When the weather changes from sunny and warm to cold and dry, your skin undergoes a few changes as well. Whether it’s dry patches, scaly skin, or cracked lips, OROGOLD is here to help you solve your winter skin woes.

Woman with dry skin

Dry Patches
When skin becomes extremely dry in the winter months, it isn’t long before it starts to become flaky, and this is something that you will really want to try to avoid. Exfoliation is key here, but you only need to gently exfoliate once a week in the winter – any more than this and you will end up causing your skin more harm than good. OROGOLD also suggests using a facial mask that contains hyaluronic acid on a regular basis, as this molecule is able to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, and when it is given the time to properly penetrate your skin, it will give your dry patches a huge moisture boost. If your dry patches still aren’t clearing, you may want to consider using a hydrating facial oil as a spot treatment on problem areas. OROGOLD reminds you to use facial oils on damp skin, as this helps to lock in the layer of moisture that is already there.

Woman itching her arms

Scaly Skin
Scaly skin is what happens when your skin is so desperately dry that it turns raw and itchy. It is essential that you keep any fragrances and other synthetic ingredients away from these areas, switching to products that cater to sensitive skin. Adding moisture is key here, so you need to up the ante when it comes to your serums, moisturizers and oils, making sure that you have a protective yet hydrating layer on your skin at all times.

Woman applying lip balm

Cracked Lips
Just like the rest of your skin, your lips are prone to drying and cracking during the winter months, and are actually the most defenseless area of skin on your face, as they do not contain any oil glands to help them self-moisturize. Chapped and cracked lips can continue on for months at a time, so it is important to take preventative measures, coating them in a hydrating lip balm at least twice a day. OROGOLD also advises that you regularly exfoliate your lips to remove any dead skin cells. This can be done with a soft toothbrush, gently rubbing it across your lips.

Woman with acne

Increased Flare-Ups
There are some skin issues that become significantly worse in the winter months. These can range from acne to eczema, all of which will worsen as the climate turns drier. Once eczema progresses past a certain point, it can be difficult, and frustrating, to try to keep it under control, so, if you are usually prone to this, it would be best to begin applying an over-the-counter antihistamine before things get too bad. Acne flare-ups can also occur all over the body, and this is caused by the sweat that sits on the skin underneath all of your winter layers. OROGOLD advises that you remove your layers as and when you get warm, and wear breathable fabrics to minimize the amount of sweat on your skin.

The winter can cause so many skin woes, but these are relatively simple to keep at bay with a few preventative measures. By staying on top of each issue that you usually experience in the winter months, you will soon find that your skin will be able to remain healthy and fresh throughout the cold season.