Body Essentials

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(added few years ago!)

Temperature changes, brisk winds, or just a lack of humidity will sap skin of moisture, so dermatologist Arielle Kauvar counters with these heavyweight creams. She also avoids washing with hot water and keeps bathing time to a minimum.

A Rich Lotion

After toweling off post-shower, Kauvar applies Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion ($7 at drugstores). It contains petrolatum plus colloidal oatmeal to stave off itchiness. For extremely dry skin, try Moisturel Therapeutic Cream ($8 at drugstores). It’s brimming with petrolatum and glycerin for intense moisturizing, and dimethicone, which easily coats rough skin. “I like its silky feel,” says Kauvar.

A Hydrating Cleanser

“Body wash needn’t be expensive,” says Kauvar. She likes Olay Age Defying Body Wash With Vitaniacin ($8 at drugstores), a rich liquid that contains skin-saturating shea butter. For sensitive skin, she prefers Dove Sensitive Skin Unscented Beauty Bar ($2.50 for two at drugstores). Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, it won’t irritate.

Luxe Creams

Kauvar washes her hands “at least 50 times a day,” so she always follows with Cetaphil Therapeutic Hand Cream ($6 at drugstores). Its glycerin and shea butter help prevent chapping. Before bed, she puts Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Foot Crème ($5.50 at drugstores) on her feet. “The alpha hydroxy acids soften calluses,” she says.

Emollient Balms

When it’s very cold out, Kauvar carries Aquaphor Healing Ointment ($5.50 at drugstores) in her purse. “It soothes cracked skin and cuticles. I even put it on my eyelids if they feel chapped from the wind,” she says. To protect her lips, she uses Lipcotz SPF 45 ($7). With moisturizing vitamin E and titanium dioxide, a sunblock, it protects against dryness and sunburn, which happens even in the dead of winter.

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