As the weather transitions from humid to dry and cold weather, it brings along seasonal consequences that often leave your skin dry and hair frizzy. Just like you change your clothing every season, you should also tweak your skin and hair care routine to ward off seasonal fluctuations.
Just like warm, soft hoodies and sweaters bring comfort to your body during winter, using a few nourishing and moisturising products can make this transition easy for your skin and hair. Want to know what changes to make and which products to use? Read on.
The lack of moisture and humidity during winter can cause dryness, irritation and peeling skin. Look for hydrating products that will keep your skin nourished and supple during the harsh winter months.
Include a soap free cleanser in your skincare routine as it will remove dirt and grime without washing off the natural oils of your skin which are essential to keep your skin nourished and hydrated during the winter months.
BB picks: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
Skipping exfoliation because it may make your skin drier is not a wise decision. In fact, the extra use of moisturiser in winter can block pores and accumulation of dead skin cells. Thus, mild exfoliation is recommended for winters.
BB picks: St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub
Add an extra step between cleansing and moisturising during winters. A serum can be a complete game changer when it comes to moisturising dry and parched winter skin.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum
The cold, harsh winds and drop in temperature can strip the skin of moisture leaving it feeling dry and itchy. Adding a hydrating moisturiser to your skincare routine will ensure your skin remains soft and supple throughout the winter season.
BB Picks: Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser SPF 24 PA++
The dryness in the air can be harsh for your hair and scalp too; this is the time of the year when problems like dandruff and hair breakage increases due to lack of moisture. Here’s the right way to tweak your routine.
Shampoo and conditioner
Look for a shampoo and conditioner range that contains at least one nourishing ingredient. This will prevent frizz and keep your hair healthy and shiny all through winter.
BB picks: Love Beauty & Planet Argan Oil and Lavender Aroma Smooth and Serene Shampoo and Conditioner
While using a conditioner is essential, it alone cannot fight the dry winter weather. Using a hair mask once a week or once every two weeks depending on your hair type is also important to repair as well as condition hair from within.
BB picks: Tresemme Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask
Whether you apply hair oil regularly or never use it, winter is one season where you just can’t skip it. The more nourishing products you use, the better your hair will look throughout the season.
BB picks: Dove Elixir Hair Fall Rescue Hair Oil - Rose & Almond Oil
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Oct 04, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.