As soon as winter’s dry, cold air sets in my skin knows exactly what to do! If I do not take proper care of my skin, it gets extra dry and even starts peeling. It is not pretty! Now, that is what happens if I don’t do anything to prevent this terrible reaction from occurring. So without further ado, here are the key ingredients to keep skin moisturized all winter.
Key Ingredients to Keep Skin Moisturized
#1 Almond Oil – I talked about this stuff in one of my first blog posts. Eighteen months later and I am still using it all over my body. I cannot say enough good things about Almond oil. It is super affordable, soothes dry skin instantly, diminishes fine lines and reduces dark circles under your eyes, all without causing breakouts)! Before you try one of the many expensive oil-based products out there, try this stuff.
#2 Humidifier – The dry heat that comes from heating your home can be a big cause of dry skin in the winter. Personally, I put off getting a humidifier for a long time because I did not think it would make much of a difference. But, I was so wrong! With all the time we spend indoors, humidifiers are a worthwhile purchase to keep skin moisturized in the winter. I have noticed a major difference with my skin since getting one.
#3 Water Bottle – If you are not carrying a watter bottle in the winter, you are doing it all wrong! Skin is our largest organ. So, if you are dehydrated, skin is one of the first things you will see effected. Sure, you should drink plenty of water every day, all yearlong, but this is a crucial step to maintain well moisturized skin. My advice – opt for a cute water bottle because you will be much more likely to bring it along throughout your day.
#4 Hand Cream – Similar to our faces, our hands get a lot of exposure to cold, dry air in the winter. My hands get dry quickly if I do not use a good quality hand creme. I keep some at my desk to put on while I read e-mails. Lately, I have been using a new hand cream I got in my winter FabFitFun box. It has a lovely light scent, absorbs quickly and doesn’t make my hands feel greasy. What more do we need, right!?
#5 Chapstick – This is a no-brainer, right!? Chapped lips in can quickly turn into cracked lips in the winter. To prevent that, I get a couple extra chapsticks – one for my desk, one for my car and one for my purse. Burt’s Bees Coconut & Pear is currently my favorite chapstick. It’s super creamy, smells great and has good staying power.
In addition to the key ingredients above, keep in mind that a healthy diet and vitamins can also drastically improve the appearance and health of your skin.
Recently, I have thought about taking collagen supplements for better skin and hair in preparation for my wedding. Have you tried those or do you take them now? I would love to hear your opinions, if so!
I would also love to know if you have any tips or tricks that have improved your skin. Do you use similar products to keep skin moisturized during winter’s wrath? What is your winter skin care routine? Share in the comment section and let’s discuss.
26 thoughts on “How to Keep Skin Moisturized All Winter Long”
Is there an almond oil brand you like best these days?
The one linked above is my favorite! 😊
Those products look nice! I’ve been using Burt’s Bees for a while now, it’s really great for my lips. I want to try the other products too.
Winter calls for special skin care. I am glad you mentioned some of them here. It gets really cold in North India in January. I will use these tips.
Great tips….I did a similar post and another thing to avoid is hot baths/showers because they can dry your skin.
I definitely needed this post! Keeping my skin moisturized in the winter is so hard!
Love these tips! My skin gets soooo dry! Xo Kam
We are avid users of burts bee products!! I also take my Tervis tumbler wherever I go to help stay hydrated!
Such great tips! My skin has been so dry lately and I know I need to drink more water!
These are all great products! Avedais my fav !! Lovely write up too!
This is such a great post! It seems like dry, cracked skin is always such a problem in the winter months. I know it is for me! You mentioned some really great brands for hand creams, I’ll have to try them out. Thanks for sharing!
I really love almond oil. I also highly recommend coconut oil and shea butters for optimum mositurization and making your own DIY lip balm out if them!
I need to get a humidifier ASAP. It is long overdue.
I have the driest skin in the winter and these tips are great especially when you live in a dry city. I love burts bees chapstick and handcream!
I find a combination of coconut, olive, and sunflower oils best for my skin. 🙂
Loved these tips!! For my skin I just use lotion. But if it’s really dry I will use something like Vaseline.
These are great tips. I use coconut oil sometimes. May be I will try almond oil next time.
The humidifier is one that I just found out about. Never thought about it before but such a great tool for winter nights. Plus the room gets warmer.
I currently use almond oil for my hair. I had no idea you could use it for skin. Great information
yes – also, eat lots of fruits! Fruit is high in the vitamins that cause our skin to develop collagen. It’s also high in water content – helping with that dehydration thing.
Yes to everything on your list. I need to try the hand cream you mentioned. I wash my hands so often during the day moisturizing them can be easily neglected.
These are some absolutely wonderful tips I am definitely with you on so many of them as well, having a humidifier has made a huge difference to me for sure.
This post is such a lifesaver for me. Living on the East Coast, our winters get pretty harsh. And it ends up taking a beating on my skin and hair. I never thought of using almond oil. Will have to give that a try! Thanks!
Great tips to keep our skin moisturized during the winter months. All the products you shared amazing.