Cold weather beauty: 10 essentials to cure dry skin and keep your hair static-free

Winter essentials guide: Beauty
Winter essentials guide: Beauty

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If cold weather automatically equals itchy, dry skin and flyaway hair, you’re not alone. There’s nothing quite like a blast of cold air (for five months straight, that is) to make us realize just how much care our skin and hair actually need. Suddenly the idea of layering on as many moisturizers and serums as possible doesn’t seem crazy. Deep conditioners go from being a weekly treat to a daily necessity. And if there was an award for hoarding hand creams, we would certainly win it this time of year.

But don’t fret: We’re here to help bid goodbye to your dry skin. We’ve rounded up ten products that will keep your hair free of fly-aways, your hands totally soft and your body completely hydrated. We’ll start you off with a Bioderma cleanser that works to eliminate all the pains (the itchy, itchy pains) of dry skin. Also for the shower: a bodywash from Lush that warms you up as it lathers and offers circulation-increasing properties. If static hair is a major concern, you’ll want to get your hands on the deep-conditioning treatments we share from The Body Shop and Kérastase—the latter can be customized to your individual hair needs, to solve everything from lack of shine to damaged hair.

Should winter weather make you feel like hibernating, we can’t think of a better product to curl up inside with than the aptly-named Cocoon lotion from AminoGenesis. Or spend less time showering and more time feeling hydrated with a new product from L’Oréal Professionnel that is an all-in-one shampoo, conditioner and dry hair balm. And of course, we can’t include a round up of the best dry skin and hair products without many moisturizers. We share a face cream from Clinique that contains Vitamin B6, cholesterol (the good kind!), and wheat, bran and olive extracts which work to rebuild essential lipids in the moisture barrier, bringing your winter skin back to a healthy balance. For dry hands, we share two moisturizers you’ll love and both will cure dry, cracked and protect against future moisture loss. Ready to say sayonara to dry skin and hair? Read on—and know that under the many layers of mittens, scarves, toques, and jackets you’ll feel fully hydrated all season long.