5 Winter Skincare Tips To Keep You Looking Your Best

This post is sponsored by Target


Let’s face it: Winter is tough on your skin. The weather here in Dallas has been bipolar, to say the least. We have gone from 62 degrees on one day to 32 the next. These types of fluctuations, coupled with the cold, dry air can wreak havoc on your skin. I have mentioned this many times, but skin care is a top priority for me, especially as I head into the tail end of my 30s. 🙂


My biggest skin care concerns are those pesky adult acne breakouts, scarring and hyperpigmentation. Of course, preventing any signs of premature aging is also a priority for me. I have no problems looking my age, but I certainly don’t want to look older than I am. 🙂

For the past few months, I have been making use of the Target Beauty Concierge service. On my last visit, I was looking to pick up some new skin-care products. Since it’s a new year, the beauty aisles were filled with lots of new offerings from various brands. I sought out some guidance from the Target Beauty Concierge for products suggestions, as well as some winter skin care tips. Here are the tips she shared:

1) Hydrate from the inside first

I smiled and nodded as she shared this, because drinking water (especially in the winter) is sometimes a struggle for me. I’m happy to say that I have been doing a pretty good job, since I have been drinking fruit-infused water.

2) Get your body moving

In addition to the other benefits, working out is great for your skin. It helps to remove toxins through sweat, and it is an essential component in a great skin care routine.

3) Get enough sleep

Our skin needs time to rejuvenate itself, and this happens at night. A restful night’s sleep also helps in the overall appearance of your skin.

4) Replace lost moisture by using a humidifier

The air from heaters is one of the biggest culprits of dry skin in the winter. Using a humidifier is a great way to add moisture back into the air, which in turn helps our skin.

5) Use great products

shea-moisture-peace-rose-oil-complex-veepeejayPicking the right products is the final puzzle piece of a great skin care regimen. After chatting with the Target Beauty Concierge, I decided to revisit the Shea Moisture African Black Soap Facial Wash & Scrub, as well as the toner. I have used these products in the past and they worked well at keeping my acne under control without drying out my skin.

Confession: I LOVE face masks. For me, they are a like mini spa in a jar. My skin also loves anything with rose oil, so I decided to try the new Shea Moisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Mud Mask. As you can see, I had to try it out as soon as I got home, and it did not disappoint. 🙂


For the rest of the lineup, I decided to try some products from the new Aveeno Absolutely Ageless line.
Based on the Target Beauty Concierge’s recommendation, I picked up the daily moisturizer, the eye cream and the restorative night cream. If you need some winter skin care tips, make sure you visit the Target Beauty Concierge in your area. Find your style at @TargetStyle

YOUR TURN: Do you switch up your skincare regimen in the winter?

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  • Vashti these are great tips! I didn’t know Shea Moisture had a facial mask. What don’t they have?? I like to use black soap and a natural face cream for my face. Your skin always looks beautiful so I need to apply some of your tips to my routine.


  • These aree good tips. My skin is super dry in the winter. I need to work better on hydrating from the inside and getting more sleeop

  • I love Shea Moisture but I’ve only used their hair products. I need to give this facial system a go. Its really cold here in the DMV area and I get extremely dry skin.

  • You have beautiful skin. My skin is oily and acne prone, so it never really gets dry in the winter. Like you, my biggest issues are random pimples and discoloration. I’m also in my mid-30s and I never thought that I’d still be dealing with random pimples – lol. I’ve found that using apple cider vinegar as a toner helps to reduce the oil a bit and it helps my skin look more balanced. I’m going to start using occasional masks again – I used to but haven’t in awhile. Thanks for the tips!

  • I love the Shea Moisture African Black Soap collection! I need to try the new sensitive skin mud mask I have sensitive skin so its a product I would need soon!

  • Tia

    I had never heard of the concierge service at Target, thanks for my introduction. I use Shea Moisture for mybhair but I hadn’t tried the body line. I will have to give it a try next time I catch it on sale.

  • Holly

    I love the Shea Black Soap. Just got another bar last week. Does great, especially with this harsh weather. I need to get more sleep and perhaps a humidifier.

  • I do everything right for the most part except get enough sleep. I’m working on that this week….or I will try. Yet, it’s 11:30 and I should have been sleep hours ago.

    • Oh and I don’t change up in the winter b/c I have a combo that works no matter the season. I love Rosehip Seed Oil!