We’re at that time of year when skin starts to lose its luster, getting that dull, tired look from hours spent in dry air and indoor heating. But there are tricks you can use to kick chapped skin to the curb by making a few mindful swaps in your cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize routine.
You don’t want to strip your skin of crucial oils and moisture any time of year, but in the winter this is especially important. Try cleansers that are void of harsh surfactants and don’t strip away the natural skin barrier
The Mane Choice Tropical Moringa Body Wash
Physician-formulated body wash delivers a rich, hydrating lather while conditioning and softening the skin.
Infused with beta carotene and vitamins A, C, D, and E to restore and hydrate skin, renew skin cells, protect against moisture loss, visibly transform and improve overall skin condition. ($13.99, TheManeChoice.com)
Arbonne Shea Butter Body Wash
A gentle and luxurious wash with moisture-rich lather that leaves skin looking supple, soothed and infused with all of the rich, emollient benefits of sustainable shea butter.
Coconut milk oil and aloe vera leaf juice replenish skin’s moisture, while helping to soften and soothe. ($42, Arbonne.com)
Lavender & Mint Bodywash
The world’s first completely plastic-free, zero-waste beauty company brings you a delicious creamy bodywash bar infused with lavender, peppermint, cocoa & shea butters.
Handmade with oils, butters, essential oils and fresh ingredients to leave you clean and delicious smelling– Even the sleeves they arrive in are 100% compostable! ($8.99, Amazon.com)
Exfoliating is an essential way to buff away dead skin cells, and allow products to be more effective. Try it a few times a week (twice if your skin tends to be sensitive, every day if yours can tolerate it).
Ethique Lime & Ginger Body Polish – Body Scrub & Exfoliator
The world’s first completely plastic-free, zero-waste beauty company bring you a scrub that moisturizes from tip to toe with creamy cocoa butter, luscious lime and polishing pumice.
Infused with lime and ginger oils, Ethique’s Lime and Ginger Body Polish is both sweet and zingy, refreshing the senses and softening the skin. ($14.50, Amazon.com)
Dear by Renée® Microdermabrasion Exfoliant
Acid-based scrub that loosens and dissolves devitalized cells exposing a more youthful appearance. Jojoba Beads and Aloe botanical offer effective, gentle exfoliation while calming inflammation and redness.
It is also an ideal exfoliant to be used on eye and lip areas. ($49.95, DearbyRenee.com)
Moisturizers not only make your skin look better, they actually make your skin work better: when skin cells are hydrated, they repair themselves and turnover more rapidly.
Dear by Renée® Youth Soothing Crème
Infused with the skin healing, Arnica Extract, which is known to soothe and calm skin disorders like eczema this soothing crème contains several active components that target chronic itchy, red or problematic skin leaving a radiant and hydrated complexion.
The crème works for all skin types and is also a wonderful moisturizer for seasonal transitions. ($74.95, DearbyRenee.com)
Arbonne Shea Butter Body Lotion
This non-greasy, easily spreadable lotion is infused with sesame seed oil and Tahitian coconut milk to soothe and soften with intense hydration, leaving skin feeling and looking supple, soft, and radiant. ($42, Arbonne.com)
The Mane Choice Pink Lemonade & Coconut Oil + Lotion Fusion
The Oil + Lotion Fusion is a physician-formulated, intense healthy skin solution that rejuvenates dry, dull skin with the dual action of lotion + oil, helping to draw in moisture and lock it in all day.
Complete with natural antioxidants and phytonutrients to promote healthier skin, providing protection from harmful UV damage, improving its elasticity and overall condition. ($13.99, TheManeChoice.com)
Ethique Butter Block – Divine Jasmine & Ylang Ylang Body Lotion
Made with Organic Cocoa Butter from Ghana, Organic Coconut Oil from Samoa and 100% pure essential oils to create a bar that is easy to use, supremely hydrating and fabulous for heels, elbows or anywhere else needing a little extra tlc.
Jasmine oil blended with Ylang Ylang creates a sweet, lightly floral scent which helps with intensely dry skin along with being a great daily moisturizer from top to toe. ($14.50, Amazon.com)