Game of Thrones might have ended but we are still here to tell you ‘Winter is coming’. The season infamous for giving you chapped lips and dry skin is just around the corner. Before it robs you of precious moisture, let us help you prep up your beauty routine.
Let’s begin with the part that’s supremely important for selfies. Winter torments lips like no other season. Fight the dryness by not licking them, because saliva on your lips makes things worse. Keep a lip balm like Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Lip Care handy at all times and exfoliate away the dead skin as frequently as possible with a ENN Cocoa Fee Lip Scrub. Most importantly apply a thick coat of delicious lip balm before you doze off for the day. That’ll be enough to keep your pout perfect.
While humid months give you the liberty of experimenting with cleansers, winter months are not that kind. Get rid of harsh cleansers that dry up the skin, and switch to gentle oil-based cleansers that keep it hydrated. Help your skin retain all the moisture it can by cleaning it with Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Hydrating Micellar Water or a gentle face wash such as Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.
Don’t skip this step just because the lazy-bug bit you. Toning is like good handwriting, it spikes up your score in the winter skin test. Opt for products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid to boost the absorption of active ingredients in your moisturiser. FACES Canada Hydro Toner that way is a great option.
We can’t talk about moisturising without talking about the immense necessity to drink water and refrain from alcohol during winters. Once you’ve got that sorted, pamper your face with hydrating creams like this Chia seed preparation The Face Shop Chia Seed No Shine Intense Hydrating Cream and body with intense moisturisers like the Cetaphil Dam Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion. You can also add a few drops of essential oil (12 drops per ounce) to your moisturiser to amp up its moisturising skills. Try Aroma Magic Sandalwood Essential Oil.
After you’re done boosting your CTM routine, remember to revise your hair care routine too. Winters bring in a set of brand new problems for your hair—dryness, frizz, static et al. Combat these by treating your scalp exactly how you treat your skin—by keeping it moisturised. To minimise moisture loss and formation of dandruff flakes, always wash hair with lukewarm water and condition it after every wash. Use intensive conditioners like BBlunt Intense Moisture Conditioner and apply leave-in masks such as Wella Professionals Invigo Enrich Deep Nourishing Mask to prevent any dryness. The age-old technique of oiling your hair becomes super important in winters. Pamper your hair with an oil massage every now and then; we recommend using Figaro Olive Oil but you can opt for anything that’s soothing to your scalp.
We hope this quick guide keeps your winters as gorgeous as summers.