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My Tips For Preventing Dry Skin In Winter

Even though I live in Southern California, I’m no stranger to dry skin in winter. Central heating, low humidity, cool temperatures—all of these things can cause moisture in our skin to evaporate more easily and lead to itching, flakiness, and dryness. This is why I always double down on two hydrating ingredients for winter skin protection: hyaluronic acid and omega-rich oils.

Hyaluronic Acid: The Great Hydrator

You’ve probably heard of hyaluronic acid—it’s been a hot ingredient in facial skin care for years, but it’s just as effective when used on the body. The cool thing about this ingredient is that it’s able to hold over 1,000 times its weight in water. When it’s applied topically, it draws all of that moisture into the top layers of skin, helping to re-hydrate and plump fine lines.

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our skin and joints, but our bodies produce less of it as we age. (That’s part of the reason why our skin gets more dehydrated—and fine lines and wrinkles become more prominent—as we get older.)

Omega Oils: The Winter-Proofers

Along with hyaluronic acid, I always load up on body care products with omega oils in winter. Remember how I said that winter weather conditions can cause moisture to evaporate from skin? Oils are one antidote to this, because they help lock hydration into the skin.

Here at Kayo, we’ve created a proprietary blend of some of my favorite skin care oils—macadamia, acai, kukui, avocado, and coconut. They’re all high in essential skin nutrients, such as omega fats and vitamins B, C, D, and E.

3 Products I Swear By for Dry Skin in Winter

I’m all about keeping things simple, which is why so many Kayo products are formulated with hyaluronic acid and our omega oil blend—they deliver all of my favorite cold-weather ingredients in one bottle. Here are a few that I couldn’t make it through winter without:

  1. Body Beautiful Cream | This face-grade treatment cream is a best-seller and editor favorite—it’s a rich daily body lotion that leaves skin super soft and glowing. If you’re only going to try one Kayo product, make it this one!
  2. Remodeling Serum [Now called Advanced Peptide Serum] | I’ll admit it, I’m obsessed with this body serum. It’s ultra-hydrating, but that’s not all—it also helps boost collagen production with copper peptides to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, crepiness, and sun damage. Apply it first in your skin care routine for best results!
  3. Concentrated Firming Serum | I always pack this for my winter beach vacations. If you’re looking for skin that looks dewier, tighter, and more toned—and reduces that “orange peel” look—this is your serum. Along with hyaluronic acid and omega oils, it’s also made with a patented ingredient that helps prevent fat storage in your skin’s fatty layer.

Any combination of these products should help minimize dry skin in winter. But if your skin’s still feeling thirsty, you can top it all off with Body Beautiful Oil for another hit of nourishing omega oils! Let me know if you have any other questions about my winter skin care routine—I’m here for you on IG at @christinebullock and @kayobodycare.

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