Our Favorite Body Lotions to Keep Skin Hydrated This Winter
It’s usually this time of month that our extremities remind us how much we’ve taken them for granted. In the humid days of summer, they were fine left neglected while we tended to our faces and obsessed over finding new sheet masks and sweatproof concealer. But now as the leaves begin to fall, there’s the slightest bit of tightness, maybe a tetch of itching too.
Whether winter weather means your skin is windburned and inflamed or dry and downright lizard like, there’s a lotion for that. And if you’re one of those who hates the feel of being greased up like a roast chicken, rest assured all of these picks not only sink in fast, they have other skin nurturing benefits too.
Glossier Body Hero Daiy Perfecting Cream
Buy It: $22; glossier.com
One of our editors keeps this delightful pink tube in her shower to put on damp skin straight after showering. The orange blossom-neroli scent smells as complex and exotic as an expensive boutique fragrance, and the formula leaves the perfect hint of light-reflecting sheen. The companion Daily Oil Wash is the perfect way to cleanse while keeping skin moisturized.
CeraVe Itch Relief Moisturizing Lotion
Buy It: $11; target.com
While there’s nothing flashy about this dermatologist-approved drug store brand, it’s a lifesaver for those who itch at the thought of December. With continued use, it not only keeps skin calm, but repairs even the most irritated patches.
Eau Thermale Avène Xeracalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Balm
Buy It: $33; amazon.com
If cold weather and stiff winter breezes aggravate your more serious skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, this French pharmacy staple helps heal your skin while it brings relief fast. The packaging also includes a sterility-preserving tip so the formula doesn’t have to include any unnecessary preservatives that could bother skin further.
Yes To Coconut Hydrate & Restore Ultra Light Spray Body Lotion
Buy It: $6; amazon.com
When you apply body lotions, do you feel like an infomercial actor who is flustered with a toaster or struggling to chop an onion? Or is sheer laziness preventing the rest of your body from being moisturized? Yes to Coconuts has a spray bottle for that.
Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter
Buy It: $38; sephora.com
Kiehl’s is the gold standard of body lotions, and we’re not just talking about its sunny, chamomile-like color. This whipped, tubbed version of their classic lotion has a faintly sweet scent from honey, but reads completely grown-up once applied. Bonus: the tub will last you until spring.
Clary Collection Bath + Body Oil
Buy It: $42; clarycollection.com
Do you cringe at the thought of putting on your jeans over lotion-covered legs? Body oil is the answer. When it’s applied to just-showered skin, this Nashville-made oil sinks right in. Plus, the bottle is gorgeous enough you might leave your shower curtain open when guests are over