Your Problem: Allover Dryness
According to a Unilever study, skin loses more than 25 percent of its ability to hold moisture in winter, which causes it to flake, look dull and feel itchy.
The Quick Fix: Right after your shower, pat dry, then immediately apply body cream. “The cream acts as a barrier, trapping the water inside your skin,” says dermatologist Janice Lima-Maribona, M.D. Try extra-thick Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Whipped Body Butter ($35, kiehls.com).
The Home Remedy: Add ¼ cup warm olive oil to three mashed apricots; mix until creamy. Leave on clean skin for 20 minutes. “Apricots have moisturizing vitamin A, while olive oil is rich in vitamin E,” says dermatologist David Bank, M.D.
Tip: “Exfoliating with a scrub before you moisturize helps hydrating ingredients penetrate.” —Joanna Vargas, aesthetician