Winter skincare routine to follow at home
- Step 1: Cleanser
A golden skincare rule that's absolutely non-negotiable during winters is a good cleanse! As soon as the temperature drops, your skin becomes dry and flaky, so skipping your daily cleanse is a big no-no as it can clog your pores and lead to other skin woes, making your skin feel overly dry. Moreover, your skin will no longer be able to oxygenate itself and slowly suffocate if you skip cleansing. We recommend using a gentle yet effective cleanser that won’t dry out your skin any further. You can try the L’Oréal Paris Glycolic Bright Daily Foaming Face Cleanser that cleanses the skin without stripping off its essential oils and moisture, and leaves it feeling refreshed and healthy. Adding glycolic acid to your winter skin care will help to speed up your skin’s natural cell turnover process and eliminate dead skin cells that have accumulated on the surface, causing a rough texture and a dull complexion.
- Step 2: Exfoliator
Winter can exacerbate dehydrated and dry skin issues. This calls the need for exfoliation to remove dead skin cell built up and allow your winter skin care products to penetrate deep into the skin. However, you need to make sure that you do not over-exfoliate as that can cause skin irritation and other problems.
- Step 3: Serum
The next step in your winter skin care routine is to give your skin the boost of nourishment it needs by applying a non-sticky, lightweight face serum. Try the hyaluronic acid serum to achieve intense hydration instantly. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5 % Hyaluronic Acid Serum penetrates deep into the skin, is suitable for all skin types and can be used daily, which makes it the perfect addition to your winter skincare routine for dry skin.
- Step 4: Sheet mask
A nourishing sheet mask is a perfect way to pamper your skin with the love and care it needs during winter. A face mask is made with active ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin and enhance your skin’s overall well-being. Get plump and hydrated skin by adding the hyaluronic serum sheet mask in your winter skincare routine right away!
- Step 5: Moisturiser
Prevent signs of dehydrated skin by using a hydrating moisturiser. You should consider applying creams that contain hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, glycerine, or aloe vera to maintain your skin’s natural moisture barrier and help it achieve maximum benefits. This will not only keep your skin hydrated but also make it soft, supple, and healthy. Go for the two-in-one day cream with SPF 17 to moisturise and protect your skin from the harsh UV rays and other environmental aggressors. A moisturiser is a must-have product even in your winter night skincare routine.
Winter skincare tips
Apart from following your winter skincare routine religiously, you also need to follow some winter skin care tips to flaunt the healthy skin of your dreams. To help you with that, here’s a list of some essential winter skincare tips that you should keep in mind:
Winter skincare tip #1 - Maintain an optimum temperature at home
Make sure your winter skincare routine doesn’t go in waste by avoiding overheating your home. In winters, a home as hot as an oven may feel cosy but won’t help in maintaining your skin’s hydration. However, if you can’t bear to take yourself away from your radiator, invest in a humidifier to maintain moisture in the air.
Winter skincare tip #2 - Don’t skip your night-time skincare routine
Neglecting your winter night skincare routine is a big no as it helps to maintain the hydration of your skin while you enjoy your beauty sleep.
Winter skincare tip #3 – Choose hydrating ingredients
Opt for nourishing creams or lotions enriched with shea butter or sweet almond oil to soothe your skin and stop it from feeling tight and uncomfortable.
Winter skin care tip #4 - Skip long, hot showers
Don’t take steaming hot, long showers or baths. Hot water damages our skin's protective barrier, drying it out in the process. So, warm showers or baths with lukewarm water are best if you want to keep your skin gorgeous, dewy, and glowing.
Your skin cries out for help during winters: it feels tight, itchy and suffers from dry patches. Don’t let the winter weather drive your skin insane. Instead, follow the above-mentioned winter skincare routine and tips to hydrate your skin, bring back the lost moisture and keep your skin feeling healthy and looking fresh all year round!