Winter is the ironic combination of beautiful and harsh. It conjures a stunning image of a white canvas peppered with conifers and pine. As much as the nip in the air feels good while cupping a mug of coffee, it also brings its perils like dry, flaky, and cracked skin, caused by the dwindling humidity.
Dry skin, flakiness, chapped lips, and skin tightness is a vicious circle. As you transition from autumn to winter, it’s time to not only give a change to your wardrobe but also your overall skincare. With the mercury dip, let’s hit a restart button on our skincare and sail the safe passage through the seasonal change.
Here’s a winter skincare regime to stay hydrated, and glowing even in the cold, harsh weather:
Cleanse your face with a hydrating cleanser
With the onset of winter, switch to a cleanser or face wash with a creamy texture enriched with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, ceramides, etc. The hydrating cleanser gently cleans off the toxins and pollutants from the skin without stripping off the natural oil. Humectant-rich cleansers help in locking moisture and reducing skin dryness.
Recommendation: Skin Balancing Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid
Gently exfoliate twice a week
It is no secret that dryness leads to the shedding of skin during winter. Hence, it is recommended not to use a harsh exfoliator but instead a chemical exfoliator that gently removes the dead skin cells. It prevents clogging of the pores, removes dead cells, and improves absorption capacity. It also is known to improve moisture retention.
Tone and pH balance the skin
Maintaining the right pH balance is a critical skincare step. Also, toners help in shrinking the large pores and reduce the accumulation of dirt and toxins. Use a toner that is rich in ceramides or hyaluronic acid and is known for repairing the skin barrier. It helps in replenishing the skin and prevents it from drying out.
Serum it up
With just the right essentials infused with skin-friendly actives, the serum deeply nourishes and takes care of the skin. The application of serum helps in levelling up the skincare routine. Vitamin C serum is suitable for all types of skin that nourish and brightens skin during winter. Vitamin C boosts collagen growth which is effective to reduce wrinkles and dryness. After the application of toner, gently dab the face with serum and allow it to completely absorb before applying moisturizer.
Recommendation: VC20 Intense Boost Face Serum
Layer your skin with a hydrating moisturizer
Consider the hydrating moisturizer as your winter buddy. As it penetrates the skin, it deeply hydrates and prevents dryness. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, argan oil, and Vitamin-E are highly recommended for winter. Applying the moisturizer creates a strong skin barrier and locks moisture ensuring smooth, supple skin.
Recommendation: Hydration Booster Face Moisturizer
Massage gently with a facial oil
If you have excessively dry skin, a dose of essential fatty acid through facial oil is what you need to replenish and hydrate your skin. Take a few drops of the facial oil and gently massage the skin after applying the moisturizer. It penetrates the skin deep and seals moisture. Facial oils infused with rose hip seed oil or argan oil are recommended for excessively dry skin. Apply your facial oil at last because serum and moisturizer cannot penetrate skin across the oil layer.
Apply sunscreen before stepping out
It’s not uncommon for a lot of people to step out without applying sunscreen during winter. However, it is also a huge skincare blunder because the skin is equally exposed to harmful UV rays even when the sun is less harsh. Close your winter morning skincare routine with sunscreen. It protects as a shield fighting the UV rays and prevents sunburn and early signs of ageing.
Just a little skincare and you are all set for glowing, thriving, and gorgeous winter skin. What is your everyday winter skincare regime? Leave us a comment.
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