10 Ways to Protect Your Skin During the Winter Cold
12 September 2021
Keep your skin feeling healthy and hydrated throughout the winter months with this B&M guide. Learn how to protect your skin during the winter cold with tips like:
- Stock up on Sunscreen
- Invest in a Humidifier
- Moisturise Daily
- Protect Yourself from Wind
- Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!
- Don’t Overheat
- Take Supplements
- Stay Hydrated
- Use Lip Balm and Hand Cream
- Cater to Your Skin Type
The winter months come with harsh winds and frosty temperatures that are cruel to skin and force us to wrap up or switch on the central heating, sapping our body’s natural hydration.
Because of this, cold weather can cause dry skin and exacerbate existing skin conditions. In this article, the team at B&M offer some handy winter skincare tips, revealing how to protect your skin during the winter cold.
1. Stock up on Sunscreen
It’s easy to fall into a false sense of security when it comes to protecting your skin in the winter months. But cold, dry, cloudless days are just as dangerous as summer weather when it comes to UV rays.
B&M Top Tip: Look for a general day cream that contains UV filters.
2. Invest in a Humidifier
Many winter skin problems are actually caused by dry air from your indoor heating system. Counteract this by picking up an affordable humidifier.
B&M Top Tip: These handy items come in a range of designs to suit their surroundings.
3. Moisturise Daily
B&M Top Tip: Always moisturise after showers and baths.
4. Protect Yourself from Wind
Cold wind can cause dry, cracked skin. Layer up and wear a scarf, gloves and thick socks to stay warm and well-shielded.
5. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!
Dead skin can be a real problem in winter. Exfoliate regularly to keep pores clear and skin feeling super soft and smooth.
B&M Top Tip: Don’t overdo it, as this can cause damage. Gentle exfoliants are best for sensitive skin.
6. Don’t Overheat
As tempting as it is, don’t swelter in too many layers or bathe in super hot water. This can cause you to overheat and lose more water.
7. Take Supplements
Vitamin D is great for your skin. It comes from sunlight, something that is rare in winter. Take vitamin D supplements regularly to stay nourished.
8. Stay Hydrated
We know that hot baths, cold wind, warm clothing and central heating can cause dehydration. Counteract that by drinking around 3 litres of water daily.
9. Use Lip Balm and Hand Cream
Our lips and hands can really suffer in the cold. Regularly moisturise your hands and lips to keep skin healthy.
B&M Top Tip: Use vitamin enriched balms and creams for best results.
10. Cater to Your Skin Type
Do you have sensitive skin? Dry skin? Oily skin? Use specially designed products to leave your skin feeling great.
Use this guide on how to protect your skin during the winter cold to feel and look great in all temperatures!
Check our B&M’s skincare section to find affordable products for your skin type.