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Face care in winter: This helps against dry skin

Icy winds bring new challenges for our skin in winter. If your skin was still Zen in the summer, it quickly becomes a problem child in the cold season. Why is that and what you can do about dry skin in winter? Find out what is the best face care for the winter!

What to do against dry skin in winter? | Five Skincare

From Hero to Zero – Winter is a dry time for skin. Everything was rosy in the summer, now the skin is suddenly twitching. You can't do anything right for her. You know the problem, otherwise you wouldn't be here. Unfortunately, there is no ultimate panacea against dry and itchy skin in winter , because the problem cannot be completely solved in our latitudes. But there is still a little you can do. Here you can find out the most important points for facial care in winter.

Why you get dry skin in the cold season and what that means for facial care in winter

With the temperatures, the contentment of your skin also decreases. Cold, dry heating air and the constant difference in temperature between cold outside and warm inside bother her. Often there is also an icy wind that almost blows moisture away.

☝️ In a nutshell: At temperatures below 8 °Celsius, the skin produces less and less of its own fats. In addition, these are tougher and do not spread so well on the skin. As a result, the skin is poorly cared for and less well protected against environmental influences such as cold and wind. This can manifest itself as dry, scaly, and itchy skin.

In winter, the skin needs extensive care

While lightness reigns in summer, your skin demands more substance in winter. You can help her maintain the protective barrier with nourishing oils . When it comes to facial care in winter, rely on a balanced combination of vegetable oils that smooth, moisturize and offer long-lasting protection . But what does that look like in practice?

This facial care helps against dry skin in winter - short and sweet


  • Use day care with a high oil content
  • For long stays outdoors, use a cold balm and avoid water-based products altogether.


  • Take a short , lukewarm shower
  • Use shampoo and shower gel with mild surfactants (natural cosmetics).
  • Use body oil
  • Protect your skin from the cold with a scarf, gloves and hat


  • drink a lot
  • Pay attention to omega-3

Your winter facial care routine

Very important when it comes to facial care in winter: Have realistic expectations. Winter stays winter and your skin just ticks differently now. Good that we are all so flexible, we just adapt 😉 with a day and night routine . This is much more important than usual at this time of year because you are less able to moisturize your skin during the day. In addition, I will show you a special care in extreme cold , because the skin needs special protection.

Day care: protective lipids in the morning

The whole thing back and forth between warm and cold strains the skin during the day . She wants extra protection from wind and cold . The best way to prevent this is with a moisturizing face balm or, if you like your skin care a little lighter, a nourishing face oil . The lipids in it help fill in the gaps in the skin's barrier and insulate against the cold. Always apply the balm and facial oils to damp skin. It is best to use lukewarm water immediately after washing your face.

Note: You should use our FIVE face serum and all other moisturizing serums and gels with caution in your day care in winter, because they bind water on your skin and this could freeze. Check the weather forecast and your plans for the day. If the office is coming up , you can also include the hydrating FIVE facial serum in your facial care in winter and moisturize your skin with it before you apply the greasy winter care. However, if your plans are towards winter hiking or skiing, then it is better to forego this additional care step. More on this below under special care.

Night care: hydrating moisturizer in the evening

You can really take advantage of the even temperatures over night when you care for your face in winter to replenish your water depots. To do this, postpone the moisturizing FIVE facial serum until the evening and let yourself be sent to slumberland with the delicate scent of roses. To do this, first clean your face with the FIVE make-up remover . Then pamper your winter skin with the FIVE facial serum , which you can use alone or combine with the FIVE Shea Cream or your matching FIVE facial oil . Rely on how your skin feels, you will quickly find out what fits into your facial care routine for the winter.

Special care: cold balm for extreme temperatures in winter

Even if you are not addicted to heli-skiing, even a normal day on the slopes or a winter hike are extreme for your skin . The face is exposed to freezing cold for hours. We already knew that at some point she would stop greasing. So what to do? Much like the sun, rule #1 is avoid exposure, meaning wrap up as much skin as possible. The cold balm (sometimes also called wind and weather cream) only comes second in facial care in winter . Find out in my article how you can use our FIVE Shea Cream as a cold balm and what you have to consider.

On the mountain, when doing winter sports, we need double protection: against the cold and against UV radiation. If you want to get on your skis for the first time this winter: never, ever forget your sunscreen !

The FIVE Shea Cream helps against dry skin in winter with organic shea butter and its water-free formula.

This is how you take care of your body in winter

You shouldn't just adjust your facial care in winter. Your body also needs more care than usual in order not to dry out. When it's cold outside, we tend to take a hotter shower or bath. Sure, sometimes it just has to be to warm up again. However, it is exhausting for the skin because it dries out. A lukewarm shower that is not too long is more productive. Also, do without strong foaming washing gels and bath additives and instead choose natural cosmetics with mild surfactants. And then it is best to apply body oil to the still damp skin . This binds moisture and protects. Avocado oil has worked for me . It has a high unsaponifiable content and is not too heavy. Perfect for anyone who wants more moisture but doesn't have extremely dry skin. You can also use almond oil or apricot kernel oil, just experiment with what works best for you.

Is itchy skin (maybe literally)? Then it can be something more . For example the FIVE Shea Cream . It nourishes and pampers with organic shea butter, organic jojoba oil, organic argan oil, vitamin E and organic neroli oil. With its waterless texture, you control the consistency. Depending on whether your skin is still pearly wet or just slightly damp when you apply it, it will be lighter or heavier.

Tips against chapped hands in winter

The hands are particularly tricky. They are usually at the mercy of temperature fluctuations and dry air and are also washed very often. Do you know the feeling that they are getting more and more cracked despite the constant application of cream ? This is probably because the hand cream contains emulsifiers . They combine water with lipids and ensure that the protective layer of fat on your skin is washed away. You can find out more about this in my article Tension from the cream tube: how emulsifiers dry out your skin .

So just when you think you are caring for more, the protective barrier is gradually weakened. Switch to a waterless balm or ointment that you apply to damp skin. That's right, it can leave more taps on the cell phone display. On the other hand, they don't hurt...

Maybe it's enough if you send your hands to the feathers with an extra portion of care. To do this, cream your damp hands with a greasy balm – our Shea Cream is perfect for this – and slip on cotton gloves overnight so that it absorbs really well. This acts like a treatment pack for stressed hands.

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The right dosage of greasy care in winter

Even if your skin can handle richer care products in winter, you shouldn't apply oils by the spoonful. If your face is shiny and your clothes are sticking to you, it was clearly too much. Your skin reacts very individually. Some can take more, others don't need that much. And too much balm or facial oil can overwhelm you . She doesn't even know what to do with all the care. My tip: Dose sparingly and approach the right amount. It doesn't go from plus to minus 10 °C straight away. Just listen to your skin and see which facial care feels good in winter.

With the right care, you can look forward to hot mulled wine in the snow. Winter also has its beautiful sides...

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