Editor Obsessions: Dry Skin Solutions

Baby, it's cold outside. And  dry, frigid air zaps skin of all its moisture. Here are my favorite ways to fight back.

Crystal G. Martin Nov, 26, 2013

There’s always a morning, every fall, when I wake up feeling like a 5′ 2″ raisin. My eyes burn, like someone’s blotted them with cotton balls, my skin is itchy and ashy.  In that moment I know it’s time to bust out the heavy moisturizing artillery. Here’s a head-to-toe guide of my favorites.

Face
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil, $48: I’m an anti-aging junkie, so that means applying major retinoids every night. My skin is used to them (Tazorac, no biggie), but the dry air, retinoid one-two punch is just enough to knock my skin into red and flaky zone. So every night after I let my anti-ager sink in, I pat on two to three drops of Josie Maran Argan Oil. This organic formula is packed with Vitamin E and essential fatty acids that soothe and heal my skin.

Lips
When I skip a morning of Pacifica Color Quence Lip Tint, $7, I can see and feel the difference. My lipstick doesn’t glide on as smoothly—my pout feels a little parched. The avocado and coconut oils in this balm are hydrating without being shiny.


Body
Body care is all about layering in the winter months. When I hop out of the shower and my skin is still damp, I drench myself in Fresh Sugar Ultra-Nourishing Body Oil, $45. The blend of five oils also includes sugar, a natural humectant that draws moisture into the skin. Once the oil soaks in, I slather on Juara Candlenut Body Creme, $35. The formula is thick but not greasy and absorbs quickly. And the fragrance is a heavenly blend that lasts all day.

Hands
My hands are the driest part of my body, so I apply John Masters Organics Cacao & Cupuacu Hand & Body Butter, $32, generously and often. Every time I rub it on, I feel like I’m doing something good for myself. The butter blend is completely organic and melts into my skin.

Feet
Since they’re a little less used and abused, I find my feet fare well during the colder months. But I still coat them in Gyltone Ultra Heel and Elbow Cream, $50. Glycolic acid (an AHA), the cream’s heavy hitting ingredientis a chemical exfoliant that helps make your roughest spots soft and supple.

 

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