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You know it well: The dry, itchy, insatiable, unbearable feeling of winter sucking any sign of moisture out of the air (and your skin). It's an unfortunate con to the few pros this snowy season brings along, but that doesn't mean you have to suffer in dehydrated silence. Behold all the tips and products from the West Michigan Woman staff you need to be your best glowy self!

For the face:

"I'm VERY passionate about combatting winter dryness."
—Kelsea Rounds, Digital Production Manager (also recommends Infrared Sauna sessions offered at Wanderlux.)

"Several years back, my skin was screaming out for moisture and I happened upon this facial oil and eye cream. Now, I can't live without them. I always order two at a time to make sure I never run out! I also never miss a day without sunscreen—even in the winter. I find the SUPERGOOP! sunscreen not only protects my skin but also provides some good moisture."
—Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer (also recommends Nature Republic Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack for removing dead dry skin.)

"It's like Lizzo said: 'All I needed was some coconut oil.' I use it every night on my face and hands!"
—Elena Winger, Social Media and Audience Development Coordinator

"Kiehl's Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream goes on cool and light, yet is so comfortable and hydrating! And it works well beneath facial oils. On that note: Use oils sparingly; warm a few drops between your palms and press into your face. If you have excess, stroke it into the ends of your hair. Our tresses need attention, too!"
—Amy L Charles, Editorial Director

For the body:

"A couple of years ago, I discovered Ritual Vitamins. I get itchy dry patches on my eyelids, but I noticed after I started the vitamins, they went away! And if I lapse in taking them, they come back—so I can't help but think they make a difference. They claim both the Vitamins E and K12 that are included help promote healthy skin. I really like these vitamins because they ship right to my house, are easy to swallow and don't mess with my stomach. They are really the only vitamin I've actually stuck to taking routinely."
—Jill Carroll, Marketing Manager and Media Consultant

"The L'Occitane hand cream is my year-round favorite; it never goes into hiding! I even have travel-sized tubes of it stashed in my travel tote and elsewhere, so it's always at the ready."
—Amy L Charles, Editorial Director

Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for
West Michigan Woman.

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