winter beauty tips

Beauty Tips for the Winter Months

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During these cold winter months, we have to take extra precautions with our skin and our overall health. I have put together a list of a few tips that I think are the most important for the winter months.

Don’t Use Boiling Water

We’ve all been there, done that. When it’s freezing outside and you’ve just come in from a long day, there’s nothing more tempting than a boiling hot and steamy bath or shower. Don’t do it! Hot water will dry out your skin, this will help your skin to crack. Not something we want to do. Instead go for lukewarm showers or baths.

Stay Hydrated

stay hydrated in the winter

You may think that because there’s no sun, and the weather is not hot that you don’t need to drink too much. Wrong! Drinking it the winter is very important. The cold weather dries out the skin very quickly so drinking more water will help to combat this.

Moisturise

This seems like an obvious one, but still its easy to forget it. Moisturising will help your skin stay soft and stop it from drying out by locking the moisture in.

Exercise

exercise in the winter

This is a tough one because really, who’s interested in going out in the freezing cold to do exercise?! It may be tough but its totally worth it. Exercise makes you sweat, and sweating is super healthy for your skin as well as your overall health. Small tip: if you don’t want to exercise in the freezing cold, sign up to the gym!

Wear Suncream

You’re probably thinking- what?! Sun cream in the winter? But actually yup, wearing suncream in the winter is really important. Even though it may not be hot, if it’s sunny the suns rays are out and then the UV rays are also. Wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes is also a good idea.

Look After Your Hands

wear suncream in the winter

For me personally this is the most important tip. Every winter for as long as I can remember I have suffered from my hands cracking. That is until last year I started using a hand cream. It’s a really simple solution and I’m not sure why it took me so long:] A way to avoid your hands cracking is to wear gloves when you go out and to dry your hands properly after you wash them. My favourite hand cream is this Clarins one! I use it every year and the results show are applying it only one day! Love it!

 

I’m sure there are many more ways to keep your skin healthy in the winter, these are just the ones that I find help me the most! What is your favourite tip that has helped you during with winter?

 

Have a good one:)

Hollie xx
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27 Responses

  1. David

    This is great – I have sent this link to my wife as she spends way too much money on things that don’t help at all. Your tips are so simple and a lot cheaper!! I got a shock when I saw Suncream – seriously? But you are so right and sunglasses and hydration are equally important – my wife will enjoy reading this – many thanks for the post!!!

    • Hollie

       Yes, suncream is necessary:) The suns rays are dangerous in the winter too.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. bigbux1

    waoo!!! What an amazing beauty tips expository website. Most times we face some negative effect on our skin due to shallow understanding.. Do you know one thing? I ve been a victim of boiled water during winter for so many years and this effect is too bad on my skin though I thought it just normal,but this article has rescued me..lol I think I have to start lukewarm water asap..this is great article to personally

  3. j52powell

    You have a lot of good tips.  I see what you said about moisturizing and sun cream. I am wondering about exposure to salt water.  I spend 2-5 hours a day in the ocean.  What should a woman concerned about healthy skin do, if anything, if she is in salt water teaching scuba diving several hours per day.

    Thanks.

    • Hollie

      Actually the salt water of the ocean has a ton of good benefits for your skin. It is packed with vitamins and nutrients and it helps absorb any toxins. After teaching I would shower and moisturise regularly. Cool job thou:)

  4. Chris

    Hi there!

    I found your article as I’m having a problem with my skin due to exercising in the cold weather – I run at least four miles every morning and I do it religiously, but I’m starting to get this ‘tight’ feeling on my face after I shower?

    I’ve read your section on exercise and hydration, but still I have the problem. I currently use that Nivea Soft as it’s the only thing that takes that hot tight feeling away. How many times can you use these types of creams in a day?

    P.S. I live in South Wales UK, so the weather is very cold at the moment! 

    • Hollie

      The tight feeling on your face after you shower may be from the drastic change in temperature for your skin. From running in the freezing cold to taking a hot shower. Try going for a slightly cooler shower and see if the tightness is less. 

      I generally use creams up to twice a day, however, using them more often every so often wouldn’t harm.

      I can imagine Wales must be freezing at this time of year!

  5. Dany

    Thank you for sharing these tips. I was not aware of the hot water results to the skin when done after some time spent in cold weather. I start smiling when I saw ‘sunscreen’ on your list, never thought of using. In fact, we are searching the sun in the winter and a sunny day is a sunbath day. As for the sunglasses, yes, it’s a must. The sun is stronger when is snow.

    I will share the tips with my friends, thank you again.

    • Hollie

      Generally speaking anything that is very hot after something that is very cold, is usually not good for you. 

      Thanks for stopping by

  6. Vwegba

    Hello Holly. I’m happy you shared these beauty tips for the winter months.

    I’ve heard about the negative impact of boiling water for bath before. Tip number one resounds it again to me.

    I love drinking water alot. Water they say is better than soft drinks or any other drink.

    I guess I’ll have to grow the habits of exercising.

    Thanks for these tips.

    • Hollie

      Exercising takes time to grow on us- eventually it becomes second nature and you’ll learn to love it! 

  7. mzakapon

    These beauty tips are genuine and very good post with resourceful information for those who want to be physically fit and worried about some unknown issues.

    I always support natural ways of everything possible especially eating habit, taking medicine, and using others thing to protect myself in winter season.

    We must be careful on using cosmetics and others things which is may not suitable for side effect.

  8. AV 2001

    Hey Hollie! How are you doing today? I really enjoyed reading the blog on “Beauty Tips for the Winter Months” as it contains tonnes of valuable information. During winter, your skin tends to break up and you start seeing the white stuff on your face. I’m pretty natural so I don’t use any creams or anything like Nivea or Vaseline. The most natural way to get rid of that white stuff is to wash your face with plain warm water. This is the way I do stuff and I guarantee that it might work for you.

    • Hollie

      The ‘white stuff’ you see on your face is most likely dry skin breaking. I don’t recommend just washing it with plain water- it will get rid of the ‘white stuff’ but it won’t deal with the problem. I recommend using a moisturiser- it will stop your skin from peeling to begin with.

  9. Jill

    Hi Hollie, These tips are really great. I live in a really hot Country and we don’t experience the extreme cold that a lot of other countries do but we certainly need to care for our skin, winter and summer. The sun rays are so damaging, as is the wind, which we get a lot of. As you say it is easy to forget to drink water during the colder months and it is so important.

    I find that winter and summer I use a good sun lotion with SPF30 – 50 depending on how much I will be out of doors.,

    Never go without my moisturizer and foundation and lipstick which all help to protect my skin.

    • Hollie

      Protecting your lips is one that I missed! Always important too! I wear a foundation which has SPF in it so that’s an easy way to get covered. 

  10. Samson Oklobia

    This is a very important write up, this period, before winter hits us hard. I was shocked to see suncream in the list of things to do to be okay this period. I felt it was only important during summer and not winter, but your explanation says it all. Being hydrated is one tip i take very serious because there is a high tendency of not feeling thirsty during this months cause of the cold. This doesn’t mean your body is loosing water and should be replenished from time to time. This article is super helpful, thanks Hollie

  11. Samson Oklobia

    This is a very important write up, this period, before winter hits us hard. I was shocked to see suncream in the list of things to do to be okay this period. I felt it was only important during summer and not winter, but your explanation says it all. Being hydrated is one tip i take very serious because there is a high tendency of not feeling thirsty during this months cause of the cold. This doesn’t mean your body is loosing water and should be replenished from time to time. This article is super helpful, thanks Hollie

    • Hollie

      Using suncream in the winter is always a shock! However, it keeps us safe from the harmful UV ray so its totally worth it:)

  12. Stacie

    This is a much needed article! I live in Colorado, where the skiing and snowboarding is off the hook popular! Being out in the winter cold all day on the slopes can really take a toll on the skin!

    You would not believe how many people I have seen in the ER with blistered sunburns in the middle of winter! SUNSCREEN is a MUST! As you said people think, awe it’s cool out there we don’t really need the sunscreen, and then find out what a mistake it was to not use it!

    And staying hydrated with water is probably my biggest downfall in the winter as there is coffee and hot coca everywhere and it is so tempting to just drink it all day versus what my body is actually screaming for.

    Alas, the need for moisturizing our skin! In Colorado it is dry and windy most of the time and staying hydrated on the outside is just as much of a challenge as keeping internal fluids. Lotion is a must for me at all times living here, I don’t go a single day without using some form of moisturizer.

    We must protect the skin we live in, and sometimes we forget with our busy lives, and a nice reminder is just what we need.

    Thank you for this article, I hope many people read it, and follow your advice!

    Stacie

    • Hollie

      When you’re on the slopes wearing suncream is definitely a must! I remember when I used to go skiing we had the same story;)

      Thanks for stopping by:)

  13. Leo

    Hi Hollie. Thanks for such advices on how to reckon with the winter season cold problems. It is very interesting the mistake of boiled water as all we do this fault. Personally I have to much cold in the winter and do this mistake with a bottle of boiled water to warm me up. Reading this article I changed mind and reflected on the unseen damaged that might be caused by this action. 

    • Hollie

      I think most of us overuse the hot water in the winter! It’s just too tempting when you’re freezing cold:)

  14. Sylvia

    I appreciate your tips and I didn’t know a couple of them which I am glad I do know.

    For instance, I didn’t know that it is better for the skin, in the winter time, to avoid hot and steamy showers and bath. This was always something I actually do enjoy during the winter.

    The next thing is that it would be good to wear suncream. Now, that I am thinking of it, yes, it does make sense to me and I will take this advice. I also have very fair and sensitive skin and it needs to be protected against the sun, which is essential to me.

    Also, my only problem, during the cold, is to drink the same amount of water as I would do in any other season. I know it is important to stay hydrated, so I have to work on that too.

    Thank you for this article it has so many valuable tips.

    • Hollie

      You can still take a warm shower, just not too hot that your skin comes out red after.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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