The holiday season is here! This means planning getaways with your family and friends. However, before travelling to places with drastically cold weather, it is essential to take extra care of your skin. After all, you don’t want people to see dry patches and chapped lips in those vacay selfies, do you?

To ensure the sudden drop in temperature does not wreak havoc on your skin, here are a few winter skin care tips to keep in mind.


01. Switch to an intensive moisturiser

Switch to an intensive moisturiser

Your regular moisturiser may work in the city you’re currently living in, but before moving to a colder place, make sure you invest in a thicker and intensive moisturiser. The Ponds Moisturising Cold Cream is specially formulated for cold, winter weather. Infused with glycerine, it nourishes as well as protects the skin from looking dry and flaky.


02. Gently exfoliate

Gently exfoliate

Scaly skin under makeup is one of our worst nightmares. Applying makeup on dry skin is not only tricky, but it will also make dry patches more prominent. It’s important to use a gentle scrub and lightly exfoliate your face to get rid of all the dead skin. The Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant removes dead skin, surface debris without making your skin feel tight or dry. What’s more? This exfoliator is gentle enough to be used every day.


03. Don’t forget SPF

Don’t forget SPF

Just because you are going to a cold place does not mean you can’t get sunburned! Sunscreen is an absolute must no matter what time of the year and which place on earth you are visiting. A broad-spectrum sunscreen such as the Lakme Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion Sunscreen is highly recommended for its ability to block up to 97% harmful UVB rays.


04. Avoid hot showers

04. Avoid hot showers

Taking long, hot showers or relaxing in the bathtub during your vacation may seem like the ultimate way to relax. However, this can rob natural moisture from your body and expose it to further dryness. We suggest taking showers with lukewarm water and applying hydrating body lotions while your skin is still a little damp. The Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Moisture Body Lotion moisturises skin at the deepest level. It locks moisture in for a long time.


05. Hydrate from the inside

Hydrate from the inside

Your body needs water to stay hydrated. No form of external moisturisation will work if your body is dehydrated. If you find yourself not drinking enough water, stock up on herbal teas and sip them from time to time. This will keep you warm, and your body hydrated.