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Dry Skin In Winter May Need More Than A Moisturizer

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!

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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!  


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#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. 

The Science On How To Hydrate Skin

“Emollients are mainly oils and lipids, particularly lipids that are naturally present in the stratum corneum [9][10]. This can help replenish depleted lipids and is particularly effective when ceramides, cholesterols, and fatty acids are combined together [11].”

#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! 

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