Winter is all about festivities, holidays and over indulgence of food and drinks. Without proper care this over indulgence can take a toll on your skin. The weather is harsh during this time contributing further damage on the skin. While this season spares no skin type, today we will be talking about acne prone skin. Using the same products as other months of the year can cause acne flare ups, therefore it is necessary to make the following tweaks in your skincare routine.

Cleanse twice
 

Cleanse twice

Even if you don’t wear makeup, using a cleansing milk or makeup remover should be an essential step of your skincare regime. Look for an alcohol free makeup remover that won’t be too harsh on your skin and yet remove dirt effectively. Try the Lakme Deep Cleanser Cleansing Milk which removes dirt and impurities and keeps skin nourished.

Exfoliate gently
 

Exfoliate gently

While it is necessary to slough off the dead skin cells, look for a mild exfoliator during this time of the year. Exfoliate using gentle, circular motions to remove dirt and build up. The St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub deep cleanses pores and does not contain phthalates or sulfate.

Don’t be scared to moisturise
 

Don’t be scared to moisturise

Your skin needs nourishment as much as any other skin type. Don’t be scared to lather on some moisturiser just because you have acne prone skin. Look for a glycerine based non-oily formula such as the Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel. It keeps skin smooth and glowing even during winter!

Stay hydrated
 

Stay hydrated

It is natural to drink less water during the colder months, however it is necessary to stay hydrated irrespective of the season. Set reminders on your phone if you forget to drink water and ensure that you drink at least 2 litres of water every day.

Take your dose of SPF
 

Take your dose of SPF

Just because its winter and the Sun is looking a little less harsh don’t let it fool you. Your daily dose of SPF is a must, either apply a sunscreen or look for a CC cream with SPF factor to achieve the benefits of two products in one. We recommend the Lakme Complexion Care Face CC Cream which comes with SPF 30+ PAAA.