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5 Signs That Tell You Winter Is Coming

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Winter is lovely. Cooler temperatures, no sweating, cute sweaters and all things merry—except for the skincare issues that invariably pop up. Skincare in winter can be a challenge if you’re not adequately prepared for it. For starters, you will need to switch your regular moisturiser with a winter moisturiser. While that’s a good place to start, you must remember that following a good winter skincare routine involves more than just switching to a cream that’s specially made for dry skin in winter.

Read on to know more about the different winter skincare issues and the best way to deal with them.

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1. Chapped Lips

For some, this could be the first sign of winter’s arrival. If your skin tends to turn dry during winter     , then there’s a good chance that your lips get chapped too. Ideally, the best way to tackle this is by regularly using a lip balm. Lip balms are compact and very easy to carry around everywhere you go. You can also coat your lips with a transparent lip balm or glycerin before applying your lipstick, as this helps lock in moisture and prevent dryness.

Nykaa recommends: The Nykaa Lip Crush Macaron Lip Balm is enriched with the goodness of vitamin E and shea butter which will keep your lips moisturised and protected.

2. Dry Face

Come winter, does your face start feeling tighter and dryer? Well, you’re not alone because this is actually one of the most common winter skincare issues. During the winter season, our water intake tends to reduce, along with the level of humidity in the air. Both these factors can lead to dryer skin. So, keeping yourself adequately hydrated is key along with the use of a winter-appropriate face moisturiser or cream.

Nykaa recommends: The Mamaearth Ubtan Nourishing Cold Cream For Winter With Turmeric & Saffron For Glowing Moisturization is one of the best face moisturizers to use during the winter months.

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3. Dry Body

Just like your face, the skin on the rest of your body may also turn dry. This manifests in the form of dry, flaky, and itchy patches. To ensure that your skin remains hydrated, switch to a winter-friendly moisturiser and apply it twice a day (in the morning and at night). Another way to ensure that your body is not stripped of its moisture is by lowering down the temperature of the water while taking a shower. Hot water, though soothing, can be incredibly drying for your skin.

Nykaa recommends: The Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Glow Body Lotion is specially created to tackle dry skin during winter. It contains Vaseline jelly which helps trap moisture in your skin.

4. UV Damage

While the rays of the sun may not seem as harsh during winter, it doesn’t mean that they do not exist. Harmful UV rays don’t care about the changing seasons and any exposure to the sun can put your skin at risk. Especially during winter, a lot of people tend to venture out with the sole objective of sunbathing. Hence, it’s important that you use a sunscreen after applying a good winter moisturiser for dry skin.

Nykaa recommends: Check out the Reequil Ultra Matte Dry Touch Sunscreen Gel SPF 50 PA ++++ UVA as it offers protection from the UVA and infrared rays.

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creams for dry skin in winter

5. Cracked Heels

Just like your face needs special care during winter, your feet do too. Dry skin can lead to cracked heels.      Most of us forget to care for our feet throughout the year and by the time the winter season arrives, it’s      too late and the damage is done. So, it’s best to include a hydrating foot cream in your skincare routine and apply it regularly to avoid cracked heels.

Nykaa recommends: The Bella Vita Organic Feet Love Foot Crème for Crack Heels & Dry Feet is a lightweight, non-sticky cream that ensures soft and moisturised feet always, especially during winter.

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