Skincare routine for Winter

Skincare routine for Winter

Winter is no joke on your skin. If you're like me and live in an area that gets cold winters, I know how hard it can be to find products that will keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. The good news is there are some amazing skincare products made just for those of us who are dealing with dry air, chilly winds, and more sensitive skin in the winter months! Whether you want to make changes to your routine or already have a winter skincare regimen set up—or both!—I've got some great tips for keeping your face happy during these cold months:

Dry air sucks the moisture out of your skin

Since the air in most homes is dry, you need to take steps to moisturize your skin. Some of the best ways to do this are:

  • using a humidifier in your bedroom and all other rooms that you spend time in, including any bathrooms and kitchens.
  • using a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid (HA) and glycerin on your face, hands and feet every day. You can find these at drugstores or department stores in creams or lotions; they’ll cost around $15-$20 per bottle.

Chilly winds leave your face red and irritated.

As the temperature drops, your face feels like it's on fire. The chilly winds cause redness and irritation that can make you look like a tomato.

Luckily, there are several ways to protect your skin from the elements. You can use a moisturizer to add moisture back into red areas of skin and protect it from becoming dry. Moisturizers also help hydrate your complexion so that it stays radiant even with less sunlight—it’s especially important if you live in an area with harsh winters where sun exposure is limited for months at a time! If you want something more intensive, try using an overnight mask before bedtime or after shaving; these products provide extra moisture deep inside the pores while you sleep so that when morning comes around again (and hopefully warmer weather), no one will be able to tell anything happened except how beautiful your skin looks today!

How to change your skincare routine for winter?

  • Use a moisturizer
  • Use a lip balm
  • Use a sunscreen, whether it's in the form of a lotion or cream, depending on your needs and preferences (many people find that facial sunscreens aren't as effective as body sunscreens)
  • If you want to exfoliate, try using an exfoliating soap instead of beads that can get stuck in your pores and cause irritation (just make sure you don’t over-cleanse with anything abrasive like sugar scrubs)
  • If your skin tolerates retinol well (or you simply like the way it works), consider incorporating this anti-aging ingredient into your routine during winter months—it helps with fine lines and wrinkles while also boosting collagen production for firmer skin overall

How to winterproof your skincare routine?

You've heard it before, but it's worth repeating: sun protection is the most important thing to do for your skin in winter. If you're not using SPF every day (or at least on days when you'll be outside for a long time), start now! There are tons of moisturizers with SPF in them these days, so there's no excuse not to use one.

Other steps to protect your skin include exfoliating regularly and using a lip balm with SPF. You should also use facial moisturizer with SPF (your face is exposed all day!) and consider adding a face mask or face cleanser that contains glycolic acid into your routine, which will help prevent dullness by sloughing off dead cells and encouraging cell turnover.

Best skincare products for winter skin

Now that you know what ingredients your skin needs and the best ways to apply them, it's time to stock up. Here are the products we recommend keeping on hand:

  • Novaclear Hydro Facial Foam
  • Hydro Eye Cream
  • Hydro Serum
  • Intense Lip Care
  • Hydro Day Cream
  • Hydro Facial Cleanser
  • Hydro Night Cream

The cold weather can also make acne worse

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin, even if you’re not prone to acne. The dry air and cold temperatures can cause your face to dry out, which can make it more susceptible to bacteria that lead to whiteheads and blackheads.

It’s also possible that winter weather may cause you to become more oily than usual. (Maybe it’s because of all those holiday treats!) If this is the case for you, choose a non-comedogenic moisturizer or serum with salicylic acid in it—it helps keep oil production under control so breakouts are less likely.

Regardless of your skin type, everyone should remember that acne is a common condition that affects millions worldwide every day; there are many different types of treatments available for people suffering from breakouts.

Your eyes are extra sensitive to the cold weather

As we've discussed, your skin is extra sensitive during the winter months. Your eyes are no exception to this rule. It's important to protect your eyes from the elements by wearing sunglasses when you're outside, especially if you'll be in bright sunlight or snow glare for an extended period of time.

Using a moisturizing eye cream at night is also recommended; not only does it prevent dryness and irritation, but it can help improve dark circles caused by fatigue (or lack thereof).

Finally, don't forget about the rest of your face: many eye creams contain high levels of caffeine—which boosts circulation and helps reduce swelling around the eyes—so putting some on before bed can prevent puffiness too!

Your lips are probably chapped

Your lips are probably chapped, which is why you should use a lip balm with SPF. If you're looking for something that will moisturise and condition your lips, try using a lip scrub to exfoliate and smooth out any rough patches on the surface of your skin. If you can't stand the thought of putting anything on your mouth other than food or water, look into a lip mask that will repair dryness while also giving it an extra boost of hydration. Alternatively, use a lip plumper before applying lipstick or gloss so that they last through lunchtime without needing touch-ups. This will also help make your lips appear fuller!

If you're looking for long-lasting colour for those days when all you want is one less thing to worry about in life (a totally reasonable request), try using a stain instead of lipstick or gloss so there's no fumbling around trying not to smudge what's already been applied.

Winter is hard on your skin

I know, I know: You've been told over and over again that the best way to protect your skin is by wearing SPF every day. But even if you're diligent about applying sunscreen out in the world, there's one thing that can make all the difference for your complexion during winter: moisturizer (and lots of it).

In addition to fighting dryness from wind and cold temperatures, moisturizing can also help heal any rashes or irritation caused by harsh weather conditions or exposure to allergens like animal dander. All of these things can lead to itching, which then leads to picking at your face and making matters worse—so remember not just how important it is but also how easy it is!

If we could tell you anything based on what we've learned this season, it would be this: Make sure your lotion has an SPF included. While most people tend not think about sun protection when they're indoors—which makes sense since lighting isn't as intense—the fact remains: There are windows everywhere! And while they may not seem like much now with snow flurries falling outside them, those rays are still coming through no matter what time of year it is (or whether or not anyone notices).


To sum up, winter is hard on your skin. The cold weather can cause dryness and irritation in all the parts of your face. This means that you need to change up your skincare routine for winter so that it suits these conditions better. I hope this article has given you some ideas on how to do just that!