Winter Beauty Hacks for Achieving Hydrated Skin

To me, winter means shimmery snowflakes, steaming hot coffee from Starbucks and puffy coats- and, unfortunately, dry skin. Especially now, with polar vortexes, drastic temperature changes, and the wind kicking up, our skin is left paying the price. I thought I would share my search for the best winter moisturizers, facial oils and facial sprays with the readers of Blush. Read the descriptions, consider the prices (I kept in mind we’re all on a college budget) and land on the best one for you.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment ($16.99)

This unique formula restores your skin to its healthiest state. This multi-purpose ointment protects and soothes dry skin, chapped lips and other common skin irritations. This can be used as a standalone moisturizer, or applied on top of another moisturizer to enhances its effects.

Caudalie Grape Water ($10)

This 100% organic formula is suitable for even the most sensitive skin and contains grapes extracted directly from Bordeaux that provide an immediate benefit of improved hydration while also acting as a calming treatment—soothing rosacea, reducing redness and sensitivity, and calming rashes. It can be used as a toner after cleansing, as a setting spray before applying makeup, or to refresh and hydrate the skin throughout the day—super versatile.

Derma E Hydrating Night Cream ($24.99)

This night cream is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free and GMO-free. On top of that, it’s loaded with anti-aging ingredients like Vitamins A and E. It’s perfect for dry skin that needs an extra boost of moisture at night.

Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb Deco ($22)

Clinically tested to provide up to 26 hours of moisture, this unique formula leaves skin soft, supple, and deeply moisturized and is best for dry skin types. Containing comfrey leaf, a powerful hydrating agent, this moisturizer can be used for the morning and night and can also be used as a five-minute emergency moisture mask—apply generously to skin and tissue off.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer ($21.50)

Infused with squalane and glycerin, this moisturizer helps keep dryness at bay while also protecting your skin from the sun and is for all skin types.