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Tips for Winter Skin Care...and Giveaway!
1/3/2012 10:02:25 AM

When winter’s chilly frost sets in, the world can feel dry and lifeless, and unfortunately, our skin can, too. Dry, itchy skin is a common complaint during the colder months, and it’s no wonder. The lack of moisture in the air means less moisture in our skin, and for many, the problem can be severe, with symptoms like flaking, cracking and eczema appearing at winter’s first frost. Fortunately, Weleda products have just what your skin needs to weather the winter well. Follow these tips to keep your skin healthy and hydrated come snow, sleet and cold.

Shorten Your Showers. A long, hot shower or soak in the bathtub may be blissful after a day of sledding and snow angels, but it’s not so heavenly for our skin. Too much time in the tub can deplete our skin’s natural oils, which it needs to be healthy. Keep your showers speedy!

Look for Products with Plant Oils. Patricia Pol, Weleda’s holistic skin-care expert and esthetician at the Weleda Spa in Palisades, NY, says to look for products with nourishing plant, nut and seed oils—these ingredients protect your skin from dryness without clogging pores or inhibiting skin’s ability to breathe. Try Weleda Cold Cream, a nutrient-rich balm chock-full of essential fatty acids found in sweet almond oil to support and maintain the skin’s protective lipid barrier.

Protect Your Skin From the Elements. When you’re participating in outdoor wintertime activities, be sure to protect your face. Weleda’s NEW Calendula Weather Protection Cream is made with natural ingredients like pure beeswax to provide a breathable protective layer that’s ideal for the whole family. 

Use a Humidifier. Overheated indoor air is also a cause of dry skin. Using a humidifier in your room will add moisture back into the air and help alleviate some of the radiator’s drying effects.

Switch to Weleda Facial Creams. If you currently use one of Weleda’s facial lotions—Iris, Wild Rose or Almond—you might find that our richer day creams provide more of the nourishment your skin needs to stay hydrated during the winter.

Add an Oil to Your Moisturizer. Apply a few drops of Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil to your favorite Weleda cream or lotion at night for an added moisture boost. Massage it into your skin to increase circulation and create a rosy glow.

Use Skin Food … Regularly. Dry hands? For a quick fix, Pol suggests applying Skin Food in the evenings to your hands and feet and sealing it in with cotton gloves and socks overnight. You’ll wake up to supersoft skin in the morning!

What are some of your tips for caring for your skin during the winter? Share your tips with us below for a chance to win a Weleda Winter Protection Kit, stocked with two of our very best products for wintertime protection: the NEW Weather Protection Cream and Cold Cream. 25 winners total! Ends 2/15.

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By: plunk
Posted: 2/11/20121:13:38 PM
Moisturize right after a shower, keep hydrated by drinking lots of water, and make sure to get enough sleep every night.
By: RUGOSAROSE
Posted: 2/11/20128:58:51 AM
I oil up, slather my body with lavender, arnica or pomegranate weleda oils and rug a bit on my face, it does the trick for me.
By: Weleda147
Posted: 2/11/201212:51:57 AM
I use several different moisturizers, drink a lot of water, take vitamins and wear sunscreen everyday.
By: chester.andrews@snet.net
Posted: 2/10/20121:15:54 PM
Moisturizing throughout the day works best. I keep moisturizing creams and lotions in every room in the house and in my purse.
By: nicolett222
Posted: 2/10/20128:52:33 AM
I get very dry skin during the winter. My trick for hydrating my dry, crackled skin is comprised of a number of steps, but really leaves my skin soft and moisturized. I do this routine every few weeks. I first exfoliate with a dry brush and take a shower. After I get out of the shower I moisturize my body with a coat of body oil and wrap myself in a robe for 30 minutes. I, then, use a thick lotion (Skin Food is the best!) on my body to seal in the moisture from the oil. I put on a pair of leggings and a tight long sleeve shirt. Put one more coat of Skin Food on the tootsies and throw on an old pair of socks. Then head to bed for a moisture filled 8Hr slumber. I wake up soft and hydrated. I repeat this routine every few weeks, and in between I use a regular light moisturizer and drink plenty of fluids!
By: acapiola
Posted: 2/10/20123:42:04 AM
I make sure I am protected from the elements by covering my skin before going outdoors......wearing gloves, scarf and a hat, putting mousturizer on exposed skin like my face.
By: koopac7
Posted: 2/9/20129:12:40 PM
You definitely need to stay hydrated. You have to work from the inside out, so to stay healthy and keep the body healthy work on the inside. To keep my skin soft and hydrated, exfoliate dead skin away then of course moisturize. Take a cooler shower, hot water dehydrates the skin. Exfoliate lips, then ad a lip balm with moisturizer.
By: mandyhih
Posted: 2/9/20129:02:16 PM
My best suggestion for helping your skin produce its own natural moisture is to get enough vitamin D! It is tough to do when most facial products contain sunscreen. I use hazelnut oil on my face in the winter to avoid products with sunscreen, and I take a vitamin D supplement any day that I don't get to spend at least 30 min outdoors in the sunshine.
By: Susan3
Posted: 2/9/20127:34:41 PM
Drink a lot of water, use a humidifier, eating healthy and taking omega capsules will help to ward off dryness. Also, applying Weleda products while your skin is damp. I use skin food on my hands and wear their cotton gloves at night.
By: LoyalT
Posted: 2/9/20122:45:13 PM
I like to take shorter showers in the winter since we tend to take hotter ones which can dry out the skin if we spend to much time bathing. After my shower I apply a aloe infused body lotion that is fragrance free. Since in the dry winter months skin is more likely to be irritated by strong scents I refrain from using them in the winter.
By: heartluce
Posted: 2/9/20122:41:17 PM
I stay hydrated with Weleda moisturizers and pomegranate and almond oils. I also make sure to drink water so that I am hydrated from the inside out. When I make salads with avocado, I also moisturize my hands with it - so rich. I don't take as many long showers and even use dry shampoo. I put cream on my feet then socks and go to sleep and wake up with soft soft feet. I also use lip balms and keep my skin protected from the cold New England weather.
By: twebb89
Posted: 2/9/201212:03:00 PM
I use Jojoba oil mixed with some lavender essential oil when my face feels really dry!
By: spainward
Posted: 2/9/201211:09:08 AM
I use very little products. I only occasionally use shampoo, or conditioner, same goes for face wash. I never use astringent, exfoliant, steam, scrubs. I used to have acne and for a long time, dull skin. Now my skin is blemish-free, hydrated and radiant. I am 33 and still mistaken for my mid 20's. What works? A clean, whole-foods diet with lots of good fats, including animal fats (i.e. the skin on chicken and butter), omega-3 rich fish and flax seeds and coconut and olive oil. Moisturize from the inside out. I do still use moisturizer on my face every day too.
By: serafinamargono
Posted: 2/9/201210:59:05 AM
SKIN FOOD!! It's the best against cold weather and dry skin
By: serafinamargono
Posted: 2/9/201210:58:52 AM
SKIN FOOD!! It's the best against cold weather and dry skin
By: Schmidty
Posted: 2/9/201210:35:16 AM
I spritz on water before applying moisturizer all over and I find that consuming more water in winter tends to ward off the horrible winter-flakies.
By: fredaj20
Posted: 2/9/20129:52:21 AM
For the wintertime, I moisturize with lotions/creams as much as possible, as well as putting on extra hydrating lip balm every evening. Also, when I have floor heaters on, I also use humidifiers so as to not cause dry skin.
By: bcam206
Posted: 2/9/20129:50:42 AM
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize all over every single day to take care of the outside and drink lots and lots of water every day to take care of the inside.
By: jenn1234
Posted: 2/9/20129:43:12 AM
I make the most out of body oils. What I do is I first take a really quick hot shower. Then I sit on a towel on my tub, I then apply a body oil and massage. It improves body circulation and gets rid of sores. For some reason I think it'll prevent cellulite too. Then I run my bath, and add a bath cube. I hate the feeling of oiliness on my body but after the bath I have just the right amount of oil. It's a really nice way to pamper yourself on a cold winter day or night. If I get lazy or I'm really on the go, i put a couple of spoonfuls of body oil to my favorite body lotion, add a couple of spoonfuls to my shower gel, or just pour a couple of spoonfuls to my bath. For my face, i like to first wash my face, massage with facial oil, then take a hot towel and put it over my face. I re-wet my towel with hot water as many times as i want and repeatedly put it over my face. When I'm done i wash with a bit of cleanser or i just wipe my face with the towel. On my day to day, I add a drop of facial oil and a bit of facial cream to the palm of my hand, mix it up, then apply. For my hair... i blow dry way more often in the winter than in the summer. So it gets dryer. What i do is really simple. While taking a bath, I wet my hair then apply conditioner to my head. Then take a medium sized towel and wet it with hot water, wring it, then wrapped it around my head. Wait about 10-15 minutes, then rinse off. I do this at least once a week. Moisturizing gloves and wearing lotion with socks on before bed can be a life saver. Minimum work with great results.
By: jenn1234
Posted: 2/9/20129:43:04 AM
I make the most out of body oils. What I do is I first take a really quick hot shower. Then I sit on a towel on my tub, I then apply a body oil and massage. It improves body circulation and gets rid of sores. For some reason I think it'll prevent cellulite too. Then I run my bath, and add a bath cube. I hate the feeling of oiliness on my body but after the bath I have just the right amount of oil. It's a really nice way to pamper yourself on a cold winter day or night. If I get lazy or I'm really on the go, i put a couple of spoonfuls of body oil to my favorite body lotion, add a couple of spoonfuls to my shower gel, or just pour a couple of spoonfuls to my bath. For my face, i like to first wash my face, massage with facial oil, then take a hot towel and put it over my face. I re-wet my towel with hot water as many times as i want and repeatedly put it over my face. When I'm done i wash with a bit of cleanser or i just wipe my face with the towel. On my day to day, I add a drop of facial oil and a bit of facial cream to the palm of my hand, mix it up, then apply. For my hair... i blow dry way more often in the winter than in the summer. So it gets dryer. What i do is really simple. While taking a bath, I wet my hair then apply conditioner to my head. Then take a medium sized towel and wet it with hot water, wring it, then wrapped it around my head. Wait about 10-15 minutes, then rinse off. I do this at least once a week. Moisturizing gloves and wearing lotion with socks on before bed can be a life saver. Minimum work with great results.
By: jenn1234
Posted: 2/9/20129:42:35 AM
I make the most out of body oils. What I do is I first take a really quick hot shower. Then I sit on a towel on my tub, I then apply a body oil and massage. It improves body circulation and gets rid of sores. For some reason I think it'll prevent cellulite too. Then I run my bath, and add a bath cube. I hate the feeling of oiliness on my body but after the bath I have just the right amount of oil. It's a really nice way to pamper yourself on a cold winter day or night. If I get lazy or I'm really on the go, i put a couple of spoonfuls of body oil to my favorite body lotion, add a couple of spoonfuls to my shower gel, or just pour a couple of spoonfuls to my bath. For my face, i like to first wash my face, massage with facial oil, then take a hot towel and put it over my face. I re-wet my towel with hot water as many times as i want and repeatedly put it over my face. When I'm done i wash with a bit of cleanser or i just wipe my face with the towel. On my day to day, I add a drop of facial oil and a bit of facial cream to the palm of my hand, mix it up, then apply. For my hair... i blow dry way more often in the winter than in the summer. So it gets dryer. What i do is really simple. While taking a bath, I wet my hair then apply conditioner to my head. Then take a medium sized towel and wet it with hot water, wring it, then wrapped it around my head. Wait about 10-15 minutes, then rinse off. I do this at least once a week. Moisturizing gloves and wearing lotion with socks on before bed can be a life saver. Minimum work with great results.
By: hikergal
Posted: 2/9/20129:37:14 AM
I use a heavier facial moisturizer on my face at night and put oil on my skin immediately after I get out of the shower.
By: Victoria Hinds
Posted: 2/9/20129:12:41 AM
I use pure coconut oil! That's all! Great moisturizer!! {Among other things} helps to soften and prevent premature aging of the skin!
By: soloko
Posted: 2/9/20128:55:08 AM
I moisturize my face in the morning and in the evening everyday. I moisturize my body several times a day. I also think it is so important to put on sunscreen regardless if it is sunny , cloudy or even raining. The rays are out there regardless of the weather. Very important.
By: Marmaladecat
Posted: 2/9/20128:45:05 AM
I like to gently exfoliate with an oatmeal mask, then seal in the moisture with a water-based gel with hyaluronic acid followed by a lotion. Oatmeal, yogurt, honey masks while soaking in a warm bath also do the trick. If I am stepping out of a bath, I use EVOO immediately after toweling off, and then slather myself with a thick coating of lotion. If my lips are chapped, I like to gently buff them with an unused toothbrush and then put some honey on it with a little square of saran wrap.
By: ambersaxby
Posted: 2/9/20128:42:06 AM
I make sure to exfoliate and I load my feet up with lotion and sleep with socks on to seal in the moisture. Works wonders!
By: pdxmom
Posted: 2/9/20128:38:05 AM
Drink plentey of water, get enough sleep and moisturize , moisturize, moisturize! I also use lip balm at night before I go to bed and that helps my lips stay hydrated as well.
By: christyc25
Posted: 2/9/20128:31:24 AM
Moisturize Moisturize and Moisturize. Only use products free of chemicals though
By: barbieQ
Posted: 2/9/20128:30:53 AM
Moisturize inside and out! Not only should you run a room humidifier in the Winter months, you should also drink more water! For the most stubborn dryness, try Vaseline on elbows, knees and lips!
By: nicola00
Posted: 2/9/20128:27:53 AM
What has absolutely saved my skin and hair, besides water and antioxidant packed teas, is the Weleda almond line AND coconut oil. I don't wash my face in the morning with anything, just rinse and tone then apply a few drops of the Weleda almond oil with the almond lotion (perfection!). At night, I wash with the almond cleansing lotion, tone, and apply coconut oil. I also use coconut oil and the Weleda almond oil for my hair and body (wow!). I was taking a chemical peel course which caused me to get eczema on my face (picking didn't help) from over peeling and this routine has saved my skin, honestly. I have sensitive, acne prone skin and these are the only 2 oils that actually work on my face. PLUS I decided to strip my hair of all the built up colour, so my hair was a fried mess until I added these 2 oils to my regular hair care routine (along with natural shampoos).
By: mcgraw14me
Posted: 2/9/20128:21:06 AM
Lots of lotion and lots of water to keep hydrated.
By: EveT
Posted: 2/9/20128:17:44 AM
One good thing for skin treatment in general is to get those cotton gloves or foot socks that you see from beauty skin companies. You apply your moisturizing product at night, and sleep with the affected area covered. I sometimes will go for the scented products also to help ease me into a more pleasant sleep process.
By: treetrout1
Posted: 2/9/20128:14:41 AM
When taking hot baths I make sure to wash my face beforehand and add lots of moisturizer so the steam will really help hydrate the skin (also put cream in my hair at times) - drinking water is harder when I'm cold so I go for decaf green teas - I try to remember to put balm on before bedtime to help heal my lips-
By: paperchannel
Posted: 2/9/20128:13:40 AM
Wear sunscreen to protect skin even in the winter.
By: citypicture
Posted: 2/9/20128:11:09 AM
Drink plenty of water to keep your skin stay hydrated.
By: andrushca
Posted: 2/9/20121:54:50 AM
Hey there! My best friend in these cold times is the Nexus oil, which is a dry oil that can be used for hair, for face, for body, for hands, for anything! It's just amazing!!
By: babyg
Posted: 2/8/20129:43:50 PM
stay hydrated...drink lots of water throughout the day
By: flowers1
Posted: 2/8/20125:22:30 PM
Wash your face with a cream facial wash, while still wet apply Pomegranate Firming Day Cream before you apply makeup. Repeat this at night, but apply Pomegrante Firming Night Cream.
By: Conservationista
Posted: 2/8/20123:01:07 PM
In a word - oil. I am a big fan of jojoba, olive, almond and argan oils for face, body and hair.
By: Phoenix
Posted: 2/6/20121:45:37 AM
In many climates (including on the West Coast where I live) it's important to wear sunscreen or a moisturiser with SPF even when it's overcast. Lip balm ever day, keeping hydrated & eating well, along with a good night's sleep, all contribute to skin health.
By: jazelle
Posted: 2/3/20121:00:53 AM
Use a hydrating mist toner and follow with an ultra rich cream at night...for day, use the mist, apply moisturizing serum to seal, follow with moisturizing high spf, and use a water based and/or oil based moisturizing primer and foundation.
By: mayat7
Posted: 2/1/201211:55:45 AM
I keep eye cream and/or oil close by and reapply as soon as I notice my skin drying out. and before I go outside. I use those around my lips when they are chapped, and on other random dry spots.
By: veraviolet
Posted: 2/1/20127:31:44 AM
My curly hair tends to get frizzy, so I only wash it every other day. On the days I don't wash I just rinse and condition. No one ever notices! Also, since I'm pregnant and that makes my skin a little extra dry, I've been avoiding shaving my legs, which strips the moisture from my skin, as well as applying body oil to my belly to help my itchy, stretching skin.
By: ostmega
Posted: 1/31/20129:06:16 AM
This is one I struggle with every winter. I know that keeping skin covered from harsh cold & wind helps, but I'm still working to find the right moisturizers to keep my skin - especially my cheeks - from drying and itching. I'm going out today to get some almond oil and hope that brings some relief. Also, drink lots and lots of water! I struggle with that one, too :)
By: reddart
Posted: 1/29/20126:55:49 PM
Exfoliate gently about once a week and slather on the lotion afterwards. Drink lots of fluids daily and exercize everyday.
By: violet27
Posted: 1/29/20128:09:16 AM
I'm still trying to figure this out myself, but so far adding a few drops of Argan Oil to my moisturizer twice a day has really helped (and made my skin glow!) I'm very excited to try Skin Food - as recommended by designer Tory Burch!
By: michelleg77
Posted: 1/29/20121:37:32 AM
I live in Chicago and the winter weather can be brutal on your skin. The best way to keep it healthy is to maintain a healthy all natural diet as well as adequate hydration. This mean fruits , vegis, plenty of water and non caffeinated beverages. I try to use all natural oils,cremes and balms to keep my skin healthy topically, including coconut oil & Swedish beeswax lip balms and Skin Food for my extremely dry areas. I love Skin Food. It is thick, creamy and has everything my skin needs without feeling oily or greasy. It absorbs so quickly healing my skin instantly.
By: michelleg77
Posted: 1/29/20121:36:59 AM
I live in Chicago and the winter weather can be brutal on your skin. The best way to keep it healthy is to maintain a healthy all natural diet as well as adequate hydration. This mean fruits , vegis, plenty of water and non caffeinated beverages. I try to use all natural oils,cremes and balms to keep my skin healthy topically, including coconut oil & Swedish beeswax lip balms and Skin Food for my extremely dry areas. I love Skin Food. It is thick, creamy and has everything my skin needs without feeling oily or greasy. It absorbs so quickly healing my skin instantly.
By: shibadoc
Posted: 1/28/201212:00:10 PM
I learned this from a dermatology teacher decades ago and it really works. Most skin problems really stem from dry skin. And what is missing is water, (opposite of dry) not oil. So the trick I have been using for year, is this. After bath or shower (which you should minimize in winter) before you use a towel, shake off the excess water and moisturize with a lotion. (Weleda has lots of nice choices). This will seal in the water from the bath. Since the purpose is to hydrate, I like using a light, not an oily lotion. You will see a difference right away, and even some rashes will go away just from this technique.
By: gguindon
Posted: 1/28/20126:50:22 AM
Use skin care products that are natural and organic - check the labels!!! Natural oils in your bath are great!
By: Leif
Posted: 1/25/20122:02:44 PM
Drink lots and lots of water in dry climates!!
By: jillisfun
Posted: 1/25/20121:02:41 PM
My beauty tips i do daily is use ivery soap on my face my grandmother did this because I have oily skin. And then at night i put retinol A cream on my face before bed. I also put lotion on after I get out of shower and I take a multivitamin and herbs everyday. Believe that beauty comes from inside out first!
By: herblady
Posted: 1/25/201210:45:27 AM
My favorite winter skin soother leaves my skin hydrated and super soft. Before showering, I dry brush my skin, then apply Weleda Sea Buckthorn Oil all over. The just shower as usual and pat dry. Your skin will thank you!
By: lanifranco
Posted: 1/25/20127:31:14 AM
I have had terrible eczema my entire life, and winter skin has always been a nightmare for me. Over the years, I have found 2 tried and true tips that keep my skin looking great. 1) In addition to drinking lots of water each day, I make sure to eat at least one banana. Bananas are high in vitamins B6 & C, which aids in hydration. 2) I wash my face with plain yogurt, rinse with cold water, followed by carefully patting a thin layer of Weleda Cold cream into my skin. I close my eyes, making sure to let it set in while enjoying the the invigorating fragrance. I then follow up with another thin layer of Weleda cold cream applied in upward strokes. My skin stays soft , glowing, and ready to face the Winter.
By: danceboy314
Posted: 1/24/20129:34:34 PM
I love spritzing my skin throughout the day with an alcohol-free, moisturizing mist. I also love adding a little calendula oil to my night moisturizer. I always feel like my skin is so nice and smooth when I wake up.
By: gcomstock
Posted: 1/24/20127:44:15 PM
So many great ideas above from Weleda and community members! I practice my tip year round, and it's so effective! After bathing I dry off barely, and immediately apply Weleda to still damp skin: citrus in summer and lavender or wild rose in cooler months. It's amazing how well the skin absorbs when the pores are still open (even after a cool rinse), and suprising how long the skin remains moisturized afterwards. Well moisturized skin insulates us better and helps us better tolerate hot dry air *and* cold or humid conditions. Plus, it feels and looks better.
By: gypsyqueen
Posted: 1/24/20126:05:08 PM
Eat foods like non-farmed salmon that are high in essential fatty acids, snack on almonds or nuts. Put on creme out of the shower while still damp.
By: pafm
Posted: 1/24/20124:59:58 PM
It's a must to moisturize after your shower and to keep the water temperature a little cooler.
By: melissa mc
Posted: 1/24/20122:03:45 PM
Whipped shea butter put on anytime, especially before going outdoors and after bathing, is wonderful and has saved my skin -- ty for the chance also (:
By: SoccerMomKnits
Posted: 1/24/20121:25:33 PM
I have psoriasis and during the winter it can get pretty bad. A trick that I have tried is the Weleda Calendula cream. It works really well on skin that has a tendency to crack, bleed or get red.
By: snickerzmom
Posted: 1/24/20121:07:23 PM
There are several things I do in the winter months (and most of them are listed above). We pull out the humidifier, clean it, replace the wick and load it up with fresh water and a little drop of Tea Tree Oil. I take shorter, cooler showers. Switch to a heavier moisturizer for both face and body, and drink loads of fluids!
By: marshmallowmeow
Posted: 1/24/201212:47:46 PM
Dry Brushing, using a cool humidifier, and drinking more water help a lot in the winter. Also, moisturize lots! More then you think you need to. I love the Welda Pomegranate body wash and Pomegranate hand cream. They make my skin feel soft and not itchy or tight.
By: KarenKolesnik
Posted: 1/24/201212:46:03 PM
I think the best advice for winter skin is to use all Weleda products! They make my skin feel great and even where I get cuts on my fingers, the skin food, sea buckthorn, or any of their products don't give my skin that burning feeling that other products with a bunch of junk in them often cause. Love that they are all natural, and make my skin feel great :)))
By: straitz
Posted: 1/24/201212:36:54 PM
Through the winter I use Almond oil directly on my face (and anywhere else) instead of a moisturizer (or in addition as a spot treatment). I also use almond oil on my 5 month old daughters scalp to help and prevent cradle cap. Once a week, I will use a tbsp of sugar with a few drops of the same almond oil as an exfoliant for my face, which gets rid of the dead skin, rejuvenates the deeper layers of skin, and moisturizes all at the same time! If i don't have almond oil, i use olive oil... and I often put baby lotion on my legs just before getting out of the shower.
By: msgroovey1
Posted: 1/24/201211:52:56 AM
I try to wear gloves as much as I can during the winter while I'm outside so my hands don't dry out. I wear them driving the car too. I live in CT and it gets really cold and snowy here.I also keep a bottle of hand lotion at my desk and reapply religiously.
By: meenanichani
Posted: 1/24/201211:40:46 AM
olive oil is an amazing moisturizer. when hair and skin are itchy and dry in winter give yourself a head massage with olive oil and rub skin with olive oil after a shower. try not to use really hot water as it dries out the skin. Olive oil can even be used to relieve itchiness in the ears and any other dry patches such as lips, hands or feet. I also use tinted moisturizer along with concealor as a foundation. eliminating foundation stop drying out of my skin feels nice and light and moisturized.
By: dineca36
Posted: 1/24/201211:33:10 AM
use vaseline and sandwhich bags with socks on your feet at night at least once or twice a week, to keep feet soft especially in the winter months.
By: luxe
Posted: 1/24/201211:06:59 AM
My problem during the winter is dry skin and chapped lips. For my face, instead of face cleanser, I use the oil cleansing method. Mix 1 tsp of olive oil and 10 drops of Weleda Rose body oil. Message the oil into your face, get a wash cloth, run it under hot water and ring it out and cover face with the washcloth. The steam and the oil helps desolve the makeup and grime from your face and it is very relaxing and moisturizing. Once the washcloth is cool, rinse under hot water again and repeat covering your face 2 more times. Gently wipe your face clean with the washcloth. There will be remaining oil on your skin, gently massage onto your skin. For my lips, I have an extra Everon lip balm that I dip into sugar and rub onto my lips for 10-15 seconds to exfoliate. Then rinse lips with water, pat try and apply the everyday Everon lip balm.
By: chalbe
Posted: 1/24/201210:53:43 AM
I moisturize every body part twice a day and run a humidifier during the night, I also drink plenty of water.
By: FlowerChild11
Posted: 1/24/201210:46:44 AM
I love the taste of coffee, but during the winter when it's so cold and dry, I switch myself to decaf coffee to help prevent dehydration. I also drink a lot more water while I'm running back and forth to classes and when I'm not drinking water then I'm drinking orange juice or a protein shake to stay healthy. I use body oils every night to keep my skin soft and hydrated, and always have at least 1 tube of chapstick with me. Skin Food is awesome for when my skin is really dry too. I use a lot of coco butter all year round too because I'm really fair skinned and tend to burn and scar easy and coco butter really helps fade all the scars.
By: haterce
Posted: 1/24/201210:38:44 AM
I love winter for snow, snowboarding and family and friend cozy get-togethers. And boots! :-) I don't love the dry skin but I'm learning how to take care of it. I try to drink water first thing every morning to rehydrate. We also invested in a heavy-duty humidifier where you can set the humidity level. It's wonderful! I'm reading a book on green beauty and I got rid of all synthetic body care products and am investing in heavenly natural beauty products. It's a new world! I love virgin coconut oil on my body and if I'm lucky, I'll get a mini back rub in from my honey when I ask him to help :-). I just started using Weleda Iris facial cream on my face, and the Everon lip balm on my lips. I've enjoyed every Weleda product I've tried. I also do hot power yoga once a week. Education is key in skin care and I'm sharing my new knowledge with friends. Winter is the time to get soft and snuggle up! Thanks Weleda for safe quality products! :-)
By: nhmama
Posted: 1/24/201210:35:21 AM
Drinking lots of water and using moisturizer throughout the day. I tend to have really dry hands- at night I slather on lotion and put moisturizing gloves on before going to sleep.
By: deblynne49@gmail.com
Posted: 1/24/20129:59:57 AM
I love the Weleda Arnica oil I layer it on after applying essential oils
By: Barbara R R
Posted: 1/24/20129:32:53 AM
Since I discovered "Pomegranate Handcream", my winter woes are over. I live in the Northeast and suffered constantly from dry, uncomfortable hands and arms. I now use Pomegranate Handcream on them and they have been feeling terrific. It is completely absorbed and softening. PS - I sometimes use it on my dry feet and it works just as well.
By: soloko
Posted: 1/24/20129:26:40 AM
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Many of us moisturize in the morning or evening after showering. We need to remember to re-apply throughout the day.
By: sjohndro
Posted: 1/24/20129:25:34 AM
I use all the usuals, lip balms, lotions, humidifiers, cooler showers but I also don't wash my face with soap, don't ever dry my hair with a hairdryer or use a curling iron on it. My hair is very soft and silky, not dried at all. But we also in the winter as an extra protection pack a winter survival gear bag in our vehicles. Just in case we are found in a situation where we are exposed to cold temps by being in a accident or other unexpected situation....we have scarves, blankets, gloves, medical aid, candy bars, etc.
By: kararendon
Posted: 1/23/20129:52:20 PM
HI Weleda and Carrie ! First off I'd like to say that I've never tried your producT before, I'm very satisfied with what I've been seeing today with you and your product, and definitely look forward to buying and trying your product............ And for the question, the tips I have for caring for my skin during the winter months are, first and for most, wear protection from the harsh winds, and freezing temperature, your face you must protect with a scarf, or some item. I use alot of moisturizer and always try to keep a small thing with me, in my coat or purse. Also, switching to a more oiler body lotion, or wash.... I don't have alot of tips, I'm hoping your product will help me with some of that. Thanks so much.. Good luck everyone!
By: lauriemac
Posted: 1/23/20125:33:58 PM
i used to use skin food along with a pair of gloves at night when my hands were extremely dry and it did work well, but not as well as i was hoping for. i have a sensitivity to chamomile and it was suggested to me to try your sea buckthorn hand cream and or oil, and i did, and now whenever my hands get a little dryer than usual and have splits and cracks on my hands, i take your sea buckthorn cream and mix a few drops of the sea buckthorn oil, along with an antiobiotic ointment for cuts and apply generously and then instead of the gloves, i put on a pair of regular cotton oven mitts, and after few nights, my cuts are healed and my skin soft and replenished. sometimes, it takes a more than a few nights, esp if i don't start this as soon as i notice it needs a little extra tlc. the mitts help keep the product on my hands and does not seep through and get all over my sheets, like it would when i would just put on gloves. although mitts are a little akward to wear to bed, vs the gloves, the end result is worth it, and now i just smile to myself and say i have lobster claws for a few nights.
By: todayisfab
Posted: 1/23/20122:15:17 PM
Moisturize your skin with cream right after short showers, and moisturize often!
By: chrisdeglen
Posted: 1/23/20122:09:29 PM
I am a frequent hand washer in all seasons, but in winter that is especially drying. To combat the dryness, I apply a generous layer of a good heavy hand cream like Weleda and wear thin cotton gloves to bed. My hands are moisturized and nourished when I wake up.
By: koshields28
Posted: 1/23/20125:59:55 AM
Drink lots of water and moisturize often!
By: Susan3
Posted: 1/22/201210:32:06 AM
Drink water, and after a nice evening soothing bath, slather your favorite body oil on while your skin is still damp your skin will thank you for it! Every know and then slough your body with cleansing grains first.
By: Nala
Posted: 1/22/20121:51:45 AM
Using solid cocoa butter just after a shower (in fact while still in the tub) is a great way to moisturize. While your skin is warm from the water, the cocoa butter melts easier.
By: pinkroses49
Posted: 1/21/20127:34:32 PM
I switch to a more emollient, creamy cleanser and bring in moisturizers that have a ton of shea butter in them. I would be interested in learning what products from Waleda would benefit me.
By: angelsolo3
Posted: 1/21/20126:28:33 PM
I leave a little conditioner in my hair and don't wash it out. My hair is so dry this time of year and that seems to help.
By: dakotamey
Posted: 1/21/20123:26:08 PM
Skin Food outside and inside is the answer for much of what Old Man Winter can do to or tender facial skin. This amazing product soothes, protects, and nourishes what winter breaks down. Skin food on the inside means antioxidant lush teas, juices, and foods. Those foods high in Vitamin C also help our skin Eating foods that rich in vitamins A, B1, and B2 such as walnuts, soy products, and sunflower seeds for our vegan/vegetarian friends. For the omnivores who eat meat and dairy try yogurt, salmon, and turkey. But remember you have to do both: Skin Food outside and inside!
By: porschepuppy
Posted: 1/21/20122:27:31 PM
After your shower when skin is still damp use a body oil if you have dry skin.
By: julieadun
Posted: 1/21/20121:03:02 PM
I used to get such dry skin that it would give me rosacea. The best thing that I hesitantly tried was coconut oil. The results were instant. I thought that it would be greasy but it absorbs instantly. Amazing!
By: Lilac
Posted: 1/21/201212:41:06 PM
I use rose water and mist it all over my body and face. Then I apply Weleda face lotion and cream oil for the rest of my skin. Also I use vitamin E for my lips and elbows applying often.
By: reddart
Posted: 1/21/201211:32:44 AM
I use Weleda body oil in the shower. The scent is incredible!
By: vauvert
Posted: 1/21/201211:02:18 AM
Use a cool humidifier in your bedroom; don't take super hot showers (dehydrates the skin worse); use gentle soaps rather than conventional petroleum based ones; exfoliate; moisturize daily.
By: gingerpye
Posted: 1/21/201210:52:06 AM
I use a heavy lipbalm to prevent my lips from drying out.
By: romannose
Posted: 1/21/20129:00:55 AM
Windy Chicago Winter=Skin Food !!! from head to toe. I also Skin Food as my facial moisturizer day & night. Nothing beats it.
By: velvetsoul
Posted: 1/21/20128:38:12 AM
Always use lotion tissue on face, regardless of the time of year. Almond based oil up after showers from face to toes it truly locks in moisture.
By: swtlmnchic
Posted: 1/21/20128:33:32 AM
The one trick that helps my really dry hands is to layer 2 different moisturizers and coconut oil and then put cotton gloves on overnight.
By: oblivion219
Posted: 1/21/20127:51:57 AM
I don't have great tips, because my skin is usually dried out in winter. My best thing is to use a night cream in am and pm in winter. This would be a perfect product to have!
By: DMBastian
Posted: 1/21/20127:48:06 AM
Exfoliate in the shower and apply a body oil just after you get out of the shower and before you dry your skin. Try to let your skin air dry after applying the body oil to let your skin absorb the moisture.
By: sun222beam
Posted: 1/21/20127:45:51 AM
I wear sunscreen and tons of chapstick. i have to keep socks on with lots of deep moisturizing cream. My feet don't appreciate the winter or my boots, I'm afraid.
By: HAWKlNS1
Posted: 1/21/201212:43:43 AM
I have very sensitive skin so I have to be very careful on what moisturizer I use. I drink plenty of water and use a moisturized like with vitamin E and Aloe Vera and drink green tea. Thank you for taking the time to read my entry, Linda
By: DVelazquez
Posted: 1/20/20129:05:51 PM
I do the typical potion after bath routine (cerave). For facial I spray toned spray (herbal tonic mist) then weleda facial lotions -night & day. My son and I have eczema so for the dry spots I use florazone cream then I slather calndula diaper cream. It works wonders especially on my 5 year old. It feels think on his legs(eczema target) but it prevents the flare ups. A few days w/ o and my son isdesperately scratching. Oh yes, I bath him with weleda baby calandula body wash.
By: mondalta
Posted: 1/20/20125:01:01 PM
hydrate hydrate hydrate ! I've realized drinking water is very important for moisturizing my skin
By: wilhelmina
Posted: 1/19/20127:43:04 AM
I cleanse in the morning using tepid water .Then I apply skin food. It lasts all day in frigid Wisconsin.
By: Soulfulleoness
Posted: 1/18/20128:13:12 PM
I always do a dry brushing all over my body BEFORE my showers, it really makes a huge difference. I also take slightly cooler showers, don't shower as long, and apply a sesame/almond oil before I dry off with my towel. It really helps in the winter months!
By: ryanlouise
Posted: 1/15/201210:40:04 AM
I use Weleda's almond skin care line and I make sure to drink a lot of water with lemon to help purify and cleanse myself. I think it helps with skin and keeping yourself moisturized in the Winter. Everything starts inside!
By: EmeraldVeil
Posted: 1/15/20122:16:43 AM
I only take warm showers and avoid hot ones. After I shower I dry my skin lightly and I use a body lotion to trap in my skins moisture. I also wash my face with cool to luke warm water, and I use a Weleda Rose Oil right after. I also eat 5 to 6 servings of fruits and vegetables daily to help my skin. Before I go to bed I put on the humidifer and slather on more body lotion. In the morning my skin looks and feels healthy and hydrated!
By: arobimom
Posted: 1/14/20127:13:02 PM
I keep a bottle of lovely smelling herbal facial spray close at hand for a quick spritz whenever I need a quick moisturizing pick me up.
By: paulajb
Posted: 1/14/20126:50:27 PM
some really good tips here-I try to spend an extra 15 minutes every day pampering myself. It helps take away some of the stress of winter living.
By: awolf8@cox.net
Posted: 1/14/20126:48:22 PM
I rub Weleda lotion on my wife's legs and feet and rub the excess into my hands. Perfect.
By: kidcurry
Posted: 1/14/20125:27:38 PM
remember to where sunscreen everyday - even in the winter
By: KarenKolesnik
Posted: 1/14/20121:05:58 PM
I am familiar with what you "should" do but winter is the most difficult time for me as I am frigid from beginning to end!! What I try to do is use plenty of moisturizer after showering, I am too cold at night to bare down and moisturize although I know I should :( I also remember to drink plenty of water and cut back on caffeine because as soon as the cold hits, I have to head to the potty! Also, since we have hot air heating, which I do not like and try to keep lowered and I do not have a humidifier, I will boil water on the stove and sometimes add a bit of fragrance to it, like mint, to put moisture in the air! I always, always, carry a lip balm where ever I go and apply hand cream as often as possible. My biggest problem right now is that I'm a clutz and I bang my hands a lot and they are in and out of hot water so I have cuts on them that don't want to heal and they are very painful! I need warmth! If I was a bear, I could be hibernating until May........... just sayin :)
By: ladyboarder9669
Posted: 1/14/201212:25:18 PM
i use a humidifier at night to help soothe and moisturize my dry skin. I also use a rich night cream morning and night, and switch to washing my face only at night.
By: melissawhitman
Posted: 1/14/201210:15:20 AM
I exfoliate twice a week in the shower with my homemade coffee scrub for body. I also exfoliate my face twice a week. (not with coffee scrub, that's way too harsh for my face) I use a spray toner directly followed with a serum to lock in the moisture. I am a lip balm addict, so I apply that frequently throughout the day. Moisturize with body oil as soon as I get out of the shower. I also frequently apply body butter to my hands, especially right after washing them. Best treatment for feet: exfoliate, then slather with body butter and immediately put on socks. If you are sitting around wrap your feet in a blanket, too. After a couple hours (just watch a movie or something!) take off the socks and feel how soft your feet are!
By: shanny730
Posted: 1/14/201210:11:25 AM
I use a night cream on my face in the day time because it's thicker and helps with the winter dryness. I use petroleum jelly on my feet and cover them with a pair of socks before bedtime.
By: greenmonkey00
Posted: 1/14/20129:46:33 AM
Chapped, ashy, flaky winter skin? No thank you! I slather on my Wild Rose facial lotion in the morning to combat dryness throughout the day, including on my neck! I also make sure to buy makeup with sunscreen because nothing adds 10 years to your face like a set of crows feet and age spots, and even though it's cold out, that sun is still relentless with those UVA/UVB rays. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Lastly, in winter months, I throw on a cheery scarf to keep my skin warm, happy and cozy!
By: Alishia B
Posted: 1/14/20129:16:35 AM
When it gets too dry indoors from the heaters, I like to fill my bathtub with hot water through the shower and it makes a nice steam room. I already have oily skin but I love to apply the Almond face cream before putting on makeup, also I can not live without Skinfood.for my hands and elbows.
By: tcsalvia
Posted: 1/14/20128:53:14 AM
Using lots of moisturizer at night before bed helps keep my face from drying out through the night. Sunscreen under my makeup during the day prevents it from drying during the day and chapstick protects my lips constantly! tcsalvia@gmail.com
By: Giovanna
Posted: 1/14/20128:51:58 AM
eating coconut oil helps combat dryness from the inside out! Now if I could win this giveaway, I could use Weleda as my topical therapy!! :O)
By: kalsunshine
Posted: 1/14/20128:51:09 AM
I use skin food on a regular basis and when it's real dry and cold I sleep with skin food lathered on with cotton gloves...in the morning my hands are wonderfully hydrated. Love Skin Food!
By: Robertalee
Posted: 1/14/20128:48:30 AM
When I moisturize, I don't stop with just my face - I continue on with arms & legs. I use one moisturizer for the face & another for everything else. I keep a bottle of some type of moisturizer in every room in the house, so as to not forget this ritual. I consider my skin as important as my eyes & care for it accordingly.
By: reddart
Posted: 1/14/20128:34:53 AM
Hydrate- both inside and out. Drink plenty of water and use a humidifier indoors. Exercising also helps to keep your skin healthy!
By: hdeanna
Posted: 1/14/20128:24:33 AM
i use lots of lotion since i am always washing my hands, plus some cuticle cream.
By: tdawn62
Posted: 1/14/20128:09:55 AM
I try to drink lots of fluids. I moisturize every night and also add some under my makeup in the mornings. I put a few drops of oil in my bathwater which also seems to help. I do a weekly spa treatment for my feet with includes a moisturizer that I leave on overnight to keep them soft in the winter months. It is extra work in the winter but definitely worth the results.
By: soloko
Posted: 1/14/20128:07:16 AM
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Even though you moisturize in the AM, you need to re-apply throughout the day several times. Take warm baths, not hot. Use a humidifier because that adds moisture to your home which gets depleted with the cold weather. Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
By: soloko
Posted: 1/14/20128:06:13 AM
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Even though you moisturize in the AM, you need to re-apply throughout the day several times. Take warm baths, not hot. Use a humidifier because that adds moisture to your home which gets depleted with the cold weather. Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
By: carrkaren
Posted: 1/14/20127:55:20 AM
Moisturizing with Weleda oils before bedtime to allow the oils to penetrate overnight has allowed me to see dramatic results in my 40's + skin. Everyone thinks I am 10 years younger than I am. Applying moisurizer with a high SPF, don't use hot water in showers, baths, limit the times in baths (this is a hard one!) even switching to an all natural wool balnket from an electric-I found the electric blanket was drying in the hard winrters, carrying moisturizers on me at having extras at work, face, lip, hand and body. Cover as much of the body as possible when going out in the harsh wind to protect from drying. This winter has been my best yet-no drying, flaky face-and don't forget to exfoliate weekly!
By: Pari
Posted: 1/13/20129:25:40 PM
I like the suggestion to use oils with the creams: I live extra virgin olive oil as an emergency topical application for lips, skin. I have very sensitive skin and it seems like the oil opens up the dried, cracked skin and allows lotions/creams to work faster. We try to drink at LEAST three liters of water a day and cover from the elements. Beyond that, Weleda face cream, baby body wash and oils are the perfect combination of keeping eczema and other problems away. Thanks Weleda!
By: f_in_oc
Posted: 1/13/20126:08:12 PM
In addition to moisturizing with Waleda Pomegrate facial care, I drink plain, old hot water. That way I avoid the caffeine and calories I would get from coffee or tea. (Of course I never drink them black)! Plus, I stay toasty warm! I imagine having a hot water bottle in my belly! :)
By: lyohanl
Posted: 1/13/20121:02:16 PM
I moisturize my facial skin before going out of the house and before going to bed at night. Depending on how my day will be, if I am going to be outside most of the time, I use higher SPF concentration >30, if I am inside most of the day, I am using minimum SPF 30.
By: ChiefBetsy
Posted: 1/12/20128:25:00 PM
I keep Weleda Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash and cream in my shower. Immediately after my shower I put the cream on my body while my skin is still wet. It locks in the moisture and prevents dryness. The scent is great too!
By: ChiefBetsy
Posted: 1/12/20128:24:27 PM
I keep Weleda Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash and cream in my shower. Immediately after my shower I put the cream on my body while my skin is still wet. It locks in the moisture and prevents dryness. The scent is great too!
By: sweetpea76
Posted: 1/12/20127:49:22 PM
Drink lots of water, switch to a cream-based cleanser and use a facial oil to moisturizer at night.
By: corgimom
Posted: 1/12/20125:54:17 PM
If possible, don't shower or bath everyday and don't set the water to a high temperature. Frequent bathing at hot temp. will dry out your skin. Afterwards, don't completely dry off. Apply lotion to damp skin.
By: wygirl
Posted: 1/12/20123:12:41 PM
I switched to an oil cleanser on my face for Winter. It's ultra-moisturizing and doesn't strip my face in these cold Wyoming Winters.
By: ballrmdancer
Posted: 1/12/20122:24:02 PM
Tips for good skin care: Drink a lot of water, eat avocadoes, sleep well and plenty, and moisturize often. It helps to keep travel-sized lotions and balms in your bag so that you can moisturize often, especially after washing your hands.
By: suziet
Posted: 1/12/20122:19:25 PM
My hands tend to get dry during the winter so any and every time I wash my hands, I immediately put lotion on. I keep bottles of lotion near the sinks around the house so that there's always some in reach.
By: howella
Posted: 1/12/20122:16:44 PM
I've just been introduced to Weleda products. I try to moisturize a lot during the winter with various products but would be thankful to sample and then incorporate Weleda into my daily routine!
By: lolamichele
Posted: 1/12/20122:16:34 PM
I always carry a small hand lotion and a lip balm with me everywhere for on teh go moisture.
By: creeforce
Posted: 1/12/20122:12:32 PM
As soon as I step out of the shower, I put lotion on all over to try to keep the moisture in my skin!
By: LilyBiscuit7
Posted: 1/12/20122:12:08 PM
I exfoliate, then moisturize damp skin......a few minutes later I apply a more emollient cream to dry areas.
By: erinwil
Posted: 1/12/20122:10:45 PM
I drink water throughout the day and night, and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
By: southerngirl
Posted: 1/12/20121:30:15 PM
I exfoliate my body in the shower. I exfoliate my face separately, so that right afterwards I can do a mini facial. My feet get very dry in the winter; so every couple of days I'll soak my feet in warm water, then use a pumice stone to remove the dry skin, then apply Weleda Skin Food, and then put on a pair of thick, soft socks and sleep in them overnight.
By: lpappas
Posted: 1/12/20121:09:23 PM
Having been "blessed" with dry/combination skin, I'm constantly trying out different ways to keep myself "flake-free". It's definitely an on-going practice: drinking lots of water, keeping stress levels down and of course applying a good moisturizer. I like to apply a thick night-time cream to my face/body, and for daytime I feel good going out with a moisturizer that contains sunscreen. A nicely scented body cream always helps with keeping my skin more supple. I also firmly believe in keeping any exposed skin protected from the elements - so wearing a hat in the sun that shades the face a lot, gloves/mitts on those cold days, and remembering to reapply moisturizer after being outside. Keeping your lotion in key areas of your home, as well as in your car, purse and at work, you'll be winning the battle of keeping your skin looking its best!
By: pearlelle
Posted: 1/12/201212:58:05 PM
I use a heavier moisturizer in the winter and exfoliate to allow the oils and creams to penetrate better, drink lots of rooibos (red tea) known as the skin tea with 30 x more antioxidants than green and no caffeine and I put a teaspoon of coconut oil in my tea for added essential fatty acids. I use oils on my skin and hair and hydrating facial spray mists to directly add moisture to my face, body and even my hair. I dont wash my hair as often but condition it more and use a depp conditioner once a week. I also use a humidifier in our bedroom at night when we sleep. I love Weleda products!
By: angie L.
Posted: 1/12/201212:26:44 PM
I can't stress enough the use of a humidifier. As soon as the night temps dip below freezing, out pops my humidifier in my bedroom. I run it while I sleep and it keeps the horrid dry patch between my eyes up into the middle of my forehead from getting all flaky and red!
By: charliesgirl007
Posted: 1/12/201210:12:15 AM
exfoliate and moisturize- several times a week i like to do use oil in place of creams or lotion to keep my skin extra soft.
By: Frankles
Posted: 1/12/20129:29:43 AM
Keeping my hands and feet from becoming dry, red and itchy during the winter is very simple for me. Once or twice a week I apply a generous amount of moisturiser on my feet and then wrap them in Saran Wrap. Next I put on a pair of socks for a couple hours and sit down. While sitting I do the same routine on my hands. I do however use plastic bags instead of the Saran wrap before putting on my socks. I have found 30 - 40 minutes is ample time to leave it on my hands. This routine leaves my hands and feet looking and feeling wonderful.
By: skarletgrrl
Posted: 1/11/201210:15:55 PM
Good nutrition is the cornerstone to healthy skin! Eating a whole food & plant based diet and taking a multivitamin is the first step!
By: Sparkily
Posted: 1/11/20128:24:15 PM
I think drinking water and moisturizing out of the shower is best! I also always have lip balm with me and put some on before bed everynight as well! xo
By: nw_girl
Posted: 1/11/20127:13:41 PM
In addition to drinking lots of water, I keep extra bottles of lotion and moisturizer at work. I work out and shower at lunch, and it really makes a difference to use moisturizer after that!
By: KrystalR
Posted: 1/11/201210:59:32 AM
I take a few extra steps in the Winter and adjust as I see fit. Right now, while still wet from the shower, I apply my body oil, then once dried off, I reapply a bit more of the oil, followed by all-over body lotion. Plus I make sure to stay hydrated. I don't crave water as much in the Winter as I do Summer, so I have to remind myself to drink it by keeping a glass (to be refilled often) sitting on my desk. And that's my secret to glowing skin! ;)
By: LadyoftheManor
Posted: 1/11/201210:30:44 AM
Skin seems to dry so much faster in the winter and it is on everyone's mind. For special skin therapy in our home, we take coconut milk & ground oat baths in tepid water. Once we get done showering or bathing, we apply a moisturizer a.s.a.p. My small boys love the Calendula Baby cream. It was a special gift when my second baby was born and we continue to purchase. It works wonders on their skin and ours too. We also use fresh strawberries and yogurt facial masks to reduce redness and smooth out our skin after a sugar/lemon exfoliation. Using all the fresh produce on beauty rituals when you might not want to eat the fruit but it is still fresh enough to use on your skin. Shhhh, don't tell my dog that as she loves to lick off our strawberry yogurt masks. Have also requested my local store to carry the Weleda Pomegranate line as they have the Calendula, Skin Food, and essential oils but really would adore the anti-aging line in addition. Fingers crossed.
By: makingadreamhome
Posted: 1/11/20126:58:34 AM
Apply hand lotion often, facial moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower, and apply foot lotion daily.
By: dandyrae
Posted: 1/10/20126:18:10 PM
my best advice for myself for winter skin care is to hydrate. if i'm not drinking enough water in the winter months, my fingers and the corners of my mouth start cracking.
By: fdandr
Posted: 1/10/20121:01:56 PM
Great tips!! Avoid Wet Gloves and Socks as they can irritate your skin and cause itching, cracking, sores, or even a flare-up of eczema.
By: smrzhot
Posted: 1/10/20128:12:44 AM
Something that really works for me is eating according to the "seasons" and drinking green tea and plenty of water. Coffee, which is fine in moderation, can often cause a lot of havoc on the skin- increasing flakiness and dryness. This is more prone to happen for those who live in the Midwest and Northern states, where it tends to get cold. When you incorporate healthy foods, raw veggies, and lots of fluids (green tea, water, broth-based soups) you will notice a major difference in your skin and total glow. It is amazing how the natural wonders of the earth can be so helpful, benefical, and healing to our skin and overall health issues!
By: Lin82
Posted: 1/10/20127:55:59 AM
It's exceptionally well to always stay moisturized, especially the skin on your body and face, in the winter, and throughout the year. Drinking lots of water, healthy amounts of exercise and plenty of rest and relaxation are great to keep habits with during the harsh months of winter!
By: lindabr100
Posted: 1/10/20124:08:02 AM
I always make sure to clean and moisturize my face every night before bed.
By: Phoenix
Posted: 1/10/20122:50:18 AM
Getting enough sleep year-round is fundamental to good skin health. Even in the winter sunscreen is a good idea to protect your skin, along with lip balm to keep your lips from chapping & drying out. I also wear scarves on days that are cold or windy, as they're easy to cover my face & neck with or tuck out of the way as needed.
By: ShaneBurgo
Posted: 1/9/201210:29:30 PM
Start mosturizing from the inside out. When possible, put a small amount of olive oil in your food to start nourishing your skin.
By: ShaneBurgo
Posted: 1/9/201210:23:50 PM
Start moisturizing from the inside out. Add a small amount of Olive Oil to your food when possible to start nourishing your skin.
By: polkaostrich
Posted: 1/9/20128:38:54 PM
I moisturize before going to bed, after getting out of the shower, and have lotion with me at all times. I try to drink a lot of water and run a humidifier at night.
By: kdreher
Posted: 1/9/20128:08:37 PM
I'm a faithful Weleda Pomegranate hand cream user for those dry, winter hands!--(A MAJOR dealio for me). It is such a joy to moisturize and slip on my moisturizing gloves before going to sleep. Also, my elbows cannot get enough of Skin Food. I throw on my softest, biggest scarf to cover the lower part of my face to save my freckled cheeks from too much exposure to the elements!
By: halfkorean
Posted: 1/9/20127:14:50 PM
I be sure to drink even more water in the winter. I drink at least 75oz of water a day. I lotion right out of the shower...
By: MsPumpnRun
Posted: 1/9/20126:40:36 PM
I love slathering a rich creme like skin food on my legs, putting on thick fleecy pants before I go to sleep, the heat from the pants really works the creme into my legs making them softer.
By: blondie black
Posted: 1/9/20124:50:50 PM
I use Weleda body oil on my face & neck year-round. I apply a light film as soon as I get out of the shower. My skin looks & feels better than it ever has... and I just had my 59th birthday!
By: MSStateBulldog
Posted: 1/9/20124:28:32 PM
Hydrate inside and out. In addition to using moisturizer, I make sure to set up the humidifiers in the bedroom and living areas. This makes a huge difference in my dry, itchy winter skin. An added benefit is breathing and sleeping better due to moisturization of my nasal passages - less sinus infections! I also find that I must increase water consumption to hydrate internally. We all know that it is important, but I force myself to actually drink more water.
By: Zenaida
Posted: 1/9/20123:13:32 PM
I drink lots of water daily and use a moisturizer on my face day and night.
By: nort4short
Posted: 1/9/201211:57:19 AM
I use my Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion everyday of the year!
By: gigibee615
Posted: 1/9/201211:40:48 AM
My best advice for smooth and dewy skin in winter is to exfoliate during your shower. To make your own exfoliant mix white or brown sugar and olive oil to desired texture (if you are really daring add greek yogurt and/or honey (a humectant) to the mix . Slather all over in the shower and then rinse. One last tip finish that last rinse with a blast of cool water to close skin pores.
By: lkbrdb
Posted: 1/9/201211:33:40 AM
My winter skin care tip is to carry a lip balm containing SPF in your bag and coat pocket at all times to avoid chapped lips, and to protect from the sun (yes, in the winter too!).
By: pinsanneedles
Posted: 1/9/201211:30:05 AM
I cannot live without oils in the wintertime, well, most of the time, actually, since I have extremely dry, cracked skin all year around. The most helpful thing I have found so far is cold pressed organic coconut oil. I mainly use it to soften the cracked skin right after a shower, but have also found it useful as a hair mask to keep down flyaway hair. I use it on my face to seal in serums and anti-aging creams, although I would prefer to use an oil with a sunscreen. You can even eat a spoonful of it once a day to help on the inside. I do love Weleda Skin Food on my hands, and Everon lip balm, and I'm just getting into the Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion, its orangey-fragrance is just right to brighten my mood on cold, dark winter mornings.
By: pinsanneedles
Posted: 1/9/201211:29:50 AM
I cannot live without oils in the wintertime, well, most of the time, actually, since I have extremely dry, cracked skin all year around. The most helpful thing I have found so far is cold pressed organic coconut oil. I mainly use it to soften the cracked skin right after a shower, but have also found it useful as a hair mask to keep down flyaway hair. I use it on my face to seal in serums and anti-aging creams, although I would prefer to use an oil with a sunscreen. You can even eat a spoonful of it once a day to help on the inside. I do love Weleda Skin Food on my hands, and Everon lip balm, and I'm just getting into the Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion, its orangey-fragrance is just right to brighten my mood on cold, dark winter mornings.
By: suzanc
Posted: 1/9/201210:50:02 AM
I usually lather up several times a day with lotion and I try to use hand washes that contain moisturizers since I wash my hands a lot!
By: sarahjknaup
Posted: 1/9/201210:38:54 AM
Our family uses Weleda everything (seriously...toothpaste, diaper cream, face lotion, etc), but in the winter months we find that adding Evening Primrose oil to our diet is key-- skin nourishment from the inside out! You can find primrose oil in easy and non-messy capsules that when pricked the baby even enjoys sucking on. :)
By: sarahjknaup
Posted: 1/9/201210:38:16 AM
Our family uses Weleda everything (seriously...toothpaste, diaper cream, face lotion, etc), but in the winter months we find that adding Evening Primrose oil to our diet is key-- skin nourishment from the inside out! You can find primrose oil in easy and non-messy capsules that when pricked the baby even enjoys sucking on. :)
By: systarke
Posted: 1/9/201210:36:41 AM
Lots of water. I also enjoy a kale, parsley, lemon, and water smoothie each day which does wonders year round.
By: newcanadian
Posted: 1/9/201210:36:17 AM
We now live in Canada and are finding the winters very dry and cold compared to the uk. All the family have dry skin. So we drink lots of water, take vitamin D and omega 3 supplements. We use a shower filter to make the water softer and use baby soap or body wash. My favorite is the seabuckthorn. We use skin food for most moisturizing even on our body. Our hands get the most dry so we never use hand sanitizer. I have even written to my sons teacher to let her know he can't use it. We use as mild, moisturizing, paraban free liquid soap. My son takes his own soap to school. Wear gloves always and cotton night gloves. Also toddler faces can get very irritated when they are always wet from drool and get cold outside. Try keeping a soft cloth in your pocket to dry their chin, apply Weleda cold wether protection cream and use a neck warmer (better and safer than scarf for young children) to cover and mop drool from chin.
By: KumquatMouse
Posted: 1/9/201210:34:44 AM
Before going for a walk or out to shovel on a very cold windy winter day, I use cocoa butter on my face to protect my skin. A nice warm shower after cold weather exercise warms me up and washes off the excess cocoa butter and keeps my skin nice and smooth.
By: aprilfordyce
Posted: 1/9/201210:29:06 AM
My Winter Skin Care tip is to nourish and moisturize from the inside out. Stay will hydrated in the winter. Drink water, herbal teas, and eat foods that have good water content such as fruits and vegetables and foods that are high in vitamin and nutrient content. Also, use heat sparingly, bundle up with warm blankets and apparel and keep the thermostat in check. Don't shower in super hot water. Use body oil before drying off and exiting the shower. I also like to use a rose water or vitamin spritz on my face throughout the day.
By: loneplume
Posted: 1/9/201210:19:18 AM
Take Omega 3 oil capsules, drink about 8 glasses of water a day-- get a filter for your shower head to filter off the drying chemicals in the water, use a moisturizing soap or body wash, and moisturize after every shower or bath, when your pores are open.
By: ehosfield
Posted: 1/9/201210:15:23 AM
Being a nurse and mother, my hands take a huge toll with all of the handwashings at work and at home. I find the best relief for dry, cracked skin with using alcohol-free hand sanitizer as much as possible to avoid excessive exposure to the drying effects of water and harsh soaps. After my hands are clean I apply Weleda Skin Food several times a day. In the bath, I find the most relief with a quick, cool shower followed by application of Weleda's pregnancy body oil (organic coconut oil is amazing also). I bought the body oil when pregnant, because it did not contain harsh chemicals and questionable ingredients. Now that I have leftovers, the oil does wonders on my body, while adding a subtle fragrance! Lastly, stay well hydrated!!!
By: abitnerdy
Posted: 1/9/201210:01:29 AM
Moisturizing doesn't have to just be an out-of-shower process, switch to a much more moisturizer shower cream or an oil based shower cream and you'll feel a huge a difference too!
By: tamalyn
Posted: 1/9/201210:00:43 AM
My tip would be wear gloves. Even when you don't think it is really cold your hands can chap just from the weather changes, be safe and wear gloves when you can.
By: brooklynn
Posted: 1/9/20129:47:18 AM
I make sure to wear sunscreen even without a lot of sun, the snow glare is still damaging to the skin. I also exfoliate my skin with a home made sugar scrub and Weleda toners, to get rid of the dry patches which moisturizer does not penetrate and moisturize that fresh skin that will drink it right up.
By: Thesto
Posted: 1/9/20129:26:50 AM
In the winter I make sure I always wear gloves when going outside during the day and at night in bed with a lot of moisturizer in it. Keeps my the skin on my hands from cracking.
By: angeliukas76
Posted: 1/8/201210:41:46 PM
After shower apply Weleda Lavender relaxing body oil ,you will fill moister and relax !!! The best thing ever for a winter months !!! Natalia :D
By: thisisjulie
Posted: 1/8/20127:46:27 PM
My tips for winter time include making sure not to use too hot water to wash your skin, as tempting as it may be; use a heavier moisturizer, especially at night; and remember that Skin Food is your friend - it is such a versatile product and is one of my favorites year round. It works great on hands and even on the face. It's one of my must have beauty products that I take on travel with me all the time, especially when flying.
By: Citizencrp
Posted: 1/8/20126:20:32 PM
I am a mild-rosacea sufferer living in the often-brutal Northeast, here is my regimen: General: Humidifier every night and lots of fluids: water and herbal teas (both hot and iced) as well as increased vitamins especially Vitamin D (I increase from 400 to 1000 in winter) and I increase my dose of Omega3 as well in winter because it helps the body maintain it's moisture. I'm sure that is the least scientific way to say that, but I know they recommend Omega 3s for lots of things including dry skin and eyes. I also try to make sure I eat fish 2x a week. For the face: face cream at night, lotion in the morning, switch to a creamy non-foaming cleanser when the weather turns cold, constantly apply lip balm, use serum if necessary and eye cream when my eyes aren't sensitive, I use Thera Tears and Blink eye drops as well. For my hands and feet: keep lotion dispensers by my bathroom sinks at home and at work so every time I wash my hands I lotion up afterwards, I also keep a Weleda Sea Buckthorn hand lotion in my purse all winter long for constant use. Before I go to bed I apply Weleda Skin Food to my hands, feet and elbows. Occasionally I will put socks and gloves on afterwards to up the overnight moisturizing intensity. For my body: My showers are never very long or hot. I use a bar soap for babies that is unscented and very gentle but every couple weeks or so I do a salt scrub which is exfoliating and very moisturizing. While I am still damp I apply a lotion or body oil such as Weleda Sea Buckthorn body oil--my favorite. For my hair: I stop using shampoo and just use conditioner in the winter. This works for my hair type. Look into "no-poo" theory if you're interested. SO, As you can tell, I am pretty careful and smart about all this but despite this years Very mild winter in the Northeast so far, my facial skin is a disaster. Less red than last year but much drier. I'm applying the night cream a couple times a day to a couple patches of rough flaky skin on my face and the brand that helped me so much last year feels a little irritating. Looking to up the ante yet again and certain the solution will either come from my kitchen or from Weleda.
By: immortalb4
Posted: 1/8/20125:00:57 PM
Moisturization and exfoliation are key for me!
By: Jen S.
Posted: 1/8/20129:27:09 AM
Drink plenty of water to replace moisture lost through your skin in the winter. When you put lotion on it does a better job because it protects you from more dryness.
By: h_s_yuen
Posted: 1/7/20124:53:35 PM
stay hydrated...smooth Weleda rose oil all over your body after every shower...make sure you cover your lips with a good lip balm and slather on weleda day/night moisture cream/lotion
By: fusseus
Posted: 1/7/20124:04:30 PM
I switch from showering in the morning to evening in the winter. This allows my skin more time to soak up the body oil I apply and not expose my skin to the drying effect of the cold for several hours.
By: kwfurth
Posted: 1/7/20121:01:35 PM
Weleda's Sea Buckthorn Hand Creme, lots of hydrating water drinks and a nice pair of gloves!
By: camk
Posted: 1/6/20129:35:01 PM
I put a thick layer of lotion on my foot before heading out for my walk. Every step rubs the lotion into my skin, massaging and moisterizing as I walk! An hour later, after showering, my foot are soft and pampered.
By: annajouj
Posted: 1/6/20125:40:22 PM
I actually wash less often in the winter, both body and hair, as overwashing dries. Instead I just do every other day, with washcloth in between. And always carry super moisture, for hands and lips, plus body moisturizing daily.
By: Lozovskaya
Posted: 1/6/20125:16:43 PM
Don't go out without moisturizer on.
By: larlyn
Posted: 1/6/20124:35:13 PM
I'm spending the winter in Alaska and am finding I need to use more hand cream to prevent cracks and have cut back on the hot showers. So far, so good.
By: todayisfab
Posted: 1/6/20123:57:16 PM
Hi, keep lotion handy everywhere you frequent ~ for winter skin care protection. Keep travel size handy in your car, your purse, your bathroom, your room, etc ;-)
By: reddart
Posted: 1/6/20123:15:22 PM
I keep a teapot on the woodstove to add moisture to the air and have lots of indoor plants to help keep the air clean and moist.
By: hautelaw
Posted: 1/6/20122:24:43 PM
always wear gloves when going outside and moisturize generously around dry areas.
By: LSSK
Posted: 1/6/201212:59:22 PM
I moisturize every morning and every night. Plus during the day I wear a facial moisturizer with SPF.
By: kassieharris
Posted: 1/6/201212:47:04 PM
In the Winter I take cooler showers, up my water intake, mix jojoba or olive oil into everything, keep a hydrating mist handy, use a humidifier at night to help hydrate while I sleep, exfoliate with natural oils and sugar, slather my body and face with a thicker lotion as soon as I step out of the shower to lock in the moisture, exercise to keep my skin glowing from the inside out, keep balm on my lips at all times, and eat healthy foods like fish, fruits and veggies.
By: nealandlori@hotmail.com
Posted: 1/6/201212:41:11 PM
Drinking plenty of water will help keep healthy
By: GingerSnap
Posted: 1/6/201212:37:04 PM
I drink lots of hot herbal tea to stay warm and hydrated during the cold winter months. I can't imagine life without Skin Food, and this year I have been using the Rose oil. I also use organic grape seed oil after every shower, rubbing it on while my skin is still damp.
By: michellebulna
Posted: 1/6/201212:28:31 PM
I've got combo skin but I've struggled mostly with dry skin. I address it mostly thru my diet - so I drink ALOT of water and eat healthy fats. I'll do avocado masks and cleanse 2x a week with oil & castor oils. My go-to moisturizer is coconut oil!! Have used Weleda for 15+ years for me and my family. Love you guys!
By: nella2011
Posted: 1/6/201211:52:12 AM
My winter tips : A lot of moisturize of my face and Weleda hand cream for my hands , sun proof cream , lotion for my legs and eat @ drink healthy food !
By: jenicegu
Posted: 1/6/201211:43:26 AM
I use tons and tons and tons of lotion! My skin gets really flakey in the winter! Its a nightmare because I start itching too!
By: dsarah3
Posted: 1/6/201211:21:23 AM
I use SkinFood all the time - would like to try some more Weleda items!
By: kellyp1027
Posted: 1/6/201210:41:08 AM
I live in Arizona so I know my winter skin problems aren't as severe here, but I try to moisturize every day, take shorter showers and use a cream at night. Lip balm is a must, for both me and the kids. My kids have excema and it seems to worsen in the wintertime. I am always searching for good quality products and was happy to stumble upon yours.
By: aniakarina
Posted: 1/6/201210:25:55 AM
Exfoliate regularly and follow immediately with moisturizer for smooth and soft skin. My feet are always a problem in the winter so i gently pumice them every day in the shower, apply Weleda Foot Balm and put on some cotton socks. My feet feel great! And of course, guzzle down more H2O!
By: adkins107
Posted: 1/6/201210:14:56 AM
I drink plenty of water in the winter months & always use lotion on my hands after washing them to keep my hands from drying out.
By: ms_serna
Posted: 1/6/201210:09:17 AM
I like to use some argan oil and spf on my face and hair right after I shower. Lots of moisturizer all over my body after the shower also keeps my skin soft and moist. And of course, lip balm with spf. thank you.
By: rhonda.auker
Posted: 1/6/201210:09:03 AM
I like to lotion up straight out of the shower/bath, use coco butter hand lotion after every time I wash my hands, and use an overnight care lotion right before bed.
By: aprilmdaniel
Posted: 1/6/20129:57:16 AM
Besides using all of Weleda's products (wild rose facial system, Skin Food, Sea Buckthorn cream, calendula, etc etc) I find that oiling myself before showering/bathing does a great job to keep me protected, especially when using city water. I have well water & I will oil up a couple times a week just in case. Then, I end the shower with a cold plunge for hair & skin. Thanks for being such a wonderful company!!
By: lanagarmon
Posted: 1/6/20129:48:28 AM
Just use more moisturizer, body butter and drink lots of water. Its all will helps your skin stay hydrated so much!
By: lanagarmon
Posted: 1/6/20129:47:50 AM
Just use more moisturizer, body butter and drink lots of water. Its all will helps your skin stay hydrated so much!
By: tcsalvia
Posted: 1/6/20129:45:54 AM
My winter tips are you to use lots of extra moisturizer in the winter. Put a sunscreen on under your makeup to help with keep the moisture in! Don't forget to protect your lips with chapstick! tcsalvia at gmail dot com
By: NancysParadise
Posted: 1/6/20129:45:32 AM
I live in Florida and continue to do as year round.. Exfoliate and moisturize from top to bottom... continue using sun screen on parts exposed... come calendula on hands as needed....
By: clipnsave
Posted: 1/6/20129:31:14 AM
I always apply hand lotion whenever I wash my hands but also whenever I get a drink. I assume that my skin gets the last of my body's water rations, so if my body is thirsty my skin is as well. The way I ensure I get enough water is to have a reusable container filled with water in the fridge to drink. I aim to drink at least that much water everyday.
By: lydia
Posted: 1/6/20129:28:10 AM
Drinking water is important, but I find drinking honey water is even more essential. Just mix 1 table spoon of honey with 1 cup of cool water and a few drops of lemon juice. Honey is known for it's moisturizing property and lemon juice is great for a refreshing taste. I drink this everyday and it really replenishes my skin.
By: dah712
Posted: 1/6/20129:16:14 AM
After getting out of the shower/bath pat yourself dry and moisturize right away while you are still damp and pours are open. I also like to keep a small tube of handcream and chapstick in my purse.
By: kia
Posted: 1/6/20129:12:24 AM
Stay hydrated. Drink water and limit your caffeine and alcohol.
By: athyng
Posted: 1/6/20129:06:40 AM
The skin on my cheeks is so dry. I've started using olive oil to try and help. It seems to work a little bit, but I'm going to try out of these other great tips.
By: teawithtori
Posted: 1/6/20129:05:55 AM
Three rules of thumb: Drink a lot of water Exfoliate Moisturize Be consistent, make it a ritual.
By: kblair
Posted: 1/6/20129:02:41 AM
Drink lots of water! After washing with a mild castille soap cleanser, use Vitamin E oil and allow to absorb, then finish off with the sweet smelling Weleda Skin Food! You will now feel so soft and hydrated
By: mjanders921
Posted: 1/6/20129:01:41 AM
I take shorter cooler showers. I have extremely dry skin, so I use a ton of body cream or butter immediately after showering. Then again on my hands and feet after work.. then whole body again in the evening. My hands and lips see hand cream and lip treatments several times a day.
By: judycameron
Posted: 1/6/20128:58:08 AM
I need to try your products as the moisturizer I use now is not great. I do moisturize as soon s I come out of a quick shower, also before I go out I use lip protection and moisturizer.
By: jdcranfill
Posted: 1/6/20128:54:45 AM
I drink warm herbal teas to stay hydrated, and use rich moisturizing oils day and night. And always get my moisturizers applied immediately after getting out of the shower
By: Greensullivan
Posted: 1/6/20128:51:48 AM
Lip moisturizer is a must for me! My lips chap quickly in the slightest cold! Also lots of water. I try to up my water intake by one more (reusable) bottle a day. I try to give my skin extra TLC with lotion at night and after a shower, but I really want to try Weleda oils next!
By: kaciep
Posted: 1/6/20128:50:24 AM
Cooler showers help with our cold dry North Dakota winters. I also use body butter to keep my hands from cracking.
By: ljlindhurst
Posted: 1/6/20128:48:09 AM
I take much shorter showers, and make sure and use body lotion immediately afterwards. I have to say, the Weleda Pomegranate Firming Facial creme has been a godsend! My cheeks and forehead used to get really dry, but since I started using it (about 3 weeks ago), my skin feels like silk. Another good tip is, get out your humidifier! you don't need to only use it when you're sick. we run ours every night, and it really helps with the dry heat.
By: karag
Posted: 1/6/20128:46:31 AM
Drink room temperature water, keep as much of your body covered from the wind and cold, and use a humidifier to counteract the dry heat of the furnace. Oh and skin food skin food skin food. Makes my skin feel great!
By: textiff
Posted: 1/6/20128:45:36 AM
Be sure to continue using products containing SPF during the winter to protect your skin from the sun. Drink plenty of water and attempt to get 8 hours of sleep each night. Always remove your makeup before going to bed!
By: Niknik615
Posted: 1/6/20128:45:25 AM
My winter secret is quite simple... Vaseline. I use it on my lips, hands, feet & anywhere that is extremely dry. It truly works wonders!
By: christyc25
Posted: 1/6/20128:45:23 AM
I use lots of natural moisturizer at night, no chemicals in it. I also will put on some apricot oil a few times a week at night. Its very dry here in colorado so every little bit helps.
By: wizardewu
Posted: 1/6/20128:45:23 AM
I use a heavier moisturizer and lip balm. I also drink a lot more tea to make sure to stay hydrated.
By: summerbrown
Posted: 1/6/20128:44:40 AM
please pick me i really would love to try. i have really dry skin. try almost everything. thanks .
By: valorie2
Posted: 1/6/20128:43:23 AM
I take shorter showers and mositurize often. Also I make sure to wear a lip balm outside and at night. I use Welda facial cream during the day.
By: JoAnn325
Posted: 1/6/20128:41:25 AM
I discovered Weleda Skin Food last winter and I have never looked back. It is the best cream especially for my tired, dry feet. I look forward to adding more Weleda products to my skin care regimen.
By: tdawn62
Posted: 1/6/20128:41:09 AM
I moisturize after bathing and also apply a light moisturizer under my makeup. I also drink lots of water to help stay hydrated.
By: magsey
Posted: 1/6/20128:40:06 AM
I use a lot of lotion especially on my legs which turn into alligator skin, use moisturizer on my hands each time they've been in water, moisturize my face and I also use sun block because we can still get burned in winter and lip lotion to prevent chapped lips.
By: bmtwkoutwithme
Posted: 1/6/20128:36:03 AM
Lots of water and hot tea. Also I make up an oil of apricot and almond oil with a little lavender and wheat germ oil to put on my face at night.
By: KarenKolesnik
Posted: 1/6/20128:32:16 AM
I always use moisturizer after a shower, use plenty of lip balm and moisturize my hands as often as possible. I love using oils in the winter as I feel that it soaks into my skin better, but my hands I have been having difficulty with this year. Skin food does make them feel great but I need to keep them out of hot water so much! As soon as our heat comes on, I feel like I'm drying up inside and out. I wish I was a bear........ then I could hibernate all winter and come out in the spring!! May can't come soon enough for me!!
By: godsangel777
Posted: 1/6/20128:30:30 AM
I use lots of lotion on my skin, drink plenty of liquids and stay out of the cold as much as possible because it really dries out my skin. I have psoriasis, so my hands get extra dry and itchy during the winter months.
By: mnredbird
Posted: 1/6/20128:28:47 AM
After I get out of the shower I use Burdock liquid soap and Weleda Pomegranate toner on my body followed by Calendula Baby lotion. My skin is baby soft all winter long!
By: koshields28
Posted: 1/6/20128:28:34 AM
I use lots and lots of moisturizer and drink lots of water. Water helps your skin stay hydrated so much!
By: jacva7
Posted: 1/6/20128:27:48 AM
I take shorter and cooler showers. I apply a thicker moisturizing creme to my entire body right after a shower. At night I use shea butter on my feet. When outside, I try not to lick my lips, and I always wear a lip balm.
By: ccperez
Posted: 1/6/20128:27:20 AM
Drink lots of water. It's easy to forget when it's cold out that you need to keep up with your water intake. I also combine my moisturizer with spf with a few drops of Weleda almond facial oil.
By: jacva7
Posted: 1/6/20128:27:19 AM
I take shorter and cooler showers. I apply a thicker moisturizing creme to my entire body right after a shower. At night I use shea butter on my feet. When outside, I try not to lick my lips, and I always wear a lip balm.
By: doriajm
Posted: 1/6/20128:27:15 AM
I have very sensitive skin and I live in the northeast, so winters here are very harsh! It is so important that you moisturize inside and out! Drink lots of water even though it's not longer warm so you may not remember as much as in the summer and moisturize daily! Also, make sure you exfoliate frequently. I'm a huge fan of Weleda Skin Food, which doesn't irritate my hyper-sensitive skin, as well as the Pomegranate Body Oil.
By: Tory LeCompte
Posted: 1/6/20128:27:12 AM
I have really dry skin in the winter so I go through a whole lot of lotion and moisturizer to try and keep my skin from being so dry. I use moisturizer twice a day and lotion 3 to 4 times a day. It seems to help me.
By: paleseptember
Posted: 1/6/20128:26:01 AM
I moisturize with coconut oil after my shower, and use a humidifier in my room to help moisten the dry air. Drinking more water is a year-round goal as well, but in the winter it is especially important for dry skin problems!
By: missmeigs
Posted: 1/6/20128:25:35 AM
Moisturize and drink lots of water. Although living in the humid south means we don't get the dry weather like many other Weleda fans do
By: bbjls
Posted: 1/6/20128:23:49 AM
Moisturize! I do my best to keep my skin hydrated which helps me so much since it is very sensitive. I use cream on my face and legs and am in constant application of a great lip balm. My hands are the worse because of constant washing and exposure.... I apply vaseline at night on them and put socks over them to really rescue them from daily use.
By: alhogan
Posted: 1/6/20128:23:23 AM
I'm tagging on here but drinking more water and decreasing my shower temp help my skin in the winter!
By: katers2714
Posted: 1/6/20128:23:00 AM
I always make sure to moisturize everytime before I go outside or when I get out of the shower. A little moisturizer helps a lot.
By: emicheel
Posted: 1/6/20128:22:40 AM
3 of us in our family have excema including myself. I have found that a thick moisturizer works great 2-3/day on our skin especially on our hands which we wash constantly.
By: Terrylee5151
Posted: 1/6/20126:26:37 AM
I always make sure I drink extra water in the winter. Because it is cooler, I don't feel as thirsty, but I know my skin needs more hydration because of the dryer air.
By: allibally
Posted: 1/5/20129:31:06 PM
I shorten my showers and lower the temperature. We added a humidifier to our bedroom too.
By: Cosmeticcurious
Posted: 1/5/20127:50:48 PM
My combination skin tends to get dry patches and eczema in the winter months (being in Canada!) so I religiously use a humidifier beside my bed! I also switch to a moisturizer that contains plant oils (like you said) and things like shea butter to help lock in moisture. I also treat myself to a hydrating mask once or twice a week and drink lots of antioxidant rich teas to keep hydrated from the inside!
By: fraychel
Posted: 1/5/20127:29:46 PM
For myself I always start my day with a cool mist of rose water before applying iris day cream. I also try to be as functional as possible so while cooking I enjoy the facial steams from straining off pastas and veggies. I also enjoy a dab of pure olive oil from the kitchen cupboard as well. In the evening I use weledas iris night cream on my face and pomegranate hand cream not only on my hands but my feet as well, it absorbs nicely and leaves me ready to face the next chilly day.
By: mellanhead
Posted: 1/5/20124:32:00 PM
I drink plenty of water, use a humidifter and don't take to long hot showers. I either put on baby oil or a mosturizer on my body and face after I get out of shower
By: pcharline
Posted: 1/5/20123:48:16 PM
It is important to moisturize daily. Also use products that will help you to lock in the moisture that you need.
By: miriama59
Posted: 1/4/20122:40:04 PM
I really have to fight the urge for long, hot showers. I love them but my skin really feels it. I have dermatagraphia and eczema. I lotion a lot, limit water exposure and bundle up when outdoors.
By: EmyPouliche
Posted: 1/4/201212:18:18 PM
I try to use Weleda sunscreen when I go outside for a couple of hours, even during winter UV are dangerous. It is also really rich so it moisturize at the same time.
By: acapiola
Posted: 1/4/20122:08:16 AM
Winter can be brutal on the skin. I dry brush my skin every morning and apply a natural oil like sesame, olive or argan after I shower. My hands get very dry and I use a non alcohol moisturizer with gloves at night. I wake up with well moistened and soft hands.
By: ssimmo05
Posted: 1/3/20126:10:53 PM
I have extremely dry, sensitive skin and painful eczema flare-ups. My naturopath doctor recommended Weleda cold cream for my face, which has really helped with the flaky patches. I also started using a humidifier at night, and it definitely helps to wear less makeup. The same goes for products with a lot of alcohol and drying ingredients - less is so much more come winter! Calendula is a great soothing ingredient, and gloves are also a must.
By: rsbryswrrl
Posted: 1/3/201212:35:31 PM
I always switch to a more emollient face moisturizer in the winter months.
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