Winter Skin Conditions

Now the weather is getting colder, our skin is feeling the effects of the cold weather. With dehydrating winter winds and cold dry air, there can be a lot of skin conditions that can affect our skin during the colder months.


Dry Skin


The winter air can be extremely harsh, which makes it worse for those who already suffer from dry skin. To combat this, use a nourishing night cream, such as Ommerse® Overnight Recovery Crème. This cream is  developed with emollients designed to quickly restore severely dry, dehydrated skin.

Flaky Skin

Exfoliation is especially important in winter, as it sloughs away dead skin cells and allows younger, healthier skin cells to emerge, and also enhances the penetration of other skin care products.We like to recommend the ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish—it’s more aggressive than many of the exfoliating creams, because we want to provide a product that’s as effective as can be without damaging or irritating the skin. During the winter, exfoliate every day.

Keratosis Pilaris breakouts.

Temperature changes can cause flare ups of Keratosis Pilaris.  The red, lumpy “chicken skin” can be treated with gentle exfoliation and double your moisturization efforts.  ZO Skin Health’s Body Emulsion contains an ultra-high concentration of lactic acid to help this condition. It should be applied to the affected areas. It’s both an emollient and humectant, so it softens and soothes the skin, while also exfoliating. Apply it after showering, while the skin is still damp, and then 2-3 more times throughout the day.

Chapped lips

For too many people, painfully peeling lips are just a natural part of winter—but it doesn’t have to be that way. Zo Medical Liprebuild is ideal for treating chapped and dry lips. Bioengineered to help reverse and restore severely dry, cracked, wrinkled and chapped lips by using a clinically proven moisture-recycling technology.

Dry hands

As hands have fewer sebaceous glands than the rest of the skin, they’re prone to getting dry, especially in winter when they’re exposed to the elements. The best way to deal with this is to treat your hands every day with a hand crème like Oraser® Nourishing Hand Crème. It’s enriched with nourishing shea butter and skin conditioners to help restore hydration.