Cold, dry conditions outside and dry, heated air inside suck every bit of moisture out of our bodies. All of this can make your skin dry, cracked and even sore from head to toe. Winter is definitely time to adjust your skincare routine so when Spring finally comes, your skin is still soft and smooth.
Avoid harsh, heavily perfumed soaps that further dry and irritate the skin and opt instead for gentle body washes. Try DERMAdoctor Born To Be Mild Medicated Face & Body Cleanser.
For the face, try CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. It gently cleanses the skin while helping maintain the right moisture balance and is proven to prevent moisture from evaporating from the skin's surface.
If you typically follow facial cleansing with a toner, try switching to one that is not alcohol-based an non-drying. Ole Henriksen Balancing Cucumber Face Tonic/Mist helps calm, renew and soften skin without drying and is suitable for use on dry and sensitive skin.
The next step, to keep yourself from "cracking up," is to moisturize from head to toe. DERMAdoctor KP Duty Dermatologist Moisturizing Therapy For Dry Skin is a cream that incorporates medically potent levels of glycolic acid blended with urea, the dermatologist recommended humectant, to soften and smooth away even the driest, roughest skin, including keratosis pilarsis, a.k.a. "chicken skin bumps."