Our Top Tips For Healthy Skin This Winter

Winter is here and while many of us are rejoicing in the festive fun and celebration this time of year brings, for our skin these are extremely challenging times! 

That’s because the colder temperatures are harsh weather conditions can wreak havoc on our skin, potentially causing dryness, redness and itchiness. If you have sensitive skin then you’re at an even bigger risk of experiencing issues during the colder months. 

This is why the skin requires special treatment during winter. Here, we’ll go over some of the most important steps to take to keep your skin protected, to ensure your skin stays in great condition all year round.

Stay Hydrated

In summer when the weather’s warm (if we’re lucky) it’s easy to remember to stay on top of our fluid intake. However, in winter it’s a different story and it’s not uncommon for us to “forget” to drink water as we simply don’t feel as thirsty!

This can play havoc with our skin as dehydration will remove its moisture and plumpness and exacerbate fine lines and wrinkles. 

To combat this, ensure you drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day to maintain your hydration levels. Herbal teas and infused water can also help as these not only add variety and make topping up your fluids more exciting but also contribute to keeping your skin hydrated.

Winter Tanning


If you’re looking to add some colour to your complexion then opt for a fake tan or a moisturiser with a touch of bronzer. Although this may not give you exactly the appearance you’re looking for, rather than damage your skin like tanning beds, it’ll actually help it by providing moisturisation. 

Moisturise Regularly

When it comes to keeping your skin in tip-top condition this winter, without doubt the most important step is to keep it well moisturised. Failure to moisturise regularly can result in dry, undernourished and dull-looking skin.

When you moisturise is also key. Be sure to apply a face cream whenever you’ve just washed, while adding some before you leave the home or go to bed can help ensure your skin retains moisture at all times.

As well as the times you’re putting it on, it’s also crucial to think about what’s in your moisturiser as some are much better at hydrating the skin in winter than others.

Invest in a high-quality, thicker product that’s free from potentially irritating chemicals such as one of the many great natural moisturisers you’ll find on the market. 

Look for ingredients like shea butter, rosehip and jojoba oil that provide deep hydration. 

Limit Your Exposure To Extreme Cold

Whether it's rain, snow or the cold, biting wind blasting you to next week, the harsh winter elements can wreak havoc on your skin.

If you can avoid going outside when the temperatures are particularly cold, this can do your skin the world of good.

If you must go out, protect yourself by dressing warmly. Use scarves, gloves, hats and layered clothing to shield exposed skin from harsh winds and low temperatures. This helps prevent moisture loss and subsequent dryness.

Use a Humidifier

Indoor heating can significantly dry out the air, leading to reduced humidity levels. This in  turn dehydrates the skin, causing it to become dry, tight and more prone to irritation, particularly among those with already sensitive skin.

If your skin being potentially harmed by indoor heating during winter is a real worry, you can counter this by using a humidifier at home. These machines will add moisture to the air, which prevents your skin from drying out, especially while you're indoors for extended periods.

Moisturise Lips With Balm

Are you someone who suffers from chapped lips during the winter? Then you’ll know just how painful and annoying this issue can be.

Thankfully, it’s easy to combat chapped, cracked lips by simply applying a hydrating lip balm. Just remember to reapply throughout the day for maximum protection and to avoid dryness creeping back in.

So those are our top tips for keeping your skin protected this winter. While the colder season can pose a few challenges for your skin, with the right preparation and some essential products, you can navigate the choppy waters and maintain a bright, healthy complexion. 

As well as drinking plenty of water and avoiding tanning beds, moisture throughout the day, invest in a humidifier and your skin should stay in great shape despite this being the most challenging time of the year. 

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