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17 Products That’ll Keep Your Skin Hydrated During Winter

Best moisturizing products for winter
Photos: Touchland, L'Occitane, Laneige | Design: theSkimm
Jan 6, 2022

Brrr, it’s cold in here. And if your hands, lips, and well…entire body feel chapped and dry, you’re not alone — and you’re probably willing to do anything in your power to keep things moisturized. So we consulted one of our go-to dermatologists, Dr. Nazanin Saedi, about reliable skincare practices and products that’ll help keep you feeling hydrated and super smooth from head to toe. Plus, we also pulled in some of our favorite winter beauty items we can’t imagine getting through these cold months without.

Some tips to keep in mind

  • Hot showers aren’t so hot for your skin. “A hot shower feels so great, but it actually removes the moisture from your skin,” Dr. Saedi says. She recommends keeping them to five minutes of lukewarm water. (Sorry.) 

  • Look out for products that have hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or ceramides in them, according to Dr. Saedi. They help maintain your skin's barrier, lock in moisture, retain water, and give you that dewy, supple look. 

  • Avoid blasting the heat in your space…if you can. The heat will dry out your skin, which is the opposite of what you want this time of year. And if you can’t, then get a humidifier — it’ll help add moisture back into your space, which your skin will absorb.

And now for some product recs...

Best moisturizing sanitizers

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Moisturizers for your face and body

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Hand Creams

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Lip Balms

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Shower gels and body washes

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Extra skincare items we love for winter

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