The Best Moisturizers to Mend Your Winter Skin

Story by Olivia Gentile
Photo by Devon Rademacher

The holidays are over, which not only means we need to get back in the swing of classes, but also that winter is in full swing and every inch of our bodies are cracking from the dry air. From chapped lips and peeling cuticles, to rough knees and elbows, it’s all there.

Luckily, we picked the top moisturizers for the worst winter has to throw at you.

You can go the inexpensive route or cop the more expensive brands. Both work equally as well – and will help you keep smooth through summer.

Problem: Cracked Lips
Solution: Aveda Lip Saver, $8.50 / Renewing Lip Treatment, $18

This balm contains naturally derived waxes, so it soothes and moisturizes lips.
This product is said to smooth the appearance of fine lines to replenish and renew lips.

Problem: Dry Arms & Legs
Solution: Gold Bond Ultimate , $8 / CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, $15

Tried, true and a must-have in your apartment or dorm.
Lightweight and fragrance-free to make it seem like you aren’t cracking everywhere, even if you feel like it.

Problem: Rough Hands
Solution: Look Ma, New Hands, $6 / 60 Second Manicure Hand Scrub, $19

This sugar-based exfoliating treatment makes quick work of dull, dry skin and ragged cuticles.
Formulated with Paraffin, Olive, Avocado and Apricot Oils plus antioxidant Vitamin E.

Problem: Flaking Face
Solution: Neutrogena Hydro-Boost Gel-Cream, $19 / Clinique Dramatically Different, $26

Instantly quenches extra dry skin and keeps it looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day.
Helps strengthen skin’s own moisture barrier by 54%, so more moisture stays in.


Don’t let the frigid cold get you and your skin down! Help yourself out by using one of these products when you wake up and before you fall asleep to keep your winter skin glowing.