10 Tips on Preventing Dry Skin This Winter

Most people can tell its winter by the temperature dropping or noticing that UGG™ boots are back in fashion. While some of us can tell that winter is here because our skin tells us. Dry skin in winter is common for everyone, but there are some tips and tricks to upgrade your winter skincare routine and keep those winter blues far, far away.

Winter brings cold weather, dry heat and low humidity levels; all of which don’t benefit your skin at all. You may experience dry flaky skin, redness or even some pain due to the dryness of your skin. All this means is that your normal skincare regime needs to level up, and make space for your winter skincare regime.

Skincare is our passion, and our goal at Dawn is to help you feel comfortable and beautiful in your skin. We’ve gathered up 10 easy tips on how to avoid dry skin in winter and get you feeling confident again.

Moisturise after you bathe

Our skin produces natural oils daily. When you wash your body or face, some of those natural oils are stripped away and can leave your skin feeling tight. That’s why it’s important to moisturise afterwards to replace those lost oils.

Dawn’s Men and Women Body Creams are made to combat dry winter skin. They provide 48h moisture and leave your skin feeling soft and silky smooth.

Cool down on the hot water

Taking a hot bath or shower during winter sounds heavenly and tempting, but it can contribute to drying out your skin even more. Try lowering the temperature to something cooler to help protect your skin.

Use less exfoliants

Exfoliants are an amazing addition to add to your skincare routine every once in a while. Not only does it help to remove dead skin cells, it also boosts skin texture and can make you glow. Be sure not to overdo it, over-exfoliating or using harsh ingredients can do more damage than good.

Don’t forget your SPF

Woman applying spf on her cheek


Just because winter is here, doesn’t mean that the UV lights are less harmful. Protect your skin by adding SPF30 to your face and body daily after you moisturise.

Make use of treatments

When your skin feels very dry and some lotions just aren’t working, it’s time for plan B. This involves applying an emollient such as petroleum jelly to harder parts of the skin like your heels. Wear socks overnight for the petroleum jelly to soak into your skin, and wake up to intensely moisturised, soft heels.

Stay hydrated

One of the best ways to prevent dry skin in winter is to hydrate every day. Drink your water and eat foods rich in antioxidants and nutrients to nourish your skin from the inside out. 

Go for body creams

Creams are thicker than lotions, making it the ideal choice for men and women who suffer with dry skin. Look for body creams that are enriched with 100% natural moisturisers and deliver 48h moisture.

Invest in a humidifier

What winter takes out of the air; you can put back in. Humidifiers add moisture to the air and can promote healthy skin.

Avoid skin-sensitive products

Our skin tends to be more sensitive in winter. Cold weather brings dry air which sucks out moisture from the skin, causing it to be dry and irritated. Be sure to read labels and avoid products that are overly-fragranced to keep your skin on fleek.

When it comes to finding the best skincare products for dry winter skin, Dawn offers a range of effective options. Their products are known for their nourishing and hydrating properties, helping to replenish moisture and keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

Wear gloves outside

You can usually tell your skin is dry by your hands or feet. When you step outside or have errands to run, try wearing gloves to protect your skin from losing moisture.

With these tips, your skin can combat winter with ease. Dawn makes healthy-looking skin accessible and affordable for every man and woman in South Africa. Happy skin = happy life.