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 –




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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Hand care tips + 10 nail polishes for Winter


Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Amethyst Review
Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Amethyst



The colder season can be harsh on the skin especially on the hands which tend to get neglected. Dry rough hands holding you back from sporting the latest nail color trends? Here are my top tips to transform dull, dry hands –

Tip 1 : Hydration – Moisturize your hands every time you wash them, just as you would apply moisturizer when you wash your face. If you are in the habit of using hand sanitizer several times a day, your hands may need some extra care as the alcohol in hand sanitizer can be drying on the hands.


Tip 2 : Night time pamper – Use a rich hydrating cream or treatment oil on the hands before going to bed. Massage your hands well concentrating on areas of dryness like the cuticles and nail beds until the cream/oil gets absorbed. You could also wear a pair of cotton gloves after the massage to help the product work on the skin overnight.



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Exfoliate and Rejuvenate your Skin this Winter with Clinique

(Press release)


The seasonal variation and cold temperatures do leave our skin stripped of essential oils. As a result, many of us start avoiding essential skin treatments like exfoliation, also staying clear of face masks fearing any further damage.To beat the winter blues, the Clinique range of exfoliators / masks rejuvenate and revive the skin enhancing the glow.


Exfoliate and Rejuvenate your Skin this Winter with Clinique
Exfoliate and Rejuvenate your Skin this Winter with Clinique


Regardless of your skin type, exfoliating improves all types of skin and all types of concerns, according to Dr. Tom Mammone, Executive Director of Skin Physiology and Pharmacology, Clinique Research & Development, Worldwide. For example :

  • · If you have dry skin, exfoliation allows for more effective moisturization, so skin looks and feels comfortable.
  • If you have normal skin, exfoliation keeps skin looking clean, healthy, more uniform in tone and less likely to break out.
  • If you have oily skin, exfoliation keeps pores clear, discourages clogging, and is one of the ways to help diminish dark spots caused by acne.
  • If you have uneven skin tone, exfoliation helps diminish dark spots (hyperpigmentation) and light spots (hypopigmentation) caused by allergic rashes, blemishes, etc


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7 Steps to healthy, smooth Winter Skin


Everyone wants beautiful winter skin. But nourished, silky smooth skin in the dry months needs a little extra pampering. Colder weather brings dryness, dryness and more dryness that can make skin dull, flaky and lusterless. Moisturizing is obviously an important skin care routine to follow but there are some other things you can do to keep your skin happy and dewy all winter.


7 Steps to healthy, smooth Winter Skin
7 Steps to healthy, smooth Winter Skin


1. Switch to a heavier moisturizer 

The moisturizer you’ve been slathering on isn’t sufficient for the winter. Switch to an oil-based moisturizer to keep dryness at bay. Oil-based moisturizers form a protective layer on the skin and lockin moisture. Look for humectants (ingredients that attract moisture) like glycerine and alpha-hydroxy acids in cold weather moisturizers. Most night creams are oil-based. Apply a moisturizer two to three times day on damp skin for best results.


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