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Why Acne is Worse in Winter and How to Combat It

As the temperature drops and the air becomes drier, many people find that their acne worsens during the winter months. Understanding why this happens and how to effectively manage acne during this time can help you maintain clearer skin year-round. In this blog post, we’ll explore what makes acne worse in winter and share tips on how to combat it, including a spotlight on our Wonder Wound Serum for effective treatment.

What Makes Acne Worse in Winter?

Several factors contribute to the worsening of acne during the winter months:

  1. Dry Air and Dehydration: Winter air is dry, and indoor heating systems further strip moisture from the skin. This can lead to dry, flaky skin, which can clog pores and lead to breakouts.
  2. Increased Oil Production: To compensate for the lack of moisture, your skin may produce more oil. This excess oil can mix with dead skin cells and clog pores, resulting in acne.
  3. Changes in Skincare Routine: Many people switch to heavier, oil-based moisturisers in the winter to combat dryness. While these can help with hydration, they can also be comedogenic, meaning they can block pores and lead to acne.
  4. Less Sun Exposure: Sunlight can help reduce acne for some people due to its anti-inflammatory effects and its ability to reduce bacteria on the skin. With shorter days and more time spent indoors, there is less exposure to natural sunlight.
  5. Layering of Clothes: Wearing multiple layers and scarves can trap sweat and oil against your skin, particularly on your back and chest, leading to body acne.

How to Combat Acne in Winter

To keep acne under control during the colder months, consider the following tips:

  1. Hydrate Properly: Use a non-comedogenic, hydrating moisturiser to keep your skin moisturised without clogging pores. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which help retain moisture.
  2. Gentle Cleansing: Use a gentle, non-stripping cleanser to clean your face twice daily. Avoid over-washing, as this can further dry out your skin and exacerbate oil production.
  3. Exfoliate Regularly: Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells that can clog pores. Opt for a gentle exfoliant to avoid irritating your skin.
  4. Humidify Your Space: Using a humidifier in your home can help maintain moisture in the air, preventing your skin from becoming too dry.
  5. Stay Consistent with Treatments: Continue using your acne treatments, such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, but be mindful of their drying effects. Balance with adequate hydration.
  6. Avoid Heavy Creams: Use lighter, non-comedogenic products that won’t block your pores.
  7. Protect Your Skin from the Elements: When going outside, protect your skin from the harsh cold and wind with a scarf or hat, but ensure these are clean to prevent bacteria buildup.

Treatment Spotlight: Wonder Wound Serum

For effective treatment of acne, especially during winter, our Wonder Wound Serum is an excellent option. This unique gel relies on the natural healing properties of silver to reduce and heal acne.

Active Ingredients:

  • Activated Silver AG+4: Known for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties.
  • Proprietary Activated Multivalent Ag’4 Nano-Silver: 0.01 Micron @50ppm (0.005%)
  • USP Carbomer Gel: Provides a smooth, non-irritating base.
  • Sterile Water: Ensures purity and safety.


  • Wound Healing Gel: Promotes faster healing of acne lesions.
  • Reduces and Heals Acne: Effective in minimising acne and preventing future breakouts.
  • Non-Toxic and Non-Staining: Safe for use on all skin types without causing irritation or staining.

Uses: Suitable for treating various skin conditions, including acne, post-care treatment, lacerations, psoriasis, abrasions, burns, surgical incision sites, and more. The anti-inflammatory properties of silver make it an excellent choice for reducing redness and irritation associated with acne.

Acne can be more challenging to manage in winter due to various environmental and skincare factors. However, by adjusting your skincare routine to focus on gentle hydration, consistent treatment, and proper protection, you can keep your skin clear and healthy. Our Wonder Wound Serum offers an effective solution to combat winter acne with its unique formulation and powerful healing properties.