Whether you’re the kind of person who looks forward to the first snow and loves skiing and other winter activities or you’re planning to stay bundled up indoors until spring, you still need to update your skincare routine to combat potential damage from colder temperatures. Dryness is one of the biggest skin challenges associated with winter weather. From the cold and harsh weather to the drying effects of indoor heating systems and fireplaces, the winter season is tough on the skin. If you struggle with dry, cracked, irritated skin during the wintertime or you just want to prevent any potential damage from the colder weather, it may be time to adjust your skincare routine to meet the needs of the changing season, including finding the right moisturizers for dry skin. In this blog, we’re going to review the top five products recommended by our dermatologists for preventing dry skin in the winter.

1 – Alastin Skincare Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer with TriHex Technology

Alastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer with TriHex TechnologyThe skin’s natural, protective barrier helps to retain moisture and keep the skin healthy and hydrated. During the winter season, the skin’s natural barrier may become dry, cracked, and damaged, allowing moisture to seep out. Alastin Skincare Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer with TriHex Technology helps to heal, soothe, and repair the skin’s natural barrier when used as part of your morning and evening skincare routines. While infusing more moisture in the skin, it’s also repairing damage and supporting the production of collagen and elastin. This versatile product is effective for all skin types, and it’s even non-comedogenic, which means it’s an ideal deep-moisturizing cream for individuals with acne-prone skin.

2 – Avene Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream

Avene Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream

If you have skin that’s already damaged by the cold, drying winter weather, Avene Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream is exactly what you need to heal your skin. This product offers a three-fold effect when utilized in the morning and evening. First, it goes to work restoring your skin health when damage occurs. As it heals, it moisturizes skin and promotes naturally balanced, hydrated skin. Finally, it strengthens the natural protective barrier of the skin to prevent further damage from wind, cold temperatures, harsh weather, drying heaters, and other winter weather elements that are tough on the skin. Avene Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream is effective for all skin types, and it’s safe enough for use on children and infants.

3 – SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective MaskFace masks for spa-like pampering at home have quickly become one of the hottest skincare trends over the past few years. The trend started with pictures and videos of people using budget-friendly sheet masks to pamper themselves as they tried to manage pandemic-related stress and burnout. While these sheet masks may have some skin-soothing, hydrating, and healing benefits, they don’t always have the best ingredients to really pamper your skin. If you’re looking for an at-home face mask that delivers professional-level results, look no further than the SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask. With powerful, highly-concentrated ingredients like hyaluronic acid, dipeptides, and botanical extracts, this face mask soothes and heals skin irritation and inflammation on contact. The SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask is so powerful, it’s recommended to soothe and replenish skin after intense skincare treatments, and it has proven effective in soothing post-procedure redness, swelling, and irritation. A versatile, soothing at-home face mask, the SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask is safe for all skin types. It can be used as needed to soothe skin after treatments or damage from winter weather, but it’s also safe for daily use to keep skin looking and feeling its best. While some face masks can be messy and difficult to apply, SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask can be easily used as part of your daily skincare routine. You can apply a generous amount to the face, neck, and chest (avoiding the eyes and mouth). Then, you can rinse it off, or for a more intense skin-soothing experience, you can leave the product in place as a night cream.

4 – EltaMD UV Lip Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 36

Even those who take great care of their skin often find themselves neglecting the lips, but winter weather is just as precarious for the pout as it is for the rest of the face. From sun and wind exposure to wearing drying lipstick for all those holiday parties and family photos, the winter season can cause lips to become dry and chapped. While other lip balms soothe your dry skin temporarily, EltaMD UV Lip Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 36  offers bother short-term and long-lasting hydration, UV protection, and an immediate soothing and calming effect. It’s the perfect lip care product and is safe for use every day for all skin types.

5 – Revision Skincare Intellishade Original Broad-Spectrum SPF 45

Revision Skincare Intellishade® OriginalFinally, no skincare routine would be complete without an everyday sun protection product. Many people dread putting on their sunscreen in the morning. It’s thick. It leaves skin looking patchy. It’s impossible to layer with cosmetics. There are as many excuses for skipping sunscreen in the morning as there are people, but Revision Skincare Intellishade Original Broad-Spectrum SPF 45 is the solution to all the problems you have with sunscreen. This sun protection product is ultra-hydrating, lightweight, and effective in protecting against sun damage. The natural minerals amplify and blend seamlessly with your natural skin tone, so say goodbye to that clumpy sunscreen that takes forever to absorb. In addition to offering great short-term protection from the sun, Revision Skincare Intellishade Original Broad-Spectrum SPF 45 sunscreens diminish the appearance of long-term sun damage like fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. The formula also helps to prevent photodamage in the future, keeping skin looking and feeling its best.

Work With a Skilled Board-Certified Dermatologist

If you’re interested in developing a personalized skincare routine to keep hydrated through the dry winter months, we hope you’ll consider visiting with one of the knowledgeable dermatologists at U.S. Dermatology Partners. Our skilled dermatologists have curated the list of recommended products you’ll find on the Derm Skincare website, and they are always happy to partner with patients to find the ideal products for their unique skin care needs. To schedule a visit to a U.S. Dermatology Partners location in your area, simply fill out our online appointment request form. Once our local dermatology practice team receives your request, they’ll be in touch to answer your questions and finalize the details of your visit.