What Can Winter Do To Your Skin?

What Can Winter Do To Your Skin?

Nov 02, 2022Zaryab Fayyaz

Winter is just around the corner and have you ever thought how harsh it can be for you and your skin. Therefore it’s important to take all the precautionary measures on time. The cold weather includes allergic reactions and infections that could affect your health.
According to British Association of Dermatologists both the winter and summer can steal the natural moisture of your skin but cold weather has a higher tendency to make your skin dry and your lips chapped.

During winter we mostly spend a lot of time in our heated bedrooms which makes the skin extra dry. In this article, we will discover all the causes of winter with their prevention, and treatment.

  1. Eczema

According to research, it has been seen that 1 out of every 5 children and 10 adults in the UK have atomic eczema which is the most common form of eczema. It mostly happens in winter due to dry air.


Symptoms of eczema

  •       Cracked skin

  •       Itchiness

  •       Rashes on skin

  •       Dryness

  •       Flare-ups

  •       Bumps

  •       Darkness around the eyes

  •       Red patches

There are plenty of skincare products you can use to keep your skin moisturised before you go out. It’s easy to keep your body moisturised for a long time, when it comes to your hands that change as you should usually wash your hands frequently. MaGéAu Naturel hand lotion is best for skin breakdowns and will keep your hands hydrated, moisturised, soothed, and protected for a long time. The best thing about this hand lotion is that it's non-greasy, absorbs quickly, and is made up of only natural ingredients.
  1. Chapped lips

The second common side-effect of winter is having “Chapped lips.” Your lips dry quickly than other body parts because they are the most sensitive and delicate skin of your body. Therefore, due to cold and dry wind during the winters your lips remain chapped most of the time. But not anymore!

Chapped lips

Symptoms of chapped lips

  •       Dry or scaly lips.

  •       Cracking skin.

  •       Peeling skin.

  •       Itching.

  •       Mild pain.

  •       Sores on your lips and in your mouth.

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  1. Acne

Most people associate acne with oily skin which is not a complete truth. Dry skin can also cause acne and dead skin cells that remain stuck on the skin and create a clog in your pores. The dead skin cells will spread bacteria in your skin and will make your skin worse.


Symptoms of acne

  •       Crusting of skin bumps

  •       Cysts

  •       Papules (small red bumps)

  •       Pustules (small red bumps containing white or yellow pus)

  •       Redness around the skin eruptions

  •       Scarring of the skin

  •       Whiteheads

  •       Blackheads

Acne is a very serious skin problem but there is nothing in this world that cannot be treated. With proper care and treatment, you can reduce the signs of acne even in winter. You can either use natural ingredients for acne-prone skin or you can follow a 7-step skincare routine to prevent acne.
  1. Winter itch

 As the name suggests “Winter itch” occurs in winter when the skin dries out and becomes itchy which results in red rashes, scaly skin, or bumps. Although the symptoms are similar to eczema there is a difference in both things. Eczema is a long-term condition or disease that can be diagnosed at a young age whereas winter itch is a temporary condition that occurs due to cold winter weather.

Winter itch

Symptoms of winter itch

  •       Redness

  •       Swelling

  •       Itching

  •       Flaking

  •       Sensitivity

  •       Bumps

  •       Blisters

Anyone can experience winter itch but it's Important to know it can be treated quickly if you moisturise your skin regularly and by avoiding wool or flannel clothing that can irritate the skin. 
  1. Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin auto-immune disease that can cause red, raised, and scaly patches on the skin. People who suffer from psoriasis feel sensation on your skin like burning.


People with psoriasis have difficulties to manage their skin during the winter. Guttate psoriasis is a common type of psoriasis that can even cause throat infections such as Strep throat that spreads very rapidly in winter times.

Symptoms of Psoriasis

  •       Brown, black and white patches can appear on elbows, knees, and scalp.

  1. Cold urticaria

Urticaria, also popular by the name hives. Urticaria is an itchy rash skin problem that is usually an allergic reaction due to the cold. The symptoms of cold urticaria are temporary like winter itch that goes away in a short time.

Cold urticaria

Symptoms of Cold urticaria

  •       Temporary itchiness

  •       Swollen hands

  •       Swollen lips

Products like loratadine (Claritin) and cetirizine (Zyrtec Allergy) are best for treating cold urticaria.
  1. Rosacea

Rosacea is another common side-effect of winter. It causes your face to 'blush' which makes your blood vessels more visible on your face. Rosacea can also produce small, pus-filled bumps on your face and body. You may feel a little fever and redness on some parts of your skin, But it will quickly go away when you stay in a warm environment.



Symptoms of Rosacea

  •       Burning, itching and pain

  •       Rough dry skin

  •       Red patches

  •       Facial swelling

 If you are suffering from rosacea avoid touching your face you can even shield or protect your face with a scarf or by using a gentle moisturizer.


MaGéAu Naturel aims to help the world by providing them information and knowledge on different skin issues by giving them professional advice. Winter is just about to come, It's important to take care of yourself. We have started taking pre-orders so grab our hand lotion and lip balm which are basic needs for this winter. Don’t miss your chance to save 50% on our bundle. 

I hope that this guide will be beneficial for you; if you still have any questions feel free to ask. We will be happy to help you. Thank you.

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