Being immersed in hot and humid weather for most of the year has your body accustomed to light moisture. Even if you have dry skin, a thin layer of lotion would usually suffice. But as the months get cooler--and especially when you're heading abroad at wintertime--you tend to require more hydration than usual as the weather makes your skin dry and flaky.

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The solution? Switch from lightweight lotions to more hydrating creams. Choose among these:

1. The Body Shop Shea Nourishing Body Butter

SM Makati

With a vast array of scents, The Body Shop's creamy body butters offer utmost hydration for whatever you're in the mood for.

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2. Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream with Cooling Action

P672, Lazada

Dry skin can sometimes become inflamed and itchy, so apply a cream with a light cooling effect for some comfort.

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3. One Earth Organics Illumina Hydralight Whipped Body Cream

P649, Beauty Bar

To brighten the dullness on your parched limbs, try this light cream.

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4. Sisley Confort Extreme Body Cream,


Traveling somewhere super chilly? Pack this for your flaky emergencies.

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5. Penhaligon's Artemisia Hand & Body Cream


Here's a multitasking cream that'll have you skipping perfume.


6. Maison Francis Kurkdijian Aqua Universalis Scented Body Cream, Adora

Nothing beats having one of your favorite scents in a hydrating formula that you can liberally apply everywhere.


7. Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream


For sensitive-skinned girls, we suggest avoiding artificially fragranced products to prevent irritation. This one contains all the skin repairing goodness.

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8. Aerin Body Cream in Amber Musk

P3390, SM Aura

A rich cream with long-lasting hydration and an amazing scent range.


9. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Massage Cream


This massage cream helps with stretch marks, so if you want a hardworking product, this is it!


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