Dry Winter Skin? How Seasonal Change Affects Your Skin

Dry Winter Skin? How Seasonal Change Affects Your Skin

Author -  Good Health

Tips to for healthy winter skin

Limit your bath and shower time and use warm water

Sure, soaking in a burning-hot bath feels great after being out in the cold, however the intense heat of a hot shower or bath actually breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin, which can lead to a loss of moisture and dry skin. You're better off using warm, rather than hot water and bathing a shorter amount of time. If you do want a long hot bath - make sure you use a good natural moisturiser afterwards. Unrefined organic

coconut oil is a great option.

Take Essential Fatty acids (EFAs)

Dry, bumpy skin on the back of the arms is a sign of potential EFA deficiency, as the health of skin cells is reliant on EFAs for their membrane health and integrity. EFA deficiency is common in a variety of skin disorders, as well as contributing to the overall health of skin. Flaxseed oil or fish oil is your best option here.


Moisturize your skin

Dry skin problems can be a result of not having enough water in the skin and the moisture is allowed to further escape. A good natural moisturiser can provide a seal over your skin, preventing water from escaping and keeping it hydrated and dewy. You may need to use a heavier moisturiser in winter than you do in summer.


Be sure to drink plenty of fluids. Cold water is not always easy to drink during winter and a great alternative is herbal tea, as it’s great for maintaining hydration and comes in a variety of delicious flavours.

Give Your Hands a Hand

The skin on your hands is thinner than on most parts of your body and has fewer oil glands. That means it's harder to keep your hands moist, especially in cold, dry weather. This can lead to itchiness and cracking. Avoid harsh soap when washing your hands and keep a tube of hand-cream nearby as a reminder to regularly moisturise.

Keep your hair, skin AND nails looking gorgeous throughout winter

Zinc is vital in skin health and deficiencies are a common factor in the development of many skin disorders. Zinc and Silica are also major constituents of skin, hair and nails and are a necessity in the proper healing and repair of these tissues.

Grape seed extract

Grape seed extract contains Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins or OPC’s. Due to their remarkable antioxidant and collagen-stabilising abilities, OPC’s offer substantial protection against excessive crosslinking of collagen, which damages the skin and is implicated in the development of wrinkles.


Stay beautiful from the inside out

Collagen formulas that contain additional skin nutrients is a quick and easy way to not only protect your skin from the harsh winter elements, they also help to reduce the appearance of pigmentation, spots, dryness, lines and wrinkles. They make your skin feel silky smooth, giving a more youthful appearance.

Good Health Imaglow

Imaglow is an advanced collagen formula that provides a high level of collagen and other bio-active extracts to support skin renewal and regeneration. The combination of these key ingredients help to support the maintenance of skin elasticity, firmness and resilience by supporting collagen and elastin production, protecting against free radical damage and aiding moisture retention. Not only does Imaglow contain marine collagen, it also consists of grapeseed extract, vitamin c, colloidal silica, evening primrose oil and zinc – all the ingredients recommended to keep skin smooth, radiant, healthy and glowing. Available in 60 tablets.

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