Winter is when your skin undoubtedly needs a little extra TLC. And this not only means your facial skin but the skin on your entire body. This is because the drop in the temperature zaps moisture from your skin leaving it super dry, parched and flaky. This can be extremely annoying, amirite?
Hence, just like how you switch up your skincare routine in the winters to tackle the dryness, doing the same for the rest of your body is also equally important.
If you don’t know where to start, here’s a super simple and effective 5-step body skincare routine you need to follow this winter for soft and supple skin. Read on…
Step 01: Cleanser
Your shower gel may have worked well to keep you clean and smelling fresh during the summers and monsoons, but please put it aside during the winter. Switch to a body wash with a creamy, milky formula to cleanse your skin without stripping it off moisture. We recommend the Lux Velvet Touch Body Wash With Jasmine and Almond Oil. It has a unique gel-crème formula that coats your skin in moisture, making it perfect for the dry winters.
Step 02: Exfoliate
Dryness causes a faster build-up of dead skin cells on your body, making it important to exfoliate regularly. This will eliminate the top layer of dead skin to reveal soft and glowing skin. The Dove Exfoliating Crushed Macadamia and Rice Milk Body Polish is perfect for this. Using this just once or twice a week will keep dead skin cells at bay and keep your skin really soft and supple throughout the winter months.
Step 03: Body lotion
Switch from your lightweight summer body lotion to a thicker, creamier formula for the winters. Apply this body lotion right after your shower, while your skin is still damp to maximise penetration. The St. Ives Naturally Softening Coconut & Orchid Body Lotion helps to relieve severely dry skin and leave it baby soft and glowing. Massaging this lotion into your skin twice a day will fix dry and itchy skin in just a few days.
Step 04: Hand cream
The dry winter weather ends up taking a major toll on your hands as well, leaving them super dry and rough. Therefore, it is really important to apply nourishing hand cream several times a day, especially after washing your hands. We recommend using the Dove DermaSpa Cashmere Comfort Hand Cream as it is enriched with concentrated oil essence and cell moisturisers to repair and prevent dryness. Additionally, the lightweight formula absorbs really fast and does not feel greasy at all.
Step 05: Footcare
Winter can make the skin on your feet really dry, leading to cracked heels. The best way to prevent this is to moisturise your feet every single day before bed. Start by washing your feet with a gentle moisturising body wash and gently pat dry. Next, apply the Vaseline Original Pure Skin Jelly into your feet. Cover it up with socks and wake up to baby soft feet in the morning.