Cold Weather Skin Savers

While the calendar might say it’s spring, the weather outside is still cold and dreary. My skin has been acting up, getting dry and sensitive on my cheeks and forehead. Since I know I can’t be the only one who is having this problem, I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been finding helpful as we limp our way to warmer weather.

This post contains affiliate links. This means that I may receive a commission at no additional cost to you when you click on a link or make a purchase using the links in this post. 



Cold Weather Skin Savers


Makeup Removal, Cleansing, and Exfoliation

I first use Neutrogena Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover to take off my eyeshadow and mascara. Since I’m having problems with both dryness and acne, I wash my forehead and my cheeks with Shea Moisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Skin Facial Cleansing Oil and my nose and chin with Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser. While I still use Paula’s Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid to exfoliate, I have been using a regular ol’ washcloth to physically exfoliate the dryness on my cheeks.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Shea Moisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Skin Facial Cleansing Oil

Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser


Hydrating Face Mask

Next, I dab FRESH Rose Face Mask on my still moist cheeks, hop in the shower, and then wash the mask off after five minutes or so. I’ve found this mask really helps increase the moisture levels on my cheeks and around my eyes.

FRESH Rose Face Mask



On top of my regular EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 sunscreen in the morning or over Paula’s Choice CLINICAL 1% Retinol Treatment at night, I apply Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream. This cream is much heavier than any lotion or cream I usually use. I think it does a good job hydrating my drier areas, especially when my skin is feeling very sensitive and other lotions sting when I put them on.

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream


Adding these products to my routine has been a simple way to help address my cold weather skin needs. What I love most about them is that they don’t take up too much time, are fairly inexpensive, and actually work. How can you beat that for a trio of reasons?


What products do you recommend when the cold weather dries out your skin?

2 thoughts on “Cold Weather Skin Savers”

  • Oh man, you had me at “other lotions sting when I put them on.” That just happened this morning with the SPF 15 moisturizer I put on under foundation. It buuuuuuurned. I’m going to have to try that Aveeno night cream to give my poor dry skin a break.

    • I hope it works for you! Isn’t awful that we have flowers and trees blooming out, yet here we are dealing with winter skin.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.