Hesha’s Top 10 Glowing Skin Picks
Top notch beauty blogger Hesha Chimah of The Style Company loves winter but hates what the dry, cold air does to her skin! Dull lifeless skin is a common problem whether you have oily or combination skin. That’s why it’s so important to go the extra mile to keep your skin care ritual intact by including products that are specifically meant to nurture your skin during winters, she says. “While there’s a plethora of winter care products available in the market, I have my favorites that I absolutely swear by. Here’s what I store in my Pandora’s Box.”
Daytime Skin Essentials
If you’re battling oily, acne and blemished prone skin, the Effaclar Foaming Gel is your life savior. Just because you have oily skin, it doesn’t mean that your ultimate goal is to achieve dry skin. Mind you, people with oily skin age more slowly. This soap-free foaming gel balances your skin’s moisture content while treating your concerns leaving it fresh and healthy without drying it completely.
This water-based moisturizer is perfect for supple, hydrated skin. Use this twice daily to keep your skin hydrated. It’s a non-sticky formulation and just a pea size blob is sufficient to moisturize your skin for hours. Even better, it does the job just right without making a big hole in your pocket. Since it’s light weight, you can also wear it under makeup.
This is my go-to toner and is always in my makeup stash. I apply a generous amount just before applying makeup and the results are fabulous! It minimizes my pores and adds a natural dewy glow to my skin. I’d also recommend a toner simply because it helps absorbs the moisturizer deep into skin. It also acts as a great cleanse for skin. Spray two spritz to keep makeup in place for hours!
Enriched with the goodness of cocoa-butter, this makes for an ideal body moisturizer for winter parched skin. Take the dry skin test by scratching the surface with your nails. I can vouch that this one won’t leave you disappointed as it not just increases the skin’s moisture retention capacity but also maintains the skin’s PH value. I use this as frequently as thrice a day and can’t help but crush over my uber soft hands and legs! Yes, this one makes me a narcissist.
I’m often asked to review natural, herbal products because there are many people who prefer organic skincare products over drugstore items. One such product you will always spot me using in winters is this Lychee lip balm by Khadi. Chapped lips is a sign that winters have officially taken over your skin & cracked lips are a big NO! This paraben free lip balm is enriched with essential oils that makes your lips soft & supple adding that subtle shine.
Nighttime Skin Essentials
Meant for sensitive skin, this cleanser makes for a perfect night face wash. It ensures that your skin is bare and breathing because it effectively removes makeup, dirt and excess oil without over drying it. I have been using this face wash at night for sometime now and haven’t felt the need to make a switch yet. A quick tip: for effective and quick results, lather the product in your palms and using a circular motion massage into your face before rinsing it off.
During the winter, I’m always in search of the perfect night cream. While my search doesn’t end here, my satisfaction level with Olay’s moisturizing cream is peak high. Favoring my oily skin, this product keeps my skin well moisturized and also ensures a non-greasy, non-sticky finish for up to 12 hours while locking in moisture to make sure my skin gets its fill of essential nutrients while I nod off. Smooth onto your face and neck (yes, make sure you keep a check on this one as you don’t want your neck to look older than your face) twice a day and do tell me how it worked for you!
This alcohol-free toner has Tea Tree Oil and Salicylic Acid that helps clear skin blemishes. Not just that, it also contains antiseptic Neem and Turmeric that improve the complexion and keep pimple causing bacteria at bay. After I rinse my face thoroughly, I dab a cotton wool swab soaked in the toner all over my face in upward strokes.
I love to smell irresistibly great at night! It’s a proven fact that good aromas ensure a great night’s sleep and deep relaxation. This body lotion is infused with the goodness of Milk and Shea Butter, smells heavenly and deep nourishes my skin. Quick tip: If you’re suffering from dehydrated under-arms, apply a good quantity of this lotion at night and enjoy the difference.
For those who prefer natural, herbal skin creams, this cream is perfect for completing your night time skin routine. I vividly remember how my mother used to insist that I use natural cleansers and fruit packs when I was younger. This formula contains natural fruit vitamins and anti-oxidants that help rejuvenate skin by restoring the hydro lipid film. Massage your skin regularly with this amazing product and say hello to naturally radiant, nourished skin.