A cohesive guide on finding the right skincare products for the cold months
Dull skin is often associated with the cold winter months, and finding that coveted glow is brushed under the carpet for many. As the weather changes, not only does your wardrobe undergo a 360-degree turn but so should your skincare regime.
The cold winter breeze can be taxing for our skin forcing us to rethink our beauty products ---- it's not only your moisturizer that needs to changed but tweaks are required in your entire routine. Think products that are cream-based as compared to powder-based, lots hydration for your skin, and the non-negotiable - sunscreen. So if you want that glow even in winter we've handpicked the best products to help you get there.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Shifting to a heavier moisturizer for the winter is always a wise decision as your skin tends to look dull, flaky and dry. However, when picking out a moisturizer you must keep your skin type in mind. If you have oily skin don't go in for a very heavy moisturizer.
We Recommend: Soundarya Radiance Cream With 24K Gold & SPF25, Rs 4,800, Buy ItHere
A gentle reminder: Your face isn't the only part of your skin that requires care, your body needs it just as much. Think cracked heels, dry arms and legs. With the excessive use of alcohol-based sanitizers, our fingers and hands are dry leading to cuts, using a generous amount of cream is essential.
We Recommend: Bare Body Essentials Body Butter, Rs 499, Buy It Here
Removing dead cells improves the absorption of creams and serum, and exfoliating is essential for this. Use an exfoliator once or twice a week to cleanse the pores.
We Recommend: Wishful Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub, Rs 1850, Buy It Here
Sunblock is a non-negotiable part of winter skin care. Whether it's a bright sunny day or a gloomy day the harmful UV rays are present every day. And it's time we bust a myth - Sunblock is used to prevent skin damage from the sun - but the truth is sunblock is used to prevent the damage from the harmful UV rays.
We Recommend: Clinique SPF 50 UVA/UVB Mineral Sunscreen, Rs 2700, Buy It Here
Chapped lips are a part of the winter con list. And yes, we do find ourselves restoring to licking our lips to hydrate them. But that does more harm. A lip balm is your best friend during these months.
We Recommend: PIXI Shea Butter Lip Balm - Natural Rose, Rs 900, Buy It Here
The winter months are cold, dry and there is a lack of humidity in the air. Taking steam or using a humidifier will instantly give your skin the much-needed hydration for a dewy and radiant look.
We Recommend: HealthSense Nano-Cure Facial Steamer, Rs 2400, Buy It Here
Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C is known to have multiple skincare benefits, and a moisturising serum enriched with Vitamin C only adds to the long list of pros. If your skin is extra dry, this is a must-have to amp up the radiance.
We Recommend: Dot & Key Glow Reviving Vitamin C Serum, Rs 1045, Buy It Here