Does your skin change during the winter?


Does your skin change during the winter? If so, how? How do you change your routine?

When it gets particularly cold, my skin has a tendency to get drier, so I opt for a heavier, richer night cream. I usually use something fairly lightweight and quick-absorbing during the day, though. I really like Renee Rouleau’s Skin Drink, which is like a serum, because it doesn’t add any weight and can be used under whatever moisturizer you do have, for added moisture.

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I’m finding that most of my face is getting a bit dry but my forehead, well, you could set up an oil well and never have to worry about gassing up your car again!

Absolutely! I’m unfortunately experiencing really dry skin at the moment when I usually have oily/combination skin. I haven’t found any suitable evening moisturizer to compensate for the lost moisture in my face. Any recommendations?

My skin tends to become dryer and dull. My recommandations would be : use rosewater ( Bio ) once a day and Jonzac Thermal Water if you find it in the US. This will strengthen your skin. Use a daycream for sensitive skins too and don’t forget masks and exfoliation but very gently ( once a week ). You can also drink orange juice and other fruit juices, avoid sweets if you can. This is it.

I have the same skin type as you (in addition to being acne-prone and sensitive). I find it helps to apply moisturizer onto WET skin. This traps in water to hydrate skin. I keep a fine mist spray bottle handy and I don’t pat dry after cleansing. If you layer skincare products, (like toners, serums, acne treatments, moisturizers), make sure to spritz with water before applying the next layer. The key is to always apply skincare products onto WET skin.

As far as using a “thicker” moisturizer, I just add a couple drops of organic golden jojoba oil to my normal moisturizers before applying onto my skin. Yes, it IS an oil but it does not contribute to breakouts (at least on me). In fact, that’s the reason why I can’t just keep switching moisturizers bc I’m sensitive and acne-prone.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m genetically lucky, or have to deal with the cold climate change every year, but I don’t have much difference in the winter. Not unless I end up stuck outside in a horrific weather and I end up with windburn. On the other hand, being sick will tear me up pretty bad, no matter what season. Raw skin on my nose and chapped lips from being dehydrated, blech!

My hair will get all static-y from being in hats, too. 🙂

My skin LOVES the winter! I grew up in Hawaii where there are no seasons but when I went to college in NJ my oily acne prone skin vanished. No more oily pimply skin, I loved it! But alas I graduated and returned to Hawaii and as an adult my acne has returned. So if anyone can recommend a good moisturizer and mattifying primer for really oily skin let me know!

Alba Botanica’s ACNEdote line has a mattifying moisturizer (“oil control lotion”) that wasn’t quite moisturizing enough for my closer to normal skin, but I think it’d work well on someone more oily than me. There’s a variety of products in that line, and I love the brand, but I (coincidentally) like the Hawaiian line of theirs quite a bit.

Not too much, obviously it gets a tiny drier in some areas but I normally just use my regular moisturizer, followed with a heavier moisturizer just on my dry spots.

Not really…but my lips are sooo dry! It is like -1000 here (I am in QC, ok it is only -20 celcius :P) When the weather is REALLY cold (like -40) I tend to wear cream design to protect your skin from the cold (bee wax based) to protect my skin from burning from the cold wind

My normal to oily skin changes over to needing a lot more moisture & comfort.
I use a different moisturizer in the winter (currently Kiehls ultra facial cream- love it), and I use a thicker night time cream (currently Weledas rose night creme).

My skin certainly does! It get drier and dare I say, a little flaky. :/ I prevent this by adding a little cocoa butter to my moisturizer. Thank goodness it doesn’t ever get brick cold in FL or else I’d be dunzo! LoL

It is drier, but it’s not so bad since we’re having a mild winter here this year. I don’t really change my daytime lotion (L’Occitane Rice Ultra-Matte Face Fluid), but I might use a serum (I’m liking Darphin Tangerine Aromatic Care) on top of my night cream (which is usually light anyways), and it works pretty well.

Does it EVER. Yesterday, I saw visual evidence (if I needed it) that I get very dry in winter. Had a shower, washed my hair and spent a few minutes slathering on body butter, foot cream and putting Moroccan Oil in my hair. Then I went to apply moisturizer to my face. The way the sun was hitting my mirror, I could clearly see white, dry flakes of chapping all over my face! Frankly, I was a bit shocked (fwiw, I usually wash my hair over my laundry tub because it’s thick and I hate wet hair sticking to my wet body when I wash it in the shower!). I used my Philosophy exfoliating wash and then slathered on a rich face cream. But my face and my body both get so dry in winter and I get SO itchy (I have a humidifier going all winter in my bedroom to help alleviate the itch).

Definitely! I dread winter because it completely dries my skin out. I have psoriasis, which also tends to flare up pretty badly in the winter. I don’t use any additional products, just stick to my usual unscented moisturizers in a thicker formulation, and moisturizer morning and evening, instead of just event. Also, I keep every inch of my skin, with the exception of my face, covered, since the wind is the most drying thing.

I feel like I’ve gotten oilier skin this winter season, which I would really call balanced between the spectrum of dry and oily, but also still acne-prone as I’ve always been. My foundations have been gliding on a little more smoothly (no change in primer or moisturizer or cleanser), my lids are little more shiny than they used to be on makeup-free days, etc. I half welcome this oilier skin because I look a little more lively, but I don’t enjoy that I am now confused in what kind of skincare routine I should have.

I notice during the winter my skin gets very dry and it drives me crazy. I also have sensitive skin so I just nivia daily moisturizing cream 🙂

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