How To Combat Dry Skin In Winter


This is how you deal with dry skin issues during the winter chill.

Winter is well and truly here. Cosy nights, hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows, delicious soups, rugging up in snuggly knits. There’s a lot to enjoy in the winter months.

But, there’s also not a lot to enjoy about winter, such as dry skin. Saying hello to the crisp, windy and often rainy season of wintery weather also means skin can be left feeling dry, itchy, flaky, scaly and irritated.

However, there are some stellar skin care products designed to help your skin stay healthy whilst looking and feeling as radiant and hydrated as it does in the warmer months.

Incorporate these deeply moisturising products into your skincare routine and combat those dry skin issues.




Palmer’s – Moisturising Body Oil

Body oils are exceptional additions to your winter skincare routine, especially if moisturisers don’t seem to be doing enough or when you simply want that extra layer of hydration. What’s great is that the product can be used on the face too.

Palmer’s Moisturising Body Oil works intensively to nourish the skin, without feeling too heavy and too greasy as it seeps into the skin quickly. It provides moisture for up to 48 hours which means that there is no need to reapply to get that radiant glow incessantly. Not to mention, a little goes a long way with this product.

The vegan formula is loaded with rich nutrients and antioxidants for moisture barrier protection.

Palmer's - Moisturising Body Lotion

Pod Organics – Organic Face & Body Oil

Support an amazing Australian business by investing in Pod Organics’ Organic Face & Body Oil. Designed to soothe, hydrate and nurture sensitive, dry or ageing skin, the body oil is made up of jojoba oil, coconut oil, rosehip oil, sunflower oil, blue tansy and mandarin.

The powerhouse formula is especially effective during pregnancy, when the skin tends to stress, stretch, tighten and dry. It is filled with numerous vitamins that promote skin rejuvenation and skin cell renewal.

Pod Organics - Organic Face & Body Oil

Dermalogica – Phyto Replenish Oil

This feather-light treatment oil is the secret to getting dewy skin even during the wintertime. It aims to restore the skin’s natural lipid barrier, hold moisture and protect against any environmental aggressors. The key ingredients include chia seed oil, orchid flower extract, sunflower seed oil, rice bran oil and tamanu oil – which also works to prevent breakouts. 

Additionally, the product is super versatile as you can pop it under makeup to replicate Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut skin.

Dermalogica - Phyto Replenish Oil


Summer Fridays – Summer Silk Nourishing Body Lotion

This indulgent body cream is infused with plant-derived butters and natural oils which melts immaculately into the skin. It blends delicate scents of coconut, vanilla blossom and warm almond – a combination that smells exactly like summer.

This breathable and durable product is best used after a warm bath or shower while the skin is still damp as it helps to lock in hydration and strengthen the skin’s barrier by replenishing ceramides.

Summer Fridays - Summer Silk Nourishing Body Lotion

Palmer’s – Exfoliating Body Lotion

Palmer’s latest invention aims to smooth rough and bumpy skin with a triple blend of radiance-activating moisturisers, including cocoa butter, coconut oil and shea butter.

The clinically-proven concoction includes AHAs which work to exfoliate dead skin cells from head to toe and soften any discolouration.

Palmer's - Exfoliating Body Lotion

[QED] Skincare – The Body Lotion

[QUE] SKINCARE is a female-owned, Australian business that has a particular focus on sensitive skin, without appearing too ‘pharmaceutical’ and more ‘feel good’.

This body lotion is packed with nourishing jojoba and green leaf extract which intensely quenches the skin without that greasy after-feel. Jojoba oil is extremely hydrating and can be used to ease eczema and rosacea, while green tea acts as an effective antioxidant. Slather this on while you snooze away and let the magic unfold.

[QED] Skincare - The Body Lotion

Rodan+Fields – Active Hydration Body Replenish

This daily-use body replenisher will keep the skin looking younger and feeling baby-like. It contains hyaluronic acid and glycerin which helps to shield the skin from environmental aggressors, like freezing weather, by maintaining the moisture barrier. This formula leaves the skin feeling visibly softer and velvety – but keep in mind, that this cannot also be used on the face.

Rodan+Fields - Active Hydration Body Replenish



Rodan+Fields – Total RF Serum

This anti-ageing serum features RF TriEnergy Complex which is comprised of chemicals that seek to energise the skin cells by 200%, addressing all signs of skin ageing.

This simple yet sublime product works effectively both on its own and when incorporated into a skincare regimen. Best of all, the packaging is eco-friendly and contained in a lush refillable glass bottle, ready for a refill.

Rodan+Fields - Total RF Serum

Aesop – Damascan Rose Facial Treatment

If you’re down to splurge a little more to guarantee maximum nourishment, feed your skin with Aesop’s facial treatment. 

Whether you’ve got normal skin, or dry or extremely dry skin, the special mixture of rose petal, neroli blossom and violet leaf works wonders. The gentle fragrant and quick-absorbing oil distributes hints of vitamin E and A which help to restore moisture and revitalise the skin.

Massage three to five drops into clean skin or meld it into your current moisturiser.

Aesop - Damascan Rose Facial Treatment

CeraVe – AM Moisturising Lotion SPF30

Yes, it’s possible to find a fabulous moisturiser at a drugstore. If you’re searching for an oil-free, fragrance-free and non-comedogenic with SPF, CeraVe’s AM Facial Moisturising Lotion is the way to go. 

This lightweight moisturiser is especially great for oily and sensitive skin types, and even with fewer appearances from the sun, UV rays are still rampant – namely when they come from the Aussie sun.

CeraVe - AM Moisturising Lotion SPF30

Vela Days – Oil Infusion Serum

Nothing says winter luxury like this facial oil serum. Formulated with 14 of the most nutrient-rich botanical oils and 7 brightening actives for nourishing and glowing skin, Vela Days’ divine serum helps to repair damaged skin barriers, strengthening its resistance to the relentless winter rain and wind. 

The MVP ingredient encompassed in the serum is the brand’s notable Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, which aims to enhance performance and address various skin concerns. 

While making this purchase does require you to splash out a couple more dollars, the glass bottle can be reused or recycled.

Vela Days - Oil Infusion Serum

Hand and Foot


Caudalie – Foot Beauty Cream

During the winter, the feet are much more prone to dryness and flakiness – so it’s essential not to neglect them too. This lovely foot cream is difficult to fault. Often, putting on foot cream feels quite suffocating as they are often too greasy – Caudalie’s version does the opposite of that.

The product smells irresistibly citrusy and fresh. It intermingles shea butter and grape-seed oil to nourish, repair and cool the feet. This means you can put your shoes on directly after application without getting that icky feeling.

Caudalie - Foot Beauty Cream

The Body Shop – Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue

If your feet need a little more winter lovin’ this winter, try The Body Shop’s Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue. 

This tiny tub of all that’s good for the feet is enriched with cooling peppermint essential oil to bring back energy to the feet if they’re tired whilst at the same time conditioning them. 

Don’t be afraid to store the cream in the fridge for extra cooling – you can look forward to putting on woolly socks afterwards.

The Body Shop - Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue

Chanel – La Crème Main

Even if you take away the brand name, Chanel’s hand cream works incredibly to moisturise, soothe and brighten the hands, cuticles and nails. Not to mention, in addition to the dryness brought by winter, sanitising the hands can leave them as dry as winter leaves. 

Chanel’s minimal hand cream is crafted from extracts like rose wax, iris
Padilla and May rose – a flower exclusively grown by Chanel in Grasse. Besides these benefits, it looks super elegant and sophisticated.

Chanel - La Creme Main

Bath & Body Works – Paraffin Hand Cream

Take your hands to a new level of glow and hydration with this beauty. 

Paraffin wax is known for encouraging the skin to feel agile and silky, especially in treating skin conditions like eczema. It does so by preventing water loss from the outer layer of the skin, which tends to dry it out. Other superior ingredients used include avocado oil and shea butter. 

Aside from that, it smells absolutely delicious.

Bath & Body Works - Paraffin Hand Cream



Dermal Therapy – Lip Balm Manuka Honey

Thanks to the mix of scalding hot showers and icy cold wind, the lips are prone to feeling dry and scaly. 

Featuring the star ingredient of ‘manuka honey’, Dermal Therapy’s Lip Balm is designed to noticeably moisturise and heal severely dry and chapped lips. Honey is a natural antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory remedy that exfoliates your lips at the same time. 

The best part about Dermal Therapy is that it is a super affordable Australian brand that actually works.

Dermal Therapy - Lip Balm Manuka Honey

Burt’s Bees – Squeezy Tinted Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees is well-renowned for its natural, classic lip balms.

This new, compact, squeezy version is super conditioning and leaves the lips feeling ultra supple and extra shiny. 

The formula contains responsibly sourced beeswax and hydrating cocoa butter without unwanted chemicals like parabens and petroleum. 

An upgrade from the OG twistable, the squeezy provides a dose of natural colour that doesn’t come off too vibrant or too clear, with a fruity flavour of either sweet peach, berry sorbet or watermelon rush.

Burt's Bees - Squeezy Tinted Lip Balm

Carmex – Lip Balm Jar

What this lip balm lacks in aesthetic packaging, it makes up for fast hydration. The formula is derived naturally, filled with antioxidant-rich fruit seed oils and lip nourishing sustainably sourced ingredients. The balm protects lips from harsh environments (note, it has sun protection) leaving the lips to feel silky and glossy.

This miracle-worker balm can also be applied under or over lipstick to avoid colour peel and discourage stickiness.

Carmex Lip Valm Jar
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Janelle is an ambitious writer who is constantly chasing the hottest topics in pop culture news. She loves spending quality time with her loved ones, eating out at new restaurants, listening to podcasts, sipping on matcha lattes and Moulin Rouge. She dreams of visiting France someday so that she can finally practise the language.

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