Experts Agree: These 7 Tricks Cure Dry Winter Skin

For anyone with dry or sensitive skin, the seasonal change in temperature both outside (cold and rainy) and inside (toasty warm—thank you, central heating) can dehydrate your skin, which can result in cracked, sore patches. We called on Maryam Zamani, ophthalmologist, oculoplastic surgeon, leading aesthetic doctor and all-around skin guru to reveal the solution.

“Skin is generally driest in the winter when temperatures and humidity levels fall. The skin’s natural protective barrier can be overwhelmed with dry indoor air caused by heating systems, which increase the water loss in skin,” explains Zamani. “Normal hydrated skin has sebaceous glands producing sebum that serves as a protective barrier against water evaporation, but dry, cold, windy environments can overwhelm the skins ability to prevent water loss.”

Keep scrolling for the ingredients, lifestyle tweaks and diet adjustments that will soften up that scaly skin.