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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BC chapter.

With fall and winter approaching, it’s easy to get caught up in all the joys that those seasons entail. Whether it’s apple cider, pumpkin spice anything, or  getting cozy and watching your favorite movies, we all have something we love about the colder months. 

All of those great things aside, I (along with so many others) face a dreaded consequence of the harsher wind and weather: dry skin.

However, this fall and winter, we are not going to let dry skin ruin the fun! As someone who deals with dry skin all year round, I thought I should share some of my favorite things to use and do to help keep flakiness at bay:



1. Aquaphor Healing Ointment

  • Lips chapped? Elbows rough? Weird dry patch that won’t go away? Dry knuckles or cuticles? Aquaphor is going to be your cure-all this season. It works by protecting your skin to enhance your body’s natural healing process. Sensitive skin folks need not worry;  it’s free of preservatives and fragrance! Bonus: they also sell little tubes, perfect to put in your backpack or for on the go!




2. Sun Screen

  • Just because summer is over does not mean sun protection can stop! It’s important to wear a good SPF (30 or higher) every day, regardless of weather. Even on the days where it’s cloudy or snowing, UV rays can shine through clouds and reflect off snow. I recommend using a sunscreen from LaRoche-Posay!




3. Farmacy Honey Potion

  • I am obsessed with this mask. No, like really obsessed. I use this when my skin is trying to act up– whether its dry or just super irritated, this mask is my cure all. The honey in this mask is a humectant (attracts water to your skin) and has natural antibiotic properties, making it great for the occasional dry skin acne breakout.




4. Mixing a lightweight moisturizer in with your foundation

  • I love mixing a lightweight moisturizer in with my foundation– it gives your skin the extra boost of hydration, and gives you this gorgeous I-drink-a-gallon-of-water-a-day glow without looking greasy. My current mixing moisturizer is from Youth to the People, made with kale, spinach, green tea, and hyaluronic acid. I love moisturizers with hyaluronic acid in them because it is this superhero of an acid ( don’t let “acid” scare you– it’s extremely hydrating!). I swear by hyaluronic acid because it can hold over 1000x its weight in water, all the while making it super effective for hydrating dry skin.




5. Keeping your skin hydrated during the day AND night

  • I’ve covered a lot of daytime-friendly hydration, but it’s just as important to keep your skin moisturized at night as it is during the day! Nighttime is when our bodies do the important repairs to keep everything functioning. You can help this healing process for your skin by keeping it moisturized as you sleep, using a night cream or facial oil. I love using a marula oil because it’s super similar in structure to the oil we naturally produce, making it easier for your skin to drink up. Apply the oil at the end of your skincare routine to seal in all of the moisturizing goodness you’ve done.




6. Bonus: Treatments with Acids in them

  • I mentioned earlier how much I love hyaluronic acid, but other acids like AHAs/BHAs are great for helping your skin stay smooth. I love using a mask like the Babyfacial from Drunk Elephant because it helps get rid of the dry skin/debris that can clog pores, and it leaves you with baby-soft smooth (hence the aptly named product!). It is on the pricier side, but it is oh-so worth it.






So, from one dry-skinned girl to another, stay hydrated out there and enjoy the colder weather knowing your skin is safe!














Hi! I am currently a Senior at Boston College studying for my B.S. in Biology on the PreMed track. I am the Social Media Co-Chair for our HC chapter at BC, and I’m also the publicist for the American Red Cross of Boston College.
Alexandra is a Senior History major with an English minor at Boston College who can always be found procrastinating by reading books or watching Netflix. She is known for making puns so bad that not even her friends laugh at them (but she always does). Her favorite ice cream flavor is Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey. Favorite movies include When Harry Met Sally, Dead Poets Society, and The Princess Bride.