Now that winter is coming you need the rich moisture of heavy creams. But moisturizer alone is not enough to give you that dewy look. You need a whole arsenal of tips and tricks to keep one step ahead of dry skin. Read on for some of our best winter moisture hacks below.

Run A Humidifier  
Want dewy skin in the winter? Buy a humidifier. Drops in winter humidity leave your skin dryer than it was in the summer. Running a humidifier boosts your skin’s moisture levels and eases dry, chapped skin and lips. Winter indoor heating takes moisture from the air—and your skin. Consider buying a mini humidifier to run at your desk while you work on your nightstand while you sleep.

Drink Lots Of Water  
Drinking lots of water this winter will give your skin that dewy, hydrated glow. We’ve heard that we need to drink plenty of water, but how much is enough? Experts say the minimum is 64 ounces a day, or eight cups of water. But some people need more, depending on how dry the weather is and their activity level. Women can benefit from up to 11 glasses of water a day and men from up to 13.

Apply Lotion While Your Skin Is Damp  
One handy tip to maximize your moisture is to apply lotion while your skin is still damp. This is the time your pores are open, and your skin is enjoying the hydration of a steamy shower. But it only lasts a few moments after you towel off, so it’s important to apply lotion right away to lock in the moisture while you have it. This goes for your entire body, as well as your face.

Shop Online For Moisturizers  
Our West Dermatology online shop is brimming with hydration. We carry some of the best moisturizers on the market, including Skinceuticals Emollience, a rich, restorative moisturizer. Another standout moisturizer is Dermal Repair Cream from SkinMedica. This ultra-rich formula helps prevent moisture loss and is loaded with effective moisturizing ingredients like sodium hyaluronate.

Add A Serum This Winter  
Winter is the perfect time to start using serum (if you aren't already). It’s a thin layer of extra support for your skin that goes on right before moisturizer. Depending on the formula you choose, it can do anything from increase antioxidant vitamins C and E to improve your skin’s moisture barrier. 

Book A Professional Facial   
Getting a professional facial can boost your skin’s hydration levels. That’s because dead skin is removed, and so any moisturizer you apply will better reach your skin to do its job.

This winter, it’s time to turn up the volume on moisture with every tip and trick you’re got, including adding a serum, shopping for a rich moisturizer, booking a professional facial, running a humidifier, drinking lots of water, and applying lotion while your skin is still damp. This arsenal of moisture will keep our skin looking dewy even through the dry days of winter.
Rachelle Riley