Just like any other aspect of our health, our skin needs care and attention to feel and look
its best. But when the seasons change, it can wreak havoc on how our skin performs and its appearance. From dryness and itchiness to a dull look, our skin can react differently in the winter, due to a combination of the wet weather outside and heating indoors. But luckily there are things you can do to take care of it and to prevent the winter weather from causing damage.
Table of Contents
Keep water temperature low
Hot water may be tempting when the weather is cold, but it can aggravate the skin barrier
and exacerbate dryness. Instead of using very hot or very cold water, keep the temperature lukewarm to maintain hydration in your skin.
Use mild soaps
A pH balanced soap is essential, especially if you naturally suffer with drier skin. But if you
have very dry skin or you struggle with eczema, it can be best to skip the soap altogether.
Olive oil and coconut oils can be helpful to use on your skin before taking a bath or shower
to retain as much moisture as possible.
Drink plenty of water
Our bodies are made up of a high percentage of water, so it’s only natural that when we’re
dehydrated, it affects the look and feel of our skin. And in the winter, when we’re wrapped
up and constantly have the heating on at home, it can dehydrate us even more. Keep a
water bottle handy and make sure you’re drinking plenty throughout the day to replenish
Use moisturisers regularly
When your skin is dry, hydrating from the inside out and vice versa can really help. Rich
moisturisers are the perfect way to add back a soothing element to alleviate itching and
keep the skin barrier protected. CBD skincare products are an increasingly popular choice,
as they offer skin protection and conditioning benefits, as CBD is sebostatic meaning it
reacts with receptors to balance oil production.
Eat healthy fats
As the saying goes, you are what you eat, and if you want hydrated skin, you need to eat
plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and healthy fats. Vitamin E protects the skin from cell
damage and supports supple, glowing skin – you can increase the amount of Vitamin E in
your diet by eating almonds, avocados and hazelnuts. You should also avoid fried and salty
foods which can dry out your skin more and leave it looking dull and lacklustre.
The changing weather and influx of rainy days and frosty temperatures can cause our skin to dry out and become agitated. But keeping it hydrated and moisturised can really help to
ease irritation and prevent dryness from becoming an issue. From drinking plenty of water
to eating fresh food, moisturising regularly and skipping the hot water showers, there are
various ways you can maintain healthy skin year-round.