Winter Skin Care Routine Tips

A change in the season not only warrants a change in the wardrobe, but in the skin care routine as well. As soon as winter sets in, the skin starts feeling a little dry and when not attended to, becomes scaly and flaky. Indoor heating, low temperatures, and dry air affects the skin and makes it vulnerable to dehydration and peeling. This is why it is important to switch to a dedicated winter skin care routine. Here are some winter skin care tips to survive the cold winter months and maintain healthy, happy skin –

 

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Change the cleanser – In summer, foaming cleansers are great, but in winters when the skin is dry switch to a creamy cleanser. In case, your skin is on the dry side, opt for creams with fatty acids and barrier-repairing ceramides that are good at preventing water loss. Remember, to preserve and maintain a youthful glow and soft skin, hydration is the key.

Try a facial oil – One of the essential parts of winter skin care routine is to invest in good quality facial oil. During the winters, mix a couple of drops of facial oil in your day cream to lock the moisture in the skin.

Exfoliate – To fight dullness and uneven pigmentation, it is very important to invest in a good exfoliator. Exfoliating helps shed dead cells and boosts the natural repair process, promoting the production of collagen. Remember to exfoliate gently, using natural and gentle exfoliators to avoid excessive dryness.

Moisturize – Moisturizing is an important part of any winter skin care routine. After your bath, pat the skin dry and apply a body lotion to protect the skin from moisture loss. Moisturizer help the skin retain moisture throughout the day. Use a lip balm to prevent drying and cracking of the lips.

 

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Best Hand cream for dry hands?

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Hey everyone!
 
How’s your week going so far? I’ve been bogged down with academic load hence things have been a little slower than usual here. I’ve been unable to reply to all comments and queries but I will surely do by this weekend. My health has been a little erratic and the exams/submission deadlines, the Mumbai heat and a sudden onslaught of dryness aren’t helping either!
 
I’ve never faced much of dryness on my face or body but recently my hands have been feeling extremely dry! My regular light lotions/hand creams are not helping. I’m thinking of picking up The Body Shop Hemp hand cream/oil (for lack of options which are known to work!) What would you suggest? Have you tried a product that has helped with dry/chapped hands?
 
Do drop your suggestions in the comments sections below! [/note]
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