Being immersed in hot and humid weather for most of the year has our bodies accustomed to light moisture. Even if you have dry skin, a thin layer of lotion would usually suffice. But when we hit the cooler months, we tend to require more hydration than usual, with our skin becoming drier and more flaky. Particularly for those of us traveling to chilly countries, switching your lightweight lotions with a more hydrating cream will help soothe your skin.
Best body lotions and creams for dry skin
Dealing with naturally dry skin or parched skin while in cold weather can be a challenge, but not if you have a reliable bottle or tub of hydration always on hand. Choose among these hydrating creams below for your stash:
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The Body Shop Shea Nourishing Body Butter, SM Makati
With a vast array of scents, The Body Shop's creamy body butters offer utmost hydration for whatever you're in the mood for.
Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream with Cooling Action, P672, Lazada
Dry skin can sometimes become inflamed and itchy, so apply a cream with a light cooling effect for some comfort.
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One Earth Organics Illumina Hydralight Whipped Body Cream, P649, Beauty Bar
To brighten the dullness on your parched limbs, try this light cream.
Sisley Confort Extreme Body Cream, Rustan's
Traveling somewhere super chilly? Pack this for your flaky emergencies.
Penhaligon's Artemisia Hand & Body Cream, Adora
Here's a multitasking cream that'll have you skipping perfume.
Maison Francis Kurkdijian Aqua Universalis Scented Body Cream, Adora
Nothing beats having one of your favorite scents in a hydrating formula that you can liberally apply everywhere.
Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream, Rustan's
For sensitive-skinned girls, we suggest avoiding artificially fragranced products to prevent irritation. This one contains all the skin repairing goodness.
Aerin Body Cream in Amber Musk, P3390, SM Aura
A rich cream with long-lasting hydration and an amazing scent range.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Massage Cream, Landmark
This massage cream helps with stretch marks, so if you want a hardworking product, this is it!