In the cold winter months, it can be difficult to keep the skin feeling soft, supple, and hydrated. Consistently switching between cold, sometimes frigid outdoor temperatures and warmer, often hot, inside temperatures can send the skin into a frenzy. Knowing your specific skin type and how to properly care for your skin in the winter can make all the difference. Proper winter skincare can provide dewy, well-hydrated skin, especially when using highly efficacious ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalene, green tea, and pycnogenol.
Keep reading to find dry skin solutions and the perfect winter skin care routine for your skin type.
Winter skin problems
In the winter, skin can become extremely dry. Dry skin can lead to cracking, itchy, dull skin and can trigger flare-ups in skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea. When skin conditions are triggered, it can lead to stress, which can lead to more skin issues.
Eczema, Psoriasis and Rosacea:
The dry, cold temperatures can trigger rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis flare-ups that can lead to itchy, red, cracking uncomfortable skin. If you suffer with eczema, keeping your skin well-moisturized can help to prevent eczema and psoriasis breakouts and can keep the skin feeling nourished and soothed. Ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, neem, and burdock root are highly effective at soothing and nourishing the skin.
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Dry and normal skin can become patchy, irritated, and flaky in the winter. The key to caring for dry skin in the winter is hydration. Hyaluronic acid, also known as, “Nature’s moisture magnet” is a key ingredient that is highly effective for infusing dry skin with healthy hydration.
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Oily skin still needs care in the winter. Oily skin can become drier in the winter months and may require extra moisture to stay well-hydrated. Exfoliating oily skin is key to maintaining a healthy balance in the skin.
Clean solutions to winter skin problems
These dermatologist recommended solutions are vegan, hypoallergenic, steroid-free and work to moisturize, soothe and relieve scaly, flaky and itchy dry skin associated with eczema, psoriasis rosacea and dry skin and scalp.
Eczema, Psoriasis and Rosacea
Eczema Relief Cream Hypoallergenic and gluten free, this steroid-free formula enriched with colloidal oatmeal, neem, bearberry extract and burdock root moisturizes, soothes, and relieves scaly, flaky and itchy dry skin associated with Psoriasis and Eczema.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Love this product, we have an open jar in every bathroom and next to the bed. My husband has eczema on his fingers and this lotion has helped more than any other product he has used. I love that it coasts the skin, but is not greasy and creates a barrier I feel for hours." -Katrina F
Eczema Relief Lotion This fast-absorbing, gluten-free lotion helps strengthen the skin’s protective barrier while helping to relieve scaly, flaky, and itchy dry skin associated with Psoriasis and Eczema.
A unique blend of restorative Neem Leaf, Bearberry and Burdock Extracts with antioxidant-rich vitamins helps to moisturize, calm, and soothe dry skin.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"This product cleared up two spots of rough, red, peeling skin on my hands! I was amazed and will purchase again!!" -Mary
Skin De-stress Cheek and Eye Cream Corrector Our color-correcting, cheek and eye cream transforms from green to a universal skin tint, instantly neutralizing the appearance of redness and calming sensitized skin for immediate skin stress relief.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"I suffer from rosacea and my eyes get dry and cheeks get red. After using the CBD cheek and eye cream corrector I've noticed the skin around my eyes smooth and my cheeks are not red. I can't say enough of this brand and product! "-Vangie
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Hydrating Gentle Cleanser This ultra-hydrating facial cleanser is infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Chamomile, Lemon Grass and Papaya plus antioxidant Vitamins A and E to gently cleanse and condition skin for a soft, smooth, dewy feel with no drying, aging after-effects.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"My favorite face cleanser. My skin is sensitive and dry. No breakouts, very gentle." -Jodi
Hydrating Day Cream This clinically proven, ultra-hydrating day cream thoroughly moisturizes and plumps to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid quenches thirsty skin so it feels soft and smooth throughout the day.
100% Improved skin hydration*
*Based on efficacy results from independent 4-week clinical studies on the Hydrating line.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"I've been using this moisturizer for several years and it is one of the only ones I've tried that does not irritate my skin. It is calming and moisturizing." -Wendy
Soothing Relief Lotion Our lightweight moisturizer provides quick calming comfort to dry skin. Vitamin E’s antioxidant and moisturizing properties combined with Tea Tree and Chamomile's calming and soothing qualities help relieve skin.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Just the best for calming dry itchy skin for 24 hours without having to reapply" -Suzanne
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Vitamin C Concentrated Serum This clinically proven, fast-absorbing, high-potency serum penetrates deeply to deliver antioxidant protection and essential hydration.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐" I have this product and it helped brighten up my complexion, I used this every morning and night in my skincare routine and I could definitely tell the difference in my skin tom and hydration. It soaks right into your skin without leaving it oily it plumped my skin and brightened my Complexion or skin tone. Absolutely one of my best face serums ever" -Dlemay804
Clinically tested results:
- 100% Improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles*
- *Based on efficacy results from independent 6-week clinical studies on the Vitamin C Concentrated Serum.
- **Based on questionnaire results from independent 6-week clinical studies on the Vitamin C line.
To see other suggested products to help with oily skin - please visit our Oil Control Natural and Organic Skincare Collection | DERMA E
Recommended winter skin care routine
If you suffer from dry, sensitive, or problematic skin, you can still stay hydrated in the winter. The key is to use clean, hydrating solutions and to follow this
1. Cleanse - Cleanse skin with a hyaluronic acid infused gentle,
hydrating cleanser in an upward circular motion.
2. Apply a toner or facial mist each time you cleanse the skin to help restore the acid mantle layer and renew skin’s hydration.
3. Exfoliate - Exfoliate the skin once a week with your favorite exfoliator to help
rid the skin of dead, dull skin cells.If you are experiencing a skin disorder flare
up, do not exfoliate as this can cause more irritation and possibly tearing in the skin.
4. Mask - Use a hydrating mask at least once a week, for extra hydration.
6. Hydrate internally - While our expertise is in skin care and we aren’t nutritionists, we can say that drinking plenty of water, eating fruits and vegetables high in water content and avoiding alcohol and caffeine that drains that skin can help to keep the skin hydrated in every season.
7. Travel-friendly solutions- Hands can also become extremely dry in the winter. If you suffer with dry hands, hand creams enriched with shea butter can be
highly effective at keeping skin hydrated.
8. Night time moisture- Don’t forget about your skin in the evenings. Apply
a night cream, for overnight hydration.
Skin can not only survive but thrive in the winter. The key is to have a routine set in place that will keep skin hydrated day and night. Using dermatologist recommended, clean, vegan products enriched with hydrating ingredients, can help to give you softer, smoother skin year-round.
How do you care for your skin in the winter?