{2017} Why should you have a Winter Beauty Routine? 

Why should you have a winter beauty routine? What’s so important about having a beauty routine that you stick to and can fall back on whenever? Depending on where you are, it might be winter or it might be summer. If it’s summer then you need my Summer Face Routine. For those whose weather is currently winter, let’s talk about why it’s important to have a winter beauty routine.

Why should you have a winter routine

Now many people think beauty routines are complicated or not there thing but trust me your skin will thank you. I was like you once, soap and water was as far a beauty routine as I went. After I started blogging I got introduced to so many brands of products that I knew of or never heard of. I quickly learnt products with Salicylic Acid where not my friends as they made my nose peel. Products with Hyaluronic acid or ginseng where my best friends.

With that knowledge came the understanding of what works for my oily skin. I also came to appreciate that oily skin is actually good type of skin if well looked after. Don’t hate your oily skin embrace it, the released oils actually protect your skin. But they can also clog your pores if you don’t have a good routine.

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Why should you have a winter routine? 

Just like summer, changes in the weather can affect our skin greatly. In the harsh of  winter, your skin is battered so much by the elements causing it to:

  • Lose its moisture
  • Lose natural moisturising oils (oily face)
  • Causes it to be dry, itchy and tight
  • Can cause breakouts
  • Flakiness

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These are just some of the effects winter has on your skin so it’s important to have a good winter beauty routine. Now having a routine doesn’t mean you have to completely replacing your daily products. You might have to if the products are not heavy enough to protect the skin from losing all its moisture. As mentioned above I use products with Hyaluronic Acid because it’s naturally found in the body. Though over time we lose it so I replace it with products made with Hyaluronic Acid as the active ingredient.

Do you have a winter beauty routine? What products do you use to protect your skin against the harshness of winter?

  • Clarissa

    I really need to find something for changing weather my skin is annoying summer its dry and sweaty, winter its oily !

    • I am lucky mine is oily throughout and as much as that can be a pain being too oily it protects my skin

    • Clarissa

      I have started to use coconut oil and my skin seems miles better then it was, I have also noticed if I don’t use it my skin is prone to some pimples

    • Coconut oil is one I have used on my body lots but not my face for some reason. I am oily enough but will need it for Winter

  • I totally agree, skin needs even more special treat during winter and its good to change it seasonally!

    • Exactly, it protects so much and it goes through even more harsh environments

  • I have a winter skincare regime, I like to use a serum it helps me a lot

    • Same here, I use toners, serums, essence and moisturisers

  • I have a winter beauty routine. I need to apply lots of moisturizers on my skin to keep it hydrated.

    • Glad to hear it for me it’s more about using the thicker creams for winter

  • Annie Brooks

    I should have a winter routine! I am so bad with taking more care of my skin in winter

    • Aww bless, I nailed mine a few years ago as my skin looks terrible in winter

  • Stephanie Pass

    This is definitely important. My skin definitely changes in the winter and is more dry. I have to really stay on top of my son’s skin in the winter because his skin cracks and bleeds.

    • Ouch! That must be painful for your son


    Great post. I have got to get some kind of routine going for myself as well.

    • Thank you, a routine has really helped my skin over the last few years

  • Coralie

    It is important to take care of your skin regularly instead of trying to take care of problems when they arise. Great tips. Thanks

    • Exactly and thanks.

  • Ickle Pickle

    Oh gosh I don’t have any routine ever! I really need to look after my skin more. Kaz x

    • Awww bless I bet whatever you have it’s working for you and if not then time to consider a routine of sorts

  • Kacie Morgan

    I feel so guilty that I only use cleansing wipes!

    • If that works for your skin then why not

  • The only thing that really changes in my skin routine for winter is a different kind of moisturiser as the one I use in the summer doesn’t stop my skin from becoming dry as much. The rest stays relatively the same. My lips are a lot worse than my face for becoming dry and chapped in the winter.

    • Same here, my lips also need a lot of work so I give them some tlc every few weeks and daily moisturised

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    During the summer, I tend to switch between different brands of moisturizer, but during the cold winter season, I run back to my trusted brand, Neutrogena. They do keep my skin supple, moisturized and soft in this cold and dry weather.

    • I certainly change moisturisers and serums between seasons too

  • Carmen Hensley

    I use a different moisturizer in the winter since my skin gets so dry.

  • I have a winter skin routine! My skin gets so dry and chapped during the winter months that I have to do something about it. Great post!

    • Thanks Ricci, I too always have to have a routine otherwise my skin suffers

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I do drink more water but my actual beauty routine doesn’t really change much unless I find my skin gets dry patches.

    • I struggle with drinking water and need to change up the moisturiser and serums during the colder months

  • I know right, I couldn’t believe how many good products are out there

  • Pam

    I use a lot of Neutrogena products. They work really well for my skin and don’t make me break out or anything.

    • This is my second Neutrogena product and I sure love it and can’t get enough

  • Jacqui Stewart

    I’m going to have to try that Nutregena boost! My skin will get so dry in the winter months and I hate that rough feeling.

    • You should give it a try it’s an awesome product and can’t recommend enough

  • Christy Maurer

    Yes! My skin gets so dry in the winter now. When I was younger, I never had issues like I do now. Another perk of aging lol. I do try to stay moisturized and hydrated.

    • Ageing, bane of our existence but a true right of passage lol
      I always moisturise but struggle with hydration

  • Candy Kage

    Dry skin is the big thing for me and I am sure many other people during the winter. Have a winter routine is important.

    • Oh same here so it’s important to have a routine that works

  • Jeanette

    I definitely think you need a winter beauty routine. Your skin is much drier it in the winter and can definitely use more moisture.

    • Exactly and dry skin is not an attractive look

  • Vera Sweeney

    I have not seen this before!! I know my skin does not get along with the winter weather at all, this sounds like a great cleanser.

    • It’s an amazing cleaner and a must try for sure

  • I’ve got a winter beauty routine going on. I also feel it’s important during the harsh, cold, dry months. I haven’t tried these products yet but I’d like to.

    • I think all seasons deserve a routine that can cope with the season

  • chubskulit

    My skin is so dry during winter so I make sure to moisturize it everyday. These products sounds terrific.

    • These are awesome products and yes it’s so important to always moisturise

  • Dee

    I know I need a winter skin routine, but my skin seems to get very dry during the winter months. I also make sure to use a lot of moisturizing cream in the winter. I am going have to try these products out.

    • Winter really affects the skin more than people realise and it’s important to always moisturise

  • Oh I use skin products religiously! Honestly if a person is going to do the minim of a “beauty routine” moisturizer is the #1 MUST! I taught my husband to use that daily at the very least! Winter is crucial – people tend to think summer is most important due to the sun, and it is important but dry winds can really do damage to the skin too. Our face is right out there and most vulnerable! Great informative article! There are tons of great product but anything is better than nothing at all.

    • Oh so true! Winter is just as important as summer when it comes to face routine. Moisturising daily should be there bare minimum

  • As an esthetician, I fully agree with the need for a good routine- especially in the winter! Once you get that dryness, it’s hard to get to a well hydrated state!

    • I am glad to get the certified approval and so true

  • Robin Rue

    Here in Boston the winters are so dry that I NEED to moisturize. A good skin care routine is definitely super important.

    • I can only imagine, as the weather changes our routines need to be up to standard for that season