9 Products That Soothe Dry Skin

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Tackling stubborn parched patches? Relieve dry skin with our pick of the best hydrating facial oils, serums, multi-tasking balms and more...

As winter draws in, we find ourselves in a familiar beauty battleground; tackling the dry, fragile skin that central heating and bitter, cold wind wreak on our faces. It’s to be a struggle no more. This season, we’re arming ourselves with both the products and the know-how to restore embattled complexions to their hydrated, glowing best. So, how exactly do you take your face from ravaged to rosy in this harsh weather? We’ve rounded up the essentials and tips that will prove to be this season’s saviours.



Top of the soothed skin agenda is changing your approach to washing by turning the hot water down – no matter how tempting it is to melt into a steamy bath. Keep water lukewarm so as not to further dehydrate your pores, and gently pat your skin dry, being careful not to rub when you emerge from the tub or shower.

There’s a simple trick that will supercharge your moisturiser, too – if you slather it on when skin is damp, the pore-kind ingredients are better absorbed. Not only does this seal water into the surface of your skin, but it veils your cheeks in a dewy gleam that offsets lines and dullness. We implore you to give it a go.

But, what cream should you be dipping into? We’ve got that covered with a round-up of the best skin salves, serums, oils, moisturisers and cleansers for parched complexions. Eke away every kind of dry patch, from tight cheeks to flaky limbs, by keeping any one of these soothing finds in your bathroom cabinet.

Glossier Balm Dotcom, £30 for a set of three
Glossier, the brainchild of Into The Gloss founder Emily Weiss, has made its first step into the UK market with its hero product Balm Dotcom. A multi-tasking blend of natural emollients and antioxidants, the dense salve is sold in sets of three on Net-A-Porter – which is handy, no? Pop one on your desk, one in your handbag and one beside your bed to temper rough patches of skin, dry lips, ragged cuticles and so much more.

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