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Face care in winter: This helps against dry skin

Icy winds bring completely new challenges to our skin in winter. If your skin was completely zen in the summer, it quickly becomes a problem child in the cold season. Why is this so and what can you do to combat dry skin in winter? Find out what the best facial care for winter is!

From Hero to Zero – Winter is a dry time for the skin. Everything was rosy in the summer, but now my skin is suddenly tingling. Nothing can please her. You know the problem, otherwise you wouldn't be here. Unfortunately, there is no ultimate cure for dry and itchy skin in winter , as the problem cannot be completely solved in our latitudes. But you can still do a little something. Here you will 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

As the temperature increases, so does the satisfaction of your skin. Cold, dry heating air and the constant temperature difference between cold outside and warm inside cause problems for her. Often there is also an icy wind that literally blows moisture away.

☝️ In a nutshell: At temperatures below 8 ° Celsius, the skin produces less and less of its own fats. They are also 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, flaky 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 plant 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
  • If you spend long periods outdoors, use a cold balm and avoid products that contain water.


  • Take a lukewarm and short shower
  • Use shampoo and shower gel with mild surfactants (natural cosmetics).
  • Use body oil
  • Protect 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 caring for your face in winter: have realistic expectations. Winter remains winter and your skin simply ticks differently now. It's a good thing we're all so flexible, we just adapt 😉 with a day and night routine . This is much more important this time of year than usual because you are less able to pamper your skin with moisture during the day. I'll also show you special care for extreme cold , as the skin needs special protection.

Day care: Protective lipids in the morning

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

Note: You should use our FIVE facial serum and all other moisturizing serums and gels carefully in your daily care in winter because they bind water on your skin and it could freeze. Check the weather forecast and your plans for the day. If you're in the office, you can also include the hydrating FIVE facial serum in your facial care routine in winter and moisturize your skin with it before applying the oily winter care product. However, if your plans are for winter hiking or skiing, then it's 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 consistent temperatures overnight when caring for your face in winter to replenish your water reserves. To do this, postpone the moisturizing FIVE facial serum until the evening and let the delicate scent of roses send you off to sleep. To do this, first clean your face with 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're not addicted to heli-skiing, even a normal day on the slopes or a winter hike is extreme for your skin. The face is exposed to icy cold for hours. We already knew that at some point she would stop re-greasing. So what to do? Very similar to the sun, rule number 1 is to avoid exposure, i.e. wrap as much skin as possible warmly. Cold balm (sometimes also called wind and weather cream) 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 need to consider.

On the mountain, during winter sports, we need protection in two ways: against the cold and against UV radiation. If you want to hit the skis for the first time this winter: never, ever, never forget your sunscreen !

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

This is how you care for your body in winter

You shouldn't just adapt your facial care in winter. Your body also needs more care than usual to avoid drying out. When it's cold outside, we tend to take hotter showers or baths. Sure, sometimes you just have to do that to warm up again. However, it is stressful for the skin because it dries out. A moderate, lukewarm shower is more productive. Avoid highly foaming washing gels and bath additives and instead choose natural cosmetics with mild surfactants. And then it's best to apply a body oil to the still damp skin . This binds moisture and protects. Avocado oil has worked well for me. It has a high content of unsaponifiable components 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 see what works best for you.

Are you itchy with rough skin (maybe even literally)? Then it can be a little 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 have control over the consistency yourself. Depending on whether your skin is still pearly wet or just slightly damp when you apply it, it will be lighter or heavier.

Tips for preventing cracked hands in winter

The hands are particularly tricky. They are usually exposed to temperature fluctuations and dry air and are also washed particularly often. Do you know the feeling that they become more and more cracked despite constant re-creaming ? 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. My article Tension from the cream tube tells you more about this: how emulsifiers dry out your skin .

So just when you think you need more care, the protective barrier is gradually weakened. Instead, 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 screen. On the other hand, they don't hurt...

But maybe it's enough to send your hands into bed with an extra dose of care. To do this, cream your damp hands with a fatty balm - our Shea Cream is perfect for this - and wear cotton gloves overnight so that it is absorbed really well. This works like a healing pack for strained hands.

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Skin care can sometimes be a bit complicated. Are you not sure what your skin type is or what kind of care would be good for you? We will advise you individually and free of charge via email.

The right dosage of fatty care in winter

Even if your skin can tolerate more care in winter, you shouldn't just 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 individually. Some can tolerate more, others don't need that much. And too much balm or facial oil can immediately overwhelm you. She doesn't even know what to do with all the care. My tip: dose sparingly and find the right amount. It doesn't go from plus to minus 10 °C straight away. Just listen to your skin and see what 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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