6 Simple Home Remedies For Winter Dry Skin

1. Use An Oil-Based Moisturizer

Find an “ointment” moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. (Hint: Many lotions labeled as “night creams” are oil-based.)

2. Lukewarm Oatmeal Bath

A lukewarm bath with oatmeal or baking soda, can help relieve skin that is so dry it has become itchy.

3. Use A Hydrating Scrub

To soften stubborn dry patches on rough elbows and knees, opt for a rich, hydrating scrub. “I use a simple mix of honey and sugar.”

4. Use Sunscreen

The snow reflects 80% of the sun’s rays; just because it’s winter does not mean you can skip proper sun care! Use sun protection with both UVA and UVB blockers on any exposed skin and don’t forget to reapply.

5. Avoid Acne Treatments

Your skin may not be able to handle acne medications during the winter because they tend to be very drying.

6. Exfoliate


Your skin will look brighter, and your moisturizer can penetrate better if you don’t have a pileup of dead cells. The PMD sloughs off dead skin cells and uses a vacuum to stimulate blood flow. It works just like an in-clinic microdermabrasion treatment without the hassle or cost.


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