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    27 Products For People Who Have Dry Skin All Year Long

    "Help me, I'm thirsty." —your skin, usually

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    1. A gentle peeling exfoliant made with tangerine, papaya, and licorice extracts formulated to gently remove your dry, dead skin and leave your skin glowing.


    Promising review: "I love this stuff! I've avoided exfoliators because of my extremely dry, very sensitive, mature skin. Since one of my favorite YouTubers recommended this, figured I'd give it a try. No irritation at all, and leaves my skin looking bright and smooth. You can actually see the dead skin rolling off! Worth every penny." —Target or jellybean55839

    Get it from Target or E.l.f. Cosmetics for $10.

    2. A holy-grail hand cream that's the best-selling hand cream on Amazon for a reason — because it just might soothe your dry, cracked hands like no other.,

    Promising review: "I've developed eczema on my hands over the last few years, and my fingers get terribly, painfully cracked all year long, and especially in the colder months. My fingers and knuckles will be covered in cracks. This is THE only thing that gives me any relief. It stings a good bit when you put it over open sores (which if you're like me is inevitable), and feels a little weird, but the result is worth the pain. You'll notice a difference after just a couple of uses. Promise. It helps cracked heels, too." —Kathleen Dunlop

    Read more about it here.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    3. A cult-favorite drugstore-brand face and body moisturizer with thousands of five-star reviews to back up its awesomeness.,

    Promising review: "I developed a dry, patchy area on the side of my mouth, but figured it was dry skin due to winter. After a week it spread to my chin and other side of my mouth. I thought it would go away on its own but then three weeks passed. I tried moisturizers and coconut oil but nothing worked! I was frustrated and embarrassed by this patchy, scaly skin on my face. As a last-ditch effort I tried Cerave and it worked! It was much better after two days! It's now a month later and its still gone!" —Kathleen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.69.

    4. A Fresh hydrating face mask made with actual rose petals that'll tone your skin as it moisturizes.


    Promising review: "My skin is in love with this mask. I have sensitive dry skin with redness. I use this after exfoliating and it soothes and moisturizes my face in a beautiful way. After rinsing it off, my skin is so smooth and my complexion looks better (less redness). I know it comes with a hefty price tag, but a little goes a long way!" —jcgirl13

    Read a full review of it here.

    Get it from Sephora for $25 for a 1 oz. jar or $62 for a 3.3 oz. jar.

    5. A eye cream made with mostly organic ingredients — including vitamin C, vitamin rosehip seed oil, and hibiscus flower extract — designed to moisturize, soften, and smooth your delicate under-eye skin.,

    Promising review: "Have been using this morning and night for three weeks. Have noticed improvement in under-eye lines and wrinkles as well as darkness (see pics). Excited to try more products from this line as they are so affordable and have great reviews. You get a lot of eye cream for the price, I can see this jar lasting me the better part of a year. Love that it is natural and doesn't have much of a scent. Cute label is also a plus :)" —jlg5708

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    6. A vitamin E oil for your face and body that people have used to moisturize, minimize scars, relieve cracked skin, and more.,

    Promising review: "Bought this to put on a surgical scar my husband has. However, it ended up being a fabulous cure for me! I have been to the dermatologist many times and always told I had contact dermatitis. I am a nurse — I was given the strongest hydrocortisone ointment made but it only made my skin friable — then I used an antibiotic ointment to help with the cracks, nothing worked. Twenty-four hours after putting this on, my husband I noticed my hands were perfectly clear, something I haven't seen in years! LOVE this stuff!! See my pictures." —duffykmk

    Get it from Amazon for $4.86+ (available in three sizes).

    7. A moisturizing lip balm you can wear on its own or under other lip color if your pout needs a lil' extra love.

    Promising review: "I got the cherry color because I loved how soft and supple it made my lips, but wanted a little bit of color infusion. This stuff is great, made my lips soft, and gives a natural-looking tint. I've let other friends use it in lieu of Chapstick, and it's looked great on a variety of skin tones. Very subtle, natural-looking color, but a definite difference from natural nude. Doesn't feel heavy or waxy, but gives a nice moisturizing boost to even the dryer lips. I have naturally dry skin, and live in the desert, so this stuff is awesome. And cheap!" —Jessie

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98+ (available in six colors).

    8. A lightweight hydrating Urban Decay makeup setting spray that'll keep your look in place all day without flaking or smudging, weather be damned.

    Promising review: "I have really dry skin and live in Wisconsin, which is a bad combination during the winter. I bought this product for a wedding, put in on over my makeup in the morning and didn't really notice a difference. At the end of the night though I looked at my face expecting the worst and my makeup was still perfectly in place with no flaking! Even better when I saw pictures from that night, my face had a dewy (but not oily) look that looked professional. Definitely worth the price, you will not be disappointed!" —diamond20

    Get it from Sephora or Ulta for $32.

    9. A Burt's Bees night cream — made with clary sage to increase moisture retention — to nourish your parched skin while you're hittin' the hay.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49 or Walmart for $9.41.

    10. The Dr. Jart+ Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer, a gel formula that literally bursts into tiny water droplets when applied and will have your face feeling like a damn hydration station.


    Promising review: "I received a sample i during a time when I was having incredible problems with my skin. Breakouts that weren't healing, paper-dry cheeks, but enough oil on my forehead that I could deep-fry something ... anyway, I started using this on whim. I couldn't get any worse, right? First thing to know is that this moisturizer absorbs so dang quickly! I thought it was just because I was dry, but actually it's just the moisturizer! Secondly, this really helped balance my skin. Once I started deep-moisturizing my oil production decreased and my cheeks felt better. It made my (un-acnefied) skin so soft! I finished the sample, and am now on my second full bottle! I love this moisturizer to death. It doesn't irritate my skin, it moisturizes without smothering my skin, and you CAN use it day and night if you want (I prefer it just at night since it is a little intense and it does not have SPF). Also it doesn't smell like anything and since it absorbs quickly it's good for layering products, if you like to do that." —BelaCinderella

    Get it from Amazon for $21.90 or Sephora for $36.

    11. A wonders-working exfoliating foot peel to have your calloused feet looking and feeling like you just left the spa.

    Promising review: "This worked better than I had hoped or imagined! No pain, or the smell of harsh chemicals. After a few days, dead skin started coming off my feet in sheets! I never even thought about dead skin on the top of my feet! Now they look and feel wonderful, and got the hard to reach callouses too!" —RabbitatPiece

    Get it from Sephora or Nordstrom for $20.

    12. Cleansing balm that'll gently remove makeup without irritating your skin or stripping it of its natural oils.

    Soko Glam

    Promising review: "I used to have a hard time getting rid of my eye makeup because I have really dry skin under my eyes and rubbing your skin is not good for it. I know many people use baby oil to clean off eye makeup but I've also heard it's not good for the skin around your eyes. With Clean It Zero Classic I've been able to get all my makeup off without having to rub harshly on my skin. The skin under my eyes is hydrated now. My face feels a lot more supple now that I've added this product into my regimen. It's a keeper." —Paola B.

    Get it from Soko Glam for $16+ (available in two sizes) or from Walmart for $20.70.

    13. An oil-free lotion you can use daily to combat both dehydrated and oily skin, for all you members of the combination-skin club out there.


    Promising review: "It works wonders on my skin. I have a really oily T-zone, but a very, very dry forehead and cheeks. This moisturizer works to keep everything in check. My skin has never felt better." —garfgarfff

    Get a 1.7 oz tube from Ulta for $40 or Walmart for $34.99 or a 3.5 oz tube from Jet for $64.45.

    14. A nourishing and super-moisturizing serum that people also swear by to treat fine lines and eczema.

    Promising review: "This is a fabulous product!!! From the first application on my face, I could tell a huge difference in how moisturized my face was. Plus it makes the skin so soft. And do try it after a steam treatment your face will actually glow. Love the packaging and that it is reusable. I mix it with Moroccan Oil for my neck and it smells amazing. Finally, I tried this on my eczema and it had for the most part cleared up. Apply after patting the skin dry, the serum will lock in that moisture. I highly recommend this and have already insisted on having several friends get this." —Kimberly Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $22.90.

    15. An ultra-hydrating face mask so affordable, you might as well stock up on a few (or a few dozen)!

    Promising review: "I have super-dry skin right now because of the weather, even dermatitis, and needed a pick-me-up. This sheet mask is awesome! It is so gentle, non-irritating, soothing. and gave me a boost of hydration. I really saw a difference." —bellezzawithin

    Get it from Walmart for $2.50 or Target for $2.59.

    16. A nourishing Aveeno body wash with oatmeal and yogurt that will tell all the annoying dry skin on your body to GTFO.


    Get it from Walmart or Jet for $6.97 or a three-pack from Amazon for $20.91.

    17. Drunk Elephant's B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel, which is formulated to provide your thirsty AF skin with a hefty dose of hydration for up to 24 hours — and help with uneven skin tone and dullness.

    Promising review: "One of the best products I've ever used and I'm VERY hard to impress when it comes to skin care. Some people think it's just a 'meh' lightweight moisturizer when they use it alone and I think that's because it is really not how you're intended to use this. As an add-in to other products this gel has a 'let's turn on all the burners and get this party started' effect. Add a few drops of oil to it and it becomes an intensely hydrating liquid velvet that just amplifies the effects of everything. This with the C-serum did in two days what months of other treatments couldn't do for my sun-damage-related hyperpigmentation." —Lily114

    Get it from Sephora for $52.

    18. A beauty-award-winning body scrub that puts coconut shells, coconut oil, and brown sugar to work to banish your dead, dry skin and leave your body feeling freakin' radiant.

    Promising review: "Amazing scrub. The sugar portion dissolves after a little while of scrubbing and leaves the coconut bits to continue exfoliating. Smells lovely, not overpowering. I keep it in the shower and then it's super easy to get out of the tub. I use it to shave and have the best shaves ever." —jinx13

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    19. An intense overnight mask to quench your skin's thirst while you sleep (bonus: it can be used for your face and body, and even for shaving).


    Promising review: "Magic. Pregnancy has wrecked my skin! It's been so persistently dry and nothing has been helping. Until now. This stuff is incredible. Leaves my face smooth and supple every morning. I use it about three to four days a week. Highly recommend." —tucci013

    Get it from Sephora or Origins for $28.

    20. Vaseline Lip Therapy, a classic, tried-and-true remedy for chapped lips that'll provide you with a lil' shine to boot.

    Promising review: "I naturally have very dry lips. As a kid, they were always split and bleeding. (Attractive, I know.) Now that I am adult, I try many things to keep my lips from flaking and peeling away like the crust of a croissant. Croissants are good, but they are not something you want to kiss! I would also like to note, I am on an antibiotic for acne (which is drying), as well as Rentin-A (which is also drying), plus I do a wash with 10% benzoyl peroxide (also drying) every morning. So you can imagine why my poor lips go through. I was using Burt's Bees chapstick, before I decided I needed something better. This is basically flavored Vaseline that comes in a tiny container. I really like how small and easy the container is to carry around. The flavor is good and subtle, it isn’t too overwhelming, and does a great job soaking in. My lips feel well nourished for four hours during the day with occasional lip-licking and food eating, and it lasts all eight hours through the night (I wake up with very soft lips)." —Reviewer 007

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    21. A pack of Cetaphil cleansing cloths specifically for dry, sensitive skin, to remove makeup and everyday grime when you're on the go (or too lazy to walk from your bed to the bathroom, no judgment).

    Promising review: "Cetaphil is a brand I trust, so I was excited when they started making these. With other wipes, I'll start to break out if I use those versus washing my face, but not with these. They're pretty large, so I started cutting them in half (use half in the morning, half at night). They're also good as a shower wipe for camping or if you oversleep and don't have time to shower. Highly recommend!" —sc614

    Get a 50-count pack from Amazon for $8.16.

    22. An ultra-moisturizing shaving cream that might leave your legs so smooth you may even find yourself skipping the post-shave lotion.

    Promising review: "I am in love with this! Most shaving creams I have used leave my legs feeling shiny and I always have to use a moisturizing lotion afterwards. But this stuff is so amazing. I put it on and I was worried at first because it was such a thin layer but that thin layer was perfect! It left my legs feeling so so soft and it was a breeze to shave. I don't even feel the need to put lotion on my legs. It feels like I already have! This stuff is so fantastic!" —Dana

    Get it from Walmart for $3.38 or Target for $3.39.

    23. A lip exfoliant to keep your pout smooth and flake-free, even under matte lipsticks.


    Promising review: "After using this my lips feel so soft and moisturized. It really helps prep for lipstick and keeps my lips from feeling dry and chapped underneath matte lipsticks. Before my lipstick looked so bad because my lips were so dry but after using this it just glides on. And the smell is a pleasant mint." —juligoodall

    Get it from Sephora or Tarte for $16.

    24. A sheet mask made with 17 different amino acids that will be just what your parched skin has been pining for.

    Soko Glam

    Promising review: "I use sheet masks two to four times every week depending on how busy I am, and I’ve experimented with tons of different brands and ingredients. This is definitely among the top three! Gave my dehydrated skin exactly what it needed without feeling sticky!" —Linn T.

    Get it from Soko Glam for $4.

    25. Aquaphor, a time-tested solution for healing dry, chapped, chafed, and cracked skin (and it's great for new tattoos too).,

    Promising review: "Excellent in improving very dry skin. While spending three months in a hospital and nursing home, my foot skin care was neglected. Alerted by a visitor, the soles of my feet had become thick, yellowed, cracked. I was 'bed ridden' and unable to view the bottoms of my feet. It took three to four weeks of application every night and both feet were covered by socks to retain moisture and aid in the Aquaphor's healing of my skin. The results were truly amazing in healing and removal of dried skin plaques. I highly recommend this product. It tends to be a little greasy, though very easily applied and spread, so my normal application is at bedtime. It is not pasty, but very emollient. It easily dissolves and spreads at body temperature. If you truly suffer from very dry skin, this product will help." —JAC

    Get a 14 oz. jar from Amazon for $10.16.

    26. Clinical-strength foot cream that'll slough off your dead, rough skin before you can say, "Calluses? I don't know her.",

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I was a doubter when my sister suggested it but I tried it and after four days my heels are already looking way better!" —ku

    Get it from Amazon for $8.83.

    27. And an online class that'll teach you how to DIY your own perfect formula!


    Promising review: "I love this class! My hubby and I have both been using the lotion and some oil blends I made. I also steam when I remember. We are looking so much healthier! We've been using the homemade products for about two months. I love tailoring the lotions and cleansers to our needs. Some of my fine lines are going away! Thanks for putting this class together!"

    Get it from Udemy for $9.99.

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