{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?

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  1. Clarissa
    January 24, 2017 / 9:29 pm

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

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:36 am

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

    • Clarissa
      June 6, 2017 / 1:28 pm

      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

    • October 24, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      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

  2. January 21, 2017 / 10:12 pm

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

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:36 am

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

  3. January 21, 2017 / 8:24 pm

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

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:35 am

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

  4. January 21, 2017 / 2:53 pm

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

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:34 am

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

  5. Annie Brooks
    January 21, 2017 / 8:40 am

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

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:34 am

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

  6. Stephanie Pass
    January 21, 2017 / 5:37 am

    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.

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:33 am

      Ouch! That must be painful for your son

  7. WEMAKE7
    January 21, 2017 / 2:24 am

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

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:33 am

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

  8. Coralie
    January 21, 2017 / 12:46 am

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

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:33 am

      Exactly and thanks.

  9. Ickle Pickle
    January 20, 2017 / 8:11 pm

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

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:32 am

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

  10. Kacie Morgan
    January 20, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    I feel so guilty that I only use cleansing wipes!

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:32 am

      If that works for your skin then why not

  11. January 20, 2017 / 9:48 am

    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.

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:32 am

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

  12. Annemarie LeBlanc
    January 20, 2017 / 4:03 am

    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.

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:31 am

      I certainly change moisturisers and serums between seasons too

  13. Carmen Hensley
    January 19, 2017 / 10:57 pm

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

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Same here

  14. January 19, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    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!

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:30 am

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

  15. Melanie Edjourian
    January 19, 2017 / 10:35 pm

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

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:29 am

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

  16. January 19, 2017 / 10:06 pm

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

  17. Pam
    January 19, 2017 / 7:32 pm

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

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:12 pm

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

  18. Jacqui Stewart
    January 19, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    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.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:11 pm

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

  19. Christy Maurer
    January 19, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    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.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:11 pm

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

  20. Candy Kage
    January 19, 2017 / 4:47 pm

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

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:10 pm

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

  21. Jeanette
    January 19, 2017 / 4:47 pm

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

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      Exactly and dry skin is not an attractive look

  22. Vera Sweeney
    January 19, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    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.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:09 pm

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

  23. January 19, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    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.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:09 pm

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

  24. chubskulit
    January 19, 2017 / 3:36 pm

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

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:09 pm

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

  25. Dee
    January 19, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    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.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:08 pm

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

  26. January 19, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    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.

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:08 pm

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

  27. January 19, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    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!

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:06 pm

      I am glad to get the certified approval and so true

  28. Robin Rue
    January 19, 2017 / 10:35 am

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

    • January 19, 2017 / 10:05 pm

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

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