The monsoon is finally over and has made way for a chilly winter. And just as you switch your wardrobe choices to cozy outfits, your skincare routine needs some tweaks as well to keep up with changing seasons. The rains created humid weather which left our skin vulnerable to breakouts and excess
oiliness. But the winter season brings dry winds with it that change how your skin looks and feels. Dehydration, dead skin buildup, dryness, tightness and dull-looking skin are common concerns during winter. So the minimal approach with lightweight, water-based products won’t be sufficient to keep your skin plump and glowing. And as the mercury will drop further in the coming months, these skincare concerns will only intensify. So now is the right time to reinvent your skincare routine to help it cope with the dry weather.
Here are our favourite tips that will help you deal with all winter skincare woes :
1. Switch To Cream Cleansers
Cleansing is an important step of the winter skincare routine even if your skin doesn’t get oily or sweaty. But while you cleanse away the dirt, sweat and makeup from your face, it is also important to avoid stripping away the little moisture present in your skin. So pick creamy cleansers especially if you have dry, dehydrated skin to avoid tight, stretchy skin after a facewash.
Divine Radiance is a gentle cream-to-foam cleanser formulated with
ceramides, willow bark and pearl extract. It cleanses makeup, excess oil and dead skin cells while also hydrating and brightening your skin to give you squeaky clean, radiant and supple-looking skin.
2. Don’t forget the SPF
A cardinal mistake made by many during winter is leaving out the SPF from their morning skincare routine. Even if the warmth of sun rays may be missing, the UV radiation continues to inflict damage on your skin resulting in premature fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. So finish your morning skincare routine with sunscreen to block the UV rays.
Soothing Shade is a lightweight, non-greasy SPF 50 PA+++ sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum protection against environmental stressors. It has an Anti-Pore Dex complex to ensure your pores stay unclogged while the sun filters prevent tanning, sunburn and photodamage.
3. Exfoliate Regularly
To save your skin from flaking, breakouts, roughness or even dullness, it is important to exfoliate your skin 1-2 times a week. Chemical exfoliants are perfect for the task as they gently speed up the skin’s shedding process to reveal softer, brighter and hydrated skin.
Pure Genius is a one-stop solution to removing dead skill cells as it uses a combination of AHAs and BHA to clarify skin congestion, reduce hyper- pigmentation and smoothen skin surface.
4. Amp Up The Hydration
Since the winter air can suck moisture out of your skin, adding an extra layer of hydration with a hyaluronic acid serum is an excellent idea if you have dry, dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid is a water-binding ingredient which deeply hydrates the skin to give you soft, plump skin.
Blue Powerhouse ampoule has 3 different molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid to provide intense multi-level hydration. It plumps up fine lines, improves elasticity and collagen and reduces dullness by deeply hydrating the skin surface and deeper layers of skin.
5. Opt For Richer Moisturizers
As the humidity levels and temperatures will plummet, your skin will not produce enough sebum to prevent trans epidermal water loss leading to dry, rough skin. So your skin will benefit from lightweight yet rich moisturisers that help lock moisture within the skin by forming a protective seal.
Infinite Illumination is 2 in 1 crème gel that will maintain hydration levels throughout the day while also boosting radiance. It has a 3-step brightening complex as the star ingredient to even out skin tone, correct discoloration and brighten dull skin while Macadamia oil deeply moisturises the skin to give you soft, supple, glowing skin.
6. Recharge With A Face Mask
Redness and inflammation can flare up during winter especially around the nose and cheeks as the chilly winds disturb moisture levels and weaken your skin’s protective barrier. So once a week, use a calming, hydrating face mask to soothe your skin.
Sweet Dreams is a water-based overnight gel mask that deeply hydrates and soothes your skin. It protects and strengthens the skin against environmental damage and boosts cell regeneration and healing processes to reveal plump, refreshed skin in the morning.
7. Use An Eye Cream
There aren’t enough sebaceous glands around the eyes which make the area prone to dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles. So if an undereye cream isn’t already a part of your skincare routine then winter is perhaps the right time to incorporate it.
Revealing Grace is a nourishing eye cream with regenerative properties that depuffs the under-eye area and helps replenish moisture to plump up fine lines and crinkled skin. It has a proprietary 3-step brightening complex which instantly brightens the under-eye area and slows down melanin production to fade dark circles.
8. Nourish On The Inside
Treating your skin from the outside with a skincare routine is important but so is nourishing it on the inside. Winter begins right after the harvest season so there is plenty of fresh, seasonal produce which you can consume to provide important nutrients to your skin. And lastly, drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to maintain optimum hydration levels and
flush out toxins from the body.