Cold Weather Skincare Recommendations

If you’re like me and have dry skin all year round, that doesn’t mean you don’t need a cold weather skincare routine. Minor tweaks make all the difference.

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I like a milky toner in the morning all year round. Lightweight and hydrating. There’s certainly no need for the first product of the day to be heavy.

Avene Cleansing Milk

Product of choice: Avene Antirougeurs Clean Cleanser


I don’t always tone in the morning, but I’m more likely to do so in the colder months as it feels like an extra opportunity to get a little more hydration.

Pixi glow tonic and rose tonic

Product of choice: Pixi Rose Tonic


For some people, mists are a seasonal thing.
I use a mist all year round, but use the colder months as an excuse to be excessive and also purchase new mists in abundance.
This is such a satisfying step in any skincare routine and I repeat the step before applying creams.

Cold weather skincare mists

Product of choice: Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist


Morning serums don’t change for me. Hydration and vitamin C.

Morning serums: marine hyaluronics, ascorbyl glucoside

Products of choice: The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics, The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%

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In the warmer months, I find it easier to skip an independent moisturiser and tend to lean more towards the Smashbox Primeriser or go straight into SPF.
In the colder months, every little helps but I still try to keep this layer as thin and lightweight as possible.

The Body Shop vitamin E moisture cream for all skin types

Product of choice: The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisturiser


Summer being over doesn’t mean you don’t need SPF anymore.
As a previously avid tanner, daily SPF is something I’m still adjusting to and there are definitely options that will help keep your skin hydrated.

Bondi Sands SPF 50+ with Vitamin E

Product of choice: Bondi Sands SPF 50+ with vitamin E


Carry. Lip balm. Always.

Daytime lip balms, Bondi Sands and Fenty Beauty

Product of choice: Bondi Sands Lip Balm with Vitamin E OR Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss’r Tinted Lip Balm for some colour



Oil based cleansers for makeup removal, followed by my morning cleanser (or generally something light) to make sure everything is off. A thicker balm would also work, I’m just not a fan of balms personally.


Products of choice: The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil, Avene Antirougeurs Clean Cleanser


Similar to the morning, though I’m more inclined to tone in the evenings.

Product of choice: Pixi Milky Tonic OR Pixi Rose Tonic


Go crazy.


Hydration and overnight treatment.
Niacinamide helps prevent breakouts and does a good job of keeping my skin texture in check.

Night serums, Plant based squalane and niacinamide

Products of choice: The Ordinary Plant-Based Squalane, The Inkey List Niacinamide


Lock it all in for the night.
I’m more tolerant of thicker creams at this time of the year, but still change it up here and there depending on the condition of my skin.

La Roche Posay Nutritic Intense Riche

Thinner product of choice: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sleeping Cream
Thicker product of choice: La Roche Posay Nutritic Intense Riche


I can’t stand having chapped lips, but as soon as the air gets a bit colder this is something I’m constantly battling. Lip balm is an absolute must and I prefer to let it work its magic untouched, overnight.

Overnight lip balms: Burt's Bees and Bondi Sands

Product of choice: Bondi Sands Lip Balm with Vitamin E

Do you have a cold weather skincare routine? What changes do you make?

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