As beauty enthusiasts know, it’s a must to keep skin care top of mind all year long. For radiant, supple skin, you want to stay hydrated and apply SPF even when the sun isn’t out for that long. Moisturizing and exfoliating, of course, are also key practices for a thorough personal care routine. To achieve glowing, healthy skin any time of year, check out our guide on how to keep your face and body hydrated. 

Drinking Water Consistently

Dry, itchy skin is common, but you can nourish your skin to achieve a beautiful glow. Before you boost your skin hydration with creams and lotions, make sure your actual water intake is sufficient. You can easily lose water when you sweat, and indoor appliances like air conditioners and heaters tend to pull moisture from your skin. Keep water at your desk, and bring a bottle with you when you’re out to stay hydrated. To increase the moisture in the air, consider investing in a humidifier as well.

Using a Moisturizing Cleanser

When it comes to skin care, stock your personal care cabinet with a moisturizing cleanser. Even when the weather isn’t particularly hot, cleanse your face to remove makeup and other buildup. A moisturizing cleanser is a must-have for revealing your inner glow after a long day. Here are our favorites:

  • Gentle cleanser: A gentle, hydrating cleanser is necessary for every skin care routine. Thoroughly Clean Face Wash is a great go-to, as it deeply cleanses the skin with tea tree oil and leaves it radiant by nourishing it with lavender, chamomile and calendula essential oils. As a part of a double cleanse, a facial oil such as jojoba oil can also balance the skin and bring out a healthy glow. 
  • Facial cleansing pads: When you’re on the go, a soothing facial cleansing pad pampers your skin while removing buildup. Cucumber & Aloe Facial Cleansing Pads help you keep your complexion supple with tea tree oil to gently cleanse, cucumber to reduce irritation and aloe to hydrate. 
  • Fragrance-free cleanser: Beauty gurus with fragrance sensitivities can opt for gentle fragrance-free cleansers. Desert Essence’s plant-based Fragrance-Free Body Wash is powered by organic aloe, green tea and jojoba oil to hydrate sensitive skin. The aloe delivers calming moisture, while the green tea nourishes the skin with antioxidants. 

Exfoliating for a Healthy Glow

Maintain your exfoliation routine year round to replenish your skin and remove dry flakes. Once or twice a week, go in with an exfoliant like our Gentle Facial Scrub to unplug pores and remove dead skin cells for a healthy glow. Ingredients such as walnut shell powder and jojoba seed powder exfoliate skin while aloe and cucumber soothe. You can exfoliate the rest of your body with a body scrub, too! 

Lathering on Moisturizers and Body Lotions

After washing or exfoliating your skin, go right in a moisturizer to protect your moisture barrier. At Desert Essence, we carry moisturizers for different skin types and preferences, whether you love the lightweight Cucumber & Aloe Facial Lotion or nourishing Revitalizing Oils Facial Moisturizer. On the rest of your body, use body lotion (including a fragrance-free one) and body oil spray post-shower for soft, supple skin. For parched hands that could use extra TLC, go ahead and moisturize with reparative Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream


Lots of different environmental factors can take a toll on your skin. But with a thoughtful skin-care regimen and the right products, you can revel in soft skin and a healthy glow.

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