Banish Dry Winter Skin With This Hydrating Routine

Banish Dry Winter Skin With This Hydrating Routine

Unless you’re reading this from an ocean-side cabana (lucky!), you’re probably dealing with dry, parched winter skin. Cooler temperatures, strong winds, indoor heating, and less humidity can zap moisture, leaving skin flaky, irritated, and more likely to reflect the signs of premature aging.  Add in the intense effects of stress—and you have skin in need of some major TLC.  

Take Time to Treat Your Skin  

An indulgent night dedicated to pampering and hydrating your skin is a restful way to ease dryness and find a moment of zen. Treating yourself to high-quality, clean skin care is one of the best self-care choices you can make for yourself, your body, and the planet. This lineup of body and face products is packed with hydration and clean ingredients, because skin care shouldn’t stress you out. 

First, Set the Mood 

Whether that means drawing a bath or simply shutting the bathroom door, this first step is essential. We recommend queuing up our Songs to Soak In playlist or lighting a clean candle

Step One: Scrub Down 

Want to buff away the day? Look no further than our Sugar Body Scrub. Hop in the tub (or shower!) and get buttery, silky-smooth skin by sloughing off dull skin cells with this super-luxe scrub. Hydrate with sweet almond, apricot kernel, and sunflower oils, and leave skin looking supple and smooth.   

Step Two: Lock in Moisture 

Apply our fast-absorbing Countermatch Adaptive Body Moisturizer immediately after your bath or shower. Formulated with buzzy beauty ingredient squalane (a super-moisturizer derived from olives), this rich lotion will reveal radiant, hydrated skin by your morning alarm. 

Step Three: Wash Away the Day 

The harsh ingredients in some makeup removers and cleansers can strip moisture from the skin. Our nourishing Countertime Lipid Defense Cleansing Oil is loaded with vitamin E and fatty acids to reinforce skin’s moisture barrier while melting away makeup. Gently massage onto skin, let your jaw relax, and slip into a bit of zen. 

Step Four: Take Down Dry Skin 

Continue your mini at-home facial with this moisture-boosting serum. Infused with two forms of hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and E, Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum belongs in every winter skin-care routine. Don’t be fooled by its lightweight texture—it packs a hydrating, antioxidant-rich boost that lasts. 

Step Five: Soften Up 

After just one use of Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream, you’ll wake up to radiant, moisturized skin, thanks to an indulgent blend of fermented sugars that optimize hydration. This supremely rich and hydrating cream deeply moisturizes, and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

Step SixUnwind & Indulge 

Complete the spa experience by massaging Melting Body Balm into parched skin. Argan and avocado oils hydrate and soften skin, while its intoxicating monoi scent will put you in vacation mode. You can even work it into tired soles that need serious soothing. Clean hack: It works wonders on hands and cuticles dried out by all that handwashing.  

Step Seven: Beauty Sleep 

All that’s left is getting a good night’s rest—and waking up revived, glowy, and deeply moisturized. So long, dry winter skin.