13 Skin Care Tips for Winter Beauty – Giveaway Too!

BONUS: Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop at the end of the page.

What are your winter skin care tips? I think many of us forget how important sunscreen still is during winter. Although it is tempting, it’s really not a good idea to take hot showers or baths. That is a tricky one for me to avoid when I am chilly. Do you have any winter skin care pitfalls? Here’s our list of 13 skin care tips to keep you looking beautiful all winter long.

13 Skin Care Tips for Winter Beauty

Where sunscreen

Sunscreen isn’t just for summer. The sun can be just as harsh in the winter. Ever see people with tan lines from their ski goggles? Winter sun adds to skin’s dryness as well. Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before exposure for best results.

Use a New Moisturizer

Our skin will often need a different moisturizer depending on the season. I the winter, you may need an oil-bases moisturizer rather than water-based to add an extra protective layer on your skin. Skip anything alcohol-based like toners. In the winter, I pay extra attention to my skin by using a night cream daily.

Wear Gloves

Our hands can get very dry in the winter. In addition to daily moisturizing, make sure to protect them by wearing gloves or mittens. Your hands don’t produce as much oil as the face. They can become itchy and sore if you are not careful.

Don’t forget Your Lips

Be sure to apply a moisturizing lip balm (such as petroleum jelly or another ointment). This will help heal dry, cracked lips and keep them from getting chapped. I always have a lip balm in my pocket, purse and my car.

Avoid Hot Baths

A hot bath may feel amazing after spending time in the cold, but it actually draws the natural oils out of your skin. It’s better to use warm water and take showers instead of baths. The quicker you can make them, the better. Moisturize right after as well.

Don’t Keep the Heat To High

When your house is overheated, it takes the humidity out of the air, which will dry you out. Turn the heat down a bit and opt for extra layers instead.

Reapply Moisturizers After Washing

Always reapply your moisturizers after washing your hands, body or face. Keep an extra moisturizer in your car or purse for touch-ups.

Exfoliate Once a Week

Exfoliating your skin helps get rid of the dry layer that will build up over time. Try to use a moisturizing exfoliator if possible. Remember not to over exfoliate, which can irritate your skin.

Use Mild Soap

Harsh soaps like the antibacterial options can really dry out your skin. During the winter months, try to use a soap with built in moisturizers or those containing glycerine. Use soap on the areas that tend to get smelly and avoid covering your entire body in soap. You don’t always need to use it everywhere. Opt for those that are gentle and fragrance-free.

Eat Right and Stay Hydrated

Keeping hydrated is key for healthy skin all year round, but especially in winter. You might consider supplements containing Omega-3 fatty acids as well. (ask your healthcare provider before taking anything).

Where non-irritating clothing

A lot of fabrics meant for the cold weather can irritate your skin. Keep wool and other rough clothing as an outer layer away from your skin. Clothing that comes in contact with your skin should be a light later that is breathable and soft. If your clothes get wet, change out of them quickly as they can also irritate your skin.

See a Specialist

If you are unsure how to best take care of your skin during the winter months, see a specialist. They can give you the best advice according to your individual needs.

Pamper Yourself

Winter is the best time to really pamper your skin. You might go for an oil massage or a moisturizing facial. Ask for some gift cards for the holidays.

Now that you know how to take care of your skin this winter, it’s giveaway time. Over 70 giveaways to enter. Have fun and good luck!

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Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 221 Comments

  1. martutz

    Lovely tips! I’m also struggling to a healthier lifestyle here. I’ve even start running with SportMe marathon training app and I’m on the right track. Nutrition is another important part of my losing weight plan, and your blog posts help me stay motivated.

  2. Betty Curran

    I just can’t resist a nice hot bath when I’m cold.

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  4. Naomi Walter

    Useful suggestions…
    I completely agree with the fact that skin needs special attention during the winter months.
    Dryness and cold temperature of the winter could damage the skin.
    So, suitable precautionary measures should be taken into consideration to safeguard the skin against the extremely cold temperature of the winter.

  5. Sky Lee

    What about oily skin and normal ? Does it work for it .

  6. Shelly Peterson

    I would use it to buy my son something

  7. Shelly Peterson

    From the gift guide, I would love an instant pot

  8. rochelle haynes

    I would buy me some body wash and i am liking the mac book computer

  9. Clem

    I like the Gateway notebook. I would buy a health supplement.

  10. Emily

    I would buy an inflatable sleeping pad to complete my camping gear. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Maria Malaveci

    Books for my daughter!

  12. Sunshine G

    Those moccasins in the gift guide look perfect for my husband!

  13. Dana Rodriguez

    I am in love with the Sagrada stemless wine glasses!

  14. Dana Rodriguez

    I would use it towards an air fryer.

  15. Elizabeth H.

    I’d love the air fryer or the moon pod pillow thingy. Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. monique s

    I would get some books for the kids

  17. Kelly Skibbe

    I really want to try the Ethel M Chocolates. They look really good!

  18. Melissa

    i would love the peach skin sheets.

  19. Victoria Alexander

    Great gift guide, I love that moon pod 🙂

    If I won the gift card I’d buy my son a Lego plane he’s been eyeing on Amazon 🙂

  20. Wendy Jensen

    The instant pot in the gift guide caught my eye.

  21. Wendy Jensen

    If I won I would spend it on buying a birthday present for our Grandson.

  22. June S.

    This would be a great help in buying my family some Christmas gifts this year. 2020 was a really bad year for us.

  23. Nerlande

    I would buy Christmas gifts

  24. Ann Fantom

    I would like to get my husband the WORX TRIVAC 3-in-1 Blower/Mulcher/Vac

  25. Ann Fantom

    If I won, I would buy wireless earbuds

  26. rita leonard

    I llike the Teddy Bear Quarter Zip Pullover. Looks nice and cozy for this time of year.

  27. rita leonard

    I could really use some new books

  28. Kim

    Thanks for this post. The information was very good. I’m definitely interested in the stocking stuffer section. I never seem to know what to put in stockings. If I was to win, I would probably buy books for my youngest child.

  29. Nancy

    From your gift guide, I would like to have an Always Pan.

  30. Nancy

    If I won the giveaway, I would buy some new books.

  31. Christina Gould

    I’d like to receive the Cornet Barcelona glasses. They are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Christina Gould

    I would buy some household supplies if I win. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Liz N.

    I’d love the Always Pan – been hearing great things about it!

  34. Liz N.

    I’d buy I Really Didn’t Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life Paperback
    by Beth Evans

  35. DebP

    So much to choose from! I’d like a waffle maker.

  36. paige chandler

    I would get winter pajamas

  37. Sara Zielinski

    I would like to receive a copy of Luigi’s Mansion for the Nintendo switch.

  38. Natalie

    I would use the gift card to buy bluetooth headphones for running.

  39. Natalie

    I would LOVE to receive the Peter Pod chair for Christmas!

  40. Francine Anchondo

    I like the air fryer

  41. Lisa

    I really like the Microderm!

  42. Karen M

    I would like to receive the Instant Pot.

  43. Carolyn Daley

    I love the Breville Smart Waffle Maker.

  44. Carolyn Daley

    If I won, I would probably the the Amazon gift card towards a cat tower. I had two cats and took in three stray kitties this summer so now I have five! This gift card would be used to spoil them with either a cat tower, scratching post, or catnip toys.

  45. shannon zeidan

    I would love the peter pod chair.

  46. Mary Gardner

    I would love to have the Hybrid Infinity Cool Essential Mattress.

  47. Mary Gardner

    I would buy a Kindle book if I won.

  48. Darlene Owen

    I love the Moon Pod

  49. Anne

    I’d get cat food. I buy a lot of it on amazon.

  50. Anne

    The peter pod chair brings back memories of my youth.

  51. Darlene Owen

    I would buy a xmas present for my grandson

  52. Calvin

    I’d get some more gutter supplies to help divert water away from the house.
    The vitaclay product looks like a great gift.

  53. wendy hutton

    would love the Gateway Creator Series 15.6″ FHD Performance Notebook

  54. wendy hutton

    if I won I would use this towards some groceries

  55. chelsea w

    I think I’d buy a new, small mirror for my bedroom.

  56. Cali W.

    I would buy books! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

    1. Cali W.

      Forgot to say I would also buy the Peter Pod chair. 🙂

  57. bn100

    Copper Cow coffee

  58. bn100

    buy books

  59. Debbie P

    I would buy an extra stocking stuffer for my son and some extra Christmas candy.

  60. Crystal M

    I would buy earrings.

  61. Melissa Storms

    I have a pair of Ank’r wireless earbuds on my wishlist. I would put this towards treating myself to them if I won.

  62. Barrie

    If I won, I would purchase new mittens for the family. We have a lot of mismatched mittens. It would be nice to have at least 2 pairs that match! lol

  63. Barrie

    On the holiday guide, I love the Moon Pod! I keep hearing about this and it sounds like a good seat for evening TV watching!

  64. Melissa Storms

    I would love to receive a Lily Jade backpack.

  65. Del

    I would buy coffee and I like the hybrid mattress.

  66. Deb Pelletier

    gift card.

  67. Deb Pelletier

    Winter boots.

  68. Sandy

    I would buy myself a Birthday present. I am a “4 day before Christmas” baby.

  69. Laurie Nykaza

    I love the Moon Pod and so do my kids love to have one to relax on.

  70. Laurie Nykaza

    I would buy some gf food for my son if I was to win he has Celiacs disease and Amazon carries lots of gf foods

  71. Ken Ohl

    I would put toward a new computer

  72. EDYE

    I like the moon pod!

  73. EDYE

    I would buy a new book!

  74. Cathy French

    I would love to receive the sitnsleep hybrid infinity cool mattress

  75. Cathy French

    I would put this towards a new laptop

  76. Vicki Wurgler

    I would buy some skincare products

  77. Cindy Merrill

    I really want the pit barrel cooker- outdoors is my idea of fun.

  78. KariLorr

    I would buy a Christmas present for one of my family members.

  79. Molli Taylor

    i love the bath bombs for stockings!

  80. Molli Taylor

    i am buying gifts for 6 kids so this would go towards them for sure!

  81. paige chandler

    I’d like to give Spicewalla to my BFF the great cook

  82. Allie

    I would probably buy some books

  83. Amanda Hoffman

    The Peter pod chair i would love to receive.

  84. Kim Avery

    I would buy myself a new set of paring knives.

  85. Heather S

    Gateway creater notebook

  86. Heather S

    I would buy new boots

  87. Rita Wray

    I would like to get the Teddy Bear Quarter Zip Pullover for my daughter.

  88. Rita Wray

    I would buy books if I win.

  89. julie murphy

    A kitchenaid mixer I would get.

  90. Jackie

    My daughter would love the Teddy Bear Quarter Zip Pullover. It looks so warm and cozy.

  91. Jackie

    If I won, I’d buy a new coffeemaker.
    Thank you!

  92. Heather K

    I like the Hasty Baker card game.

  93. Jenness M

    I need some books to read over the holidays!

  94. Bonnie

    I like the Gateway Creator Performance Notebook.

  95. Bonnie

    If I won, I would buy some books.

  96. Sherry

    I love the Gateway Creator Performance Notebook.

  97. Sherry

    I would buy some books.

  98. Jan Lee

    I’d like to have or give the Moon Pod. 🙂

  99. Jan Lee

    I would buy some small Christmas gifts for my nieces and my great nieces and great nephew 🙂

  100. Alexandra Y

    I like the Moon Pod!

  101. Christina O

    i would get the moonpod bean bag for my kids.

  102. Juliee Fitze

    I would buy some new curtains

  103. Michelle J.

    Some tops that fit!

  104. Mary Kirkland

    I would love to get something from Lush. I’ve never bought anything from them but I like the look of their products.

  105. Darlene Carbajal

    I would buy new jeans!

  106. Debbie P

    I would like some Moksha Chocolate as stocking stuffers and for myself.

  107. heather

    I would sooo love to get the Moon Pod for myself.

  108. heather

    If I won I would buy a soldier a gift.

  109. Allyson Tice

    I would love to receive the Naturepedic Organic Sheet Set!

  110. Barbara Montag

    I would love to gift the KitchenAid Mixer to my daughter,

  111. Barbara Montag

    If I won I would use this towards an air fryer.

  112. Sarah L

    I’d like the Moksha Chocolates.
    Thanks for the contest.

  113. Sarah L

    I’ll get groceries!

  114. Rebecca Graham

    I would like to give or receive the Storyboards.


    Those moccasins in the gift guide look perfect for my oldest son

  116. Elizabeth

    I’d buy books or music.

  117. Elizabeth

    Lobster Anywhere would be a great treat!

  118. Lisa Ellison

    i would love to have the laptop, i need a new one

  119. Susan Smith

    I’d like to have the Moon Pod. or I would give it to my daughter. It’s looks so comfortable.

    1. Brandy Williams

      Would love the moon pod! Everyone in my family would love it!

  120. Susan Smith

    I would use it towards some books for my niece.

  121. Cheryl B

    I would love a new instant Pot!

  122. Cheryl B

    I would buy new boots.

  123. Jennifer Carroll

    I would love to have the moon pod!

  124. Dawn Monzu

    I’d love to give my granddaughter the Night Zookeeper computer game. She loves games on the computer, especially anything that has to do with animals! What a great gift guide! Thank you for the ideas! Happy Holidays and please stay safe everyone.

  125. Dawn Monzu

    I really need a new watch band for my Fitbit or some new earbuds. I’m always getting stuff for everyone else at Christmas time…this would be for me! God bless…

  126. Ashley T

    I have honestly been saving up gift cards and rewards from apps that I belong to until I get a substantial amount, and then I will probably rethink and get something special that I want (then) or who knows what I might NEED by then (lol), either way, thank you so much for the possibility to win!

  127. Ashley T

    From the gift guide, I have been wanting a beanbag chair, I had a few as a kid and they’re super comfortable to cozy yup into. The moon ball chair(?) looks right up my alley! Thank you, there were quite a few unique items that I really liked!

  128. Kelly O

    The Sit n Sleep Hybrid mattress would be amazing. I am having some issues with hot flashes and having a mattress that had cool technology would be awesome.

  129. Kelly O

    We are on a strict budget this month, so I would buy something fun for the family. Maybe a game or something we could all do together.

  130. Linda

    I would like to give my husband the pit barrel cooker.

  131. Linda

    I would get a few books that I’ve been wanting to read.

  132. April

    I would love the Always pan! A close second choice would be the Skinny Sticks Maple Syrup.

  133. April

    I would buy Christmas stocking stuffers if I won!

  134. Jennifer Carroll

    I would save it to go towards a new shark mop!

  135. polly

    I love their Glam Gift Blanket. Very pretty picture on it.

  136. polly

    I would put it towards the blanket I like

  137. Susan Christy

    Ooooh – I’d love the Sit-n-sleep Hybrid Infinity Cool Mattress.

  138. Mell

    I would love the Peach Skin Sheets

  139. Ellie Wright

    I would like to get each of my kids a Moon Pod.

  140. Erika P.

    I would love to get the Pit Barrel Cooker.

  141. Erika P.

    I would buy seeds for my garden.

  142. Shirley Emitt

    From your gift guide, I would like the Barrel Cooker.

  143. Shirley Emitt

    I might buy a new birdfeeder.

  144. Tracy Robertson

    I’d love to give the Instant Pot to someone special on my list!

  145. Shannon Citrino

    New bras and panties

  146. sheila ressel

    I would love to receive the JABRA ELITE ear buds.

  147. kath g

    If I won, I would buy some new towels.

  148. kath g

    I’d like to receive the Pit Barrel Cooker, the cooking a turkey over charcoal example convinced me. I would like to give it too.

  149. Brianna Evers

    I would use it to buy my son a PJ Masks toy!

  150. Leanne

    I’d like to give my parents the sit n sleep hybrid infinity cool mattress!

  151. Leanne

    I would buy some gifts for upcoming birthdays.

  152. Lauren Becker

    i might get a book or two…or maybe something different! Books are always my go to. haha

  153. Lauren Becker

    From the gift guide, I LOVE that Peter Pod chair. It’s so cute and cozy. I think my cat would probably take it over though. haha


  154. LB

    My son would love the Tonie box!

  155. Tina W

    I would buy supplies for next years garden.

  156. sheila ressel

    I would buy cat toys.

  157. Monica McConnell

    I would buy a good moisturizer for my skin bc I get so dry

  158. Antoinette M

    I’d like the wireless earbuds.

  159. Antoinette M

    I would purchase a scarf.

  160. Jeanette Jackson

    I would like to receive the Trophy Skin MicrodermMD this year

  161. Karley Moore

    I would love to have a Moon Pod! They look amazing!

  162. Karley Moore

    I will buy myself new pajamas! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  163. Jeanna Massman

    My grandson would love to have the movie themed bendy figs! He love all kinds of movie related memorabilia.

  164. Jeanna Massman

    I would love to buy something special for my grandson with this prize.

  165. Helen

    The The Naturepedic Organic Sheets look amazing, and I would love to find them under the tree.

  166. Helen

    I would probably buy me some new boots if I won this.

  167. Kat

    I would buy some gifts for my kitties 🙂

  168. Daniel M

    movie themed bendy figs for my bro who’s a big harry potter fan

  169. Colleen Boudreau

    I would buy a new pair of boots.

  170. Jeanette Jackson

    I would buy a new board game

  171. Susan Christy

    I’ll get a magnetic shelf for the side of my washing machine.

  172. JanD

    I would buy exercise bands if I won.

  173. JanD

    I would like to receive a Moon Pod.

  174. Karen DeVaney

    I would love to gift the Gateway 15.6″ laptop computer to my husband. He really needs a new laptop.

  175. Soozle

    I would put the money towards some organizers for my linen closet!

  176. Jen Reed

    I am interested in the Sunny Health & Fitness Magnetic Rowing Machine Rower w/ LCD Monitor for my own fitness journey this holiday season.

  177. Jen Reed

    If I won an Amazon gift I would use it towards some new hand weights.

  178. Billie R

    I think the Moon pod looks really cool!

  179. Billie R

    I would either by stocking stuffers or presents for some birthdays in my family in January.

  180. Jenny S

    I love Lush products! They’re the best.

  181. Jenny S

    I’d buy a new shower curtain.

  182. Yinka

    I’d love to receive the moon pod for Christmas.

  183. wen budro

    I would buy a DVD or a book. They have a great selection of both.

  184. wen budro

    From the Holiday Guide- I would love to get the Gateway Performance Notebook. It has some very nice features.

  185. Amber Lee Kolb

    I’m really loving the pod chair!! What a great place to read a book!

  186. Amber Lee Kolb

    I’ve been really wanting some bath salts and candles!

  187. Teresa Moore

    I probably would stock up on some KCups!

  188. Tabathia B

    I would love to give my daughter the night zookeeper

  189. Tabathia B

    I would get my daughter the amazon kids subscription book box

  190. Sand

    I would love to receive the Lush gift box!

  191. Allison Swain

    I would like the Sit n Sleep Hybrid infinity cool mattress! Thank you for the chance to win!

  192. Ashley c

    I love the Peter pod chair

  193. Kim Avery

    I would love to receive the Chefs Vision Knives!

  194. laurie damrose

    I like the movie-themed bendies.

  195. laurie

    I would put it towards my balance and save for something big.

  196. Dawn Keenan

    I think the Kitchen Science kit would be great for my granddaughter.

  197. Breanne

    I would like to have the Sit-n-Sleep Hybrid Infinity Cool Mattress.

  198. Breanne

    I would buy a book.

  199. Sarah cool

    If I win I would use this on a new nightstand, mine just broke

  200. Tiffany S

    I would love to give the Lobster Anywhere gift because I think my husband would really love it.

  201. Dawn Monroe

    I like the pit barrel bbq set.

  202. Melissa Greco

    I’d love to receive the charge bike!

  203. AEKZ2

    I would love to receive Fab Fit Fun.

  204. AEKZ2

    I would buy some earrings.

  205. Alona Y

    I would get a birthday present for my daughter if I won this.

  206. Vanessa Richard

    i would love the peter pod chair i been eyeballing similar ones for a while but never spend money on myself

  207. Vanessa Richard

    i would buy crib matress or twin bed frame for my daughter

  208. Eiji M

    I want that Moonpod bean bag for myself. I’m a kid at heart and always loved bean bags, so why not? Bean bags are so fun to plop into!

  209. Shakeia Rieux

    I want the Peter Pod Chair!

  210. Shakeia Rieux

    I would use it to buy shoes.

  211. Stacey A Smith

    I would love a Kitchen aid Mixer.

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