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Cold Weather and Sensitive Skin

Cosy nights by the fire, getting wrapped up for winter walks, sensitive skin: yep, all signs that we’re in the clutches of a cold snap. But what causes our skin to feel sensitive when temperatures drop? Winter knits on! We’re about to find out.

Central heating

Who doesn’t love a toasty night in when temperatures fall outside? Problem is, when hot air moves in, the moisture in our skin ups and leaves. The result? Dehydrated skin. Just come in from the cold? Temperature fluctuations can dry skin out even more, leading to redness, dryness, and irritation. Keeping skin hydrated and moisturised will help repair and protect your skin from the drying effect of central heating, without the need to dial down the thermostat.


It’s snowing! But while we’re eagerly Snapchatting our best snow angel, the sun’s harmful UVB rays are sneaking up on our skin. Snow and ice can actually enhance the damaging effects of the sun, bouncing harmful UVB rays and causing them to hit the skin twice. Stay safe in the sun all year round with a daily SPF, and switch with the seasons to a winter skincare routine.


Weather-beaten by the wind? Your skin may be too. Our skin’s natural barrier does a great job at keeping moisture in and irritants out, but harsh winds can strip vital water from the skin, weakening the barrier. When upset, our skin cells are programmed to react - say hello to sensitive, dry, red, or irritated skin. Find out how to hydrate your skin and take steps to repair and build your skin’s barrier by rehydrating and moisturising windswept skin.

Low humidity

Ever wondered why skin feels extra dry come winter? When temperatures plummet, so too does humidity, stripping away with it up to 25% of our skin’s moisture. This can cause cracks in your skin, leading to increased dryness and sensitivity. The good news is, we have a few simple tips and tricks that can help rehydrate your skin.

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