Even though global warming is affecting the usual cold temps that we expect this time of year, inconsistent weather changes can still cause stressors on your skin, ultimately leading to overly dry or excess oils. When it comes to skincare, we tend to focus more on our facial regimen and overlook below the chin, and when doing so, we’re using moisturizers that may not fit our skin type.
Using fragrant lotions may be nice for the moment and make us smell delicious, but the hydration is short-lasting. It’s essential to source a moisturizer with the correct formulas to penetrate the skin or provide soothing relief, such as the Neutrogena Hydro Boost or CeraVe Daily Moisturizer. Sometimes, lotions that fit all skin types only work for some. If your skin is relatively dry, body butter like Fenty Beauty’s Butta Drop or Dove’s Whipped Body Butter has a thicker consistency to heal your skin with ingredients like shea butter and natural oils for the ultimate hydration. For those with oily skin, opt-in to using Suave Soothing Lotion with aloe vera or the 5% Niacinamide Body Serum to help relax the overproduction for smooth skin. For the combos and sensitives, finding clean and simple moisturizers is the best way to go, like Necessaire’s Body Lotion, Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream, or Naturium’s Bio Lipid Restoring Lotion to tailor to your type without causing inflammation or irritation.
As we gear up to be with family and friends or bundled up under blankets with hot cocoa this holiday season, don’t forget to give your skin that extra bit of TLC. Scroll ahead and shop for the best moisturizers to keep you hydrated and protected this winter.