5 Winter Skincare
Swaps to Make

Dryness, itchiness, irritation—winter can wreak all kinds of havoc on your skin. (Just look what it did to the White Walkers.) But you don’t have to go through the season feeling miserable. A few simple swaps can protect your skin and replenish some much-needed moisture.

1. Skip hot showers

They may seem like a good idea, but steamy showers only end up dehydrating your skin further. Opt for warm, not hot, showers—and try to keep them on the shorter side.

2. Go for gentler cleansers

Bar soaps and shower gels can be too drying this time of year. Try a cream or oil-based cleanser like Moroccanoil Shower Milk, which has argan, olive, avocado and coconut oils.

3. Switch soufflés for richer moisturizers

Body Soufflé might be perfect for warmer weather, but freezing temps demand something heavier. Switch to a cream moisturizer, like our Body Butter, which combines cocoa butter, shea butter, argan and avocado oils for more concentrated hydration. (And if you’re wondering “what’s a body soufflé?”, it’s a whipped, lightweight moisturizer that absorbs quickly. The whipped part is what makes it a soufflé!)

4. Spring for solid perfume

Spray-on and rollerball fragrances are usually alcohol-based, which can add to that dry, irritated feeling. Try solid perfume instead, which is wax- and oil-based.

5. Give body oils a try

Body lotion is great, but body oils just might be the true MVPs of winter skincare. That’s because they form a barrier on your skin, trapping moisture and preventing the dehydrating effects of cold, dry winter air. Spray on our Dry Body Oil for fast-absorbing hydration, or add Pure Argan Oil to your favorite moisturizer to boost its effectiveness.