As sweaters, fuzzy socks and caps take over our wardrobe and chugging on hot cocoa becomes the new normal, we are all set for the cold winter season! And while you’re at it, we’re here to remind you to tweak up your skincare routine too to match the cold weather outside. Read on as we have mapped out a simple CTM skincare routine that you should abide by this winter to keep your skin healthy and happy!
Step 1: Turn to alcohol-free face wash
The alcohol in your face washes tend to dry up your face and that’s a big no-no in the winter. That’s why you need to turn to a good alcohol-free face wash like the Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash to cleanse your skin in this season. With no harsh chemicals, alcohol, soap, perfume or mineral oil in its formula, this face wash removes dirt and impurities from your skin without drying it out. It has pro vit B5, bisabolol and Vitamin E in it that works to nourish and moisturise your skin perfectly for the cold weather.
Step 2: Use hydrating toner
If you think your skin doesn’t need toner in the winters, then think again! Your skin needs toner to cleanse it further and tighten your pores - so you’d need it throughout the year. For this season though, we recommend going for a hydrating toner like the Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner to nourish your skin. This light, hydrating spray conditions your skin and maximises moisture absorption in it. All thanks to the aloe vera, cucumber extracts and lavender in this toner, this toner helps optimise the moisture absorption in your skin and gives it an instant boost of hydration.
Step 3: Layer with humectant serum
It is important to layer your skincare products right in the winters and that’s why you need to add humectant serum with moisture-absorbing ingredients like hyaluronic acid in it. We suggest going with the Simple Booster Serum - 3% Hyaluronic Acid + B5 For Deep Hydration for this. With hyaluronic acid, active pentavitin, niacinamide and vitamin B5, this serum is just what your skin needs in the winters to boost skin’s natural moisturising factor and deep hydration.
Step 4: Choose the right moisturiser
There is no way your skin can survive winters without a moisturiser, but you need to swap your lightweight moisturiser with heavier ones in this season. Our go-to is the Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream. Infused with glycerin, this deeply nourishes and moisturises your dry skin to make it appear soft and glowy. Just slather it all over your face and neck after applying the serum and let it work its magic!
Step 5: Don’t forget the sunscreen
It might be cold and gloomy outside but your skin still needs SPF before you step out. So, make sure you generously apply the Lakmé Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen 50+++ SPF all over your skin before heading out. With cucumber, lemongrass, zinc oxide and allantoin in it, this sunscreen helps protect your skin from sunburn, dark spots and signs of premature ageing. It gives your skin an even, natural tone and matte finish that is perfect for the winter season.