The climate is chilly and dry. Our skin and hair tend to get really affected by the change in climate. I have previously written a post on winter skin care regime in 2016 but I should say the only product I still use from the stash is the burt’s bees lip balm.
My skincare regime has evolved over these two years and I am more inclined towards the Korean skin care method of layering products on skin, than using heavy products on skin.
So here are some products I have been using for quite sometime now and the only difference I would make for the Winter, is to layer it more.
- Cleanser : Washed ghee(click for review)
- Toner : Chamomile and Roman Witch Hazel mist from Indulgeo essentials.
Toner for me is to just refresh the skin when it feels dry/dehydrated or dull. A spritz of cool mist wakes up the skin instantly. Here are some of my other favorite toner reviews : Face mists review 1 , Zofla rose water
- Moisturizer :
I don’t really get time for an elaborate skin care routine in the morning. So the only product I usually use is the Nivea Super Water Gel Sunscreen with Spf 50 and PA+++.
If there is one product I would suggest you never miss is a good sunscreen. this can prevent photoageing, pigmentation and many other skin related concerns in the long run.
Recently I have started trying the Squalene Skin Hydrator, which is a very light moisturizer ideal for oily skin, from Indulgeo essentials. Shall write a review once I have used it for a while.
This is when I got about my layering game. I have been using three products from last 4 months and these are:
Buffet from The Ordinary
Yuja Water Serum from Skin Food which is vit C serum.
Advanced snail 96 Mucin Power Essence from Cos Rx
Do comment below incase you would like to know more about Korean skin care and detailed reviews of these products.
The Skin Yoga Sandalwood and Saffron face mask is the most moisturizing mask I have come across. This would be ideal for normal to extremely dry skin types. Also check out the green tea face mask review, incase you are looking for acne free skin.
Nuxe lipbalm is the next best thing to Burt’s Bees Lip balm I feel. I bought both The Ordinary Buffet and Nuxe from Cult Beauty website when they had free shipping offer to India. Nuxe is thick and I use it overnight like a lip mask.
Also do use sugar scrubs to exfoliate chapped lips before application.
As for the body, winter is the time for some sloughing and nourishing.
- Body scrub : Checkout the many many scrub reviews in this blog. You can also make them at home by using ingredients like ground coffee, sugar, salt, rose petal powder etc.
- Body butter : Again i have reviewed many body butters before. Incase your skin is flaky and dry, body butters work better for the skin in winters.
- Cold pressed soaps : Using cold pressed soaps make sure that the skin is not stripped off the moisture and it doesn’t dry out the skin. Make sure you stay away from products having foaming agents like SLS and other harsh chemicals.
I warm few drops of JC hair mask or coconut oil and mix few drops of lime juice in it. This mask will help a lot with flaky scalp. Also use a mild hair cleanser. I ma currently using the Vilvah goat milk shampoo, but this is not ideal for oily hair as it is too mild to wash away the oiliness in even two washes.
According to Ayurveda, this is the time to nourish our body and get it ready for the summer months. So it is very necessary to exercise well, eat well and also have regular oil baths to keep the skin protected.
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