Struggling with various skin problems during the colder season and not sure how to solve them? We’re here to go through some of the most common skin issues you might face during the coldest months of the year. Continue reading as we reveal the “secret” fixes that will help your skin!

1. Dry and dehydrated skin

Cold and harsh weather conditions often cause dryness and dehydration.

Those with sensitive skin may find it harder to tame your skin during the winter. Chilly winds and dry spells may also cause more damage to your skin barrier, resulting in sensitivity issues such as irritation, redness and even acne.

As transepidermal water loss happens more often, hydrating and moisturising are the two keywords to remember this season.

The Secret Fix:

drs secret aqua boost serum 10 and moisturizer 6

Aqua Boost Serum 10 and Moisturizer 6 are the power duo to include in your winter routine. Those with sensitive skin will appreciate Aqua Boost Serum 10 as it is formulated to quench dehydrated skin while protecting and restoring your skin barrier. The 12 types of Hyaluronic Acid in the formulation penetrate deep into the skin to give it well-rounded and long-lasting hydration.

Moisturizer 6 acts like a soft comforting blanket to soothe skin and seal the moisture in. Simply apply a layer of Aqua Boost Serum 10 and follow up with a generous layer of Moisturizer 6 for the ultimate hydration fix during the colder seasons.


For those with oily skin, consider mixing Emulsion A6 or Refining Serum 9 with Moisturizer 6 as a refreshing alternative for your day routine.

2. Dull and flaky skin

During the colder months when our skin is dry, dead skin cells build up more easily. That can cause your skin to look extra dull and listless during the winter months. Some may also notice flakiness if your skin is too dry.

The Secret Fix:

Get your glow back by exfoliating regularly to remove the dead skin buildup.

miraglo and drs secret cleanser 1

Use Miraglo with Cleanser 1 for precise and effective exfoliation that’s gentle on the skin. Made with ultrafine microfibres 200 times thinner than human hair, Miraglo helps to trap and remove dead skin cells and impurities. Here’s how you can gently exfoliate your skin to revive its glow.

How to use Miraglo

  • Step 1: Foam up Cleanser 1 and spread it all over your face.
  • Step 2: Fold Miraglo into a square and press it gently on the skin using your fingers and palms.
  • Step 3: Use slow and gentle upward-lifting strokes, only pressing lightly to work Miraglo all over your skin.
  • Step 4: Rinse thoroughly and follow through with your skin care routine.

3. Sunspots and pigmentation

Did you know that snow reflects UV rays? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, snow can reflect up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays. This means that the rays hit us twice as hard and increases the risk of skin cancer and premature ageing.

Skipping sun protection during the winter is a common mistake that many people make. While the weather does get cooler, the UV rays remain just as harmful.

Sunscreen is a non-negotiable for us, even during the winter season. Be it rain or shine, sunscreens have to be applied at all times!

Too much sun exposure triggers our skin to produce a substance called melanin, which is responsible for sunspots and pigmentation. Once these pesky spots are formed, you’ll find that it’s much harder to remove them.

The Secret Fix:

Never store your sunscreens away during winter. Keep to your usual practice of applying SPF before you go out and reapplying every two to three hours or more frequently as required.

drs secret sunscreen 5

Use Sunscreen 5 for a dewy finish if your skin feels dry during the colder months. Sunscreen 5 provides your skin protection against both UVB and UVA rays, while giving you a dewy look.

4. Dry and cracked lips

Did you know? The topmost skin layer of our lips is about three to four layers thick, making it much thinner than our facial skin which averages 15 to 16 layers.

The skin on our lips do not have hair follicles nor sweat glands, which means sweat and body oil cannot be produced to protect the lips from the external environment.

Due to the differences in the skin structure, our lips dry out faster and become chapped more easily. Dry environments cause our lips to become wrinkled and dry. If unprotected, cracking and bleeding may occur in extreme dry and cold seasons.

The Secret Fix:

drs secret conditioning lip butter smooth texture

Soothe your lips with Conditioning Lip Butter. Formulated with 10 natural ingredients, Conditioning Lip Butter has a smooth buttery texture that glides effortlessly on your lips.

The natural ingredients are carefully selected to perform four essential functions: moisturising, conditioning, protecting and sealing moisture within. With no artificial fragrance or preservatives added, those with delicate lips will not need to worry about irritation and sensitivity.

drs secret lip products - lip butter and lip glacier

Lip Glacier is the ideal lip product for those who has dry lips. It gives your lips a pop of colour without compromising on the hydration factor.

Simply apply and replenish throughout the day. We recommend using Conditioning Lip Butter as a base before coating on Lip Glacier for shimmery luscious looking lips.

By Editor