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40 Dry Skin Remedies for Winter Cracked Skin

Are you looking for dry skin remedies to help protect your outer organ from cracking in the Winter cold?

Cold weather can be so hard on your skin. And gloves or coverings often don’t make much of a difference. Solutions for the best skincare for dry sensitive skin can be hard to sift through. 

I’m giving you around 40 solutions so you should be able to find at least one that you’re willing to try out. I know that seems like a lot of options but there’s a LOT out there. I’ll be sharing my (or my friends and families’) experience with each one as well. No, I’ve not tried each one myself. But my family and friends have, so I trust that they are good.

In this post, I’m going to cover:

Solutions for Dry, Cracked Skin and

What are the best products for dry skin?

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dry skin remedies for winter cracked skin

Livestock Skin Products

Did you know that the same products used on livestock udders will work on our skin as well? Bag balm and Udder Butter are both great products you might have on hand already. 

MLM Products

Perfectly Posh Big Fat Yummy Handcreme – It’s under 25 Bucks and made in the USA! A great option for dry cracked hands.

Rodan + Fields has a popular hand cream used by many who are looking for solutions for dry cracked skin. Check with your local R+F representative to order.

AVON also has moisture therapy for hard working hands. It feels thick at first, but works in nicely. You can find it here.

Finally, Mary Kay satin hands is a good choice for sudden dry skin on hands. My mom uses it and loves it. 


Andalou Naturals, such as thousand Roses lotion, Sea Buckthorn lotion, Argan Oil and OG Sweet Almond carrier oil are good natural options for cracked skin treatment. 

 In addition, Argan oil is another natural moisturizing oil option that is light and not greasy. 

Coconut oil is a very common remedy that will heal raw skin fast.  Olive oil and orange balm together works great on hands and feet and to try for your dry skin itch relief.

Blue-Goo Emu oil is a moisturizing natural oil that softens skin on feet. 

Commercial Products that Work!

So, this is quite a long list of products that work great for others who suffer from dry cracked skin. The possibilities are endless but let’s go through list and you can see the pros of each one.  

Burt’s bees has moisturizing products for lips and skin. I love all Burt’s Bees products.   

Vaseline Lotion – Put it on thick at night with cotton gloves or socks on your hands. My aunt swears by vaseline.

The Body Shop hemp hand cream – It’s non greasy and works great. Also The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter is a great product for dry skin. 

Gold Bond Ultimate products are hypoallergenic and absorbs easily. My personal favorite is the Gold Bond Ultimate Skin Healing Lotion.

O’Keefes Working Hands – We received this as Christmas gifts one year and it works great. Both my husband and I use this product as well as my dad for his dry cracked hands and feet.

Then, there is Nivea Hand Cream. My friend picked it up at a drugstore and it turned out to be a really great random selection. It contains Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil and is Dermatologist approved.

dry skin remedies for cracked winter skin

Popular Product Favorites

Next, QTICA overnight intense repair hand balm is a little on the pricier side but is a professional grade moisturizing product. Includes products for lips and body. 

A popular answer to the question “What are the best products for dry skin?” is Corn huskers lotion. It is oil free and provides fast action treatment. 

Next, Aquaphor – I’ve used this on my babies’ skin. It’s very gentle so if you have sensitive skin, this is a great option. 

Sounds weird… but old fashioned Crisco. Yes, my grandparents wear to using this. It’s an old timer’s method for cracked hands home remedy. I’d say it’s worth a try if you’re curious.

So, I am cheap but I love my Aloe Vera lotion. It’s kind of pricey….but it is my all time favorite luxury! Clinically formulated with all of the best vitamins and minerals to sooth and moisturize healthy skin. 

 Chapstick or Chicken Poop for your Lips is a must have on hand. My favorite of these is Chicken Poop. I know what you’re thinking right now. But take my word for it. 

I just love Chicken Poop! ~  It’s honestly My Favorite Product for Lips.

More Amazing Products for Dry Cracked Skin

Arbonne Shea Butter is next on the list. Any product with shea butter is great for moisturizing and soothing dry skin. 

Vick’s Vapor Rub – Who knew!?! I didn’t know this but my friend Alana uses Vicks for dry skin and it works great for her. Worth a shot.  

Next is CeraVe – Another clinically formulated product that is a great cream for extremely dry hands. 

Neutrogena Hand Cream is the best product, according to numerous friends. When I asked around, Neutrogena came up a bunch of times. I, myself have used Neutrogena and can honestly recommend it to you today.   

Aveeno lotion is not greasy and full of good vitamins and minerals. 

Finally: Melaleuca REnew is said to eliminate embarrassment and discomfort of dry cracked skin with its skin soothing ingredients. 

Natural Home Remedies for Dry Cracked Skin

Wait…There’s more. What about those natural home remedies made home grown products, such as beeswax or goats milk? Here are the best dry skin care home remedies you can find.

The first one is anything with goats milk. Goats milk lotion and soap helps moisturize skin. 

Another natural product that helps is Beeswax lotion

Finally, Lard – For those of us who raise backyard pigs for meat, have you thought about rendering your own lard? Many people will use this on their hands as a moisturizer. 

My friend Jenna from the Flip Flop Barnyard gives some great tips for how to render lard. 

Best Dry Skin Remedy Tips

I’ve given you 40 product options for best solutions for dry, cracked skin. Now, here’s some best practices for the best results: 

* Apply after washing, after bathing and at bed times. These are the most effective times of the day for moisturizing extremely dry skin.

* Before applying lotion, seal up cracks with New Skin. They have proven to heal much faster and sooner.

* After applying lotion or cream to hands and feet, put on cotton gloves and socks to leave on all night. 

Now, let’s talk about how to choose the product you need for dry cracked skin. 

Dry Skin Remedies for Winter Cracked Skin

How to Choose the Right Product for You

Of these 40 products, what are the best products for your dry skin? Everyone’s skin is different. How do you pick the right one? 

First of all, read ingredient labels on products. Make sure it doesn’t contain anything you are allergic to. 

Next, pick the one that aligns with your values and beliefs and budget.

Finally, use the product according to the best practices listed out above and also on label instructions. 

I’ve given you my listing of tried and true products so now it’s up to you to choose the best one that will remedy your dry cracked winter skin. 

~ Much Love ~