Is it just us or does the weather feel super dry? The start of the year doesn’t seem to be going our way with the early winter months being accompanied by pollution and dry air. And while these days extend the opportunity to flaunt your winter #ootds, parched winter days (and nights) can strip your skin’s moisture and make it feel tight and irritated. And well, that gives you that super drained and dull look, ugh!
And apart from keeping up your hydration levels from the inside, a skincare routine that focuses on adding moisture to the skin can help. And you best believe that a dynamic AM and PM routine can help ensure you are giving your skin all the TLC it needs to survive these dry days. We’ve put together an easy-to-follow AM to PM winter skincare routine that you can follow to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. So, cut to the chase and get into your very own winter skincare routine for oily skin - with the help of us, your beauty gurus!
Winter Skincare Routine: The Basics
We’re here so you can bid you dry skin adieu - it’s time to get glowing, girl!
Tip #1: First thing, facial wash
Ever had someone ask you whether you have highlighter on when it actually it’s just the oil on your skin? If yes — you’re at the right place! Telling you about the first step of your skincare routine for oily skin - nothing beats face washing and we vouch for the Simple Kind To Skin Moisturizing Facial Wash. Loved for generations, Simple comes to rescue today’s divas from the monotonous breakouts and stubborn blemishes! Bettering acne-prone skin it deeply cleanses and reduces dullness, while boosting the radiance of your skin with Pro-Vitamin B3, a powerful skin lightening solution, that complements natural cellular processes to unravel the epidermis’ true shade by washing away the buildup of dead skin cells. Whereas its foaming qualities, soaks the skin’s excessive oil secretion, hence preventing the clogging of pores. Relieving the skin acne-prone heaviness, activate this product with a few easy steps. Take a generous amount of it on your hands and slightly wet it, so the chunkiness of the lotion is liquified to create a thin layer on your skin. Once applied evenly, massage the product in — specially focusing on your T zone and chin. Once completed, wash it off with cold water; the high temperature of which will tighten your pores, keeping your epidermis oil-free for a longer time. To keep the greasy spell away, wash your face at least two times a day (maybe even once more depending on your skin’s sebum secretion!) Brb, we’re going for our day’s second wash now. How about you?
<H3> Tip #2: Serum section
Next in the queue for your winter skincare routine for oily skin we have the unfailing glow recipe for that glazed doughnut look - serum! This is when you apply a super lightweight non-comedogenic oil such as the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum and the Lakme Absolute Hydra Pro Serum. The antioxidants present in this product help to fight free radicals while intensely nourishing and moisturizing your skin. Additionally, argan oil is extremely lightweight, which means it gets absorbed into your skin almost instantly, while since it is non-comedogenic, this product doesn’t pose the risk of clogging your pores either. And well, at the end of it you’ll look like Hailey Biebs - naturally flawless.
Tip #3: Moisturising mania
Post the world of serum is the moisturising world! The name is simple, but it works in the most complex and amazing way to treat us oily skin girls and contribute to our winter skincare routine for oily skin! Fall back on the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser is the best moisturizing cream for oily skin in India! Wonder why? Because its lightweight formula keeps the face hydrated for more than 12 hours - yes, that’s right around the clock. Plus, its ingredients make quite the statement. Infused with glycerin, vitamin E, pro vitamin B5, and barrage seed oil (yes, that’s most of the skincare MVPs right there_ this lightweight moisturiser soothes, and nourishes the skin thoroughly - it moves deep to gift you that #wokeuplike this radiance.
Tip #4: The sunscreen side
In the world of winter skincare routine for oily skin, let’s tell you about one of the best and last steps - SPF! So, let’s tell you all about sunscreen and give you about an insight about
Winter skincare routine for oily skin. To plunge right in, we’re a fan of the Lakme Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen.Doing the most for your skin, the high 50 SPF not only absorbs 97% of UVB rays but also gives a natural finish to the skin. So, if you’re looking for that flawless glow plus hydration that shows, get your hands on this sunscreen for oily skin.
Tip #5: For the love of lips
It’s the dry season and you don’t only have to keep your dermis prepped but also often overlook - your lips! And for a winter skincare routine for oily skin, you should fall back on the A1 lip hydration combo - Vaseline Lip Therapy. Locks in moisture to help lips recover from discomfort and make your lips soft and supple.
FAQs about Winter Skincare Routine
Q1 How does a face serum for oily skin benefit the skin type?
Face serums with its amazing nourishing, conditioning and emollient properties will infuse lost moisture back into your skin and keep it looking healthier, while regulating excess sebum.
Q2 Should I wear sunscreen even if I am indoors during the winter months?
Unless you are spending time in a bunker, you will be exposed to the sun’s rays throughout the day. This means that even a cloudy sky, window and curtain cannot stop the UV rays from making it to the interiors and reaching your skin. Apply sunscreen even if you work or spend your day indoors and save your skin from the dryness.
Q3 What kind of cleanser should I use for oily skin?
A: If you suffer from the oil attack, go in for a foaming cleanser to curb your visible pores. However, stay away from the alcohol-based washes as they can annoy your skin — leading to redness and rashes. Also, avoid moisturizing cleansers as their stickiness can stay behind, stuffing your pores with accumulated germs.
Written by Anushka Shah on Feb 06, 2023