4 Tips to Banish Dry Skin This Winter

Most people have a love/hate relationship with winter. While this season does have some perks such as holidays and snow, it also brings the burden of cold weather. Winter can be very harmful to the complexion causing cracked lips and dry flaky skin.  Keep reading for tips to banish dry skin and keep it smooth and hydrated all winter long!
Hydrated Skin Starts from Within
Doctors recommend at least 8 glasses (64 ounces) of water per day. If you are exercising that number increases  to 10-12 glasses per day, but make sure to space out water intake. If you drink the majority during one sitting, you won’t see any benefits or change. Spanning it out into even increments throughout the day is the sure way to have the most success. Water based foods such as cucumbers, zucchini, celery, tomatoes can help with H2O intake as well.
Additionally, consider adding foods rich in Omega-3 Fatty acids such as salmon, walnuts, olive oil, soybeans and ground flaxseeds into your diet to increase skin hydration. Omega 3’s are a crucial part of the body’s fat content which acts as a barrier to lock in moisture, preventing it from drying out in the harsh winter winds.
Update Your Shower Routine
While it may feel amazing to jump in a hot shower on a cold day, that can be very harsh on your skin! Opt for a lukewarm to medium temperature instead.
Limit how many times you exfoliate per week. Don’t get me wrong, exfoliation is necessary for removing layers of dead skin to reveal the smooth skin underneath but in the winter this can cause extra dryness. Exfoliating 1-2 times a week will do the trick, but won’t dry out your skin.
Apply an oil-based moisturizer directly after getting out of the shower to replenish the body’s natural oils that were just stripped. Oil-based moisturizers, such as shea butter, will add a protective layer to your skin to lock in hydration. While these types of moisturizers work wonders on the body, applying excess oil to your face can clog your pores so only apply from the neck down. (I’ll go into more detail about facial moisturizers later in this post)
Best Tool to Beat The Heat 
 Ever wake up with a dry throat and cracked lips to match? Your heater is to blame! Heat is a luxury that comes with a price, and that doesn’t just apply to money. Heat causes the air in the home to become more dry, which can in turn dehydrate you and dry out the skin. There is a simple tool to put in your bedroom to help you beat the heat.. a humidifier!
Humidifiers put moisture into the air helping to increase the overall moisture in the room. This aids with congestion, dryness, coughing and more. Even better news? It won’t break your bank!  This humidifier from Best Buy will only set you back $35.99
 Make Over Your Beauty Regimen
Your beauty routine should be reevaluated after every season, especially going into winter. To transition your makeup to colder weather, trade in your powders for cream based products. This will help prevent makeup from flaking, otherwise known as “cakeface”. The most important part of your winter beauty routine is of course.. moisturizer! During the winter I  moisturize religiously because I naturally have very dry skin, which is amplified in the winter.
Below I’ve given you 8 products and descriptions to keep your skin smooth all winter long.
Fight Dry Skin Set


Mario Badescu Skin Care Night Moisturizer
saksfifthavenue.com  $22 -Mario Badescu Skin Care is one of my favorite product lines. Before bed and after washing your face apply this night cream. This moisturizer is specifically to be used to night to make sure you wake up with soft and hydrated skin.

Origins Ginzing Facial Moisturizer
macys.com $28 – Wake your skin up with key ingredients such as ginseng and coffee with this hydrating daily moisturizer. This energizing moisturizer is also just what you need to kickstart your day.

Sara Happ Lip Scrub
nordstrom.com $24 – Eliminate flaky dry lips with this lib scrub by Sara Happ.  Use this exfoliator to buff away chapped lips to reveal a soft and supple pout.

Borghese Moisture Intensifier
macys.com $68 – While this product may be a little pricey, it has been game changing for my makeup routine. After washing your face, apply the moisture intensifier before your daily moisturizer.This helps to prep the skin for ultimate moisture absorption that eliminates dry skin and helps makeup look flawless.

Rosewater Facial Mist Hibiscus Infused Toner
etsy.com $18 – Rosewater Facial Mist has become my new obsession. After washing your face (day and night) spritz the mist all over your face and pat away excess liquid. It smells great and gives your skin an overall glow.

St Ives Coconut Triple Butter Body Moisturizer
overstock.com $11- This body butter is very hydrating with three different moisturizing ingredients and a delicious coconut scent.

Evelyn Rose Ultra – Moisturizing Hand Therapy
crabtree-evelyn.com $9 – Say goodbye to dry cracked hands. This moisturizing hand therapy by Crabtree and Evelyn comes in a variety of colors and scents. Get ready for immediate results!

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
target.com $14 – A common mistake people make in the winter is that they don’t need to protect their skin from the sun. Whether you’re skiing or just spending time outside always wear at least SPF 15 to prevent sun damage. Kill two birds with one stone and use this Moisturizer with SPF by Aveeno!
Thank you for reading 4 Tips To Banish Dry Skin! Try out some of these tips and products and tell me what you think in the comments below! Also feel free to share your own tips on how you fight back against dry skin during the winter. Give me a shout on Instagram at @frombeginningtotrend ♥


  1. Steffii
    February 4, 2016 / 2:55 am

    I struggle with dry skin in winter so these are really helpful for me! Thnks for sharing

  2. February 4, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Some helpful ideas… I have to add that coconut oil is my saviour at this time of year 🙂

    • caseyfrombeginningtotrend
      February 4, 2016 / 11:26 am

      I definitely agree with the coconut oil! One of my next posts is about different uses of coconut oil!

  3. February 4, 2016 / 10:00 am

    love this! i use coconut oil its amazing for dry skin and hair and totally natural. i agree with the water i just can’t make myself drink that much.

  4. February 4, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    Two of my daughters have eczema, so we constantly battle dry skin. Thank you for the tips you gave. I’m working on ways to get them to increase their water intake. I’m sure that will help. We’ve been using Aquaphor, but for some reason, it’s not working as well as it was with one of my daughters. The St. Ives looks worth trying except she hasn’t done well with perfume-scented products. Any suggestions?

    • caseyfrombeginningtotrend
      February 5, 2016 / 10:58 am

      Coconut oil is a great natural product for dry skin! You can buy a jar of coconut oil or I recommend this product called Yes To Coconuts for Eczema Relief Spray !

  5. February 5, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    I actually wake up with dry skin and throat! I am so sure I need a humidifier but I still have to do some research on that. I have to admit that when it comes to showers I prefer really hot water 🙁

  6. February 7, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    I really need to concentrate on drinking more water. It’s one of my biggest downfalls.

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