We may all be reveling in the wonderful winter weather we’ve been enjoying recently but, unfortunately, it could have some negative effects on your skin. You may have noticed that your skin feels and looks dull, dry, and tight, even if you have been diligently applying your usual lotion. If your usual body creams aren’t cutting it, it may be time to invest in a rich face or body balm.
Face and body balms are traditionally heavier than lotions or creams, and contain a slew of ultra-moisturizing and soothing ingredients such as natural oils, butters, and waxes. Applying them after cleansing your skin will lock in moisture and give parched winter skin some soothing relief. By adding much needed hydration, these balms will plump up your skin and even soften roughness. Here are some of our favorite face and body balms to keep your skin in ultimate, glowing condition during the colder months.
Lierac HYDRA CHRONO+ Intense Rehydrating Balm – This intensely hydrating balm is specially formulated for cold weather and will nourish and sooth dehydrated skin from the inside out. Made with soothing ingredients like rose water and cherry blossom, this balm is perfect for skin that needs an immediate boost, with studies showing it can improve hydration by up to 53% in just two hours.
Bliss High Intensity 24 Heaven Healing Body Balm – This intensive body balm’s combination of exfoliating lactic acid and soothing colloidal oatmeal make it perfect for treating extremely dry, irritated skin year round. Whether you’re dealing with winter flakiness or have spent too much time in the sun, this balm will provide relief and restore softness.
Dr.Hauschka Eye Contour Day Balm – A nourishing eye balm can also help protect and condition the delicate skin around the eyes. This balm is specially formulated for use around the eyes and is packed with soothing, anti-aging ingredients like beeswax, apricot kernel oil, calendula extract, cocoa seed butter, and silk powder to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm – This illuminating balm will instantly restore your skin’s natural glow. Its lightweight formula absorbs instantly and will smooth, tighten, and tone for a youthful complexion. It contains a glow-enhancing blend of moringa seed peptides, acai extract and anti-aging vitamins, and can be worn as a makeup base or overnight for an intensely nourishing treat.
Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Balm Expert – Clinically proven to not only hydrate dry, cracked skin, but also support skin regeneration, this balm improves the skin by locking in moisture and creating a protective barrier. It conditions and soothes even the driest, most sensitive skin and is even safe to use on babies.