9. Eat Healthy Fats

Just as proper hydration is essential year-round, so is a healthy diet chock full of vitamins and nutrients. You've probably heard it said that you can exercise all you want, but if you eat a crappy diet you're sabotaging your efforts since “abs are made in the kitchen”. A similar argument could be made regarding skincare. It doesn't matter how many products you pile on your face; if you're not nourishing your skin from within, it won't look good.

Foods like avocado and salmon contain Omega 3s and beneficial fats that help keep skin soft and supple, so don't feel guilty about snacking on healthy fats during the winter season. Nuts are one food item where people tend to overindulge (since they're so easy to snack on mindlessly), so mind those portion sizes.

TIP: Did you know skin replaces itself every 2-4 weeks using cells made from the foods you consume? Here are 10 of the healthiest foods for beautiful skin — because you really ARE what you eat.

10. Exfoliate to Remove Dead Skin Cells

No matter how much care you put into your skincare routine, your body still sheds dead skin cells daily. Help accelerate the process by exfoliating gently to slough away old skin. Once the old skin is out of the way, moisturizers and serums penetrate better!

Beauty Blogger Top Recommended Exfoliator: Dr. Brandt

Most of these skin care tips are common sense steps you should be taking anyway, but it's important to be extra aware in the winter months. Skin is one of the first areas of the body to show the effects of drastic climate changes. Fortunately, many of the issues are preventable.

Follow these winter skin care tips and adjust your skincare routine accordingly, you'll have beautiful skin all winter long!



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The Winter Skin Top 10! Make these adjustments to your skincare routine to have healthy and glowing skin all season long.

The Winter Skin Top 10! Make these adjustments to your skincare routine to have healthy and glowing skin all season long.


  1. These are amazing tips! I’ve actually always had skin on the oily side so I always use mattefying products. And just yesterday I realized that my holy grail primer was causing my foundation to cling to the dryer areas of my skin brought on by winter. Now I’m on the hunt for a revamped makeup and skincare routine!

  2. These are great tips! I never realized I needed the change my routine during different seasons. Thanks for the info!

  3. This is a wonderful list. I’ve really been trying to take better care of my skin especially since I’m getting older. I have switched to a heavier moisturizer and I’ve seen a huge difference this winter!

  4. Yes I’ve been using my humidifier this winter! I just had a facial yesterday and she reminded me that I have to moisturize my face which is one thing I always forget to do since I don’t have dry skin.

  5. These tips are such lifesavers. I have such horrible skin in the winter. I’m currently struggling big time with my skin being so dry and dull. I’m so happy to have come across this post because it sounds like such amazing tips. I’ll definitely be pinning this!

  6. We don’t have winter here but I could imagine how difficult it is to take care of your skin. My skin is prone to drying and I need to moisturize regularly. It must be demanding for your skin!

  7. I so agree with eating healthy fats and staying hydrated. It’s insane how much better my skin looks when I do both those things. Also, I started adding collagen powder to my coffee in the mornings and am starting to notice a slight difference in my skin which is exciting.

  8. Coming from one of the coldest parts of Canada, thank you so much for posting! It’s so important to modify your skin care routine for the winter/summer!


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