We are in the dead of winter — the effects of which are showing up on the skin. The lack of humidity in the air can wreak havoc on the skin, leaving it dry and itchy. Add to that the low temperatures and cold winds and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster. But don’t panic yet, for we have some easy-peasy tips that will help you sail through the season with ease. Here are five tips to get rid of dry, flaky winter skin ASAP!
01. Use a hydrating mask
Your skin demands frequent pumps of moisture during the winters. Apart from ensuring that your skincare products are ultra-hydrating, bury your face in an overnight mask like the Lakmé Absolute Hydra Pro Overnight Gel. Your skin repairs itself in the night, and an overnight mask will not only aid with the process but also boost your skin moisture levels, allowing you to wake up with baby soft, hydrated skin.
02. Slather on body lotion
Reserve a spot for a lotion in your skincare vanity to replenish your skin’s lost moisture. Slather on twice a day. Formulated for dry skin, the Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Moisture Body Lotion deserves a place in your regimen for its ability to eliminate dryness instantly, without feeling heavy or greasy on the skin. Apply the body lotion right after you step out of the shower to seal your skin’s natural moisture immediately.
03. Don’t forget to moisturise your hands
You layer your face with multiple skincare products religiously, but you neglect to look after your hands. Constantly exposed to soap-water, sanitisers, and the relentless cool air in winters, your hands tend to turn dry quickly. A little drop of hand cream can remedy the problem. We’re loving the deliciously-scented Lakmé Hand and Nail Cream at the moment. Enriched with superfoods like avocado, mulberry, matcha, and pomelo, the creams blend into your skin seamlessly and are non-greasy. The best bit? They keep your hand moisturised even after washing.
04. Switch to a micellar water cleaner
Micellar water is a gentle cleanser that eliminates impurities from your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. The Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water is perfect for dry and dehydrated skin. Enriched with skin-loving ingredients as well as plant extracts, this alcohol-free cleanser rehydrates your skin within seconds and cleanses it thoroughly.
05. Stay away from fabrics that irritate the skin
During winters, you don’t want to wear clothes sourced from materials that irritate the skin, especially synthetic fibre-based clothes. Wear comfortable cotton-based clothes instead to prevent textile dermatitis, and from getting too hot or too cold.