How to Tackle Winter Skin

I’ve always battled with my skin, but bigger problems always arise when the cold weather comes. If you live in the UK like me, we have had somewhat of a cold spell of weather recently. My skin has not taken kindly to this… I’m getting breakouts, flakiness and it just feels generally rubbish. There are certain measures I take when the weather gets colder to try and keep my face as happy as possible, so I am going to share these with you!

Drink water

I know this is the most practised and preached method for skincare, but it’s for a good reason. In the winter when the outside temperature drops, your skin’s water evaporates quicker, producing the tight and flaky feeling a lot of us experience in winter. Increasing your water intake can help to keep your skin happier and less dry.

Switch up your skincare routine

In the winter, I always switch to a heavier moisturiser, even though I have oily skin. I find my normal skin routine is not as effective during winter months, so I also try to exfoliate twice a week instead of my usual once a week. However, make sure the scrub isn’t too harsh, as this can aggravate already dry skin. It also may help to use a hydrating face mask weekly to keep your face’s moisture levels up.

Minimise your makeup

This is more of a personal/optional suggestion, but I always find my skin looks 100 times worse in the winter when I where foundation. I notice a difference when I keep my makeup minimal, especially face products. Also, make sure you are using a moisturising primer and concealer/foundation for optimal plump and healthy skin!

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Take a shorter shower

This is one that I really should start adhering to (I love a long, hot shower when the weather is cold). But showering for a long time can strip your skin of its natural oils, making it drier. I try to stick to an under 10 minute shower, (most of the time I fail at this) but I’m working on it!

Avoid long showers

This can suck all the moisture out your skin, which isn’t good especially when the weather is cold! I try to keep mine under 10 minutes, although this is usually not very successful!

Reduce false heat

Radiators and heaters are not a friend to your poor dry face, they dehydrate and dry out your skin! Try to put on a few more layers before turning up the heating controls on to max.

So there are my top tips for looking after yourself in this cold weather! Have a great week x

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18 Comments

  1. March 2, 2018 / 11:58 pm

    Great tips!! I definitely need to drink more water. I’ll be bookmarking this for the upcoming winter season.

    • itstheblondelife
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      March 3, 2018 / 10:12 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! Hope it helps you x

  2. March 2, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    I’m working on drinking lots more water and I’m doing so well the past few days so hopefully I can keep it up!

    • itstheblondelife
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      March 3, 2018 / 10:11 pm

      Yay congrats! Keep it up x

  3. March 2, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    This is so helpful!! I usually have incredibly oily skin, but as soon as the cold wind hits it, it dries out instantly! I’ve recently changed up my nighttime skincare routine, and that seems to be working a treat! Thanks for the tips xx

    • itstheblondelife
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      March 2, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      Ah I am in the same boat as you! I have the oiliest skin ever until the colder months hit, glad I could help! xx

  4. March 2, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    Thanks for the tips! My skin has been awful lately and this list is so helpful. I had no idea how much showers effect skin. Guess I need to cut down on my half hour showers then haha
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    • itstheblondelife
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      March 2, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Ah you aren’t alone with loving a long hot shower, trust me I am the same! I try to keep it short where possible and it really does help xx

  5. March 1, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    I really like the look of your blog. The banner art and page fonts are super quirky and creative. ? Thanks for sharing (and for inspiring me to spiff up my blog!).

    • itstheblondelife
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      Ah thank you thats so sweet of you!

    • itstheblondelife
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      Me too! Its the worst, thanks so much!

  6. March 1, 2018 / 1:18 am

    Skincare is my biggest concern! I’m so lucky I don’t have many struggles, however, lately my skin has been so dry!! I usually have a long shower, so this is something new I should switch up!! Thanks for the tip! If I may add, I recently bought ELF $10 dollar booster drops and my skin has been liking so far!!! :)) I’ll be having it on my monthly faves soon!

    • itstheblondelife
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      Ah that sounds like something I may look in to! I hope your skin sorts itself out soon!

  7. February 28, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    Yes! I agree, water is so important. I need to work on drinking more water and taking shorter showers as well. Great and helpful post!

    • itstheblondelife
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      Thanks so much!

  8. February 28, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    I love long shower ?. I need to switch Up my skin care routine by simply having one smh. Water drinking is the only thing on this list that I do lol. Great post hon!

    • itstheblondelife
      Author
      March 1, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      Ah thanks lovely! Yes I love long showers too, its sad to give up!

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