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11 Soothing Remedies for Dry Skin in the Winter

It’s no secret that harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin, caused by bitterly cold temperatures and dry air that deplete its natural moisture. harsh winter

But the right routine and a few key changes to your go-to habits and products can help keep both face and body skin soft, hydrated, and supple, rather than cracked, parched, and chapped.

Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab scientists and top skincare experts share their best science-backed advice for getting rid of, treating, and taking care of dry skin in the winter to help it feel smooth, relieved, and nourished 24/7 from head to toe through the season and beyond.

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“Too much hot water causes increased evaporation of your skin’s natural hydration,” explains Anne Chapas, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City.

And keep it short, adds GH Beauty Lab Director Birnur Aral, Ph.D.: All you need is about 10 minutes.

To make your shower more moisturizing, swap parching soaps and gels for a body cleansing oil or bath oil with fatty acid-rich soybean oil or other plant oils to fortify and protect the skin’s moisture barrier.

A Beauty Lab favorite: Eucerin Skin Calming Body Wash, made with soybean and castor seed oils as the first two ingredients.

2. Use a thicker moisturizer in the winter

After your shower, use a soft towel to pat skin dry and apply a hydrating moisturizer. Opt for a cream or balm that’s thicker than the lotion you use during the summer.

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