In the winter I generally have to step up my Skincare game, My skin becomes drier than usual. As well as this I generally have quite a sensitive skin so I have to be careful with what I use in terms of products. If you suffer from dry skin too, you've come to the right place!. Here are my top tips for keeping your dry skin hydrated this winter!.

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate.

The first step to take is exfoliation, Exfoliation gets rid of all those dry, dead skin cells which can also help to even out your skin tone!. Exfoliating also creates smoother and softer skin. (Exfoliating your face helps to control breakouts by unclogging your pores as well).

Personally, I'm loving the Body shops 'Early harvest raspberry body scrub'. This is currently only £6.50 which is an absolute steal for the quality of this product. I use this 2-3 times a week and I love it, The texture of this is sort of jam like, which makes it quite gentle on the skin (depending on how firm you apply it). This smells completely of raspberries which are gorgeous and really makes your skin feel lovely and smooth. The body shop is against animal testing. They also have lots of other scrubs available if the raspberry scrub isn't really your thing. If you go into a store they have testers of all the products available so you can find your favourite.


Moisturising your skin is a great way to put hydration back into your skin. Moisturising is important when you have dry skin. Moisturisers contain a few ingredients. Some of these ingredients are occlusives. The occlusives form a sort of barrier on the skin to stop the water (hydration) from leaving the skin. As well as this they're made up of emollients which smooth the skin and humectants which attract water and, therefore, hydrates. 

Personally, I'm a  big fan of products!, for very dry skin days I use the 'dove essential nourishing lotion' this is amazing on my skin, clears up most of my dryness in 1 use. I'll use this once a week. I also use the 'Dove purely pampering nourishing lotion' throughout the week, This smells gorgeous I'll probably use this 1-2 times a week it's hydrating and the hydration lasts a few days, I've found this fine on my sensitive skin as well, which is a bonus. 

Every now and again I'll use the 'Boots extracts fruity body butter'. This is very affordable and contains fairtrade ingredients which are great but although this hydrates my skin and smells of strawberry and cream which is amazing, it's usually only for a day or two so for that, I prefer the dove products. 

If you're in a rush the vaseline spray and go is a good quick fix for moisturising, I use the aloe soothe which smells great, absorbs quickly and generally does hydrate quite well and usually lasts a couple of days.

For any very pesky flaky bits of skin or any very itchy bits I use a little E45 cream, This is my holy grail for dry skin as I suffer from mild eczema. You can use this for so much (dry/flaky skin, eczema, itchy skin, dry psoriasis and sunburn) It's just really handy and doesn't cost too much either which is great!.


My hands are usually an issue where dry skins concerned through the winter. I've recently started using the dove purely pampering hand lotion which hydrates my hands so much. If I'm outside for the whole day I'll use this 1-2 times, It makes them feel so soft and I don't have to worry about them then for the rest of the day. It's very budget friendly and also smells amazing. I also use the vaseline intensive care which not only hydrates my skin amazingly it also helps with nail growth which is fantastic, this is also quite affordable and the quality is great for what you pay for it.


For my face I use the simple oil balancing exfoliator and the oil balancing moisturiser which i reviewed here ->

What are your dry skin heroes?.