I love that in the summertime, when my skin is always dewy because of the humidity, I need to do very little besides drink lots of water to keep my skin and hair hydrated.
When the cooler months roll around starting in September, I can see a very clear difference in how dry my skin and hair can get. However, I have a few cures for the dry fall weather that will help you to keep your skin baby soft, even while the leaves are changing.
One of these three options should be enough to hydrate all day, but if you have extra dry and eczema-prone skin like I do, layering more than one of these moisturizers should help keep your suppleness intact.
For an added benefit, moisturize while you’re still wet, or take advantage of products formulated specifically for use in the bath or shower. Gently pat yourself dry, or air dry to keep as much product as possible in contact with your skin for maximum absorption.
- Burt’s Bees Lemon & Vitamin E Bath & Body Oil – Gentle enough for baby, but moisturizing enough for more mature skin. I put it on right in the shower while I’m still wet. It helps to seal in the moisture from the water, and absorbs for a deep down softness that lasts all day.
- Aveeno Skin Relief Shower & Bath Oil – With eczema-prone skin, I have to make sure I moisturize deeply, especially in the cooler months, or my skin tends to crack, peel, itch, or burn. Taking care of my skin keeps my eczema flare-ups at bay, and the oatmeal is a famously calming, smoothing ingredient for conditions like psoriasis and eczema. My skin stays soft
- Nivea In-Shower Nourishing Body Lotion (Very Dry Skin with Almond Oil) – Nivea’s new in-shower moisturizers offer four different levels of moisture: Normal to Dry, Dry, Dry to Very Dry, and Very Dry Skin. Choose the formula that best suits your skin type, and follow the directions on the bottle. Use it in the shower, and layer with oil or lotion if you need additional protection. The success of the product’s claims of 24-hour moisture depend on your skin type, the humidity, your water intake, and water quality in your area.
Note: My product reviews and suggestions are completely voluntary as I am not being paid to endorse or suggest any product. I have purchased and tested all products on my own time, with my own money. Please use products according to your best judgement and discretion.