The Cold Conundrum: Why Is Your Skin Oily When It Gets Frosty?

The Cold Conundrum: Why Is Your Skin Oily When It Gets Frosty?

Hey there, fellas! Winter is here, and while you're bundled up in cosy sweaters and enjoying a cup of hot cocoa, your skin might be feeling a little rebellious. It's like your face decided to throw a winter surprise party and invited all the oil glands to go wild, leaving you with an unwanted greasy shine. But fear not, because we're here to uncover the mystery of why your skin gets oilier in winter and, of course, provide you with some practical solutions to keep your skin healthy and blemish-free. Let's dive in!

Blame it on the Weather:

Ah, the cold winter air, so crisp and refreshing. But little did you know that it could be a contributing factor to your skin's oily rebellion. When the temperature drops, your skin tries to protect itself from the harsh environment by producing more oil. It's like your face is putting on an extra layer of natural moisturiser to shield itself from the cold. 

Dehydration Dilemma:

As much as we love hot showers and blasting indoor heaters, they can wreak havoc on our skin. The warmth feels heavenly, but it actually accelerates the dehydration of our skin, causing our glands to go into overdrive, in order to compensate. As your skin cells panic and produce even more oil to retain the much needed moisture, the surface of our skin will take on a much more greasy appearance. So, how do we find the right balance?

Moisturise, but Make It Wise:

Wait, what? You might be thinking, "Why on earth would I need to moisturise if my skin is already oily?" Well, here's the secret: using a lightweight and hydrating men’s moisturiser can help regulate your skin's own natural oil production. When you skip moisturising altogether, your skin will react, thinking it is lacking moisture and in danger of damage, and will overcompensate by producing more oil. 

Tony & Munro’s Shine Control Moisturiser & Primer, is one such lightweight moisturiser that is perfect for these winter months. Suitable for all skin types, it is formulated to hydrate the skin while providing an even-toned, matte finish, helping to reduce the greasy appearance so many other moisturisers leave you with. So, now that the cold months have rolled around, get yourself a lightweight moisturiser that is made for men, your skin will thank you for it.

Exfoliate Like a Gentleman:

Winter can be harsh, and so can your skin's response to the cold weather. Dead skin cells that are left to accumulate during this time, will clog up your pores and exacerbate your skin's oiliness even further. That's where exfoliation comes in. Opt for a gentle exfoliator that will remove the buildup without stripping your skin of its natural oils (and moisturise afterwards!). It's like giving your face a much-needed spring cleaning, even in the dead of winter.

Cleanse, but Don't Overdo It:

When your skin feels greasy, the temptation to scrub it clean is strong … we know. But as we have said throughout this blog, over-cleansing your face will strip away the essential oils, leading to — you guessed it — more oil production. Do your research on finding a gentle cleanser that is suited for your skin type, and be consistent with it. If you have sensitive skin, a cleanser with a neutral pH balance is a safe bet, but it is best to do your own research and try a few different options until you find one that you can use for life. But remember, don't go overboard with washing your face, moderation is the key to success when it comes to skincare. 

And that’s that gents! Winter is the season of cosy vibes, not of oily skin struggles. By understanding why your skin gets oilier in winter and following these handy tips, you can maintain a healthy and blemish-free complexion all year round. If you are in need of the perfect moisturiser to get you through the winter months, Tony and Munro's Moisture Max, SPF 15 Moisturiser is a great option, find out more about it on our website. 

Your face deserves to look its best, even in the coldest of climates. Stay fresh, stay confident, and let your skin radiate the winter charm!

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