Here's How To Save Your Dry Winter Skin Without Breaking the Bank

Winter has it’s pros: cozy layers, snow days, and a built in excuse to say no to plans and yes to Netflix. One thing that isn’t so great about winter? The seemingly unavoidable dry, cracking skin.

Finding a solution shouldn’t be as hard as your econ homework, but for some reason it tends to be. Luckily, we have found ways to keep your skin hydrated that actually work and don’t break the bank!

Dry legs? Chapped lips? Regardless your skin-utation, check out how to find relief so you can go back to enjoying all the beauty of this season!

Dry Legs?

Two words: body cream. This cream is very luxurious, thick, and rich and is the solution to your dry skin problems on your body. Personally, I think it is best used and absorbed right after a shower when your skin is still a tad damp to help the viscous cream soak into your skin. This also works wonders after you shave. Say goodbye to dry legs and hello to smooth skin.

Dry Face?

I have a couple of solutions for those of you with dry skin on your face. During the winter, it is so incredibly easy to have dry skin on your face which makes it hard for your makeup to look good if it is settled on flakey skin. So, let’s solve it.

Option One: Face Mask Try using just pure honey! Honey has so many natural benefits and holds an abundance of antioxidants. Not only is it amazing for discoloration, acne, and sensitive skin, but also natural honey is great for dry skin. I like to first exfoliate to remove any flakey skin and then apply honey all over my face for about 30 minutes to an hour. You can leave it on for as long as you want, but the true benefits arise when you leave it on your skin for a prolonged amount of time. Yay for face masks you can eat!

Option Two: Hyaluronic Acid Serum The one ingredient you need this winter in your skincare is hyaluronic acid. Don’t be afraid by the term “acid” especially all you extremely sensitive skin gals like me. This certain type has the ability to hold large amounts of moisture, literally—one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six liters of water! Isn’t that insane? This certain serum is amazing at making sure your skin isn’t dried out from the cold and the wind, and the best part is that it is pure and only $15.00 on Amazon! Ballin’ on a budget!

Option Three: Face Oil Face oil has been all the rage in the recent years due to its amazing benefits. Just a couple of drops a night can really save your skin. Argan oil is my favorite, but there are numerous types of facial oils out there for every skin type and skin concern. My favorite is the Argan Oil Light from Josie Maran because a little goes a very long way. It helps with discoloration and makes you look purely radiant iike that glow from within everyone wants. Also, don’t be afraid of facial oils clogging your pores because Argan oil in specific is perfect for sensitive, oily, acneic skin.

Dry Lips?

When you are trying to wear lipstick, especially matte lipstick, in the winter you know you have to keep those lips moisturized and plumped. My ultimate pet peeve is when my lips are dry—I’m serious, I never leave the house without at least chapstick in my bag. Here are a few solutions to add to your routine to banish dry lips.

Option One: Night “Cream” I have struggled with dry lips for a while, and once I discovered this rich, cream-like lip balm my entire life changed. I plop on Neosporin’s Overnight Renewal Therapy at night and hit the sack. When I wake up in the morning, my lips are always plumped and moisturized. Think of it as an overnight face mask for your lips!

Option Two: Aquaphor Aquaphor is a thick, vaseline type product that works wonders when it comes to dry lips. I even apply this sometimes on my dry cuticles, cuts, bruises, etc. Celebrities even swear by this product because it is that good.

Option Three: Carmex Carmex is one of those staple products that never becomes irrelevant. Even though it may smell funky, Carmex has done amazing things for those dry lips all around the world. Give it a go if you haven’t!

Dry Hands?

I swear by one product and one product only for my hands. I have struggled with dry hands for years so take my word on this one. Philosophy’s Hands of Hope is the holy grail of hand creams. It is thick, rich, and perfect for those ladies whose hands are always dry and crackly.

Now go out there and prosper with some seriously moisturized skin!