Winter skincare regimen | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 22, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 22, 2019

Winter skincare regimen

The chill of winter can confound even the most luscious of skins, especially if it's on the oily side. On winter mornings, our skin often resembles the dry deserts of Africa, and by the afternoon, it turns into an oil field from the Middle East! A hydrating cream in the morning could end up feeling like a curse by mid-day when the makeup wears off because of the shine, which can give grease a run for its money.

For girls like us, it is very important to follow a set routine, summer or winter. It is actually a common misconception among most of us that people with oily skin should not moisturise. When we do not apply lotion or cream, our skin starts the process of natural hydration, producing more oil.

Cleansing the face with cold water is a good way to start the day. Another very important thing is to try to reach for gel products. The Neutrogena hydro boost, for example, is a good hydration gel. It is water based, so it can easily get absorbed into the skin, and is usually lightweight compared to oil-based moisturisers.

Sunscreen is also an essential; just because it is winter does not mean that the sun will not damage the skin. They too can feel heavy, and so the Lotus gel sunscreen can be a good option.  

At the end of the day, after coming home, it is very important to wash off the oil and the makeup from our face before it starts to affect the skin. A good makeup wipe, or the Garnier Micellar water, is good for taking off any makeup, which the facewash cannot take off.

Of course, it is important to hydrate the skin before going to bed. Not just the face, but the body too. Body Shop very recently came out with body yoghurt, which is just a dream come true, for many it works even better than their body butter.

And last, but certainly not least, exfoliating the skin at least once a week with a facial scrub is needed to get rid of the build-up of dead skin. It all comes down to habit, at first it might feel like a lot of work, but after doing so for about a week or so, our glowing skin will motivate us to go through the steps every day.

 

Photo: LS Archive/Sazzad Ibne Sayed

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