The Handbook

Dry Skin

If you don't keep your skin as healthy and hydrated as possible during these brutal winter months, it often ends up in one of two ways: dry, cracked and flaky, or painfully tight, splotchy and burning. Here are three moisturizers to help you get some cold comfort.



This vitamin-rich lotion is lightweight and oil-free and its calming properties will reduce redness and soothe post-shave skin.

$45, by Malin + Goetz



Save your dough with a simple cocoa butter that absorbs quickly, so don't worry about moisturizing before getting dressed.

$7, by Queen Helene



Keep this greaseless fragrance-free oatmeal-based lotion handy and reapply a few times a day to fight dryness and cracks.

$10, by Aveeno

Hydrate from Within

Nutrition can play a big factor in winter skin as well. Take an Omega-3 supplement or snack on walnuts, blueberries and raspberries. Eat foods rich in vitamin A (sweet potatoes, carrots and dark, leafy greens), which strengthens skin and allows it to create new layers.