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How to Care for Dry Skin this Winter

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With the colder months well and truly upon us, you may notice the skin on your face and hands getting drier as the temperature drops. Dry skin in winter is very common, so it’s important to be prepared with everything you need to keep the skin on your face and hands as hydrated and healthy as possible. 

Keep reading to discover what causes dry skin in winter and find the best way to treat dryness throughout the season. 

What Causes Dry Skin in Winter?

It’s true that the winter elements can really take their toll on our skin. The combination of cold outdoor air, warm indoor heat and low humidity levels work in unison to strip the naturally occurring moisture from our skin. 

Signs of Dry Skin 

Winter dry skin commonly occurs on skin that is exposed to cold air, so is often most prevalent on your face and hands.  

Some of the common, tell-tale symptoms of dry skin in winter include: 

  • Redness 
  • Itchiness 
  • Cracked skin 
  • Roughness 
  • Flakiness 
  • Irritated skin 

5 Tips on How to Treat Dry Skin in Winter

There are a number of ways to switch up your winter skincare to help prevent dry skin from taking control of your life.  

man applying face cream

1. Moisturise More Often

Since the cold weather strips the skin of its moisture quickly, it needs topping up more often. A good quality face and hand moisturiser applied regularly helps to keep skin moisturised, working to relieve uncomfortable dry skin in winter. 

Looking for the best moisturiser for dry skin in winter? Try the Watermans Moisture Me Skin Cream. Designed to be used on your face, hands and lips, the deeply moisturising blend of Cupuacu Butter, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Allantoin, and Almond Oil helps to nourish the skin and support moisture retention.  

The non-greasy formula absorbs quickly, delivering long-lasting hydration and instant relief for winter dry skin. 

2. Wear Gloves

Acting as a physical barrier against the cold, gloves not only prevent chilly fingers and numbness, but dry skin on your hands too.  

Teamed with an application of Moisture Me before putting on your gloves, hands can absorb the nourishing goodness while encased in your winter gloves for maximum rehydration.  

applying hand cream

3. Try a Humidifier  

The lack of humidity during the colder months is also a huge contributor to dry skin in winter. When the heating gets cranked up, you may benefit from using a humidifier, which helps reinject moisture into the air. 

More moisture in the air can help to keep the skin hydrated, preventing dryness. 

4. Use Products with Occlusive Ingredients

A great quality moisturiser provides a physical barrier, locking moisture into the skin. The ingredients that offer this protection are called occlusives and go beyond standard emollient ingredients to keep skin hydrated in winter. 

Occlusive ingredients include Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter, both of which feature in our Moisture Me Hand and Skin Cream formulation. 

5. Hydrate from the Inside 

Our final tip for preventing dry skin in winter is ensuring you’re hydrated from within, and that means drinking plenty of water! 

It’s recommended that you drink around 3 litres of water per day. Not taking in enough H2O can leave skin looking dull, lacklustre and more susceptible to drying out. 

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