These Hydrating Shower-Time Essentials Are A Winter Must-Have


These Hydrating Shower-Time Essentials Are A Winter Must-Have

By Khanak Mehta 


The changing seasons call for changing up your beauty routine. After all, the same formulas you used in the summer aren’t going to perform the same in the winter, too!


While using a rich lotion can definitely help keep your skin glowy and hydrated, body care begins first and foremost in the shower. By swapping out lightweight gels and soaps for heavier, richer formulas, you can start building the layers of hydration and turn up the TLC for your skin.


Here are our top five picks to get you started on upgrading your winter body care routine. Take notes.

Can’t go without your morning cup of coffee? Consider this shower cream a shot of caffeine for your skin, too. It doesn’t just help energise and revitalise your skin, but the cream formula enriched with murumuru seed butter also helps moisturise dry skin in the shower itself.

Got Sahara Desert-level dry skin? This shower oil from L’Occitane is exactly the boost your shower routine needs. Don’t let the oil formula confuse you – it (thankfully!) doesn’t leave a greasy finish. Instead, the oil foams up when it comes into contact with water and is ultra-gentle on the skin. Now that’s some beauty science we love!

Scrub-a-dub-dub! No body care favourites list would ever be complete without a pick from The Body Shop. Infused with hydrating ingredients, this standout scrub gently sloughs away dead skin cells without stripping your skin of moisture. The sugar formula is also great for sensitive skin.

Thought vitamin C just belonged in your skincare routine? Think again! This brightening soap from Mamaearth is crafted with vitamin C and honey – two glow-boosting, hydrating ingredients we know your dry skin will fall in love with. Bonus: It also has glycerine, so get ready to nourish your skin a little extra!

Vitamin E has long been known as a standout hydrating active. And this moisturising lotion from St. Ives pairs it with nourishing avocado to deliver the ultimate hydrating treat for your skin. Infused with coconut and soybean oil, it helps restore your skin’s natural glow and leaves it feeling silky smooth post-shower.