Cold Weather Skin Tips

Photo Credit: NinaMalyna via Adobe Stock

Cold Weather Skin Tips


  1. Change up your Moisturizer

Moisturizing is a key winter skin tip. The moisturizer you use in Spring/Summer may not be as effective when it comes to the cold weather season depending on the region you reside in. It’s important to reevaluate your skin care routine as the seasons change in order to make adjustments accordingly. A lot of time, people are plagued with dry skin this time of year so switching to a thicker moisturizer may be essential. If you skin is feeling tight, dry, flaky, and overall uncomfortable it’s probably time to make the change.

  1. Slather on the Sunscreen

Even though its cooler outside and you don’t see the sun as often, it’s very important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. This doesn’t necessarily mean to cover your body from head to toe in sunscreen but more over cover the exposed areas such as yours hands and face. Remember to always use a broad spectrum sunscreen, and to reapply frequently if you’re staying outdoors often.

  1. Take Care of your Hands

I think we can all relate to dry hands in the winter. The skin on your hands is thinner with fewer oil glands thus making it harder to keep your hands moist in the cold and dry winter months. Dry hands can lead to cracking which in turn can be very painful. Wear gloves when headed outdoors to protect your skin from the elements.

  1. Avoid Hot Baths and Showers

Oh a hot bath or shower on a cold day. Who doesn’t love that? Unfortunately this one goes hand in hand with the dry skin cold weather curse. Hot water breaks down the lipid barrier, striping your skin of moisture resulting in dry, itchy, and tight feeling skin. If you absolutely need a quick pick me up, take a warm shower and keep it short and sweet. To help your skin retain moisture, apply moisturizer immediately after a shower will help lock moisture in.


Plagued with dry winter skin with no where to turn? Visit us online at and start a case today with one of board certified Dermatologist’s. Your visit is fast, easy, secure, and is just $49 per visit.

Leave a Reply