7 Dry-Skin Mistakes You're Probably Still Making in the Winter, According to Dermatologists
By Stephanie Saltzman
After reading (and, in my case, writing) a couple of bajillion winter skin-care stories, it's easy to think we all have a pretty solid grasp on the best ways to combat seasonal dryness, flakiness, scaliness, and general annoyingness. I know to slather on moisturizer straight out of the shower, swap to a gentle cleanser, put a humidifier thisclose to my bed at night, obsessively coat my lips with balm, and never, ever take a hot or long shower (heaven forbid). So why on earth is my skin still so freaking dry? I turned to two top dermatologists, Joshua Zeichner and Doris Day, to find out what I might still be doing wrong.
Nope. Your regular old runny moisturizer isn't going to cut it anymore. "Make sure you're using a cream, not a lotion," says Day. And while you're at it, up your dosage. "If you've been using a cream at night, make it twice a day and use it both morning and night." (For body, we adore Ouai's Body Crème, Beautycounter's Melting Body Balm, and Skinfix's AHA Renewing Cream.)
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