Avoid Skin Redness This Winter

The natural flush from cold air on your cheeks can be alluring — and yet too much redness during the winter months can be a bother.

Here are some tricks to keep skin redness to a minimum during chilly days, and allow your natural glow to shine like fresh fallen snow.


Cold weather and central heating can cause skin dryness which will appear red and irritated overtime if moisture is not replaced. Don’t skimp, and consider using a heavier solution at night while you sleep when you skin does its most repair. We love homemade topical oils like Rosehip, Argan, and Almond Oil with a splash of skin soothing and oxygenating sea kelp extract.

Avoid Alcohol

This means both topically and in your consumption. Too much alcohol can be drying, contributing to redness. And you’d be surprised how often alcohol shows up as an ingredient in your beauty products. Read your labels, and choose products that don’t contain alcohol or have it lower in the list of ingredients.

Use Sunscreen

Yes, even in winter! Just because the days are no longer hot and are occasionally greyer, the sun’s rays are still passing through our atmosphere. Also, snow is powerful at reflecting UV rays off its surface.

Minimize Spicy Foods in Your Diet

Avoid these as well as inflammatory foods such as refined sugars, flours, and vegetable oils like soy, corn, cottonseed, and grapeseed oil.

Limit Super-Hot Showers

Although it may feel great during the cold months, hot showers strip your skin of its natural moisture. Reduce the amount of time you spend under the hot stream and make sure to moisturize well after toweling off.

Calm Red Skin

with essential oils, teas, and foods such as rose, licorice, cucumber, turmeric, and ginger. You can mix your own topical solutions or purchase products with these anti-inflammatory ingredients.

And, for the creative makeup artist within, you can use primers and powders with a green tint to help neutralize the appearance of redness on your face.




  1. Syd

    Thank you for the tips. My hands have gone crazy this winter! Cannot use chemicals so appreciate the tips!

  2. Valentine Royal

    May 3rd broadcast: please forward the recipe for face primer spray. I missed at least one ingredient. I think repeating sometimes would be very helpful. For the spray, I noted: 2 tblsp. Rosewater, 1/2 tsp. Vegetable glycerin, I missed the other ingredients. Thanks for your program.

    • An Organic Conversation

      Hi Valentine!

      Please let us know how you like it!

      DIY Face Primer

      2 tablespoon rose water
      1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
      2 drops lavender essential oil

      In a small liquid measuring cup, whisk together all ingredients. Transfer to a small spray bottle. To use, spritz over clean, moisturized face and allow to dry completely. Go au naturel, top with a dusting of arrowroot, or finish with your regular makeup routine.

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