Sure winter is a great time to snuggle and sip on that hot chocolate but when the temperature takes a nosedive, unfortunately, so does the moisture level of your skin! This means that your skin care routine needs to change and make way for a new, more winterized routine.
As the weather changes and it starts to get cold, it is important to tweak your skin care routine...
- Pick a thicker moisturiser
- Exfoliate regularly
- Switch your face cleanser
- Make face masking a habit
- Don’t you dare ditch the sunscreen
Pick a thicker moisturiser
A moisturiser is the most basic of any skin care routine. And dry skin in winter needs that extra boost of hydration to keep your skin looking healthy. So choose a moisturiser with a thicker consistency and with ingredients like glycerine. These ingredients draw moisture from the air and into your skin to keep it looking healthy and plum. The St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Body Lotion is an oil-free lightweight moisturiser that helps keep your skin soft and supple throughout winter.
We have all heard enough about the numerous benefits of exfoliation, it should also be a part of any good winter skin care routine. Gently (and we mean very gently) exfoliating your skin with a mild exfoliator makes lotions and creams work better. Winter tends to dry out the skin keeping dead skin cells from shedding. This keeps the moisturiser from being entirely absorbed into the skin. We suggest you try the St. Ives Apricot Scrub as it is both mild and effective which makes it perfect for winter.
Switch your face cleanser
Your absolute facial cleanser may have served your skin needs very loyally in the summer months, but it may just cause more harm than good to your skin during winter. Your skin tends to change drastically in the winter season owing to the general lack of moisture in the air making it imperative to get a cleanser to suit those special needs. with the seasons that this just isn't possible. You can choose the Dove Beauty Moisture Conditioning Facial Cleanser that has a creamy formula that helps restore skin moisture to keep it from further drying out.
Make face masking a habit
Face masks are a great way to give your skin the added dose of nutrients that a normal CTM routine fails to deliver. They're a great way to deal with dry and parched skin conditions in the frigid winter months. A good nourishing face mask made from ingredients easily available in your kitchen will prevent the winter from creating havoc for your skin. Use ingredients such as avocados, oatmeal, bananas, and aloe vera to whisk up thoroughly hydrating face masks.
Don’t you dare ditch the sunscreen
It is a common myth that it is okay to not wear a sunscreen in the winter months. Just because it is not scorching hot outside, does not mean that you can stop wearing a sunblock. Winter skin is as susceptible to UV damage as any other time of the year. The sun rays may not be as intense, but the UV rays are still out in full bloom. Make sure that you continue to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen such as the Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Gel Sunscreen to keep your skin healthy and nourished even during winters.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Jan 06, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!