My Skin Is Parched—These Products Are My Hydration Saviors

While there are many fun aspects of winter (snow, holidays, cozy clothing, etc.), there are also a few that make life a bit more difficult. From mass layering to 4 p.m. sunsets, winter does have it's downsides. I personally dread the frigid, dry winter air that wreaks havoc on my skin. As soon as the seasons start to change, I can feel it in my skin—seriously.

I've mentioned before that I have super-sensitive skin, so this may not happen to everyone, but keeping my skin hydrated and happy during the winter is a major struggle for me. Because of this, I've tested countless products in search of ones that will go the distance and give my parched complexion some relief—whether it be in the form of a cream, oil, serum, or mask. I've found 23 of the best hydrating skincare products that I know I can turn to when my skin is feeling extra dry and irritated, so I'm outlining them below for anyone who experiences the same issue. And since dry air doesn't only affect the skin on your face, I've included products that keep your body, hands, and lips feeling nourished as well. 



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Caitlin Burnett
Contributing Editor