The drop in temperatures and humidity levels during the winter season can leave your skin dry and parched. While the best way to prevent this is by applying and reapplying moisturiser religiously, but if you’re still not happy with how your skin looks during winter despite doing this, it’s probably time to take a good hard look at the label of your moisturiser to check the ingredients list.
This is because including the right kind of ingredients in your routine is the fastest way to achieve noticeably soft and supple skin. The right kind of ingredients not only hydrate your skin but also prevent moisture loss and improve the skin’s barrier function to maintain healthy skin throughout the winter months.
If you’re totally clueless about what these ingredients are, then DW, we are here to help. Include any one or more of the four ingredients mentioned below in your skincare routine for intensely moisturised skin throughout winter…
01. Argan oil
Moroccan argan oil also known as liquid gold is a popular skincare ingredient used to treat dry and flaky skin in the last couple of months. Since this oil has a smaller molecular formula, it penetrates into your skin a lot more easily to treat dryness from deep within. Additionally, despite brimming with fatty acids and vitamin E, argan oil has a really lightweight texture that absorbs into the skin without feeling greasy at all.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum
If your skin tends to get really dry and flaky during the winters, then glycerine-infused products should be right up your alley. The natural humectant qualities of glycerine draw moisture to your skin to keep it healthy and hydrated throughout the dry winter months. From reducing dryness to preventing skin ageing, glycerine is one ingredient you must definitely include in your beauty routine.
BB pick: Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel With Vitamin E + Glycerine
03. Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is one of the best skincare ingredients you can include in your skincare routine, especially during the winters. Since this ingredient is naturally found in the skin, it works really well for all the skin types. A natural humectant, hyaluronic acid can draw and hold water to the skin’s surface to keep your skin super soft and supple.
BB picks: Dermalogica Super Rich Repair
04. Aloe vera
Aloe vera is one of the most common skincare ingredients that can be used all year round, but is especially beneficial in the winters. Chock full of vitamin C, E and beta-carotene, aloe vera gel can be used to soothe and calm angry, irritated winter skin.
BB picks: Lever Ayush Natural Ayurvedic Aloe Vera Cooling Face Gel
Written by Urvi Dalal on Dec 02, 2020
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!