GUEST POST: How to stop dry skin during the winter months

Winter is well and truly here and it’s ruining my skin! When the cold weather approaches, my face becomes so dry and dull, I’m always looking for ways to nourish it.

Scarlet Gratton, a writer and contributor at, has written a handy guide to looking after your skin in winter…

If only hot chocolate was all we needed to look after our skin in winter. Alas, our complexions require a more refined approach in order not to suffer during the colder months.


We all know what dry air, harsh winds and cold temperatures can do to our pores, so let’s think prevention! The following list includes a simple yet detailed guide for a winter-friendly adaptation of your daily skincare routine.

Hydration with a twist

Unlike your lipid-rich moisturiser, which is still a handy asset in cool times, a hydrator is designed to be less heavy in texture and to penetrate the superficial layers of your skin more efficiently.

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A hydrator is often confused with moisturiser, although they help combat skin dryness differently. Hydrator increases the water content of the skin by absorbing the water from the air and binding it to the skin, while moisturiser seals already present moisture into the skin by forming a layer over the skin surface. Hydrators can fix the root of your problem, while moisturisers only mask it. 

Try: SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel – £61.95 here

Find your favourite facial oil

If you’re tempted to skip this segment because you already have oily skin, take a moment to read it anyway, you’d be surprised how many of these nourishing bottles are perfect for any skin type, especially during winter. It’s enough to add a few droplets to your moisturiser or give yourself a five-minute facial massage a few times a week.

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Lavender oil can do wonders for acne-prone skin, coconut is good for dryness, eczema and dermatitis issues, while jojoba is so similar to our skin’s natural oil that, when applied in the right amount, it leaves no greasy trace!

Try: Kjaer Weis The Beautiful Oil – £180 here

Pamper yourself with a skin treatment

Your skin deserves an occasional healthy pampering to bring out its natural radiance. There are numerous treatments in cosmetic medicine that can help you up your skincare game and combat the dull effects of winter. For example, peels are exceptionally useful for removing the buildup of toxins and revealing the fresh, youthful layers of your skin.

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Certain types are designed for sensitive skin prone to breakouts, while others are ideal for reducing the fine lines, and are guaranteed to smooth your skin imperfections and restore your glow.

Try: Hydrafacial at Elite Aesthetics in Kent – £110 here

Smooching with a flavour

They can be tasty, smell divine and perk up your pout in an instant – it’s no wonder they are ladies’ favourite beauty asset!

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We’re talking lip balm, of course, and you can take your pick depending on your flavour and content preference, as long as it has ample ingredients that nourish and prevent chapped lips and dryness.

Once again, coconut oil is among favourite picks for keeping your lips safe if you like all-natural alternatives, but there are other, butter-based balms ideal for the winter blues.

Try: La Roche-Posay Nutritic Lips – £7.50  here

Indulge in some creamy goodness

Your skin needs all the moisture it can get, and the perfect way to achieve this balance is to opt for a rich moisturiser cream instead of your lightweight lotion you’ve used all summer-long.

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Sneak a peek at their ingredient list – they should be enriched with vitamin E, contain one or several skin-friendly oils and perhaps something soothing such as aloe vera which is ideal for irritations caused by weather changes.

Try: Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Renewal Cream – £47.63 here

Scarlet is a writer and contributor at interested in fashion, lifestyle, and health.

8 thoughts on “GUEST POST: How to stop dry skin during the winter months

  1. I personally love sheet masks, and use them often this time of year. I’ve even had to get my daughter in the habit of carrying a lip balm in her backpack because the frigid air just cracks her little lips!

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  2. I have started creating a better skincare routine and it has really helped my skincare routine out, especially the facial oil that I use. I agree that facial oil is a great way of stopping dryness in the winter as well.

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