Beauty Bite: Skin Soothing Products for Winter Weather

Prevent and treat skin conditions this winter with targeted products that promise to help.

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Photo by Anthea Simms

Cold weather can wreak havoc on our skin. And it’s not just the actual climate that affects dryness, it’s also the dry air circulated by the furnace and heating systems. Fight back this fall and winter with three skincare lines that promise to help you stay moisturized and rash-free.

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Intense Hydration Day Lotion, Burt’s Bees, $29.99

Plain old dry, flaky skin

If your skin goes from normal-dry to unbearably dry in the winter, switch up your skincare routine to something more moisturizing. But don’t overdo it: choose one great product line and stick with it. Trying to slather multiple moisturizing masks and treatments will only leave your complexion confused.

Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration with Clary Sage products actually help increase skin’s ability to retain moisture while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream, $19.99. Available at most drug and grocery stores.

Itchy eczema

Do you suffer from eczema, and does it get worse in the winter? Start protecting yourself before a flare-up by investing in a good pair of gloves to protect hands from harsh wind, using a humidifier at home and by moisturizing regulary.

Polysporin has released an Eczema Essentials line that includes a daily moisturizer, daily wash that doesn’t strip sensitive skin of moisture and an anti-itch cream.

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Soothing Pomegranate Seed Lotion, Holistic Vanity, $57

Red, Irritated Rosacea

If your rosacea gets more inflamed in cold weather, you’ll want to remember to apply (soothing, natural) sunscreen even on the greyest days and again, to be proactive. Start treating the problem before it gets worse.

Canadian line Holistic Vanity offers a line just for rosacea sufferers (and those with super sensitive skin). It includes a cleanser, two skin tonics—one for inflammation, one for healing—a daily lotion and a comforting oil. The line also includes a tea to deal with inflammation from the inside out.