Flaky, crepey and achy. Red, rough and raw. Yes, dry skin can be all that and more. Dry skin happens, especially when the outdoor humidity levels drop, and the indoor heat sucks every last drop of moisture from it. And as we age, we lose oil glands (and you thought all we lost were our glasses and keys), which can worsen dry skin.

Dry skin can hurt. It can itch, crack and resemble the thin, wrinkled surface of crepe paper. Save that wonderfully wrinkly crepe paper for crafting projects and gift bags, and gift your skin with these lubricating and plumping products.

1. For when you really crave some berries

Let your skin have some, too. Smooth this on and see hungry skin transform into well-fed skin. Just about instantly. Deep Hydration Soothing Cooling Mask is a true hydrating indulgence from head to toe. Its powdery-soft texture is boosted by antioxidant-rich, restorative ingredients to soothe and nourish irritated or dry complexions. Dreamy silky skin, hello. Dry skin, bye-bye.

The good stuff inside:

  • Resurrection flower - Deeply hydrates and restores your skin’s vitality for a glowing complexion.

  • Wild Australian Superberries - Antioxidant-rich riberries, muntries and pepperberries help to brighten skin and reduce free radical damage.

  • Allantoin - Delivers anti-inflammatory benefits to reduce skin redness and soothe irritation.

Tip: To gain the most benefit and for maximum absorption, apply immediately after bathing or after washing your hands.

2. For when Kakadu Plum Extract is the only thing that would fix it

Unlike most moisturising creams, Skin Feast Nourishing Cream Concentrate is made only with natural ingredients that will not harm your skin. Yes, most Big Brands and commercial moisturising creams on the market contain toxic and harmful ingredients. Whip out this freshly made moisturiser by Tropic Skincare to soothe your thirsty face.

The good stuff inside:

  • Hyaluronic Acid - Reduces transepidermal water loss, giving your skin a natural volume and plumpness.

  • Ection Molecules - Have a reparative effect on the skin, providing long-lasting hydration and protecting skin against environmental stressors.

  • Kakadu Plum Extract - Said to be the most vitamin C-rich fruit on the planet, it works to boost elasticity and brightness for supple, nourished skin.

Tip: Use morning and night after cleansing, toning and applying your chosen Tropic serums. Follow with Super Greens or Elixir for best results.

3. For when your lips crack you up

Dry, cracked lips are not funny and are a common fallout of wintertime for so many. While some ingredients—like camphor, eucalyptus and menthol—can irritate already-hurting lips, others can soothe. Lip Love Balm contains lots of those, including cocoa butter, rosehip, shea butter and avocado oil.

The good stuff inside:

  • Cocoa butter - Its high levels of antioxidants and collagen help to repair and protect dry or cracked lips.

  • Rosehip - Rich in vitamin A and unsaturated essential fatty acids, which work together to assist skin cell rejuvenation and repair.

  • Shea butter - This nourishing butter intensely moisturises lips and promotes a softer, smoother surface.

Tip: Although licking your lips can feel like you're helping by moistening them, it's just temporary and actually dries them out more.

4. For when the words "sandpaper" and "hands" are interchangeable

Our hands and lips are usually the first sign of dehydrated skin, as they're the most exposed part of our bodies and get repeated exposure to chemicals and soaps. In addition to protecting your hands with gentle hand wash, keep this Superfood Hand Therapy cream handy to use throughout the day when dryness strikes. Filled with botanical oils and all things natural, it makes a good bedtime companion, too: lather it on your hands and cover them with cotton gloves before you turn in. Nighty night.

The good stuff inside:

  • Olive Squalane - A fast-absorbing plant lipid that nourishes and softens rough textured skin, and provides instant dry skin relief.

  • Papaya Oil - Contains the enzymes papain and chymopapain, which have exfoliating properties that remove dead and damaged skin.

  • Oat Extract - Oat derived beta-glucan calms the skin and boosts its rate of cellular repair.

Tip: When the sun is strong, protect your hands with a good sunblock, which will help them from drying out later on.

5. For when you want to get to the root of the problem

Create the feeling of walking along a tropical beach with this luxurious, 3-step polish and repair collection, helping to soften and smooth rough skin, and restore sandal-ready feet.

The good stuff inside:

  • Illipe Butters - Repairing Foot Remedy is blended with this Malaysian butter, which deeply nourishes the skin and helps restore its elasticity.

  • Eucalyptus Oil - Ocean Fizz combines this invigorating oil with peppermint oil to leave feet smelling fresh.

  • White Sands - Polishing Foot Pebble contains sands from Bora Bora to provide a gentle but thorough exfoliation.

Tip: Massage a generous amount of the Repairing Foot Remedy cream all over your feet, concentrating on your heels and any areas that need a little extra TLC. If you use it before bed, pop on a pair of cotton socks to lock in moisture while you sleep.

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