How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Skin? By NUME-Lab

Cold temperatures are damaging enough on the skin, but lack of moisture is the main issue during the cold months.

On top of that, add the harsh autumn winds and the heating we have in our homes that pulls moisture additionally, and you’ll see it’s no wonder most of us suffer from dry skin temperatures drop. 



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What Are the Most Common Autumn Skin Problems?

Some of the most commonly experienced skin care problems from cold and dry weather are:

  • Dryness
  • Skin cracking
  • Itchy skin
  • Skin tightness
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Redness
  • Inflammation
  • Flaky skin

Best Cold Season Skincare/Cosmetics Ingredients

During cold weather, always aim to use protecting, nourishing, and moisturizing ingredients instead of harsh acids that can damage your skin’s natural oil barrier. Some of the best natural autumn skin care ingredients good for dry skin are:

10 Tips for Your Cold Weather Skincare Routine

We’ve put together this list of some great tips to help you transition from a summer to an autumn skincare routine and protect your skin during the cold months:

1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize (with a high-quality moisturizer)

In cold weather, using a face cream moisturizer is one of the most important tips anyone can give you. Dry skin is a common side effect of the lack of moisture in the atmosphere, so upping your hydration game is crucial here. 

Additionally, the skin in autumn is fragile and sensitive, so it’s recommended that you choose a high-quality moisturizer with rich and effective ingredients. Discover the Advanced Renewal Face Cream.


2. Don’t overdry your skin

Dry skin can worsen if you’re not taking care of it and treating it correctly and on time. Your skin can start getting flaky, and it can even begin to crack and bleed. So, avoid using harsh ingredients that strip off your skin’s natural oil barrier. That barrier is the main thing protecting your skin from the freezing temperatures outside. 


So, avoid things like:

  • Heavily concentrated AHAs or BHAs
  • Alcohols or other antibacterials
  • Fragrances or phthalates
  • Harsh physical (mechanical) scrubs
  • Soaps


Use a gentle cleanser

You can’t just stop cleansing your face in autumn, so we recommend choosing a gentle cleanser without parabens as a substitute. Or, consider using an aloe vera cleanser and moisturizer. 

During the cold months, we have to leave harsh acids and artificial fragrances behind and focus on cleansers rich in natural, soothing, and moisturizing ingredients like Snail Mucus Extract, Allantoin, Kaolin, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, ceramides, and similar.


Continue with gentle exfoliation

Unless you have skin cracks that are sensitive to everything, there’s no reason to stop exfoliating in autumn. However, you’ll have to adjust the way you exfoliate and use treatments milder than the ones you typically apply in summer. 

Physical exfoliation with grounds or beads is much harsher to the skin when compared to an adequately concentrated AHA or BHA product. So, to exfoliate in autumn, choose a high-quality BHA or AHA exfoliator.


Use rich and natural ingredients

It’s no secret that we love clean beauty skincare brands! That’s because it’s the gentlest and healthiest while at the same time well-tolerated by the skin and suitable for sensitive skin types. 

In autumn, the last thing your skin needs is extra irritation, so using clean skin cosmetics will natural ingredients will feed and nourish your skin. For instance, Snail Mucin Extract can be a fantastic skin care ingredient – moisturizing, improving skin elasticity, and giving you the much-needed anti-age effect.


Protect your under-eye area

The skin around your eyes is fragile and sensitive. With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why it needs to be protected during cold weather. In autumn, we often remember to take care of our face but forget about our under-eyes. 

Due to the skin’s sensitivity around your eyes, use a skin healing eye cream with nourishing and clean ingredients like White Truffle, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Chlorella Vulgaris, Squalane, etc.


Don’t forget about hand care

It’s not just the facial skin but also the skin on your hands that’s highly exposed and susceptible to cold weather. So, don’t forget to apply a quality clean beauty hand cream. 

Hand care is crucial since no matter how well we hide our age, our hands are the first to give us up and show signs of aging skin. So, using an anti-aging hand cream will not just protect your skin from the cold but also rejuvenate and moisturize your hands.


Avoid using hot water on your skin

No matter how nice a hot, steamy shower feels in autumn, hot water will additionally dry out your skin. Multiply that by ten if you use hot water to cleanse your face! 

If you have to use hot water for your showers, make sure you don’t do it for too long. And, for your facial skin, we recommend using lukewarm water.


Don’t use harsh ingredients

Harsh ingredients are any that irritate your skin or cause allergic reactions like dermatitis. Typically, these are things like parabens, sulfates, mineral oils, phthalates, formaldehyde, DEA, TEA, MEA, methylisothiazolinone, or aluminum and derivatives. 

Here at NUME-Lab Switzerland, we avoid all of these toxins and use only Halal and clean beauty ingredients in our skincare line.


Don’t skip the sunscreen

The fact that you don’t see the Sun doesn’t mean it’s not there. Although it’s cold and sun rays are nowhere to be found, UV radiation can still reach you and damage your skin. Limiting the use of sunscreen to summer-only is a mistake we see people make way too often.

In Summary

So, if the autumn season isn’t your favorite, your skin agrees. Listen to your skin needs, and give it the proper hydration and protection during cold weather. 

Our NUME-Lab’s Switzerland Advanced Renewal Moisturizer is the perfect addition to your cold weather beauty cabinet since it contains all kinds of natural ingredients formulated to protect your skin. Our clean beauty moisturizer contains Shea Butter, Snail Mucin Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamins E, C, and A – an elixir for this season.

So, how do you protect and care for your skin in autumn? We’d love to hear about your skincare routine!

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  1. I didn’t know you shouldn’t use hot water on your skin. My skin has been super dry and rough this winter. I’ll have to make sure I use lukewarm water from here on out.

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  1. I didn’t know you shouldn’t use hot water on your skin. My skin has been super dry and rough this winter. I’ll have to make sure I use lukewarm water from here on out.

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