10 Products That Will Prevent Dry Skin for Your Winter Wedding
Your winter wedding is around the corner, but dry skin keeps creeping up, making you want to put your otherwise gorgeous arms and legs back into their regularly scheduled sweaters. We rounded up some of the best solutions for dry winter skin including moisturizers, body butters, in-shower creams, oils, and spritzes—all so you can kick your legs around the dance floor and step out with confidence at your winter wedding.
The Body Shop Dead Sea Salt Scrub
Dead Sea salts will brush off dry, flaky winter skin and infuse your tired legs, arms, and more with natural magnesium and nutrients to restore overall skin health. This rich scrub is packed into a buttery base, too, which leaves skin completely hydrated even mid-application. Plus, there's no need for additional lotions and potions after using this.
The Body Shop Dead Sea Salt Scrub, $32, thebodyshop-usa.com.
Golden Door Tranquility Balm
Doesn't everyone need a little tranquility before their wedding? This balm uses "cold heat" to ease muscle aches and pains, release energy, and seal skin's natural moisture in. The result? Smooth muscles inside, soft skin outside.
Golden Door Tranquility Pouch, $28, goldendoor.com.
Cocoa Butter In-Shower Body Lotion
Is there anything more convenient than getting your whole moisturization process done while you're still in the shower? Hardly, and that's why this cocoa butter-rich formula is high on our list of winter-wedding skin musts. Use your soap or body wash as normal in the shower, and then squeeze a small handful of this lightly-scented formula out, distribute it evenly on your skin, rinse, and hop out of the shower. That's it! No additional creams, oils, lotions, or butters necessary.
NIVEA Cocoa Butter In-Shower Body Lotion, $7.99, niveausa.com.
Armani Prima Glow-on Moisturizing Balm
This semi-sphere is meant primarily for the face, but it works near magic on collarbones, shoulders, and just about any body part that has a tendency to catch light. For the face it'll keep foundation in place for nearly 24 hours, but for the body it seals moisture in, keeps skin glowing and fresh, and gives otherwise tired-looking skin a nice pick-me-up. Ideal for a long and exciting wedding night, don't you think?
Armani Prima Glow-on Moisturizing Balm, $110, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.
Neutrogena Body Oil
Remember all of those Neutrogena products your mom had stashed away in her medicine cabinet? Turns out it was because they worked really well. Low on frills, high on getting the job done, this beauty classic locks in oodles of moisture for hours at a time. Try adding a quarter cup of body oil to a warm bath or directly onto skin for a seriously rich hydration experience.
Neutrogena Body Oil, starting at $9.49, neutrogena.com.
Derma E Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Body Lotion
If you're looking to load up on hydration but have fragrance-sensitive skin the options are limited. Derma E's formula offers fragrance-wary moisture lovers a great option, and it's packed with vitamin E to soften, soothe, and condition even the flakiest skin.
Derma E Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Body Lotion, $12.95, dermae.com.
AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash
If the thought of apricot and honey wasn't enough to get you excited about this hydrating body wash, consider the fact that it fills your shower time with real colloidal oatmeal (hello, hydration!), soothing nutrient-rich yogurt, and a silky formula that leaves skin extra soft even without the added post-shower lotions and treatments.
Aveeno Yogurt Body Wash, $7.49, aveeno.com.
Eclair Naturals Body Butter
Lavender is the perfect way to end the day, de-stress, and slip into your pajamas—and this body butter, loaded with real rich shea butter, will melt right into your dry skin. Oh, and it's gluten-free, so you can share with even your most sensitive friends.
Eclair Naturals Body Butter in French Lavender, $9.99, eclairnaturals.com.
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash
If you're into bright, cheery scents you'll love this body wash that also doubles as bubble bath. The scent is a mixture of kaffir lime, sparkling lemon, vanilla musk, and obviously mega-hydrating coconut oil. Did we mention there is kiwi water juice added for moisture benefits? You can thank us later.
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash, $10, soapandglory.com.
Lubriderm Daily Moisture
An oldie but goodie, this classic is ever-popular for a reason—it does a fantastic job keeping skin's natural moisture in while also adding in vitamin B5 to leave even your scaliest parts (ahem, winter wedding legs) feeling their best. It's also gender neutral, so if your groom needs to borrow some he can get a healthy dose of hydration too.
Lubriderm Daily Moisture, $6.19, target.com.