Cold Weather Skin Woes: Managing Dryness in Winter

Cold Weather Skin Woes: Managing Dryness in Winter

Winter brings a change in the air, a chill that seeps into our bones and – unfortunately – our skin. It’s a time when many of us face a common foe: dry, itchy skin. This discomfort often stems from the colder air and reduced humidity levels. Understanding the impact of this weather on our skin can make a significant difference in our skincare routine.

The cold air outside and the toasty warmth indoors create a perfect storm for skin dryness. Add in those long, hot showers we love to take, and it's a recipe for parched skin. Dryness leads to irritation, redness, and that incessant itch that seems to have no end.

The hero in this battle against dry skin? Moisturization. It’s our shield, our armor. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides that lock in moisture, and steer clear of products with alcohol, fragrances, and harsh chemicals that can worsen the issue.

As always, building a simple yet effective routine is key. Let’s refresh on the basics:

  1. Cleanse your skin gently to avoid stripping away natural oils
  2. Apply your moisturizer to seal in hydration
  3. Reapply throughout the day, especially on exposed areas like your face and hands

Here’s a few extra measures to help protect your skin through the colder months:

  • Drink water throughout the day to keep your skin plump and healthy
  • Opt for clothing that shields your skin from the brisk air without causing overheating
  • Consider adding a humidifier to your indoor spaces for a little extra moisture.

Winter doesn’t have to mean enduring itchy, dry skin. By understanding the causes and implementing simple but effective skincare practices, you can combat these issues. Remember, it’s all about that consistent moisturization to keep your skin happy and healthy throughout the colder months.

In need of a reliable moisturizer for your winter skincare routine? Here’s our recommendations:

Phyto Serum by Yen MD

Our best-selling serum packs a plethora of health-boosting effects with hyaluronic acid and natural, green chlorophyll. This super-serum doesn’t just moisturize – read about the extra benefits of chlorophyll here

Green Tea Moisturizer by Yen MD

Our #1 moisturizer soothes, combats skin damage, and locks in nourishing hydration with green tea extract, one of the most powerful and beneficial antioxidants. Enjoy the health benefits of green tea while keeping your skin protected. Read about the power of antioxidants here
Back to blog