Essential Winter Skincare Tips

I really appreciate the beauty of winter and how picturesque everything looks during the season

I don’t however, appreciate the effect the cold air has on my skin

Skincare is an important part in my daily routine, especially when it comes to my face care. I wear make up daily and I am pretty religious in removing it and making sure my skin is clean before bed. Thankfully over the years my face hasn’t aged too badly. I often find people think I look a lot younger than I actually am. That’s a good thing as far as I am concerned

There are a few essential tips worth considering during the colder, winter month

winter scene

Avoid those hot showers and baths

Having a shocking change to temperature to your skin is not a good thing. Going from one extreme temperature to the other, will not have a positive effect to the epidermis layer of your skin

Do not use perfumed soaps

This also applies to soaps which excessively lather. If they contain perfumes which are not natural or lather up excessively, they are very likely to dry your skin out and not just clean it.

Apply an SPF

The sun is still in the sky in those winter months, and the rays will penetrate the clouds still. If you can apply a daily face cream or moisturiser which includes an SPF this would be a better choice over ones that don’t

ladys face

Keep hydrated

Human bodies are made of 60% water and our skin is made of 64% water. Keeping it hydrated is a crucial. Consuming an extra glass or 2 of water each day will help keep you hydrated from the inside out


Our skin is always naturally trying to replenish itself, and our skin cells grow continuously. From wearing more layers of clothes, you might find your skin gets dry and a bit flakey. This needs to be exfoliated through either dry body buffing or in the bath or shower. But never scrub too hard

Everyone has their our self care and skin care routines which work for their lifestyles

If you find you are suffering from dry or chapped skin this winter try and practise these self care tips

Let me know in the comments below, have you or do you suffer with dry skin in the winter months?



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  1. Tania Atfield
    03/11/2019 / 08:45

    My skin is dry anyway but gets worse in winter as central heating affects it

  2. Tracy Nixon
    03/11/2019 / 08:58

    Yes, and all year round!

  3. Elaine Savage
    03/11/2019 / 09:32

    My skin gets very dry in winter, my nails also suffer

  4. Priscilla Stubbs
    03/11/2019 / 09:40

    I definitely have dryer skin in the winter time, it’s the ravages of cold weather and central heating in the house

  5. Jean Bolsover
    03/11/2019 / 10:07

    I sufffer with dry skin anyway so during the Winter it’s worse

  6. Margaret Gallagher
    03/11/2019 / 10:45

    I do yes ! As soon as the heating goes on i shrivel up

  7. Sheena Batey
    03/11/2019 / 10:51

    Yes I do have dryer skin on the winter especially my hands and around my mouth

  8. Marylyn Hammersley
    03/11/2019 / 11:02

    At my age my skin is definitely drier in the winter months, my skin absolutely needs some TLC!

  9. Iain maciver
    03/11/2019 / 11:27

    yes indeed

  10. Becki Smith
    03/11/2019 / 11:32

    I tend to suffer from dry skin all year round but it does get particularly worse in the colder months

  11. Peter Watson
    03/11/2019 / 12:16

    The cold weather really makes my skin very dry and flaky.

  12. Helen
    03/11/2019 / 13:04

    It’s the heating at work that kills my skin #thestruggleisreal #tlc #selfcare

  13. Allan Mcrae
    03/11/2019 / 13:18

    Yes and also my wife does

  14. james jordan
    03/11/2019 / 13:55

    YES I DO
    keeping my fingers crossed 🤞

    Liked and shared 👌

  15. Angela treadway
    03/11/2019 / 14:08

    yeah for sure and dry lips x

  16. Margaret Clarkson
    03/11/2019 / 14:20

    Slightly drier and it seems to be getting worse with age!

  17. Justine Meyer
    03/11/2019 / 14:37

    I do suffer from dry skin al lyear round as does my son

  18. Elaine Skye
    03/11/2019 / 15:03

    My skin is very dry all year round, but worse in Wintet.

  19. charlotte isobelle
    03/11/2019 / 16:43

    i always do! especially my lips!

    03/11/2019 / 17:14

    I do suffer from bad dry skin in the winter months

  21. pete c
    03/11/2019 / 17:29

    generally suffer from dry skin through the year – winter isnt noticably worse

  22. Nadia Josephine
    03/11/2019 / 18:10

    With the cold weather and the heating on in the home or at work my skin tends to dry out very quickly! I find myself using a lot more moisturiser in winter

  23. Solange
    03/11/2019 / 18:41

    Yes, I suffer with dryer skin during winter.

  24. Sarah-Jane Carter
    03/11/2019 / 18:53

    I suffer dreadfully with dry skin in the winter especially my hands xx

  25. 03/11/2019 / 20:03

    I definitely suffer dryer skin problems in the winter months as well as redness I often find it difficult to treat

  26. Kimberley Harris
    03/11/2019 / 21:13

    Yes definitely

  27. Debbie Skerten
    03/11/2019 / 21:28

    My skin feels like dry paper in the winter. It’s not a nice feeling.

  28. Joanne dawkins
    03/11/2019 / 21:53

    Absolutely! My hands and face jn particular.

  29. Corinna Jennings
    03/11/2019 / 22:06

    I really suffer with dry skin during the winter. I have quite dry skin anyway so it can be awful this time of year. I find a really rich moisturiser helps.

  30. Natalie Charman
    03/11/2019 / 22:16

    My hands usually get cracked as soon as it gets cold.

  31. Twirlywhirly
    04/11/2019 / 07:36

    I suffer with dry skin weirdly in summer & winter no matter how much I moisturise,I get dry skin patches very tiny but annoying!

  32. Carol Betts
    04/11/2019 / 07:39

    Towards the end of Winter my skin is drier

  33. Emma Walton
    04/11/2019 / 09:41

    I’m not really sure if my skin is dryer during the winter. I do have dry skin and I use a moisturiser with an spf all year round.

  34. Charlotte G
    04/11/2019 / 10:34

    Yes! My skin gets much worse during the cold weather

  35. Laura Pritchard
    04/11/2019 / 12:37

    Definitely, especially my hands & face!

  36. Nicola S
    04/11/2019 / 12:40

    Yes, they whole family do. I have a touch of psoriasis and its always a problem in the winter. Lots and lots of moisturiser is required!

  37. Susan Laing
    04/11/2019 / 15:03

    My skin can be dry year round but the winter is definitely the worst

  38. Ellen Stafford
    04/11/2019 / 20:44

    Yep I do especially my hands, feet and face.

  39. Sarah Morris
    04/11/2019 / 21:33

    Yes my skin gets dry n the winter

  40. Amanda Walsh
    04/11/2019 / 21:51

    I get really dry skin in the winter, I especially suffer under my eyes and my lips

  41. Shelley Jessup
    05/11/2019 / 01:44

    Yes I do suffer from dry patches in the winter & I also have dehydrated skin most of the time. I adore skincare so this is very exciting!

  42. Pamela Hutchinson
    05/11/2019 / 05:58

    My skin is definitely dryer in the winter

  43. Karen Amith
    05/11/2019 / 06:39

    Yes all year round but especially around my eyes

  44. Ruth Harwood
    05/11/2019 / 10:11

    I tend to suffer dry skin all year on my hands, but it does get worse in winter xx

  45. Sally Collingwood
    05/11/2019 / 10:33

    My skin is always dry, getting older I think!

    05/11/2019 / 13:13

    I have combination skin so it does not really alter much in winter, I just make sure I take good care of it all year round

  47. 05/11/2019 / 14:41

    My skin is dry and sensitive so it’s always dry but in winter it gets so dry it HURTS

  48. TraceynPaul Lilly
    05/11/2019 / 19:05

    Winter when the heating is on

  49. Gerri Tennant
    05/11/2019 / 20:55

    I definitely need to use a richer cream during the winter.

  50. Susan Smith
    06/11/2019 / 10:51

    Yes i do, infact my hands are getting dry now and the deep winter isnt here yet

  51. Jodie Green
    06/11/2019 / 18:09

    I suffer dry skin all year, worse during winter and summer

  52. Susan B
    06/11/2019 / 18:18

    When I was a teen, I struggled with greasy skin. Now, though, my skin has become drier and drier and my lips, in particular, look dreadful.

  53. Mel Pennie
    06/11/2019 / 20:43

    With the central heating and hotter baths/ showers my skin tends to a lot drier during the winter months.

  54. Sheila Reeves
    07/11/2019 / 06:40

    Yrs my skin definitely gets drier and dehydrated during the winter, my hair too

  55. Katrina Adams
    07/11/2019 / 15:31

    I always find that in winter I get dry skin more often, to the point that it’s itchy and always looks really dull.

  56. Alison Johnson
    07/11/2019 / 16:37

    My skin is quite combination at the moment. My forehead is really dry at the moment & when I forgot to moisturise the other day my skin actually split! My cheeks are dry also but my chin seems a little oily.

  57. Blondie Blondell
    07/11/2019 / 20:09

    Air con at work and radiators on at home always make my skin dryer and thirstier

  58. lesley renshaw
    07/11/2019 / 22:28

    Yes, it drives me mad. Especially my face and lips, likely cos they’re what’s most exposed to the elements. My hands also get really sore and brittle so tend to use hydrocortisone cream there as I find the products I’ve tried sting but I’m open to try new brands to see if it makes a difference.

  59. Petra Beck
    08/11/2019 / 08:29

    My skin is always dry, but gets even worse in winter. Even as a kid, I would get dry cracked hands when it was really cold. Can’t get enough moisturiser on me in the cold months!

  60. Sophie Roberts
    09/11/2019 / 09:33

    Yes I do, I always find it’s worse on my hands and elbows, I have to make sure I moisturise every night!

  61. Nikki Hayes
    10/11/2019 / 21:59

    Somewhat – my hands and lips get very dry in the winter :o)

  62. Julie Scattergood
    11/11/2019 / 19:51

    My skin tends to be on the dry side but gets much drier in winter. The cold weather and central heating play havoc with my hair too.

  63. AnnaSSS
    11/11/2019 / 20:11

    Yes I do.

  64. Kim Styles
    12/11/2019 / 13:35

    I suffer with dry skin especially on the hands in winter

  65. Alex Telford
    12/11/2019 / 22:24

    My skin is definitely more dry in the winter. I need to make more of an effort to protect it!

  66. Fiona jk42
    12/11/2019 / 23:04

    My skin is always dry but gets much worse in winter.

  67. Jane Brown
    14/11/2019 / 10:49

    Yes, my skin, especially my hands, feel a lot drier in the wintertime.

  68. Hannah Lord
    14/11/2019 / 21:36

    My skin is terrible at the moment its so dry, heavy duty exfoliant and moisturiser needed!

  69. claire griffiths
    15/11/2019 / 11:23

    all year round yes

  70. Amanda tanner
    15/11/2019 / 16:45

    Yes I do suffer dryer skin on my face during winter. I use abit of salt mixed in with my michela water to remove dead skin.

  71. Mrs Rachael Sexey
    16/11/2019 / 15:17

    My skin gets so dry and dehydrated as soon as the cold weather kicks in and it hurts

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