Winter Moisturizer from Head to Toe

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At the same time when we’re pulling puffy coats and neck-cosseting scarves out of our closets, even those of us who don’t typically worry about dry skin or hair find ourselves reaching for something—anything—even vaguely moisturizing to soften and nourish everything from our hands to our hair to our lips. A strategy helps, as starting with sometimes-counterintuitive measures like exfoliating can make a real difference in how well your moisturizing efforts work.

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First, We Exfoliate

Chemical exfoliants, like alpha hydroxy acids and fruit enzymes, and physical exfoliants, like minerals, salt crystals, and even the bristles of a body brush, all serve to sweep away dead skin cells, which can help improve the skin’s barrier function (alpha hydroxy acids were first used to treat an extreme dry-skin condition called ichthyosis). Properly exfoliated skin also better absorbs moisturizer that follows. The key though, is “properly”: Exfoliate no more than what feels comfortable on your skin, because too much of a good thing (overexfoliating) compromises the skin’s barrier. Go slowly and carefully as you try new forms of exfoliation, and always go with what feels right.

2

Cleanse with Care

Harsh surfactants and detergents break down your skin’s natural moisture barrier, so consider going even more nourishing and gentle with your cleansers.

3

Layer 1: Serum

Go from thinnest to thickest, texture-wise, when layering moisturizers. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe, and squalane boost moisture in skin or hair.

4

Oils Go Under or Over

Oils for skin can layer under or over moisturizer—it depends on your preference. We also love to pat on face oil over makeup to refresh it a bit as the day wears on: Smooth a little face oil across your palms, pat it in (avoiding your eye area), wait a few minutes, and watch your whole face wake up.

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Let The Rich and Creamy Work Their Magic

Creams and lotions layer on after serums, as they’re more occlusive—they help seal all the goodness in.

Body

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Balms Nourish Intensively

Balms are super thick but, like oils, melt wonderfully into skin and hair. Apply a thin layer for daily use or a thicker layer for an overnight mask.

7

Sunscreen Makes a Real Difference

Protecting your skin against sun damage has the added benefit of helping prevent moisture loss and preserving collagen. If you’re going without sunscreen, you’re all but guaranteeing drier skin.

8

Indulge in Masks

The urge to retreat and soothe oneself in a cocoon of calm and hydration is not to be ignored. Flipping open a book or catching up on the latest episode of Insecure while you wait for the moisturizing ingredients to sink in is optional.

Hair

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Treat Skin from the Inside Out

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1. Based on an eight-week third-party consumer-perception and clinical study conducted on thirty-three women ages thirty-five to sixty-five.

2. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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