Palmer's Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil and Shea Butter Balms for protecting skin from wind on wooden risers

How to Protect Skin from Wind and Cold

Once fall is over and winter hits, you may notice your skin dries out faster than it did in warmer months. It may also be prone to winter skin issues such as redness, itching, flaking, peeling, irritation, cracking, and inflammation. 


Learning how to protect skin from the wind when the temperatures are freezing is the first step to taking control of winter skin issues and safeguarding your skin from winter dryness and all that comes with it. Using products made with natural, skin-safe ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, Vitamin E for dry skin, and coconut oil is a great way to get in front of winter skin problems and put together the best regime for how to deal with dry skin in winter.

Why Does Skin Get Dry in Winter?

In the summer and warmer months of the year, skin stays hydrated due to the body's natural oils forming a protective barrier over the skin. However, as temperatures drop and icy winds bite the air, it's harder for your skin to maintain that layer, which leaves your face and body unprotected from the elements.


Adding rich, moisturizing, naturally hydrating products to your daily routine gives you the best chance to put that barrier into place to keep your skin from drying out when there's no humidity in the air. 


You know that winter dry burning skin feeling you get when winter winds are whipping? Avoid the damage that can cause your skin by preparing for going out in the elements. 


Adding cocoa butter, coconut oil, and shea butter to your hydration lineup can help protect your skin. But, you may wonder, is Vitamin E good for dry skin? This season, using emollient Vitamin E lotion for dry skin (combined with other hydrating ingredients) keeps dryness at bay.

How to Protect Skin From Wind with Cocoa Butter

Creamy and rich, deeply moisturizing cocoa butter skin care melts into dry skin, smoothing away rough patches and giving your skin protection from the cold, blustery conditions outside. Put your best face forward this winter by starting with a face protection cream with cocoa butter to protect skin from wind.


Perfect for how to deal with dry skin in winter, solid formula cocoa butter can help protect skin from wind and retain necessary hydration. Apply this rich balm anywhere skin is exposed to help protect skin from wind and bitterly cold temps. It also makes a great layering lotion, especially if you add an everyday cocoa butter lotion to it for 48 hours of skin-softening moisture (opt for the fragrance-free cocoa butter lotion if you prefer!) For really cold days, layer lotion under deeply moisturizing cocoa butter body oil — put it on as soon as you step out of the shower while skin is still damp for best results. 

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula products for protecting skin from wind on table

Some areas of your skin may need a little extra love — that's where a concentrated cocoa butter cream comes in. Typically, your hands, knees, and elbows may be feeling rough and bumpy due to the cold. Decadent cocoa butter hand cream is a must-have accessory for every bag and purse! 


It's good to have portable cocoa butter around when you're far from home. Add the portable cocoa butter swivel stick to your skin care arsenal and alleviate dryness on the go! This is perfect for your lips, but you can apply it on any dry areas of your face or body safely.

Shea Butter Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Trying to put a plan into place to protect the skin from wind and protect dry skin in winter naturally? Look no further than the skin super ingredient shea butter. Widely known to be a gentle ingredient, shea butter is perfect to protect sensitive skin from wind and cold. 


For a thick moisturizer that sinks into skin smoothly and leaves no residue behind, try shea butter cream for dry skin. This concentrated cream smoothes rough spots and gives your skin protection from the winter chill of low temperatures. 

Palmer's Shea Butter Lotion to protect skin from wind on vanity with mirror and flowers

A rich shea butter lotion for dry skin combines the power of Vitamin E with raw, silky shea butter to nourish and hydrate all skin types. Apply a multipurpose raw shea body balm to care for extra dry, rough, and flaky areas from head to toe. Finish off your shea butter winter skin care routine with a soothing shea butter body oil to transform winter skin and protect skin from wind.

Is Coconut Oil Lotion Good for Dry Skin?

When it comes to keeping your skin healthy and hydrated this winter, coconut oil is one of the most hydrating skin care you can choose. Safe for all skin types, coconut oil can rejuvenate dry, dehydrated skin with natural oils, emollients, and bonus ingredients like green coffee. 

Woman in robe holding Palmer's Coconut Oil products for protecting skin from wind

Coconut lotion for dry skin also contains antioxidants so your skin looks healthy and radiant, and moisturized. Layer lotion with light and non-greasy coconut oil for dry face or body. This replenishing oil replaces the hydration your skin loses when you're in the cold. Plus it will leave your skin with a healthy-looking radiance.


A rich Coconut oil body balm can be layered with lotion or body oil, and this lavish balm is easy to use wherever you need added hydration. Grab a tube of coconut oil hand cream to keep in your bag this season — avoid cracking, itchy winter hands with this great hand cream made from concentrated coconut oil.


Now that you know how to protect dry skin in winter naturally, you can keep winter from getting the best of you this year. Protect skin from wind and fight back with hydrating, nourishing, natural skin care made from trusted and skin-safe ingredients. Explore Palmer’s Hand & Body Care products to find exactly what you need to protect your skin from the wind and cold naturally this winter!