Can you imagine a product more essential in our winter skincare stash than the good ol’ cold cream? Every winter morning, applying a generous amount of cold cream right before stepping out for the day is one of our earliest and fondest winter memories. But did you know that a tub of cold cream can be used for more than just moisturising dry winter skin? Yes, really.

Ahead, five amazing cold cream hacks we bet you didn’t know about.

 

01. As a makeup remover

01. As a makeup remover

Enriched with lots of oil, a tiny amount of cold cream works like magic to get rid of all your makeup. Additionally, the moisturising properties of cold cream also prevent dryness by replenishing lost moisture. Simply take a dollop of cold cream and apply it all over your face and neck. Leave it on for two minutes and then wipe it clean using a cotton pad and voila!

 

02. As a cleanser

02. As a cleanser

If the face wash you use tends to leave your skin really dry and tight, then it is time to switch to using your cold cream as a cleanser. No, we’re not kidding. Cold cream contains cleansing properties that help eliminate dirt and impurities, thereby leaving your skin thoroughly clean and hydrated. To use it as a cleanser, simply apply a thick layer of cream on your face and then wipe it clean using a microfibre towel or washcloth.

 

03. As a lip balm

03. As a lip balm

Dry, cracked and flaky lips are one of the biggest concerns during the cold winter months. If using your regular lip balm is not enough, switch to applying a tiny amount of cold cream on your lips right before bed. This will ensure that you wake up to super soft, supple lips the next morning.

 

04. For smoother foundation application

04. For smoother foundation application

The incredible moisturising properties of cold cream need no introduction, but did you know that it works to make your base makeup look flawless? Before applying your makeup, apply a thick amount of the Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream all over your face and neck, and leave it on for about 10 minutes before washing it off. This will eliminate the dry patches and make your foundation look like second-skin.

 

05. Soothe sunburns

05. Soothe sunburns

The winter sun can be really harsh on the skin, leading to severe burns and rashes. But applying cold cream twice a day will help reduce this damage to a great extent. The cooling and skin healing properties of a cold cream helps to soothe irritated skin and calm redness, to leave your skin incredibly soft and even-toned.