Hello New Day NW viewers!
Dry skin is never in style. That’s why I’ve rounded up some of my favorite skin and body care products to keep those flakes at bay and say see ya later to your winter skin woes.
Symptom: Dry, Itchy Scalp
Follow up with a deep conditioning masque to hydrate hair from root to tip 1-2 times weekly. I love the Living Proof Restore Mask which adds hydration and smoothness to dry, damaged hair, and is safe for
After your shower, add shine and hydrate dry hair with Pai Shau’s Something to BeLeave-In Conditioner. It also works great as a heat protectant and smooths frizz!
Symptom: Dry, Chapped Lips
Dry lips are the bane of my existence! Fortunately, I’ve found two locally-produced products that I love. At night, I first apply the Beautygarde Swell Lip Volume Serum. To lock this in while I sleep, I then apply Kari Gran’s Lip Whip in Peppermint. Both work great separately, too!
Symptom: Flaky, Dry Skin All Over
Keep putting lotion on but still battling flaky, dry skin? You might need to exfoliate! Without proper exfoliation, it can be hard for your products to truly sink in.
A manual exfoliant in the shower, like the Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Body Polish is one of my favorites. If scrubs don’t agree with your skin, try a chemical exfoliant made for the body like REN AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum. Lactic acid and shea butter team up to leave your skin exfoliated but moisturized!
Symptom: Dry, Flaky Skin on Face
Now that you’ve got your body exfoliation down, it’s time to do the same for your face! I personally am not a fan of face scrubs due to their potentially harsh and damaging nature. Instead, I recommend a chemical exfoliant like the REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA
If you’re using AHA on your face, be sure to protect your skin with a daily SPF. My go-to lately has been Paula Choice’s DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer with SPF 25.
Symptom: Tight, Dry Skin on Face
Now that the flakes are gone, what if you’re battling skin that still feels tight and dry all the time? Never fear, I have several recommendations depending on your skin needs!
For an anytime refresher, I love toners that can be spritzed on whenever you feel like it. My favorite is the Kopari Coconut Rose Toner, which can be sprayed even over makeup!
For a boost of hydration, a moisturizing mask is always a welcome treat. I love Alchimie Forever’s Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask, which can be used 1-2 times weekly. Besides buying it online, you can find this at your local Bartell Drugs! Alternatively, try one of the latest beauty crazes – a dry sheet mask! Local vegan beauty brand, Velvet Report, has you covered with their hydrating, smoothing, and brightening dry sheet mask that can be reused.
Finally, if you’re looking for a moisturizer to use daily, I can’t get enough of Clinique’s Moisture Surge line. It’s great for sensitive skin, and really keeps my skin feeling hydrated. My go-to in the winter is the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator, which I use nightly.
Symptom: Dry, Itchy Skin All Over
Last but certainly not least, itchy, dry skin all over can be a pain. If you’re already exfoliating but aren’t seeing a difference, try moisturizing when skin is at it’s prime: right out of the shower! I love the Curel HydraTherapy Wet Skin Moisturizer, which I keep in my shower and apply right before I get out. For even more hydration, layer on First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream. This skin protectant offers intense hydration and is great for those with skin conditions beyond just dry skin, such as eczema.
I hope these suggestions have been helpful to banish dry skin this winter and keep your moisturized from head to toe. If you have any