Winter adds a different charm to life, the bed feels more cozy, the morning coffee sets you up for the day and you feel more close to nature, but it also brings along dry, cracked skin, flaking, dry lips and more. Lack of humidity in air causes the air to dry up which results in moisture sapping away from the skin. Furthermore, exposure to sunlight for long hours also breaks down collagen which causes sunspots, sagginess, and more.
Today, we’ll talk about a winter skincare routine that will help you retain moisture for long hours, get natural glow and avoid flaking, itchiness of the skin.
What should your winter skincare routine include?
Winter is hard on the skin and you need special skincare to make sure your skin doesn’t dry out. To ensure that your skin is moisturized, ideally, you would buy a moisturizer, but is it enough? If you wish to get a clearer, evenly balanced and nourished skin, you should follow a complete skincare routine that can not only help with skin dryness but also help fight pigmentation, uneven skin tone, dry lips, and fine lines.
Here’s what your winter skincare routine should include:
Sulphate-Free Face Wash
A face wash everyday will keep your skin clean from dirt, pollutants, and other bacteria, but what you need is a sulphate-free face wash. Face wash that is not sulphate-free is harsh on your skin. It can deprive your skin of natural oils and leave behind dry skin, add that to the natural dry air in winters and you’ll witness flaking as well. Therefore, make sure you buy a sulphate-free face wash.
Ideally you should opt for natural face wash that has Hyaluronic Acid as one of the components as it helps cleanse skin gently and is a great hydrating ingredient. While buying your face wash you should also make sure that the product is free from all toxins.
A natural face serum will be a great addition to your winter skincare routine. Face serums are lighter and they help nourish and replenish your skin from within. Again, a face serum rich in Hyaluronic Acid will help draw moisture to the skin and then further retain it. Paired with a natural face cream, face serum will ensure that dry skin stays away.
Under Eye Cream
Before you move on to moisturizing, make sure you have a separate product for under eye treatment. Winter causes natural hydration to dry off from the skin which causes puffiness and wrinkles. Chamomile Oil and Niacinamide are two nutrients that help fight puffiness and dry skin. Therefore, a Natural Under Eye Cream with Niacinamide will be a great addition to your winter skin care routine.
This one is very obvious. If you want your skin to fight off winter dryness, itching, and flaking with ease, this is a must have product in your winter regime. Once you are done with the under eye area, you can work on applying a moisturizing cream or lotion on your skin.
When looking for a moisturizer, buy a product that is rich in Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Rosehip Oil, they help in deep moisturization and collagen formation for the skin. If you wish to buy a natural and toxin-free moisturizer, check out our Natural Body Butter, it is rich in the above mentioned nutrients and helps with deep moisturization.
Many would say that sunscreen is just a summer product, but it is not. Prolonged exposure to sunlight during winters can result in collagen breakdown which can make skin dull and dry. A sunscreen will protect you from harmful UV-A and UV-B rays which can cause premature ageing. So, make sure the penultimate step of your winter skincare routine is to apply sunscreen.
The easiest product to maintain and use is a lip balm. Since winter causes your lips to dry up very quickly, make sure you always carry a lip balm. Get a product that is rich in Vitamin E, and Shea Butters, these will nourish your lips and effectively repair chapped lips. Also, make sure the product is dermatologically tested to avoid any side effects.
If you follow this skincare routine, you can not only fight off dry skin with ease but also get clear, moisturized, and even-toned skin. Have you ever wondered if dry skin and oily skin should have a different skincare routine? What kind of products should they use? If yes, read our blog on How to Build a Skincare Routine For Your Skin Type. We’ve even shared links to products. 😉