Winter Skin Remedies

Winter poses challenges to your skin, subjecting it to the harsh impact of cold temperatures, indoor heating, and diminished moisture levels in the air. Consequently, your skin often experiences dryness, tightness, redness, flakiness, cracks, and heightened sensitivity.

Does your hands get itchy, tight, and painful like this?

Achieving and maintaining smooth, healthy, and hydrated skin during the winter months requires a few strategic adjustments to your skincare routine. Here are our top 10 tips to combat winter dryness:

  1. Opt for gentle cleansers that cleanse without leaving your skin feeling excessively tight or stripped. Our Liquid Castile Soaps are safe and gentle for even the most sensitive skin. We keep all the naturally occurring glycerin in our soap, which helps clean without stripping the moisture out of the skin. Glycerin designates moisture to areas of the skin which may need a little extra! 

  2. Hydrate your skin both internally with water and externally with a hydrating toner. Adequate hydration is essential for optimal skin function and improved product absorption. 

  3. Adjust your winter skincare regimen by switching to a richer moisturizer that effectively hydrates and soothes your skin in colder conditions. Purple Urchin's Extreme Cream is a cult favourite! Each ingredient was specifically chosen for its traditionally known benefits: smoothing wrinkles, reducing age spots, regenerating skin, blocking UV rays, and nourishing dry skin. Extreme Cream has a wonderful whipped texture, and is especially suited for dry and/or mature skin. Oil based and preservative free, our waterless formula is much more concentrated than regular face lotions.

  4. Steer clear of hot baths and showers, as they can dehydrate your skin and potentially lead to irritation.

  5. Integrate a weekly exfoliation routine to eliminate dead cells and alleviate dry, rough, flaky, and itchy winter skin. We recommend our Grime Fighter 100% Natural Exfoliating Cleanser is our signature facial cleanser! It's tough enough to clear up acne and prevent future breakouts, yet gentle enough for everyday use. It's made with essential oils that have anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Meanwhile our top picks for body scrubs are the Cocoa Butter Coffee Exfoliating Body Scrub and Pomegranate & Fig Face Body Scrub.

  6. Include a product containing Hyaluronic Acid to attract and retain moisture in your skin.

  7. Treat your skin to a soothing and hydrating facial mask to counteract winter dryness and irritation. 

  8. Invest in a mist humidifier to counteract dry indoor air, maintaining healthy humidity levels and preserving your skin's natural moisture.

  9. Keep your body and lips well-moisturized to shield them from harsh temperatures and drying air. Browse from our Natural Lip Butters that has super moisturizing cocoa butter, sweet almond oil and beeswax. Keeps lips soft, supple, and hydrated for hours.

  10. Recognize that SPF protection is not exclusive to summer. Shield your skin from UV rays by applying and reapplying sunscreen every day throughout the year. 

Incorporate these winter skincare tips into your routine to ensure your skin remains soft, smooth, calm, and well-hydrated despite the challenges of the cold and dry winter months.