Winter Skincare Essentials: Nourishing Your Skin Naturally in the Cold Months

As winter arrives, so does the need to adjust our skincare routines to combat the harsh elements that can wreak havoc on our skin. The cold temperatures, low humidity, and brisk winds can leave our skin dry, chapped, and in need of extra care. At Green Theory Naturals, we understand the importance of maintaining healthy skin year-round, and that's why we've put together this informative blog post to help you protect and nourish your skin during the colder months.

If you’re unfamiliar with Green Theory, let us first take the opportunity to introduce ourselves and what we do: Formed in 2018 by Tim, the owner and operator of Green Theory, we set out to upset the natural products industry. As a solution to my own problems of not being able to find truly natural products that appealed to men, I started with an all natural, probiotic deodorant and grew from there. Five years later, we manufacture probiotic deodorant made with natural ingredients for both men and women, unisex lip balms, soap and shampoo bars as well as hair styling clay.Quality and transparency are what we’re founded on, using truly all natural formulations (our mens after dark and womens evening wear collections are scented with fragrance oils) and top quality ingredients we have slowly built a very loyal and enthusiastic tribe of customers. We hope you’ll join us in the movement. 

The Impact of Winter on Your Skin:

Winter poses unique challenges to our skin. The combination of cold weather and low humidity can strip away the skin's natural moisture, leading to dryness, flakiness, and irritation. Additionally, indoor heating systems further contribute to dehydration, making it essential to adapt our skincare routines to combat these effects. Lets start with the most obvious and easy product, lip balm.

1. Lip Balm: Shielding Your Lips from Winter's Bite

One of the most vulnerable areas during winter is the delicate skin on our lips. Cold winds and low humidity can cause lips to become chapped and cracked, leading to discomfort and an unappealing appearance. To combat this, a high-quality natural lip balm is a must-have in your winter skincare arsenal.

Green Theory Naturals' all natural lip balm is formulated with nourishing ingredients such as shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil. These natural emollients create a protective barrier, preventing moisture loss and keeping your lips soft and supple. Regular application is recommended, especially before venturing outdoors, will ensure your lips are well-protected throughout the winter. What sets us apart though is what “regular” actually means. Most big brand lip balms contain some form of petroleum which actually dries out your lips due to petroleum dependence it causes; the more you use it, the more you have to use it. We don't do this and so, “regular” often means one or two applications per day is all you need! Our lip balms come in four flavors, spearmint (Hush), coffee and vanilla (Wake), lime (Spark), and unflavored (Basic).

2. Natural Soap: Gentle Cleansing for Winter Skin

Maintaining proper hygiene is crucial, but harsh soaps can strip away the skin's natural oils, exacerbating the effects of winter weather. Green Theory Naturals offers a range of natural soaps enriched with high quality natural fats and oils and  are scented with essential oils to cleanse your skin without compromising its moisture balance.

Our Taurus all natural soap, for example, combines the soothing properties of lemon and spearmint with the moisturizing effects of olive oil and shea butter. This gentle formula effectively removes impurities while leaving your skin hydrated and refreshed. Opting for a natural soap ensures that your skin is cleansed without the risk of excessive dryness.

3. Deodorant: Odor Protection with a Touch of Nature

Winter doesn't mean you can neglect your underarms. Although you may not sweat as much in the cold, maintaining proper hygiene is still essential. Green Theory Naturals' probiotic natural deodorant is a perfect choice for the winter months, providing odor protection without the use of any harsh chemicals.

Infused with natural ingredients like coconut oil and vitamin E oils, our deodorant not only keeps you fresh but also soothes and nourishes your skin. The absence of aluminum, parabens, and synthetic fragrances makes it a safe and effective option for daily use, ensuring your underarms stay comfortable and healthy throughout the winter season.

As an added bonus, we also use bentonite clay in all our deodorants which reverses its electrical charge when it encounters moisture which attracts toxins and pulls them out of the body - you get a daily detox just from wearing your deodorant each day. 

It also contains 10x the strains of probiotics that all the leading brands do. Bacteria that naturally live under the arms feed off sweat. The byproduct of this consumption by some of the bacteria is “thioalcohol” which is better known to us as body odor. By introducing 10 strains of probiotics that do not produce thioalcohols, we’re setting up a competition for living space giving you much more reliable and longer lasting odor protection.

4. Moisturizers: Hydrating Your Skin from Head to Toe

As the winter air robs your skin of its natural moisture, it's crucial to replenish it with a nourishing moisturizer. Natural lotions and moisturizers are formulated with a blend of organic aloe vera, jojoba oil, and shea butter, this moisturizer creates a protective barrier, locking in moisture and preventing the harsh winter elements from taking a toll on your skin. Applying it immediately after a shower or before bed ensures your skin remains soft, smooth, and resilient despite the challenges of winter.

Tips for Maintaining Healthy Skin in Winter:

  • Stay Hydrated: Although it may seem obvious, staying hydrated is crucial for healthy skin. Drink plenty of water to help combat the drying effects of indoor heating and cold winds.
  • Humidify Your Home: Adding a humidifier to your living space can introduce much-needed moisture to the air, preventing excessive dryness and maintaining a more comfortable environment for your skin.
  • Protect Your Skin Outdoors: When facing the elements outdoors, bundle up to protect your skin from the cold winds. Wearing a hat, scarf, and gloves can safeguard your face and hands from harsh weather conditions.
  • Adjust Your Skincare Routine: Consider switching to richer, more hydrating skincare products during the winter months. This may include using a heavier moisturizer and incorporating hydrating masks into your routine.
  • Limit Hot Showers: While hot showers may be tempting during the winter, they can strip your skin of its natural oils. Opt for lukewarm water to avoid excessive dryness.


Winter may bring chilly temperatures, but that doesn't mean your skin has to suffer. By incorporating Green Theory Naturals' skincare essentials into your routine and following these tips, you can protect, nourish, and maintain healthy, radiant skin throughout the colder months. Embrace the power of nature and let your skin glow, even in the depths of winter.

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