This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.





Top 10 Winter Skin Care Tips & Products

Feb 27, 2024

Skin Care

Fresh snowfall, hot chocolate, warm coats—as enchanting as the cold months can be, there can be some downfalls when it comes to winter skin care. As the humidity level drops and the air becomes drier, so does your skin. Colder temperatures, harsh winds, and indoor heaters can also cause skin sensitivity, redness, and irritation; all tell-tale signs that your skin care ritual needs updating.

If you’re battling winter skin care woes, keep reading to discover some winter skin care tips and learn more about how to care for your skin during this time.

Found a winter skin care routine you like, but aren’t sure what to do when the temperature starts rising? Check out AAVRANI’s summer skin care guide for extra tricks and tips.

1. Adjust your shower time and temperature

Skin care doesn’t necessarily start at the bathroom sink. While nothing sounds cozier than a steamy, hot shower after a day in the cold, our skin disagrees. Long, hot showers can strip skin of its natural moisture, leaving it dry and dull. Shorter, lukewarm showers are recommended to keep skin supple. Even better, finish it off with a cool rinse to lock in moisture.

2. Layer your skin care

We’re often told to “wear layers” during the winter months. That concept applies to skin care as well. Proper skin care layering helps prevent over-drying while simultaneously maximizing the benefits of your products. A good rule-of-thumb is to layer lightest to heaviest—read our dermatologist-backed guide on how to layer skin care to learn more.

3. Choose a cleanser that doesn’t dry you out

Step one of your skin care routine is typically a cleanser. Since your skin is naturally losing moisture during colder months, it’s crucial that your face wash isn’t contributing to that problem. We recommend using an oil cleanser, like our Purifying Oil Cleanser. Infused with Sandalwood OilCamellia Flower Oil, and Aloe Extract, its gentle yet powerful formula cleanses and hydrates skin.

Never used an oil cleanser before? Here’s everything you need to know about oil cleansing methods and using an oil cleanser for oily skin.

4. Select a gentle exfoliator or mask

Exfoliating your skin sloughs off dead skin cells, brightens your complexion, and ensures your other products are actually penetrating the skin. During the winter, it’s important to choose something that’s gentle that won’t strip your skin of natural moisture. Our Glow Activating Exfoliator provides gentle exfoliation and is made with Honey, a natural humectant that draws moisture into the skin. If you’re looking for a mask that also combats dry skin, we recommend our Healing Rose Clay Mask which also helps soothe irritation.

5. Invest in quality toners and serums

A crucial part of an effective skin care wardrobe is the toner and serum you use—it’s part of keeping your skin healthy, which we need to double down on during the winter season. Our Balance Restoring Serum is a toning serum that clarifies your skin, removes toxins, and restores your natural moisture barrier. 

6. If you only use one product, make sure it’s a moisturizer

If you haven’t caught on by now, the number one concern most people have during the winter is dealing with dry skin. That’s why, if you’re to choose one product in your winter skin care ritual, make sure it’s a moisturizer. Our oil-free daily Moisturizing Hydra-Cream hydrates, nourishes, and plumps skin. Its lightweight, skin-quenching formula is infused with Lychee FruitTamarind Seed, and Moringa Leaf to instantly moisturize skin while providing long-lasting moisturizing for all skin types. 

7. Give special attention to your eyes and lips

Your eyes and lips are often the forgotten features of your face when it comes to skin care, but they also age and need some TLC. Take extra care of them during colder months to ensure they stay fully hydrated. 

8. Use SPF year-round

Don’t be fooled by the sunless sky— UV rays are still penetrating your skin all year round. Make sure to lather up in sunscreen every day to prevent fine lines and protect against sun damage.

9. Hydrate

If you’re wondering how to keep your skin hydrated in winter, it’s important to not overlook the simple act of drinking enough water. It can be tempting to skimp on your water consumption when you’re not hot or sweating, but staying hydrated is important no matter the temperature. Hydrated skin maintains better elasticity and shows less signs of aging. So if you’re rethinking your winter skin care routine, don’t forget to factor in how much water you’re drinking.

10. Remember that skin care is holistic

It’s important to take care of the skin on your entire body. Remember: skin care doesn’t stop at the neckline! Hands usually show signs of aging early, so give them some extra attention. Other ways to take care of your skin and protect it from winter weather include using a humidifier at night, eating nourishing foods, and getting enough sleep.

Upgrade your winter skin care routine with AAVRANI

Having a winter skin care routine can do wonders for your skin’s health. Using products that help lock in and contribute to your skin’s natural moisture and natural oils can keep your skin feeling nourished throughout the coldest and driest of winter months.

If you’re seeking something more than just a skin care routine, we encourage you to explore skin care rituals. With our brand new Rani Rewards program, it’s even easier to take care of your skin and practice skin care rituals all year round.


See All
Hair Care

AAVRANI Hair Care Is Here

Hey! Rooshy here – Founder & CEO of AAVRANI. I wanted to write a note...

Read More
Skin Care

Top 10 Winter Skin Care Tips & Products

Fresh snowfall, hot chocolate, warm coats—as enchanting as the cold months can be, there can...

Read More

Guide to Raksha Bandhan

There’s nothing like the bond between siblings — those relationships are important and unique in...

Read More

Ayurvedic Cleanse Recipe: Vegetable Khichdi

Khichdi is a beloved South Asian comfort food that's not only delicious, but it's also...

Read More
Skin Care

What Is Skin Purging? (and How To Get Through It)

Skin purging is a common phenomenon that occurs when you introduce a new product into...

Read More
Skin Care

Dry Skin vs. Dehydrated Skin: What You Need to Know

In skin care, the terms “dry” and “dehydrated” are often used interchangeably—when in reality, they...

Read More

Get the latest product education, self-care rituals, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

By subscribing, you agree to receive occasional marketing and product education emails from AAVRANI. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Your Bag

Congratulations! Your order qualifies for free shipping You are $75 away from free shipping.
No more products available for purchase