy skin all winter long. Now, that your body is hydrated, and glowing check out my Cold Weather Face Care Routine. Also, share a DIY Hydrating Mask that can be used on the face, hands, and body.