Cold weather, warm clothes, longer nights, hot chocolate, is there anything to not like about winter? It’s probably the best 4 months of the year. But guess what, your skin doesn’t feel the same. The drop in temperature makes your skin dry and stretchy, making application of body lotions all the more important during winter.

However, using your regular body lotions may not be enough during winter. Look for body lotions with extra nourishing ingredients to tackle all the dryness. Here are a few of our favourite moisturising ingredients for winter.

 

Almond milk

Almond milk

Almond milk is one of the most gentle yet nourishing ingredients out there. Including it in your winter skincare routine will deeply nourish your skin and give it a healthy glow. Unlike other ingredients that only moisturise the surface layer of the skin, almond milk delivers deeper nourishment ensuring long-lasting moisturisation.

BB picks: Dove Restoring Ritual Body Lotion

 

Aloe vera

Aloe vera

Soothing, calming, repairing and healing, aloe vera is perfect to use all year round. Winter dryness can sometimes cause skin irritation and redness, conventional body lotions can sometimes irritate the skin further. Aloe vera is suitable for all skin types. Other than moisturising the skin, it also calms redness and flaky skin and restores that soft and smooth feeling.

BB picks: Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Fresh Body Lotion

 

Avocado oil

Avocado oil

Another deeply nourishing yet often ignored ingredient is avocado oil. It replenishes dry skin, calms itchy skin, prevents moisture loss and offers long-lasting hydration. You can apply avocado oil on your skin directly to obtain all the benefits or look for a body lotion that is infused with it.

BB picks: St. Ives Daily Hydrating Vitamin E & Avocado Body Lotion

 

Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Any nourishing ingredients list will be incomplete without the mention of vitamin E. It is one such ingredient that absorbs easily into the skin and is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It gets easily absorbed into the skin and does not leave a sticky or greasy feeling behind.

BB picks: Ponds Triple Vitamin Moisturizing Lotion

 

Peach

Peach

Did you know peaches helps regenerate skin tissues? Applying peach paste onto the skin will moisturise it and make it super soft and glowy. Don’t worry if you can’t find fresh peach, you can easily find a body lotion with peach extracts to take care of dry skin this winter.

BB picks: Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer Body Lotion