Six Skincare Tips for Cold Winter Weather

Cold weather can be harsh on the skin, causing it to become dry, itchy, and prone to irritation. In the winter, the days are shorter, we see less sunlight and we may experience stress from Holiday travel and get-togethers. All of these stressors can make our skin look dull and tired.

Here are some tips to help protect and nourish your skin during the colder months:

  1. Moisturize frequently: Cold, dry air can strip moisture from the skin, so it's important to moisturize frequently to keep your skin hydrated. Look for a moisturizer or serum that is suitable for your skin type and that contains humectants like hyaluronic acid, which help to hold moisture in the skin.

  2. Use a humidifier: A humidifier can help add moisture to the air, which can help to keep your skin hydrated. This can be especially helpful if you live in a dry, cold climate or if you spend a lot of time in heated spaces.

  3. Protect your skin from the wind: Wind can be drying and irritating to the skin, so it's important to protect your skin when you are outside. Wear a scarf or hat to cover your face and use a heavier moisturizer or a night cream on exposed areas.

  4. Avoid hot showers: Hot showers may feel nice on a cold day, but they can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and itchy. Opt for lukewarm water instead and limit your shower time to 10-15 minutes.

  5. Use a gentle cleanser: Cold weather can cause your skin to become sensitive, so it's important to choose a gentle cleanser that won't strip the skin of its natural oils. Avoid cleansers with harsh ingredients like sulfates and alcohol.

  6. Mind your Vitamin D: You may be spending less time outdoors, which means less sun exposure. Sunlight helps the body produce vitamin D, which is important for maintaining healthy skin. Make sure to get a little sunny, fresh air daily or consider adding a vitamin D supplement to your diet.

Follow these tips to help keep your skin hydrated and healthy during the colder months. At Bluelene (, we develop clinical anti-aging skin products that leverage the power of Methylene Blue to repair and prevent skin aging.