02 November 2016

20 Dry Skin Products For Winter

These are the 20 best dry skin products for winter. If you have dry skin, try one of these to stop the itching.

Dry skin is the bane of my existence all winter long. The cold, dry air and the furnace just zap the moisture from my skin, making me itch and scratch all day long.

Luckily, I have a few tips for dry skin to prevent me from scratching until I bleed. I'll share with you my tips for dry skin and 20 of the best dry skin products for winter to keep your skin soft and moisturized.

Just using these products isn't enough to combat dry skin. You'll need to use them at least twice a day, sometimes three, and take care of your skin. I've also included some tips to help you prevent dry skin.


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1. Limit baths and showers.

The hot water from baths and showers can make your dry skin worse, so be sure to limit your time in the water to 5 to 10 minutes.

Use warm water instead of hot water and use a gentle cleanser with no artificial scents or dyes. 

When you finish, blot your skin dry instead of rubbing it dry.

2. Moisturize.

Apply a moisturizer immediately after you bathe to trap the moisture in the skin. Reapply moisturizer after washing your hands too.

I keep a bottle of moisturizer in my bath just so I remember to reapply it.

3. Creams or ointments.

Creams and ointments are thicker, so they are more effective than lotions. When looking for a moisturizer, look for ones with jojoba oil, shea butter, lactic acid, glycerin, or lanolin in the ingredients.

4. Use gentle products.

Avoid using soaps, sprays, or lotions with artificial fragrances or dyes because these can irritate your skin. Also avoid using products with alcohol because it can be drying.

5. Avoid heating with fire.

Fires are warm and cozy, but they can really dry out your skin. If you do have to heat with a fire, set dishes of water on your registers if the heat goes through the register to get moisture in the air.

 If you're using a fireplace, use a humidifier to add moisture to the air. I've even hung laundry on a drying rack to get moisture in the air during the winter. Sometimes my clothes dry in just an hour because the house is so dry!


These are my recommendations for the best dry skin products.  Not all of these are natural, so be sure to read the ingredients if that's important to you.

While I try to use natural products, sometimes my severe dry skin calls for more intense products!

Amara Organics Aloe Vera Gel from Organic Cold Pressed Aloe, 8 fl. oz.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream, Extra-Dry Skin, 1.7 Oz

Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil - 100% Pure Cold Pressed Certified Organic 4 fl. oz. - BEST moisturizer to heal Dry Skin & Fine Lines - Virgin Rose Hip Seed Oil For Face and Skin
Eucerin Intensive Repair Very Dry Skin Lotion 16.9 Fluid Ounce

Dry Skin Body Brush - Improves Skins Health And Beauty - Natural Bristle - Remove Dead Skin And Toxins, Cellulite Treatment , Improves Lymphatic Functions, Exfoliates, Stimulates Blood Circulation

Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment Skin Protectant 14 Ounce Jar

Advanced Clinicals Coconut Moisturizing Cream 16oz

Ponds Dry Skin Cream, 3.9 oz

Dry Itchy Skin Body Butter Moisturizer - 100% Natural Premium Face and Body Advanced Care 1.7 oz - African Shea, Cocoa, Coconut & Olive Oil Blend
CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, 12 oz.

Triple Cream Severe Dry SkinEczema Care, 8-Ounce

OKeeffes Working Hands Hand Cream, 3.4 oz., Jar

Amara Organics Anti Aging Face Cream Moisturizer with Resveratrol & Peptides, 2 fl. oz.

ShiKai Borage Natural Therapy Dry Skin Lotion, Unscented Original Formula, 16 Ounce
LOccitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, 5.2 oz.

Serious Skin Care Continuously Clear Acne Medication for Problematic Skin DRY Lo Spot Treatment 1 Fl. Oz. 29...

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Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion Family Size, Aloe, 20 Ounce

Eucerin Professional Repair Extremely Dry Skin Lotion, 6.8 Ounce

Skinceuticals Emollience Rich, Restorative Moisturizer For Normal Or Dry Skin, 2-Ounce Jar
I love to DIY, so I've made lotions and creams for dry skin.  If you want to DIY your own dry skin products, try one of these:

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