Winter can really do a number on your skin. Of course, braving the elements outside will leave exposed skin dry, cracked and chapped. But, inside can be just as brutal. Overheated offices and overly hot showers will also damage your derm. Anything that comes in contact with irritated skin needs to be gentle as to not add to the assault. These products have been specially formulated to prevent and heal the damage.
It’s even more important to wash your hands during cold and flu season. Liquid soaps may contain harsh detergents that will dry and crack your skin the more frequently you scrub. Clean up with this natural nourisher formulated with healing Aloe and moisturizing Jojoba oil. No. 140 Chapped Hands Cleanser contains active levels of therapeutic ingredients. It liquefies on contact and will leave your skin smooth and protected. $12.
There are body parts like feet and elbows that might not be overly exposed to the elements but still get dry and chapped in the winter months. Buckler’s Chapped Skin Remedy is a moisture intense formula that works to repair irritated, cracked skin. It’s packed with nutrients like Chamomile and Calendula extracts, Aloe juice and Shea Butter. Let this non-oily, heavy duty, hydrator soak into your skin and go to work healing your chapped, dry skin. $19.
When an ordinary moisturizer just won’t cut it, Kiehl’s latest winter skin salvation will save your hide. Specially formulated with Edelweiss Flower Extract this balm locks in moisture and strengthens the epidermal barrier. The formula’s efficacy was proven to work in extreme temperatures when it was adventure-tested by Kiehl’s President, Chris Selgardo and Discovery Channel’s Grant Reynolds on a weeklong motorcycle ride through Alaska. Slather some on your chapped skin while watching it here:
Ski Balm has also been terrain tested and proven to protect from “severe skin dehydration”. Exposure at high altitudes, severe cold, blazing sun and high winds can strip every bit of moisture from your skin. Prevent redness, chapped skin and flaking by applying Ski Balm before shredding the slopes. It will create a breathable layer of protection between your face and the elements. $5.99
Chapped lips are the worst. Be careful to use the right balm as to not make the situation worse. The folks at Hurraw! Balm obsessed to get this vegan recipe just right. Each balm is made from premium raw, organic ingredients. They make a bunch of fun flavors but we suggest starting with the no-nonsense, Unscented Lip Balm and working your way up to Black Cherry. It’s loaded with moisture and Vitamin E. Just a super smooth, creamy butter that will soothe and nourish your kisser. $4.29
Chapped skin isn’t usually a concern until after the damage is done. No need to fear, Duke Cannon has you tough guys covered. Lanolin is the hero ingredient in this ultra-moisturizing balm that will sooth and repair even the roughest cracked skin. Just a dab of this healing, non-greasy formula will hydrate and smooth your winter paws. $15.