We’re all going through it; our skin is beginning to resemble sandpaper no matter how much we moisturize. You go to bed at night and realize you could whittle down wood on your calf muscles alone. Don’t worry: We’re here to help. We called on Town & Country’s Beauty Director – Jamie Rosen – to weigh in on a regimen to stop winter dry skin on both the body and face. We’ve been doing this religiously and you definitely want to hop on board – unless there’s some woodwork you’re looking to get done…
“To prevent or get rid of dry, patchy winter skin, cleanse the face with a gentle exfoliator followed by a milky cleanser, so as not to strip the skin. Avoid anything with alcohol as one of the first few ingredients, as it’s super drying. For moisturizers, you want things that actually penetrate but also create a bit of a barrier on skin. The new sleep masks that are so popular are really great because they are basically intense moisturizers that you load on at night and don’t wash off. In the morning, you wake up with smooth, hydrated, dewy skin. The classic one is by Dr. Jart, but Olay and Fresh have new ones that are great as well. For the patchy areas, use a balm like Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm or Orico Little Love skin balm. You can apply this throughout the day or whenever you need it. The last one is for babies, but it works just as well on grown-up skin.
For the body, use Fresh Brown Sugar or an another scrub with an oil base. It leaves a film afterwards, but in a good way. Then follow with a heavy moisturizer. Kiehl’s Crème de Corps is an oldie but goodie.
If all else fails, there’s Aquaphor.”
– Jamie Rosen
*For more on winter skin tips, check out this piece in Town & Country