Winter air and the heat in your home – not to mention all of the hand sanitizer we’re using – can dry out skin like nothing else. Whether you’re an avid skier, you work outside or you just like to build snowmen, many of us likely need to improve our winter skin care regimen to combat the damaging effects of the season.
While some of the moisture-depleting impacts of winter can be lessened by taking shorter showers, using warm instead of hot water, running a humidifier and choosing a gentle body wash over bar soap, you could probably still use some help from good moisturizers, lotions and balms.
We found some of the best winter skin care products on Amazon. Come find what works for you.
Here’s something you may not have thought of – sleep with a humidifier! Although not technically a winter skin care product, sleeping with a humidifier will help combat the dry winter air that can make your skin feel like a crackly desert in the morning. Plus, it helps keep your sinuses and throat from getting extra dry, too. The GENIANI Cool Mist Humidifier also fills your room with the scent of your favorite essential oil. Win-win-win! Buy it here.
Most people don’t think of sunscreen when they’re bundling up in coats, hats and gloves. However, sunscreen should be worn 365 days a year, at least on your face. UVA rays can penetrate through windows causing premature aging and damage no matter the season. Keep your skin protected with a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen as the last step in your morning routine. Dermatologist-recommended EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen is the number one best-selling sunscreen on Amazon. Buy it here.
We are all washing and hand sanitizing more than ever, and it is incredibly drying. But you don’t have to sacrifice the skin on your hands to stay germ-free. With antibacterial and moisturizing qualities to fight both germs and dryness, Vaseline Intensive Care Hand Cream + Anti-Bac, offers the best of both worlds. Plus, it’s non-greasy, fast-absorbing and safe for sensitive skin. But it here.
Made with organic jojoba, avocado, hemp oil and beeswax, Dr. Bronner’s Organic Magic Balm is equipped to moisturize the whole body, face and hands. This variety is unscented, safe and suitable for babies, and weighs two ounces. There is also an arnica-menthol variety in the same size tin.
Great for eczema and rough, dry, cracked skin. Gentle and chemical-free. USDA organic and fair trade certified, as well as vegan, cruelty-free and certified kosher. Buy it here.
Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream packs a powerful punch of hydration with its mixture of sea buckthorn, calendula, sunflower and sandalwood. Ideal for the face, it absorbs quickly to start rejuvenating tired skin and soothing any redness lingering from wintry outdoor adventures. Excellent for daytime or overnight use. Paraben and sulfate-free. Works for all skin types, perfect for both men and women. Buy it here.
Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve is known for their USDA organic certified bath and body products for the skin, face and hair. This Chagrin Valley Whipped Squalane Face & Eye Moisturizing Mousse is silky to the fingertips, all-natural, cruelty-free and easy on the skin around the eyes.
A hint of lavender helps to balance out the skin’s pH, while the squalane protects against moisture loss and promotes cell rejuvenation. Just a few dots around the eyes and cheekbones is plenty for your skin to drink in this decadent blend. Buy it here.
This organic formula is 97.5% natural, unscented and ready to reduce wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness around men’s eyes. As seen in GQ, Men’s Journal and Men’s Health magazines, it’s fast-absorbing, lightweight and quick to revitalize tired eyes at any age. Brickell Men’s Restoring Eye Cream comprises hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, green tea, aloe and protein peptides. Brickell makes anti-aging day and night creams and serums for men as well, sold in numerous countries worldwide. Buy it here.
For some folks, winter signals new or worse outbreaks of eczema. Made with botanical rhubarb, Kamedis Eczema Therapy Cream has been clinically proven to be 23% more effective at relieving eczema than other OTC brands. All Kamedis products are dermatologist-tested, free of parabens, dyes, steroids, tar and bleaches. They also “have both prebiotic and antibiotic properties that help restore a healthy skin biome without the side effects of conventional treatments.” Kamedis also makes a body wash which works well with this cream. Safe enough for children and even babies. Buy it here.
A unique blend of hyaluronic acid with adaptogenic ashwaganda, schisandra, reishi and silver ear supermushrooms, and tocos, Moon Juice Cosmic Cream works to protect the skin’s collagen, reduce the signs of aging and improve elasticity. Your skin will soak this up gratefully after a day in the drying winter wind. Made without parabens, pesticides, phthalates, sulfates and petroleum. Customers love the smell. Vegan and never tested on animals. Buy it here.
For dry lips and chapped skin, diaper rash, callouses, sunburn, insect bites and more, All Good Goop Organic Healing Balm & Ointment is a USDA-certified organic formula created with farm-grown and hand-harvested calendula and a blend of medicinal plants mixed with lavender essential oil. This is an Amazon’s Choice product, beloved and highly rated by previous customers. The texture is similar to that of a salve. A little goes a long way, so this container should last you a while. Buy it here.
The powers of natural calendula, comfrey, vitamin E, organic vanilla and lemon essential oils and beeswax come together to create this ultra-soothing moisturizer. The Moon Melt Lotion Bar is easy to use – just hold the moon in your hands until it begins to warm and melts sufficiently for your needs. Then blend and massage into the dry parts of your skin and allow it to soak in. Product instructions recommend adding a hot pack to maintain levels of heat if needed. All sales help to preserve the health of pollinators and their habitats. Comes in lemon vanilla (shown), as well as coconut lemon, lavender and bergamot geranium. Buy it here.
A favorite brand of many, Badger Balm custom formulates products for a variety of skincare needs from bug repellents to sunscreens to lip balms to shaving/beard grooming kits. This unscented Badger Balm for sensitive dry skin is made for the driest, roughest skin of the season and comprises only organic beeswax and organic extra virgin olive oil. Badger Balm Unscented 2-pack for Sensitive Dry Skin is USDA-certified organic and rates high among previous customers. For best use, apply after showering or washing hands at bedtime and work in to soften overnight. Buy it here.
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