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The Best Beauty Balms for Dry Skin

Balms are the perfect addition to any dry skin-focused routine. Whether they are formulated to heal, hydrate or are just luxuriously rich with oils, they are a game-changing swap from your usual moisturisers and creams. Balms usually contain no water and have been used for centuries to soothe and smooth the skin, providing a thick, comforting blanket for the face and body. Want to give them a try? Here are seven must-have beauty balms for your skin. 

Vitage Essential Cleansing Balm – shop

Not only can balms hydrate and treat the skin, they can also be used as a step in your double cleansing routine. This product is the perfect addition to your regime thanks to its ability to effortlessly melt away make-up and impurities without drying out the complexion. When this solid balm is combined with water, it transforms into a milky, conditioning emulsion and it’s packed full of botanical oils and antioxidants that leave the skin feeling fresh, clean and supple. Because of its gentle Neroli and Rose scent, it can also be used as a relaxing massage oil to really help you unwind in the evening and soothe tight, dehydrated skin. 

Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm – shop

This lavish body balm not only nourishes and transforms dry skin, but also minimises the appearance of stretch marks. It provides deep-down hydration whilst healing the skin, thanks to its formula of Red Algae and Palm Extract which plump and firm whilst Cocoa, Mango and Shea encourage better elasticity to help the skin to stay soft and supple. This sophisticated balm can be used all over the body, or just on problem areas – we think it’s the perfect addition to any post-bathing, self-care routine. 

Medik8 Mutiny Lip Balm – shop

Dry lips are uncomfortable and almost unavoidable during the winter months. This lip balm is a chapped lip saviour because it feeds the skin with essential nourishment and hydration to visibly repair and restore the protective barrier of the lips to prevent any further dryness. It’s packed with Squalene to replenish any lost oils, Hyaluronic Acid to retain long-lasting moisture and Sea Buckthorn Oil to restore the natural lipid layer, leaving the lips feeling soft, supple and protected. 

By Terry Baume De Rose – shop

Another transformative treatment for the lips is this By Terry balm. It is considered the ‘Rolls Royce’ of lip balms by fans and is a must-have in any skincare routine, especially if you suffer from dry lips. Its ability to deeply moisturise and nourish has made it a cult favourite for years and this is thanks to its impressive concentration of Rose Butter, Rose Wax and Musk Rose Oil which leave the lips feeling healthier and happier, finished with a juicy yet subtle shine.

Hydropeptide Makeup Melt Botanical Cleansing Balm – shop

Another double cleansing favourite for us is this Hydropeptide product. This juicy balm contains a cocktail of Macadamia and Coconut Oils which team up to effortlessly melt away all traces of make-up whilst hydrating the skin. With regular use, this cleansing balm will support the skins delicate lipid barrier to provide long-lasting softness and leave it feeling balanced. 

SENSAI Cellular Performance Eye Contour Balm – shop

The delicate eye area can sometimes be neglected in our skincare routines, but this luxurious eye balm is a joy to use and doesn’t take as long as you might think to apply. It is formulated to transform the appearance of prematurely aged skin around the eyes while being extra gentle. Despite its luxuriously rich texture, this targeted balm easily penetrates the eye area and uses natural ingredients to optimise cellular performance, reducing fine lines and wrinkles from the first application. 

BABOR Spa Shaping Feet Smoothing Balm – shop

How often do you think about your feet when you’re suffering from dry skin? Probably not as often as you think about the skin on your face, so add an extra step into your routine and treat your feet with this multitasking balm. It works by softening hard and rough skin using a combination of exfoliating and conditioning ingredients such as Salicylic Acid, to remove dead cells, and plant oils to hydrate the skin and support the hydro-lipid layer. 

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