When cold weather rolls around you should be tweaking more than just your wardrobe — your skin care routine needs adjusting, too. One of the biggest challenges that comes with colder temps, whipping winds, and dry indoor heat is keeping thirsty skin hydrated. But having the best lotions for winter in your beauty arsenal can help keep your skin healthy and hydrated all season long.
While the change in seasons affects everyone’s skin differently, there are many factors that cause dryness this time of the year. For starters, you’re showing less skin, so you may be less apt to slather on the moisturizer like you did in the summer. Of course, there’s also the fact that you’re constantly going from one extreme temperature to the next — and if you have dry radiator heat, that's a major culprit right there. Another perpetrator is standing around in a hot shower or bath because you’re cold, since hot water strips your skin of its natural moisture.
If you're experiencing a dry or tight sensation, especially if that's coupled with flaking, there's no doubt your skin could use some extra moisture. Look for products that have a combination of oils as well as polymers, dimethicone, or glycerin to prevent water loss from the skin. And timing matters: Apply your moisturizer right after your bath or shower when the skin is still damp so it can help lock that moisture in before it evaporates.
Whether you’re worried about your face, hands, body, or all of the above, these moisturizers for winter will keep your skin soft and supple all season long.