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Winter Skincare Routine: How to Keep Your Skin Moisturized and Protected in Cold Weather

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As some of us live in areas that the cold weather is a constant or the summer takes longer to arrive, it’s essential to revamp your skincare routine to keep your skin healthy and protected from harsh weather conditions.

The cold weather, low humidity levels, and harsh winds can cause your skin to dry out and become irritated, leading to uncomfortable conditions like redness, flakiness, and even cracking.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how you can create a winter skincare routine to keep your skin moisturized and protected in cold weather.

Switch To A Gentler Cleanser

Harsh cleansers can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. During winter, switch to a gentle, hydrating cleanser that doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight or dry, like the Rose Water Gel Cleanser from 100% PURE. You can also look for cleansers that contain nourishing ingredients like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin, like the Cucumber Cloud Foam Cleanser.

Exfoliate Regularly

Exfoliating is an essential step in any skincare routine, as it helps remove dead skin cells and allows your skin to absorb moisture better. During winter, exfoliate once or twice a week with a gentle exfoliator, such as the Matcha Oat Face Scrub, that doesn’t irritate your skin. Avoid harsh scrubs as they can cause micro-tears in your skin and further dry it out.

Use A Hydrating Toner

Toners are an excellent way to hydrate your skin and prep it for the rest of your skincare routine. During winter, use a hydrating toner that contains humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid, which help draw moisture to the skin.


Moisturizing is the most crucial step in any winter skincare routine. Look for moisturizers that contain emollients like shea butter, ceramides, or squalane, which help lock in moisture and protect your skin’s natural barrier. Apply your moisturizer while your skin is still damp, as this helps seal in moisture.

Don’t Forget Your Lips

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your lips, leaving them dry, cracked, and painful. To prevent this, use a hydrating lip balm, like the Lysine + Herbs Lip Balm from 100% PURE, that contains nourishing ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, or coconut oil. Apply it throughout the day, especially before going outside.

Use Sunscreen

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can skip sunscreen. The sun’s harmful UV rays can still penetrate through clouds and cause damage to your skin. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and apply it to your face and any exposed skin before going outside.

Invest in a Humidifier

Winter weather can cause the air inside your home to become dry, which can further dehydrate your skin. Investing in a humidifier can help add moisture back into the air, keeping your skin hydrated and healthy.

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In conclusion, keeping your skin moisturized and protected in cold weather requires a few adjustments to your skincare routine. Switching to a gentler cleanser, exfoliating regularly, using a hydrating toner, moisturizing, protecting your lips, using sunscreen, and investing in a humidifier are all essential steps in keeping your skin healthy and radiant during the winter season. With a little extra care, you can keep your skin looking and feeling its best, no matter how cold it gets outside.

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