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Dry skin is no fun. It can be itchy, flaky, uncomfortable, and irritating.
Now let’s get crackin’! (Get it? Because our skin cracks! OK bye.)
“It literally is the biggest lifesaver. Having eczema, I’m really scared to venture out of my comfort zone, but I’m so glad I tried micellar water! It removes makeup, cleanses, and provides instant hydration all without irritating my dry skin. I use it in place of face wash. I leave a bottle of it on my nightstand with a few cotton rounds.” —Pilar De La Cruz, Facebook
“First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer. It’s gonna hydrate your poor face like it’s never been hydrated before. The sales assistant at a Sephora I went to told me I had “unusually dry” skin and she recommended this product to me. My face has never been softer and healthier; this is also good for sensitive skin!” —Harper Badeau, Facebook
Price: $24 for 1.7 ounces.
“I have incredibly sensitive skin, so I need to be really careful about what I put on my face. Clinique’s Moisture Surge is a MIRACLE for me in the winter. It not only makes my dry skin go away, but once it’s sunk in, my skin glows. It’s expensive, but I don’t need to buy it year-round — once it gets warmer, my skin doesn’t need it anymore.” —Molly Dillon, Facebook
Price: $39.88 for 1.7 ounces.
“I can only use Tarte makeup, and I think its because its all natural. If i try using something else, the next day I wake up and my eyes are all messed up and dry and cracky and itchy from the eczema.” —Cristina Méndez, Facebook
Find Tarte’s makeup here. The foundation is $39 for 1.7 ounces.
Bonus: Tarte is not only all-natural, but it also doesn’t test on animals, and its products are completely vegan.
“I’ve had dry skin my entire life and this is the first lotion to really fix it, not just soothe. I think it’s meant to be a baby diaper rash cream, but it’s the most incredible eczema and dry-skin cure I’ve ever come across!” —Denise Ginley, Facebook
Price: $12.50 for 3 ounces.
“This exfoliating cleanser has been life-changing for me. I have severely dry and dehydrated sensitive skin that can’t really handle traditional foaming cleansers or rough exfolliants. This product strikes the perfect balance because it’s incredibly moisturizing and it sloughs off dead skin and makeup without irritating. Plus it smells amazing and it’s pretty cheap!” —Sally Kaplan (me, IRL)
Price: $12.95 for 3.5 ounces.
“I exfoliate every couple of days with a charcoal sugar scrub, but my mic-drop product is Seacret Mineral Rich Peeling Gel. It takes off all the little flaky bits of skin and helps clear out any clogged pores, exposing baby soft skin underneath.” —Brittany Parker, Facebook
Price: $44.99 for 1.7 ounces.
“I use Boscia night mask for my face if it’s really bad. The night mask never makes my skin oily and hydrates it thoroughly. It WILL get on your pillow, but it’s worth it.” —Micaela Gardner, Facebook
Price: $34 for 2.8 ounces.
“Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap. I use it as a body wash and it is the only thing that has cured my eczema and dry skin!” —christinaw447d26130
Price: $18.39 for 32 ounces.
“The Body Shop vitamin E face wash is really good and helped my skin recover when it was at its very driest.” —sarahelizabethb4e72323cf
“Lush makes a really rich body lotion called Charity Pot that’s been incredible for my skin. Even better is that all of the proceeds go to a variety of charities and grassroots organizations. I originally bought it because I thought it was a neat idea but I couldn’t believe how soft my skin was after using it. ” —lauriej4c1dbc119
Price: $25.95 for 8.4 ounces.
“It’s one of the only full-coverage foundations that was created specifically for dry skin, and it leaves that gorgeous, dewy finish that dry-skinned people crave.” —Heather Ann Faulkner, Facebook
Price: $43 for .44 ounces.
“The Body Shop Hemp Face Protector. It has transformed my dry, flaking skin, and made it feel soft and smooth again. I have been through five pots in a year.” —Cloe Heaton, Facebook
Price: $15 for 1.7 ounces.
“Obsessed with my Moisturizing Moon Mask from Glossier. Makes me feel like a freaking goddess.” —Amanda Marie, Facebook
Price: $22 for 3 ounces.
“Best thing ever.” —Rishi Pandey, Facebook
Price: $26 for 4 ounces.
“Smashbox Primer Oil! It’s pricey, but you only need a few drops to cover your whole face. At first I didn’t like it. My foundation doesn’t crack and crease anymore, and I even rub it on my lips.” —breeanakbrown
Price: $42 for 1 ounce.
“I use it throughout the day to keep my face from drying, it has totally changed my skin. And the best part? It’s $7.” —wouldntuliketono
Price: $7 for 4 ounces.
18. Weleda Skin Food
“I’m a sailor and get very dry, calloused hands from working with rope in salt water. Weleda Skin Food is so effective that I’ve converted all my colleagues (who are mostly men of a certain age). They agree it’s the best product ever!” —cathrinea
Price: $12.34 for 2.5 ounces.
“The Belif True Aqua Bomb Cream is the best. It’s a little pricey, but it instantly hydrates my skin and doesn’t cause me to break out or be too oily. Plus, a little goes a long way.” —Heather Young, Facebook
Price: $22 for .84 ounces.
“It’s rich and creamy so the moisture lasts all day and it smells amazing!” —mel03
“Burt’s Bees’ Intense Hydration Night Cream With Clary Sage. When I bought this, I was using it every night and it actually made me oily. I fell in love, but now I typically use it every other night. It’s not heavy and does not leave residue. It’s a must-have.” —emilykaracox
Price: $15.44 for 1.8 ounces.
“I have dry skin AND the occasional breakouts, but not with this miracle balm.” —a4638d18ff
Price: $27.69 for 4 ounces.
“I have horrible eczema, especially in the winter, and Vanicream always works best for me. It’s the highest-rated lotion by the National Eczema Association and is free of dyes, fragrances, and common chemical irritants found in other lotions.” —Sarah Dennison, Facebook
Price: $11.59 for 16 ounces.
“It immediately dissolves makeup and rinses clean, but leaves my face moisturized. It ended the gross flaking AND has stopped my winter eczema!” —megs4ad33dd04
Price: $30 for 6 ounces.
25. Frank Body Scrub
“This might seem obnoxiously trendy, but Frank Body Scrub. It has worked miracles on my skin. Not only does it hydrate my skin like no lotion ever has before, it has removed blemishes I thought were permanent. I’m on my second bag and I’m pushing 17 months with it.” —Megan Joy, Facebook
Price: $14.95 for 7 ounces.
26. Bag Balm
“Bag Balm for hands and feet. Slather on and wear cotton socks and mittens.” —Sara Mitchell, Facebook
Price: $17.95 for 10 ounces.
“Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion! You put it on in the shower so it locks the moisture into your skin. Completely healed my dried skin after only a few days. They have a bottle for extra dry skin or normal dry skin.” —elisemasters
Price: $5.34 for 13.5 ounces.
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