Dear SnowPies,

Wintertime is hard on our delicate skin. Here is a cold-weather skin care routine you may like. It works great for me.

§ . . . I made some corrections; see it below.



  • Extra Virgin olive oil

Moisturizers help prevent loss of the skin’s moisture. The best moisturizers are vegetable oils and cocoa butter. Store oils used for your face in a small labeled bottle.

Vinegar Toner

  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar * §
  • 1 cup of distilled or boiled water

Store in clean jar or bottle with a label.

To use, pour toner in your palm. Apply to face then pat off gently. You may feel a little bit of burn/tingle.

Apple cider vinegar cleanses the skin as well as helps the acid mantle of skin. However, don’t use vinegar on the skin without diluting it.

*The recommended ratio of vinegar to water is 1:8 (1 part vinegar, 8 parts water) for use on facial skin. § One cup of water has 16 tablespoons and 2 tablespoons of vinegar keeps the 1:8 ratio; for half this amount use 1 tablespoon vinegar and ½ cup water.

See the link below for using vinegar to treat acne scars.

Oil-Water-Vinegar Procedure

  1. Wet the hands slightly with warm water
  2. Put a pea-size amount (or more) of oil in one palm
  3. Rub both hands together well to mix the oil and water
  4. Apply oil/water emulsion to the face
  5. Put some vinegar toner in the palm and apply over the skin
  6. Gently pat off any excess

Do this before going out into harsh weather. Steps 1-3 are a good bedtime moisturizing routine also.

Remember these other beauty tips?