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The Best Skin Care Products To Alleviate Dry Skin During Winter

Updated on February 2, 2015
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Whether it's summer or winter we are always looking for the best skin care products to moisturize out skin. It doesn't matter the season our skin needs nourishment all year round.

If you have dry skin don't worry there is a solution for you. Here I have a list of the best or recommended winter skin care products that you can get from Amazon.com.

Facial Moisturizers - top 3

  1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizing Cream SPF 15. This is one of the few moisturizers that you will feel comfortable using on face, hands and body. It contains Mexoryl which protects against harmful UVB and UVA rays. Even though it is winter you still need to use SPF for protection against harmful rays because even though the exposure through fluorescent lighting is minimal, we still are exposed to rays similar as the sun. Whenever we are outside the exposure is greater so the risk of skin damage is likely.
  2. Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense Spf 50 Facial Moisturizer. One of the best moisturizers on the market, this light non-greasy lotion is often recommended by dermatologists for sensitive skin. At SPF 50 this offers a strong barrier against the harmful UVA and UVB rays.

  3. Helan Hydrata 24 hour Moisturizing Cream. This cream was specifically designed for dry, flaky, winter skin. No unnatural additives and it is paraben free. Paraben is preservative that is added to beauty and pharmaceutical products and sometimes used in foods. Helan Hydrata is rich in Vitamins A and E.

All Over Body Moisturizers

  1. Gold Bond - one of the oldest and best cream or lotion for skin care this moisturizer is still around. A special 2 for 1 you can get this very good product from Amazon.com at a reasonable cost. Formulated for rough, extremely dry, cracked and irritated skin this lotion offers 24 hour moisturization. Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Aloe contains vitamins A, E and C and is light and non-greasy.
  2. La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizing Cream. This cream is formulated with SPF 15 for all over UVA/UVB protection. Light non-greasy and fragrance free, it was developed specifically for sun protection. One of the few lotions recommended for facial use also. Use liberally on face, hand, feet and body as needed.
  3. Dove Cream Oil Body Lotion. A personal favorite, Dove cream oil is a number one best seller for the fall. Very reasonably priced Amazon.com sells a pack of three. Formulated for extra dry skin, Dove cream oil improves skin tone and texture. If you have ever used any Dove product you well know that Dove is all about moisturizing.

Hand Moisturizers

Basically any face and body lotion can be used on the hands, but because we wash our hands more often they tend to dry out more. We like our hands feeling smooth and soft, select the best for your hands. These two product are my personal recommendations.

  1. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream. Specifically for dry chapped hands this cream offers instant moisturization. According to the product description fishermen started using the same formula now contained in this cream. They found that of all the lotions and creams they tried, this one did the best job, and you can imagine how crusty a fisherman's hands can get!
  2. Aveeno's main ingredient is oatmeal and oatmeal is known for it nourishing and moisturizing properties. You can't go wrong with this cream that can also be used on the entire body. Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream is specially formulated for dry, cold, crisp weather. This cream not only contains oatmeal but shea butter and menthol. Moisturizes for 24 hours it has a barrier that seals in the moisture to prevent dryness from reoccurring.

The Feet

The feet takes a bit more than the hands, face and body because the heels tend to get all dry and cracked. Sometimes the kind of socks we wear can dry out the feet. Thermal socks are better for walking around in the house during the winter months. It is best to moisturize the feet before putting the socks on. Moisturize the feet as soon as you get out of the bath or shower.

  1. Gold Bond Triple Action Foot Cream. Another product from Gold Bond. They say it delivers seven very important moisturizers, can you believe that?! Well this cream has vitamins A, C and E, and is said to condition and repair the toughest skin! This company, Gold Bond, has been around since 1908 and almost everyone I know who lived in the US came home with the Gold Bond lotions and creams. One of my personal favorites.
  2. L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream. This cream contains 15% shea butter with antiseptic, mint and lavender oil. Simply put this cream offers antibacterial protection while softening and relaxing the feet. The surprise though, is the anti-inflammatory ingredient, arnica extract that reduces redness and irritation.

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    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Riviera Rose, thank you for stopping by. Gold bond is one of the first creams to be on the market. I have known that brand since I was a little girl. They have a good reputation and have been proven to work. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Riviera Rose 

      6 years ago from South of France

      Loved this hub - I haven't come across Gold Bond before but will keep an eye out for it. Living in France, I'd heard from a friend that La Roche Posay is a really good brand, but have yet to try it. Now I'm really determined to. Great hub, thanks!

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Picka, thank you so much. Have a great day!

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      picka 

      7 years ago

      your hub rocks! full of info.

      nice job! keep it up (please)

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks you Mamtas.

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      Mamta Mule 

      7 years ago from Pune, India

      Good information.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Catspirit. Keep the moisture levels in balance this winter, use olive oil if you need to.

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      catspirit 

      7 years ago

      As always, your hubs are packed with great information. I intend to try most of the skin remedies detailed.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      You are welcome Savingfaceserum. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      You are welcomed B. Malin. It's a good idea to wear sunscreen all year round for even in winter the skin is exposed to UVA/UVB rays.

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      b. Malin 

      8 years ago

      I too would never go without a Moisturizer on my Face, or Hands and Body. For my Face year round, I use one that also has a "Sun Screen". Thanks for a Wonderful and Informative Hub Cardisa.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Moonlake. That Neutrogena was designed to really moisturize. They originally made it for fishermen, and you can imagine how rust a fisherman's hand can get...lol

      Neutrogena is really good.

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      moonlake 

      8 years ago from America

      Neutrogena is my favorite. I have really dry skin and it gets so bad in the winter. I never go a day without moisturizer for my face and hands. Good Hub.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      You are welcomed Nell. Use olive oil to keep from looking like a prune!

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, these are great! I have such dry skin all year round, apart from my face which I smother in moisturiser! anything that will stop me looking like a prune is a must! lol great ideas, thanks nell

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Ruby, the Neutrogena Norwegian formula is very good.

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Epi, the anticipation is killing me!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Great tips for skin care. I use neutrogena products. I tend to have dry skin so i use it daily. Thank you...

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      epigramman 

      8 years ago

      ...well I always alleviate all of my desires when I arrive here on your scene Miss C - well, almost all of them .... until I have the pleasure of meeting you in person and applying some of this lotion to your beautiful skin .......

      lake erie time 11:34pm -hey, a guy can dream, can't he?

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Green Lotus. Thanks! Yes I made the bar. I wanted people to remember that olive was as effective as any store bought product. Thanks for considering my hub for your refill. I have seen the Nivea but never used it. I'll have to give it a try.

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      Hillary 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Very useful information Cardisa and a love your cool divider bars :) Did you make them yourself? I can't get through the winter without my Neutrogena Norwegian formula hand cream. Next time I need to order a refill I'll visit this page! My favorite body cream is Nivea Firming Moisturizer with CoQ10 which is one of the few effective firming creams short of surgery :)

    • Cardisa profile imageAUTHOR

      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      She needs to see a dermatologist, it's obvius she has special needs.

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      FloraBreenRobison 

      8 years ago

      A lot of people swear by Gold Bond. Ironically, though, there is a woman I met in high school and is musical like I am who is allergic to most fabrics and various other things. For whatever reason, she has chronic itchiness year round and isn't helped by Gold Bond for more than a couple hours at a time. No on else reacts this way I've ever met.

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