How to Take Care of your Hair and Skin This Winter 2023

Self-care is the best commitment you can do all year round. Follow these tips to winterise your routine and protect them this winter and even after any season.

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So many people make the mistake of thinking that summer is the worst season for their skin and hair. After all, the sun dries everything out and burns it, right? Yes, the summer can do some damage, but don’t forget the winter season and how this could affect your hair and skin.

Cold air doesn’t contain as much moisture, and the winter winds can cause no end of damage to your skin and hair. With less humidity in the air, your skin and hair lose moisture.

We’re not going to gate keep our care tips for you anymore. Here’s what you can do for your skin and hair:


Winter might be a wonderful season, but the colder weather dries your skin out very quickly. That’s why a winter skincare regime is just as important as a summer one. A few clever tips can help you combat the damage the winter can do to keep your skin looking healthy and glowing. The following are the type of products you should consider adding to your winter skincare regime:

  1. Oil-Based, Creamy Cleansers

This is the most important type of product you should have in your winter skincare battle kit. They are gentle on the skin and retain the natural oils in your skin, which is one of the most important things in stopping your skin from drying out. So, forget cheap foaming cleansers and introduce your skin to the luxury of creamy oil-based cleansers.

  1. Gentle Foaming Cleansers

After you use your creamy cleanser, follow up with a gentle foaming cleanser. The two work together well to remove the impurities from your skin, leaving it refreshed, clean, and hydrated

  1. Gentle Exfoliation

When your skin has dried out, it feels tight and tends to flake – not a nice look. Exfoliating your skin twice a week using a gentle exfoliator is the answer. It removes dead skin cells and encourages living cells, leaving your face glowing and radiant. Do make sure you choose a gentle one, not a harsh one that can cause more problems.

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  1. Use a Toner

Many people overlook the power of a good toner, especially in the winter. Toners are excellent at reducing pores and balancing your skin’s pH, and they can help hydrate your skin too. However, don’t overdo it; use it only when you cleanse your skin – no more than twice daily.

  • Pure Fiji - Vitamin C Toning Mist that brightens skin and refreshes.
  1. Use a Facial Booster

If you’ve never tried this before, you are doing your skin a disservice. Booster is concentrated, and it’s packed full of skin nutrients. It digs deep into your skin, nourishing and hydrating it to help combat the harsh winter weather.

By: V for Hair & Beauty Team | Hair Stylist: Maddy's Pick

Hair Care

The winter weather can wreak havoc on your hair, regardless of type and texture. Like your skin, it must be protected to keep it healthy, but it’s not just from the outdoor weather. You also need to protect it from the heat indoors so that your hair is as soft and gorgeous as it was before winter arrives when spring finally rolls around.

  1. Wear Hats and Sleep with a Satin Pillow

The cold air outside will suck the moisture right out of your hair, so start wearing a hat. Forget about hat hair; that’s easily dealt with, especially if your hair retains its moisture. However, you need to be careful about the type of material your hat is, as some fabrics can also damage your hair.

If you can, add a lining of satin or silk material to stop wool or other fabrics from causing damage. You can also use a dry oil spray on your hair before you put the hat on.

Plus when sleeping at night use a satin pillow case this will help reduce friction on your hair and help stop unnecessary breakage and damage.

  1. Never Go Out with Wet Hair

While you can get away with this in the summer, you can’t in colder weather, especially where the winter is harsh. Your hair can freeze and break if you are not careful. If you have time, let your hair air-dry first. Otherwise, use a blow drier but keep it on the lowest possible setting so as not to dry it out completely. The best thing is to wash your hair at night if you need to go out in the morning; that way, it has time to dry naturally.

If you do need a make sure its good quality and has good heat settings. Even when travelling.

  1. Use Oil Based Treatments

Oil-based treatments are fantastic for restoring moisture to your hair. Pick a light one that you can leave in, preferably with Argan Oil, as it will instantly boost vitality and hydration. Use a Daily Hair Oil on the ends of your hair to keep them protected and prevent split ends.

  1. Deep Condition Your Hair Weekly

Moisturisation is key to keeping your hair healthy during the winter months. Once a week, apply a leave-in conditioner to bring the moisture back. If you must use hot styling appliances, deep conditioning will also help protect your hair. Leave-in conditioners help combat static, a common problem in winter.

  1. Use Hair Masks Weekly

Just as you should use a face mask weekly, so you should also use a hair mask once a week. These can keep your hair protected all year round and add much-needed hydration to dry hair. They are easy to use; simply put it on your hair, making sure it’s all covered, and leave it for up to 20 minutes. Then wash it out. Hair masks are full of nutrients and can help soften and hydrate your hair.

Related Topic: The Benefits of Hair Conditioning and Hair Masks

  1. Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Often

If you wash your hair daily, stop. Washing your hair too often removes the natural oils that keep your hair protected and moist. This is even worse in the winter.

Try to leave as much time as possible between washes; if you wash it daily now, try washing it every two or three days. The longer you can leave it, the better. You can use dry shampoo in between; these open the hair shafts and allow moisture in, not to mention keeping your hair looking as though you just washed it.

By: V for Hair & Beauty Team | Skin Therapist: Bhoomi's Pick

Bonus Tips:

  1. Humidifiers

Adding moisture to your home is one of the best ways to combat the dryness of central heating and fires promote. You don’t have to spend a fortune on a humidifier; even cheaper ones can be effective. Set one up beside your bed and have it running all night. When you wake, your hair and lips won’t be so dry, and your skin will feel more elastic.

Humidifiers can also help you when you catch winter colds; they can deter germs and help keep your throat moist.

  1. Serums and Lotions

If you’ve not used a serum before, it’s time to invest in some. Facial Serums works by penetrating through the top layers of skin and pushing antioxidants into the lower layers. Once you have used the serum on your skin, add a layer of lotion; this will seal those ingredients in and let them do their work. Do this at night for the best results.

The next morning, use an SPF cream to keep your skin protected; even winter sun can still do some damage.

  1. Leave the Blow Drier Alone or Turn Down the Heat

Because there is less moisture in the air, the heat tends to dry out quicker in the winter. If you add to that by using a blow drier, you’ll just cause more damage, which is why you need to be using good hair care with heat protection.

There are other things you can do in the winter; if your hair is long, braid it, or make good use of hats when you go out. You should also avoid having the water too hot in your shower, as this can dry your hair and skin out even more. If you do need to use hot water, only wash your hair once per week.

  1. Stay Hydrated

Another mistake many people make is to think that water is only necessary during hot weather. Instead, we turn to hot drinks, like coffee and tea, when it’s colder, but these can both dehydrate you – especially coffee – and make your skin and hair even drier. Keep drinking that water, even when it’s cold outside.

With a small amount of effort and these tips, you can keep your hair and skin looking as fresh as a daisy and feeling wonderful. Let us know if that was helpful for you on our instagram.