Essential Winter Skincare Tips

Essential winter skincare tips to consider

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

Do you want super soft lips? I always suffer with dry lips in the winter


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

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

Take a look at some skin care beauty boxes

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

    • H
      20/11/2019 / 11:06

      The weather in Winter does make it so you can suffer from drier skin, it’s all to do with your body trying to preserve and generate internal heat etc.

  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. Magsd
    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

  72. Claire Sarcone
    20/11/2019 / 10:15

    Yes my fingers can crack and bleed. I’m also allergic to everything all year round and its always my sensitive skin that suffers

  73. 20/11/2019 / 13:18

    I have come to expect dryer skin during the Winter every year, especially on my hands. A good hand cream is an absolute must!

  74. Catherine Cunningham
    20/11/2019 / 20:55

    My skin is very dry, more so in winter.

  75. Donna Edmondson
    20/11/2019 / 23:47

    Yes it does get drier in the Winter especially on my forehead. Then if I want to wear a hat to keep warm it’s even worse.

  76. Hannah Rowley
    21/11/2019 / 20:26

    My skin is always so much dryer in winter

    24/11/2019 / 22:33

    I do have dry skin during the winter, but my skin is dry sensitive anyway. I have to make sure I moisturise day and night.

  78. Stephanie Clark
    25/11/2019 / 18:21

    I have started using cooler showers. Have added hyaluronic acid, Retinol, serum and facial oils to my routine. Have ordered a roller to help add to my skin absorb the products. I am also using face masks at least 1 or 2 times a week.x

  79. Ella Emmet
    25/11/2019 / 20:25

    I have oily skin and although my skin doesn’t get dry, my lips do! The only thing that works is Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream!

  80. Esther L
    27/11/2019 / 22:04

    I literally have to use hand cream and lip balm multiple times a day in winter. Also if I don’t moisturise my face, it cracks and makes wearing makeup impossible sometimes. I’m ready for spring already haha!

  81. Mary D
    28/11/2019 / 09:09

    My lips get very chapped the minute the weather changes so I have a salve in every jacket and coat pocket at this time of year.

  82. Paula Jones
    30/11/2019 / 14:23

    I’m a childminder so my hands are always dry. Some great tips ….if only I could avoid the hot baths ……its always too cold …..brrrrrrrrhhhh!

  83. Rebecca Beesley
    01/12/2019 / 22:35

    definitely – hands are really dry in winter and dry patches on my face and even my legs – especially my knees

  84. Lindsey Smith
    03/12/2019 / 12:14

    I definitely suffer more with dry skin as soon as the central heating goes on 🙁

  85. Jasmin andrews
    05/12/2019 / 11:53

    Skin care is so important!

  86. Angela Kelly
    07/12/2019 / 14:33

    My skin is totally unpredictable, I have no idea what it’s going to do from one season to the next!

  87. ashleigh allan
    09/12/2019 / 21:46

    Yes i do

  88. Patricia Avery
    10/12/2019 / 16:59

    I have dry skin all year round but it definitely gets worse in the winter

  89. Kristyn Harris
    14/12/2019 / 01:23

    Yes, I definately suffer with dryer skin in the winter. My skin sometimes cracks too.

  90. Debbie Dale
    15/12/2019 / 16:07

    I work in a care home and it’s so hot in there all year round so my skin is always suffering, these products would be fabulous to give my skin a much needed boost.

  91. Anthea Holloway
    15/12/2019 / 18:35

    Yes, my skin is definitely drier in the winter.

  92. A S,Edinburgh
    16/12/2019 / 06:45

    I definitely suffer with dryer skin more during winter; I get through a lot of moistuiser once the weather cools down!

  93. Victoria Prince
    16/12/2019 / 13:06

    Yes I do – especially my lips. My skin is a bit of a mess at the best of times!

  94. lynn neal
    16/12/2019 / 17:01

    I have just started to get dry skin in winter over the last couple of years but before that I was fine but now I need to find some great products to use every day!

  95. Emma England
    17/12/2019 / 06:26

    I suffer with dry skin all year around, it’s on ongoing battle! It’s definitely worse in the winter.

  96. Amanda Gregory
    17/12/2019 / 15:48

    My skin is definitely very dry in winter but I do tend to be prone to dry skin all year round too.

  97. Sheri Darby
    17/12/2019 / 19:39

    yes my skin gets very much drier in Winter

  98. Geoff Hibbert
    18/12/2019 / 07:26

    Yes I do

  99. Globetrotter
    18/12/2019 / 09:33

    Yes – doesn’t everyone? Central heating is a big culprit!

  100. Sandra Fortune
    18/12/2019 / 10:35

    I suffer with dry skin all year round it eats moisturiser

  101. Marie Pomeroy
    18/12/2019 / 11:34

    Yes I do

  102. Charmian Filewood
    18/12/2019 / 12:13

    Yes, it gets much worse over winter with the cold and therefore with Central Heating being on too

  103. Violet Phillippo
    18/12/2019 / 17:07

    I have really dry skin but it’s drier and flakier in the winter. I take extra care, as I spend a lot of time outdoors.

  104. Kirsteen Mackay
    18/12/2019 / 17:09

    Yes, I always suffer from much drier skin in winter.

  105. Teresa Sheldon
    18/12/2019 / 18:35

    I never use to suffer with dry skin in Winter when I was younger my skin was very oily, as I’ve got older it gets so dry in Winter, I moisture everyday but it’s still really dry

  106. Romana Richards
    18/12/2019 / 19:03

    My skin gets blasted by wind and the drying effects of Central Heating so is crying out for some help.

  107. Tracy B
    18/12/2019 / 19:40

    My skin gets very dry and flaky in winter, don’t think central heating helps either

  108. Rai
    18/12/2019 / 19:41

    Yes. I have a long walk to work and cold winds def dry my skin out.

  109. Christine Hobbs
    18/12/2019 / 20:10

    My skin suffers during winter as I cycle to work daily so it has to cope with cold wind and rain. I use a quality cream and plenty of lip salve.

  110. Dawn Samples
    18/12/2019 / 21:58

    I suffer dry skin all year round but its abit drier in winter x

  111. Darren Bourne
    18/12/2019 / 22:43

    We both suffer with drier skin in the winter, I find my hands get bad and can be sore.

  112. Adrian Bold
    18/12/2019 / 23:22

    Yes I do get dry skin when the weather gets colder.

  113. Rifat
    22/12/2019 / 06:07

    I have learned huge knowledge from here. I am waiting for your updates

  114. 20/01/2020 / 06:19

    Thanks for the informative post, we can also use Skin Scrubber Electronic facial machine to get rid of blackheads and can have clean and fairer skin.

  115. Emma Walton
    12/03/2020 / 19:59

    I always use a moisturiser with an SPF but I wasn’t aware of the hot showers and bath thing!

  116. 20/03/2020 / 11:29

    Hey, thanks for these great beauty tips. Exfoliating is such an important part of any skin care routine.We can use Skin Scrubber Electronic facial machine to get rid of blackheads and can have clean and fairer skin
    Skin spatula ultrasonic

  117. Dan
    28/03/2020 / 19:56

    I need a ton of moisturizer

  118. ihouseofhealth health
    17/09/2020 / 11:03

    Thank you for sharing the details. You are the best blogger

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