Health Tips/ Motivation

5 Tips for Healthier Winter Skin

If your skin gets dry in the winter you’re not alone – approximately 1 in every 32 Canadians suffer daily from skin dryness, itchiness, and redness.  Winter running leaves my face extremely dry and my hands red and cracked.   Unfortunately it’s now that time of the year when skin is at it’s driest we need to be extra careful with our skin.  Because we can’t spend our winter hibernating or migrating to a warmer climate (as much as I want to) the following are 5 tips that will help you deal with those dreaded winter skin woes for healthier winter skin.

Keep your skin looking healthy during the winter with these 5 great tips

  1. Moisturize throughout the day. Use a moisturizing facial mask and try using body lotion even before you’ve left the shower, right after rinsing soap or body wash. It will help lock in some extra moisture.
    Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream
  2. Skip the alcohol. Avoid skin and hairstyling products that have a high alcoholic content. When alcohol evaporates, it feels cool and refreshing, but it also strips away moisture, so opt for alcohol-free products, when the air is already dry.
    Aveeno Skin Relief Fragrance Free Lotion
  3. Lock in moisture. After using products containing shea butter, petrolatum, mineral oil, tea tree oil or glycerin. For intense relief, moisturise hands and feet at night, and then slip on gloves or socks to lock in the moisture.Dr RoebuckÔÇÖs Pure
  4. Skip the hot shower. Hot water showers may feel great in winter, but they wreak havoc on your already dry skin. Try a lukewarm shower instead, and then pat your skin dry with a towel.
  5. Seek advice from the experts.  Visit a Shoppers Drug Mart store near you where their Beauty Experts offer in-store complimentary skin care consultations!  The Beauty Experts will complete a skin analysis using the beautyRx tool, a Video Microscope that magnifies your skin’s surface by 30 times to help diagnose your skin type and a Moisture Checker that measures you skins hydration levels.  Based on your readings, the Beauty Expert will recommend skin care products accordingly.

Shoppers Drug Mart has got your winter skin covered

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Shoppers Drug Mart has a wide selection of new skin care products to keep you and your family’s skin healthy this winter so visit Shoppers Drug Mart to check out the assortment of skin care products, receive a complimentary beautyRx Skin Analysis plus earn Shoppers Optimum Points on participating skin care products!


 Bring it on winter, we’re ready for you!!

Do you suffer from dry skin in the winter?
What’s your favourite skin care product for winter skin?

 Although this post has been generously sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Shoppers Drug Mart.

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  • Jack Sh*t
    January 7, 2015 at 9:35 am

    You know what’s good for circulation of blood vessels in your face? A sharp slap across the cheek. Well, that’s what my wife Anita tells me (I think that’s what she says; honestly, I don’t really pay much attention unless she slaps me).

  • Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    January 7, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I totally needed this right now! My skin is super dry. I’m not sure I’m willing to give up my hot showers but the rest I can definitely do.

  • Elle
    January 7, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Good tips. Yes, it is hard to lower the heat in the shower in the Winter but it does make a difference. I live in a much moister climate now (Vancouver Island) and it is much better for skin than the dry interior and also prairies where I lived previously.

  • TOni
    January 7, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Great tips! I love my hot showers, although I have been forced to take cooler ones until my landlord fixes the water, maybe it is a blessing in disguise.

  • Sandra Laflamme
    January 7, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Winter skin is the absolute worst! We all struggle with dry skin through the winter at my house. I run the humidifiers all winter. We also find aquaphor to be super helpful for little chapped hands and chapped lips. Hot showers can definitely aggravate dry skin so my kids go every other day with showers unless they are exceptionally dirty 🙂

  • Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
    January 7, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Just can’t give up that hot shower but I have been using the Oil of Olay for years and I love it. I think it’s one of the best beauty products out there.

  • Kerri Olkjer
    January 7, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    My skin is SO dry in the winter. Of course I live in Colorado and it’s SO dry here, lol.

  • RFC
    January 8, 2015 at 7:59 am

    uggh I’m such a non-girly girl, I wouldn’t have thought of ANY of these tips. I am ashamed to admit I don’t really have any skin care products or regimens I use. I suppose that’s a good thing, that my body maintains an equal homeostasis and does what it’s supposed to? Thank you for sharing!

    January 12, 2015 at 5:34 am

    (((takes notes. so so cold here)))