January 2, 2015 - Hair and Beauty, Skin Care

Easy Winter Skin Care Tips

easy winter skin care tips

Let’s welcome the new year with easy winter skin care tips that anyone can follow! Our face is our most important feature, so we do whatever we can to help maintain and improve the appearance. Now that summer is over all that glowing dewiness has left our skin and we are now dealing with dull dry winter face.

Winter skin care, to me, is the most crucial! With the bitter wind and cold chill nipping at our skin and the heater in our living quarters constantly sucking what little moisture we have on our face out, we must replenish and help rejuvenate our beautiful face.

Winter skin care routine is very simple, just remember CEMM: Cleanse, Exfoliate, Mask, and most importantly Moisturize (don’t forget your under eyes). Do all these steps before your makeup routine and you will never have to worry about dull skin and dry patches on your face. Also drink plenty of water, we tend to forget that when we hydrate our inside, then we also help to hydrate our outside and it shows on our skin. Stay beautiful and stay warm ladies! 🙂



Cetaphil Skin Cleanser [Cetaphil Skin Care Cleanser]

Exfoliate [St Ive’s Blemish Control Apricot Scrub]

Mask [Burt’s Bees Treatment Mask]

SimpleReplenishingRichMoisturizer [Simple Replenishing Moisturizer]

It’s Your Turn:  Do you have any easy winter skin care tips that you like to follow?  Share with us in the comments!

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  • lisa

    The one thing i NEVER leave home without (especially in the winter) is chapstick/lip balm. My lips gets so chapped in the winter that they actually HURT! I will even put moisturizer on them when i’m moisturizing my face. A chapstick with an SPF is a MUST for me.

    • Love your chapstick tip!

  • I’ve heard a lot about Cetaphil, I need to give a try.


    • It’s amazing and you will love it!

  • Christy

    thanks! I needed some help dealing with the dryness, blotches and itchiness.! Going to get them all today!

  • These are very good choices 🙂

  • Robin

    Lips + winter = woes for me. Solutions = (1) gently exfoliate lips with a *dedicated for this purpose* soft toothbrush, (2) make + moisturize at night with a dab of organic coconut oil right out of my kitchen pantry, (3) moisturize + protect during the day with Aquaphor for Lips that incorporates SPF 30 … when applied lightly and given a few minutes to absorb, I can still wear lipstick if desired.

    • Love your tips Robin!

  • Jennifer

    A few years ago I stopped washing my face twice a day and began washing only before going to bed. I realized my face wouldn’t get dirty while sleeping and instead my skin had the necessary moisture it needed for the day and my skin hasn’t looked dull or dry since. It has looked younger, even in winter!

    • Thank you for sharing Jennifer! It’s always great to look younger!

  • Stephanie

    I use a coconut oil sugar scrub on the really dry parts of my face. The sugar helps get rid of the flakes and the coconut oil moisturizes at the same time. Seems to work better in the shower, too.

    • The coconut oil sugar scrub sounds so great! I bet it smells wonderful!

  • Jean

    We love St.Ives apricot scrub at this house! I use it (51) and so do 3 of my 4 children (23 female, 20 male, 16 male) and it keeps all of our skin in top shape no matter or age or skin type! Don’t buy the knock offs though, they don’t work. Love the Simple lotion too!

  • Marianne

    Does anyone have a tip or product for dry feet? My feet get so dry in the winter that they crack. I workout every day and they get callouses too which doesn’t help. I get pedicures about once a month but honestly it only helps for a couple days.

    • Mary Kay’s Extra Emollient Night cream is great for moisturizing feet, hands, elbows knees and even the face if you have extra dry skin. It even heals my daughter’s Eczema on her neck and hands. I’ve been using it for ten years and love it! check it out here: http://www.marykay.com/rvalenzuela1

      • Marianne

        Thanks for the suggestion!

      • Love this!

    • Buy a can of Bag Balm, slather it on your feet and then cover with socks. They will soften almost immediately!

      • I might need to try this! Thank you!

  • I NEED to start exfoliating and I need to find a good mask!! I’ll check out the Burt’s Bees one because I LOVE their stuff

  • Lisa D

    I always need a reminder about drinking water…these are all great tips. My hands so so cracked and dry in the winter…any tips??

    • Lots of lotion. 🙂

      • Lori

        The Mary Kay Satin Hands collection really works for me, that and the 74oz of water I try to drink daily(ugh, hard to do in winter). I work with my hands outside year round but the winter is especially rough and my fingers crack. An above post talks about the Extra Emollient Night Cream, great stuff. If you don’t have access to MK, O’Keefe’s Working Hands also works during the day and is not so greasy.

  • Lisa

    Silly thought but I’ve noticed a difference.
    I just wash in the night like was previously mentioned and sleep on s sol pillow case.
    I feelore refreshed- and my hair isn’t a mess.
    My face feels better. Great tips!

  • Lisa

    Meant to say silk pillow case.

  • Lori

    My twin sister and I always had problems with eczema in the winter time. I moved south and don’t have that problem but she lives up north and still has it. Recently we both started using Shea Moisture lotion (Target and CVS) and I see a huge difference. She told me last week she has not had any problems with her eczema. Plus it smells amazing.

    • Wonderful tip Lori! I will have to share this with other people who have eczema! Thank you.

  • Dee

    Drink extra water. We sometimes don’t drink as much water in the winter months because we don’t feel as thirsty as we do when it is hot. But we need more water in the winter because the heated air in our homes and other places dry out our skin and drinking water keeps not only our skin but our entire body hydrated. Taken internally, water is a great moisturizer!

    • You are so right Dee! Water is amazing for our skin! 🙂

  • karen buehler

    Do you have a sunscreen product that you use in the winter? I noticed that your moisturizer does not include a SPF?

    • Hi Karen! My foundation has SPF in it. I use L’Oreal True Match Lumi.

  • I remove my eye makeup with baby shampoo. It’s inexpensive, it doesn’t hurt your eyes, and it’s non-oily. It’s a win-win! 🙂

    • That is an awesome tip!!

  • I’ve been using that St. Ives scrub for decades & it really is amazing! I use it once or twice a week & my skin feels amazing afterwards! Extra hand cream is a must for me in the Winter! x

    • It is my favorite! I can’t believe how wonderful it makes my skin feel! 🙂

  • Do you have any recommendations for something with an SPF for someone who does not wear make-up? Thanks! Tomorrow I am off to see if I can find sample sizes for all of the products you recommended!

  • nice, thank you for the info. Possibly the largest reason skin dries out during the winter is the drier winter air. To combat this, get a humidifier. – See more at: http://blog.luckyvitamin.com/personal-care/5-winter-skin-care-tips/#comment-410656