Current Winter Skin care Favorites!

 

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a few of my current winter skin care favorites. My skin gets very dehydrated in the winters so I’ve introduced some new products in my routine to keep it nourished and moisturized. Hope some of my recommendations are helpful to you.

 

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There are two serums that I’m switching between these days. The Clarins Double Serum is excellent for the winters because of its oil-water hybrid texture. It is literally two serums, housed side-by-side, dispensing out from a single pump. It is an anti-ageing product, with high concentration of turmeric that helps with uneven tone as well as lines and wrinkles. My skin feels instantly softer and smoother when I use this. I alternate this with the Forest Essentials Soundarya Advanced Serum which is a little oilier than the Clarins one. It smells absolutely beautiful and supposedly contains actually gold bhasma for age control benefits. I would recommend this one for dry and mature skin. I only use it when my skin is feeling very dry.

 

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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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Current Winter Skincare Favorites (Jan 2016)

 

Current Winter Skincare Favorites (Jan 2016)
Current Winter Skincare Favorites (Jan 2016)

 

 

1. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum (Rs 1999 | Buy online)

This serum has a thick creamy consistency and it adds instant softness and moisture to the skin. It preps the skin for moisturizer and it also helps retain moisture all day long. It feels nourishing and smoothing but non-greasy on the skin. I’m giving away 3 hampers containing this serum and two other great products from the Regenerist range HERE.

 

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Fun Saturdays Vol.68 : 5 Random Things

 

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Fun Saturdays

 

 

1. What are your weekend plans?

Had a hectic week so staying in for the weekend. Its suddenly become really cold in Japan too and home feels really cozy right now!

 

2. Are you wearing any makeup today?

Nope. None at all!

 

3. The last time you regretted purchasing something?

A black sleeveless top with silver work around the neck. I got it because it was on sale but I don’t really like the style.

 

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Exfoliate and Rejuvenate your Skin this Winter with Clinique

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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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