By Jennifer Larson
Dry January. Yep, it’s a thing. It’s even earned a moniker, a la Brangelina and J-Rod…Dry-uary. Not that catchy but proof that it’s caught on enough to warrant a cute name.
And while a month of no alcohol can certainly have its benefits, we’re here to talk about how to cure dry January and meet February with glowing, dewy and hydrated skin.
Try these fixes for dehydrated winter skin that envelops us all as indoor heat and outdoor cold take their sides and skin is left wondering—what just happened?
If you’ve never considered an oil cleanser, this is the one to consider. Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover is our favorite because it literally babies your skin by removing makeup without removing the moisture you need. Apply to dry skin for your softest clean, restored moisture barrier and a balanced PH.
Say hi to Hyaluronic…
Add this lightweight serum with a powerful form of hyaluronic acid to penetrate deeply into skin and pomegranate extract to help seal that moisture in. Skin looks plump, hydrated and glowing. Evolve Hyaluronic Serum 200
Layer it on...
Take moisturizing to the next level with this oil from cult-favorite brand, Marie Veronique. Ceramides and fatty acids help keep skin plump, soft and youthful while retaining epic moisture. Marie Veronique Barrier Lipid Complex
Dry skin’s favorite food…
Weleda Skin Food Original is an ultra-rich, bestselling and uber-hydrating moisturizer, perfect for anyplace dry skin strikes…face, elbows, hands or feet. Pro Makeup Artist Tip…you can also dab it onto cheekbones for a luminous, natural kiss of a glow.
Don’t forget to prime…
Choose a serum and primer in one that creates the perfect makeup base while soothing, firming and protecting skin from January’s harshness. We chose one for you. Ilia True Skin Radiant Priming Serum
Protect your pucker…
“Lips feel plump and hydrated all day because of the hyaluronic in this formula. The tints are a sheer wash that looks like ‘your lips, but better.’
— Lisa, Makeup Artist
Take this everywhere all month and beyond. Kosas LipFuel Hyaluronic Lip Balm
Skin's tall drink of water
This multi-action must-have is a combination of toner, hydrator and light moisturizer with vitamin-infused aloe water for nourishing hydration. Great for travel...skin gets thirsty too. Tip: Use to set makeup during the day or whenever skin needs an extra boost of hydration. Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator
Head to toe January glow
Slather yourself with this ultra-silky Osea Anti-Aging Body Balm for intense moisturizing (yes, January calls for “intense") filled with all kinds of hydrating goodness including raw virgin coconut and passion fruit oils. Dewy and glowing skin is every inch yours. Tip: Start with a good full-body dry brushing to slough away dead skin making room for your newfound hydration to really find its way in. We love The Organic Pharmacy Skin Brush.
Ahh, that’s better. Dry January’s got nothing on you. Yes, it’s fine to celebrate with a glass of vino.
Bye Bye Dry.