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Skincare Routine for Winter: Nourish Your Skin Even in Cold Weather

Skincare Routine for Winter: Nourish Your Skin Even in Cold Weather

Winter skincare routines include much more than just products. Your skincare routine during winter and how you prepare it for the cold weather play an important role in maintaining your skin health. 

Today, we prepared for you 10 tips that will help you take better care of your skin in cold weather.

  1. Make sure you’re moisturizing your skin 

The skin looks and feels awful when it's dry and cracked in winter. If you want to prevent irritation, make sure you apply body moisturizer before your skin becomes cracked. Because it hydrates your skin better, we recommend you use body oil

It nourishes your skin and keeps it soft and hydrated for longer periods than lotions or other water-based products. So make sure body oil has a place in your daily skincare routine.

  1. Use lip balm daily and as often as you need, especially if your lips are dry

If you want to keep your lips moisturized in the winter, make sure you always have lip balm on hand. Also, in case you don't have hand lotion with you while out and about, a lip balm can always fill in for it!

  1. Carry your toner with you

I know what you're thinking-isn't that what you're supposed to do during the summer? This is true, but a hydrating toner that locks in moisture is helpful in the winter months as well.

  1. Don’t dry off completely after taking a shower or a bath

When you get out of the shower, pat the skin dry and then apply a moisturizer or body oil to lock in moisture. It’s a smart practice to keep in mind for every season, not just for winter, especially if you have dry skin on a daily basis.

  1. Limit shower time and/or take cooler - warm showers

Winter might seem like the right time to take hot showers, but hot water can aggravate dry cracked skin. Whenever you can, keep the shower temperature warm, but not excessively hot.


  1. Limit physical exfoliation

Since physical exfoliation involves rubbing the skin with a tool like a brush or a sponge, it’s always a good idea to limit how often you exfoliate physically in any kind of extreme weather.

Better make yourself massages with body oil instead of exfoliation during winter. Despite the fact that massages relax you, they can help with your skin health as well. 

  1. Put on an extra layer of moisturizer before you go out

If you're going out in the cold, put on a bit of extra moisturizer before you head out to prevent your skin from becoming cracked and dry.

  1. Wear sunscreen, even in winter

You probably wonder why you should wear sunscreen in the winter. Despite what most people believe, the sun's rays can still become extremely powerful and damaging in the winter, especially if they are reflecting off snow or ice. 

A layer of sunscreen is a smart idea for anyone spending a lot of time outside, no matter what the season.

  1. Make sure your room has enough humidity 

Nothing will irritate the skin or sinuses quite like a really dry room, especially when the thermostat is cranking up high. You'll likely feel better the next morning if you keep a humidifier by your bed. 

You can make your humidifier by throwing pots of water on the radiator if you don't have one or don't want to invest in one.

  1. Make sure it’s not summer in your house – don’t turn up the heat too much

You won’t like this, especially if you love heat and miss the good summer days. But turning the heat on to high temperatures is not a wise idea if you don’t like having dry skin. It’s better to use a comfortable cozy blanket or a warm sweater than to turn the heat too high.

Winter Skincare Routines for Different Types of Skin

In the winter, most people find their skin gets drier, even those with oily skin. You will find below 5 skincare routines for different types of skin. So you can choose the one that fits your skin 😊

  • Winter skincare for dry skin 

If you usually have dry skin, then in winter you should be more cautious. If you don’t adjust your skincare routine for winter, you will feel discomfort, itchiness, dryness, and all-around frustration. 

The key way to combat this is by keeping your skin as moisturized and as hydrated as you possibly can. 

Get a hold of a really effective moisturizer that will not only add moisture but help lock it into your skin. Also, body oil does a very good job of keeping your skin hydrated for a long period. 

You don’t have to overdo it though. It’s not healthy to think about your skin all day long. Just choose high-quality products and apply them on your skin two times a day and before you go outside. 

  • Winter skincare for oily skin

If you have oily skin, you may experience some dryness in winter as well. But don’t worry about adding an extra moisturizer to your skin.

Just make sure you’re using one that’s made for all skin types because during winter your oily skin might feel like combination skin. 

Though, if your skin acts more like dry skin, you can treat it as such and just add extra moisturizer or body oil to your routine.

  • Winter skincare for combination skin

In the winter your skin probably acts more like dry skin so make sure you’re hydrating as much as possible with both moisturizer and eye cream.

 Most people with combination skin don't use a lot of moisturizer on their noses and forehead. However, if you feel like you need it in the winter, go ahead.

  • Winter skincare for sensitive skin

Sensitive skin acts in very similar ways during both the summer and winter seasons. They usually become even more vulnerable in extreme weather. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you don’t do anything to exacerbate the conditions like physical exfoliation or introducing products with harsh chemicals.

Also, like those with dry skin, people with sensitive skin should watch their shower temperature to make sure they’re not drying out their skin more than necessary. 

  • Winter skincare for dull skin

Unfortunately, the skin tends to get a bit dull in the winter. To give skin back its glow, be sure to exfoliate with a gentle, chemical exfoliant. 

Also, use body oil to rehydrate your skin after exfoliating it. It will leave your skin soft, hydrated, and nourished.

Our skin is the biggest organ in our body and it deserves our attention during extreme temperatures. Having healthy skin improves your confidence and self-esteem, so adapting your skincare routine for winter is a smart move for feeling better in your skin.

You don’t have to worry about changing your skincare products for winter if you decide to use our body oil because it’s a safe option for every season. 

Also, you can check out 10 benefits of applying body oil daily and you’ll find out why it’s a better option than using lotions or other water-based products.

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