By Isabella Biedenharn
Winter is hard enough to endure with its short days and frigid temps. On top of that, there’s the dry, chapped, cracked skin that seems to appear out of nowhere no matter how much moisturizer you slather on. Fortunately, there’s a holy grail product out there for healthy-looking winter (and year-round!) skin, and it might already be in your medicine cabinet: Aquaphor Healing Ointment.
If you’re new to the stuff, let us acquaint you. Aquaphor Healing Ointment is a multi-use, fragrance-free formula that protects, soothes, and restores dry skin — from chapped lips and cracked cuticles to dry, cracked feet and heels. It’s easy to use, can be applied just about anywhere, and helps heal a multitude of skin concerns. So naturally, it has amassed quite a devoted following over the years. We talked to a lot of fans who swear by Aquaphor Healing Ointment and pulled out the top seven tips to incorporate into your winter routines. Read on for the ways this versatile product will keep your skin looking and feeling healthy all season long.
Possibly the worst side effect of a cold? Those dry, irritated nostrils rubbed raw by tissues. Sydney from Buffalo, NY has a solution: “I like to put it around my nose when I have a cold to help me not get chapped from having a runny nose and using tissues.”
Hands went on the fritz after you forgot to wear gloves one day? Fear not: “Aquaphor is good for everything from dry, cracked knuckles to chub rub. What don’t I use it for?!” says Cassidy from Seattle, WA.
Skin care that works while you sleep is basically the greatest thing ever. Hydrate your eye area while resting your eyeballs like Casey from Wantagh, NY does. “During the winter, I tend to get dry around my eyes. I put a little Aquaphor around that area before bed, and I feel moisturized in the morning,” she says.
Arden from Oklahoma City, OK knows the key to keeping her pout smooth. "Nothing works on my chapped lips like Aquaphor Healing Ointment," she says. "I apply throughout the day and before bed, so when I wake up, my lips are soft and chap-free."
With this DIY foot mask, you won’t need a pedicure until spring. Margaret from Charlotte, NC says, “I rub it on my feet, put on socks, and then go to bed. My feet are baby soft in the a.m.”
Zooming down snowy slopes is exhilarating… but it can also create some pretty icy conditions for your skin. Take a cue from Brandyn in Los Angeles for your post-slopes routine: “I use Aquaphor all over my face when it’s dry from a long day of skiing.”
Rings and earrings add sparkle to a winter look, but they can also be unkind to sensitive skin. Lexi, BDG Branded Beauty Director, solves that issue with Aquaphor. “I love to wear ear cuffs every day, but the friction from constantly taking them on and off can cause the delicate skin on my ears to get a little raw,” she says. “When I dab on Aquaphor Healing Ointment before bed, though, everything feels healthy and soothed by the time I wake up.”