How to Get Healthy Glowing Skin in Winter According to Your Skin Type

How to Get Healthy Glowing Skin in Winter According to Your Skin Type - Zafra

You want that dewy, hydrated, just-got-back-from-a-trip-to-a-tropical-island glow--but it’s next to impossible when you have the cold, winter air working against you.

We've listed here some of the things you can add to your routine to help you get that radiant glow beyond your layers of woolly, chunky winter clothes. And no matter what your skin type is, we've got you covered.


Skin Type: Dry and Dull Skin


The cold air, frigid winds, and close proximity to indoor heaters dry and dull out your skin, and the only solution is to change up what you use in skincare.
It's always about prevention, and we want to equip you with the best products to keep skin moisturized.  

  • Cleanser

To battle major moisture-loss and prevent your skin from feeling flaky, use an oil/foam-based cleanser. (Top pick: Avalon Organics Wrinkle Therapy - Cleansing OilAcure Facial Cleansing Creme - Argan Oil and Mint)

  • Exfoliate

Exfoliation is especially important this season! Removing dead skin and dirt buildup will eliminate dullness and provide an instant  glow to your face. (Top picks: Earth Science Facial Scrub Apricot GentleDesert Essence Facial Scrub Gentle StimulatingQueen Helene Soothing Natural Facial Scrub Cocoa ButterGiovanni D:tox System Purifying Facial Scrub)

  • Moisturizer

Moisturizer helps lock the dampness, giving you a dewy glow for a considerable amount of time, so use an oil-based moisturizer immediately after cleansing and exfoliating. (Top pick: Weleda Facial Oil Almond)


Skin Type: Oily and Acne-prone Skin

For people with oily and acne-prone skin, the colder weather can be a good break. We've had enough of that greasy feeling and the shiny patches from all summer long, thank you very much. It's nice to think that the dry breeze of the winter can remove all that excess oil, but unfortunately, this is not true. Even with the dropping temperature, there is no substantial decrease in the production of sebaceous oil. So be it winter or summer, oily skin should be treated with special care.

  • Cleanser

Use a cream-based cleanser, so your skin remains adequately hydrated without becoming too dry and patchy. (Top picks: Beauty Without Cruelty Facial Cleanser Herbal CreamEarth Science A-D-E Creamy Cleanser)

  • Moisturizer

A water-based moisturizer is great for the cold weather as this can help reduce pores, improve skin texture, fight pigmentation and reduce dullness. (Top pick: Derma E Hyaluronic Acid Rehydrating Serum)

  • Serum

Think oily skin and serums are no match? A great serum will actually keep your skin fresh and even out our skin tone as well. It's a great way to end your daily skincare regime! (Top picks: Andalou Naturals - CannaCell Pressed SerumAura Cacia Organic Face Oil Serum)

Skin Type: Combination Skin

It's double the trouble if you have combination skin--you, sadly, have to experience the downsides of both dry and oily skin at the same time. Our best advice is to avoid using thick and heavy formulations during the day and use an antioxidant serum at night to restore nutrients to skin.

  • Cleanser

Your go-to is a cleanser that is gentle and nourishing, and would never let you compromise your glowing-skin needs! (Top picks: Reviva Labs - Organic Cleansing MilkMineral Fusion - Charcoal Gel Cleanser)

  • Moisturizer

Never again have a bad, dull skin-day this winter! Your secret: a light-weight moisturizer! (Top pick: Jason C-Effects Powered By Ester-C Pure Natural Hyper-C)

  • Serum

A fantastic antioxidant serum will do all the work for your perfect skin against the harsh weather! (Top picks: Beauty Without Cruelty Vitality Serum Vitamin C With CoQ10Nourish Organic Face Serum - Pure Hydrating Argan Apricot and RosehipCalifornia Pure Naturals - Renewal Facial Serum

For more natural and organic products that you can rely on to help you with your skincare routine during the cold season, browse through the Zafra website now!