Help for Winter Skin
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The drier your skin, the thicker the moisturizer you need. A lotion containing glycerin or mineral oil is enough for most people; look for a cream packed with humectants (such as lactic acid) if you're extra dehydrated. Apply to damp skin following a bath or shower and rub in 90 percent of the way, letting the rest sink in to seal moisture most efficiently.Our Picks
- Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturizing Creme, $5.99. A quick-drying, superhydrating creme (only available overseas until now) that leaves skin soft and smooth all day.
- Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Foaming Bath, $5.99. With oatmeal to relieve severe dryness, this can be used as both a bath and shower gel.
Owing to repeated washing, hands are especially vulnerable to abuse this time of the year. Keep a tube of hand cream on your desk or in your purse and use liberally. And since twice-weekly pedicures aren't an option (unless you're a celebrity!), make sure to apply an exfoliating glycolic-acid based foot cream every few days, either after showering or before going to bed.Our Picks
- Philosophy Soul Owner Exfoliating Foot Cream, $14. This lush cream is full of sloughing glycolic and salicylic acids, plus refreshing eucalyptus and moisturizing lavender oils.
- Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand and Nail treatment with SPF15, $6.50. This non-greasy formula contains sunscreen and vitamin E to protect against sun damage, and provitamin B5 to help prevent nails from peeling.