Head-to-toe winter skincare tips

Hello everyone!

I want to share a few head-to-toe winter skincare tips. Cold temperatures and low humidity levels result in dry air that draws moisture away from the skin. Harsh winter winds and dry indoor heat can exacerbate the problem. Skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis may also flare up during the colder months.

Here are some head-to-toe tips:

woman in cold weather

Body and face

Lukewarm water is considered to be the right temperature for your skin. Moderately warm water will give the best skin care results. It effectively removes dirt from your skin without destroying the oil balance of your skin.

If your serum/moisturiser doesn't contain active ingredients such as Vitamin C or Retinol, you can apply it to damp skin. This is because damp skin is easier to penetrate than dry skin

You still need to wear sunscreen in the winter. Even if it doesn't feel warm outside, UV rays can still penetrate your skin and cause damage.


Cold weather can cause the lips to lose moisture, leading to chapped and cracked skin. You should exfoliate your lips regularly, to remove dry skin and prevents chapped lips. Lip balm is a must-have for the winter season. Anytime you spend time in the cold, dry air, you'll need a lip balm to keep your lips soft and hydrated.


Use glycerine soap and lukewarm water every time you wash your hands. Wear gloves outside and rubber gloves when cleaning. And apply an ultra-rich overnight hand cream to moisturise your hands and cuticles overnight. Moisturising products that contain urea, phospholipids, or lactic acid will help prevent cracking.

Knees and elbows

Your knees and elbows are more prone to dry, rough skin. Look for a lotion designed for dry skin. To make sure you don’t miss any sections, apply moisturiser all over your body and then apply a second layer to your knees and elbows. 

Feet and heels

If you have dry or flaky skin, gentle exfoliation can help remove roughness caused by dead skin cells and reveal smooth skin underneath. If you apply lotion to your feet at night, you can wear cotton socks over it. This locks the moisture in all night so your skin has a chance to absorb the lotion.

Related posts:

Winter care tips for dogs

How to prevent and soothe dry winter skin

Tips for staying hydrated during the colder months

Talk to you soon!



I'm a vegan with a passion for sustainability and clean, cruelty-free products. I mainly write lifestyle, wellness and self-care articles. Since I'm a true crime enthusiast, sometimes I also write about true crime and post videos on my two YouTube channels.


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  1. I needed all these tips because it got so cold where I live (snow, wind, rain, etc) and my skin is really suffering! Thanks for this info.

  2. Great tips. I definitely need a day moisturiser with an SPF in it. Sam - Thrift Plan Enjoy

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