Winter is almost here. And with the chilly winds and hot cup of cocoa comes dry and dull skin that makes us want to dunk ourselves in a bottle of moisturiser. Sadly, that’s not possible, but we got the next best thing for your skin - a simple morning routine that you can follow to keep dry, dull skin at bay this winter. Read on…
- Step #1: Cleanse with a gentle face wash
- Step #2: Scrub away the dead skin
- Step #3: Apply a few drops of serum
- Step #4: Switch to a heavy moisturiser
- Step #5: Dab on some sunscreen
Step #1: Cleanse with a gentle face wash
A harsh cleanser will strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and dull. That’s why you need a gentle cleanser like the Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash in your kitty. This moisturising face wash comes with pro-vitamin B5, bisabolol and vitamin E that help soften, moisturise, nourish and cleanse your skin without stripping it of its natural oil. This face wash has no soap, harsh chemicals or fragrance in its formula, which makes it suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.
Step #2: Scrub away the dead skin
Gentle exfoliation is a must in the cold season. Dead skin cells can clog the pores and prevent your skincare products from penetrating deeper into the skin. Understand it this way, if you don’t scrub your skin, it will remain dry no matter what. So, that’s why it is important to introduce a gentle yet effective face scrub like the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant in your AM routine this winter. With rice bran extracts, liquorice, rice, grapefruit, papain enzymes and salicylic acid, this scrub gently exfoliates your skin to dissolve excessive skin cells and makes your skin brighter and smoother.
Step #3: Apply a few drops of serum
Winter calls for an extra boost of moisturising for your skin and that’s why you need a nourishing serum in your arsenal. We’re loving the Pond’s Bright Beauty Vitamin C Face Serum for this. Infused with vitamin C from lemon, green papaya and pomegranate extracts, this serum lends your skin a bright glow and keeps it moisturised without feeling greasy. You’d love the smooth, nourished feel it gives your skin with regular use, so make sure you make it a part of your morning routine.
Step #4: Switch to a heavy moisturiser
Your dry and dull skin needs a hydrating cream during winters to keep it supple and bouncy So, look out for creams with moisturising ingredients like hyaluronic acid, cocoa butter, ceramides, etc. We suggest trying out the Lakmé Absolute Hydra Pro Gel Day Creme for your skin. This morning cream instantly boosts your skin’s hydration levels by 70% all thanks to the hyaluronic acid and pentavitin in its formula. It moisturises and hydrates your skin to make it soft and supple by locking in moisture in your skin for up to 72 hours. A true gem!
Step #5: Dab on some sunscreen
No matter what the season, sunscreen is a must. So, make sure you slather the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion Sunscreen on your skin generously every morning before stepping out. This lightweight, non-sticky and non-greasy sunscreen blocks up to 97% harmful sun rays to protect your skin and give it an ultra-matte finish that is perfect to wear under makeup too.
Written by Tashika Tyagi on Nov 08, 2021
A writer who loves to read, travel, eat and explore new places and things. With a bachelor's degree in journalism, she has over two years of experience in writing about food, lifestyle, and travel. She also doubles up as a rom-com expert and home baker when she isn’t writing!