Winter Skin Protection Tips

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In winter, the air is drier and the temperatures are colder, which can be tough on your skin. But don’t worry, there are things you can do to protect your skin and keep it healthy all winter long. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips on how to keep your skin snow-bunny soft, all winter long.


When winter winds create dry conditions for your skin, your first defence is adding moisture. Here are a few simple ways to do this:

  • Use a Humidifier:
    A humidifier can help prevent your skin from becoming dry and cracked by adding moisture to the air. In the winter, when the air is much drier than usual, a humidifier can keep your skin from becoming dry, flaky, and irritated (this is one of our faves!)
  • Use a Gentle Cleanser:
    A gentle cleanser is the best face wash for winter. This is because harsh weather can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and irritated. A gentle cleanser will help to replenish these oils and keep your skin healthy and hydrated.
  • Use a Moisturizer: The best moisturizer for winter is one that is thick and creamy. This type of moisturizer will help to lock in moisture and protect your skin from harsh elements. Look for a moisturizer that contains ingredients like glycerine or hyaluronic acid, which are known for their ability to attract and retain moisture.
  • Use a Lip Balm: Your lips are especially susceptible to drying out in the winter, so it’s important to use a lip balm or chap stick to protect them. Look for a lip balm that contains SPF to help protect your lips from the sun’s harmful rays. Apply lip balm often, especially before going outside in the cold.


Another way to protect your skin for winter is to spend some time banishing all the dirty things your skin may have collected throughout the year, and clear the way for renewed, fresh skin.

  • Exfoliate: Exfoliating your skin helps to remove dead skin cells that can build up and clog pores. This is essential in the winter because the skin is more likely to be dry and flaky. A build-up of dead skin cells can also lead to a dull complexion. Exfoliating will help to brighten your skin and give it a healthy glow.
  • Apply a Mask: A clay mask can help to detox your skin and remove impurities. This is critical in the winter because the skin is more likely to be exposed to toxins and pollutants. A clay mask will help to draw out these toxins and leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed.
  • Drink Water: Drinking plenty of water is important for keeping your skin healthy all year round, but it’s especially important in the winter. This is because the skin is more prone to dehydration in the colder months. Water also helps remove toxins by flushing them out of the body. When you drink plenty of water, it helps to keep your skin hydrated and helps you remove toxins.


Exposure to the sun’s rays can be just as damaging in the winter as they are in the summer. Snow reflects 80% of UV rays, which means that your skin is exposed to 20% of the amount of UV rays. On top of this, changes in temperature and humidity affect how your skin reacts to UV exposure by increasing dryness or oil production, making it more difficult for your skin to protect itself from harmful rays. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher is recommended for both indoor and outdoor activities to reduce short-term effects like sunburns, as well as long-term ones like premature aging.


It is especially important to use gentle, all-natural products during winter because the skin is more prone to dryness and irritation. The harsh weather can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and irritated.

All-natural products are free of harsh chemicals and fragrances that can be irritating to the skin. Look for products that contain ingredients like aloe vera, glycerine, or chamomile, which are known for their ability to soothe and protect the skin.

Winter is here in full force, and it’s time to prepare your skin for this harsher weather. By following these tips, you can help protect your skin from the winter elements and keep it healthy all season long.

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Winter Skin Protection Tips was originally published in Think Dirty on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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