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Summer Skin Care and Winter Skin Care Decoded for Dry and Oily Skin

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Summer & Winter Skin Care

When it comes to seasonal skin care for different skin, there are a multitude of permutations and combinations of products you could follow. That’s because one size doesn’t fit all. It all boils down to the timing, the order of layering and being aware of the crucial shift in routine with seasonal changes. Here’s some good news for you. We’ve chalked out a summer and winter care routine with essential skin care products so you’re sorted.

Winter Skin Care Routine


● Winter Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Winter Skin Care – The Face Shop Cleanser

i. Cleanser

The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam Aloe Cleansing ideally shouldn’t dry out your skin and strip it off its natural moisture. But if this sounds like your daily skin sob story, you should consider investing in a cleanser that removes impurities and is infused with moisturizing ingredients for a fresher and softer feel. The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam Aloe fulfills all of these while being enriched with the goodness of Aloe Vera and 9 kinds of herb extracts.

ii. Toner

WOW Skin Science Lavender & Rose Skin Mist Toner No Paraben Sulphate Free Toning is an underrated yet the most essential segue from cleansing to moisturizing. We vouch for the soothing fragrance of Lavender and Rose to awaken your senses and uplift your mood after dullsville 9 to 5. This toner takes care of your skin’s pH balance, hydrates and protects it while tightening pores. Include it in your arsenal for dry skin care in winter.

Winter Skin Care Routine – WOW Skin Toner
Winter Skin Care Products – Neutrogena Moisturizer

iii. Moisturizer

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel For the love of God, don’t you dare skip this step during the winters! Now we understand if you fear the added greasiness. Meet: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, a light-weight moisturizer for dry skin in winter. The power of this winter skin care product is shouldered by Olive Oil extracts, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid that strengthen skin and lock in hydration for a good 48 hours.

iv. Sunscreen

Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ We admit to have spent days skipping the sunscreen all together because it didn’t feel light enough. But this was before the Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ entered our lives and blessed us with broad spectrum UV protection and an ultra-light feel. Infused with Neutrogena's exclusive Helioplex technology, this should be your winter skin care essential.

Winter Skin Care – Neutrogena Sunscreen
Winter Skin Care Routine – Olay Night Cream

v. Night Cream

Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Revitalizing Night Skin Cream At night, when skin repair is at its peak, it is best to let your skin absorb an intense hydrating and correcting formula. The result, you ask? Younger looking skin that ages gracefully. The Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Revitalizing Night Skin Cream is loaded with ingredients, Vitamin E, Pro-Vitamin B5, Green Tea Extract, Allantoin and Glycerin that set up the anti-aging army. Just what you need to brave the harsh winters.

vi. Eye Cream

MCaffeine Morning Puffiness Fix - Hydrate & De-Puff If there was a petition against are-you-sick queries, when it’s clearly evident that it’s just the eyes, we would sign it any day. Until then the MCaffeine Morning Puffiness Fix - Hydrate & De-Puff, enriched with Pure Arabica Coffee, will work just well to fight dark circles and puffiness. You will soon realize Caffeine isn’t just your morning brew. The Sweet Almond Oil is another surprise element that moisturizes and soothes the sensitive area which makes it perfect for dry skin care in winter.

Winter Skin Care Products – MCaffeine Eye Cream

● Winter Skincare Routine For Oily Skin

Winter Skin Care Products –Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser

i. Cleanser

Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser Oily skin demands a gentle cleanser that removes excess oil without disrupting skin’s natural moisture barrier, all the while maintaining its pH balance. Enter: Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser. Cetaphil is one of the most recommended brands by the dermats. And why not? Non-alkaline, non-comedogenic, lipid-free and mild enough for acne-prone skin. It checks all the boxes for winter season skin care.

ii. Toner

Kaya Purifying Toner If you belong to the oily skin fam, you should be looking for a toner that tightens pores, controls excess sebum and helps unclog pores. Most importantly stick to an alcohol free toner because in the larger scheme of things, alcohol only makes your skin greasier. The Kaya Purifying Toner, loaded with the goodness of Mandelic Acid and Niacinamide, fights existing acne and prevents future breakouts.

Winter Skin Care – Kaya Purifying Toner
Winter Skin Care Routine – Ethiko Serum

iii. Serum

Ethiko Oil Control Serum It’s a myth that people with oily skin don’t need serums. Serums are in fact great for turbo-charging the regulation of natural oil production and fading blemishes. The Ethiko Oil Control Serum formulated with Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lavender and Bergamot overpowers acne causing bacteria for a clearer complexion. This dependable savior is our new addition to winter care for oily skin.

iv. Moisturizer

Mamaearth Oil Free Moisturizer With Apple Cider Vinegar For Acne Prone Skin Just because you can literally feel the oil on your face, doesn’t mean you can skip this step. Instead opt for an oil-free moisturizer with a non-greasy base that balances pH level to reduce further breakouts and retain the natural moisture of skin. Lift the curtains for one of the best moisturizers for oily skin in winter: Mamaearth Oil Free Moisturizer With Apple Cider Vinegar For Acne Prone Skin. Make place for this rescuer in your bathroom cabinet and take your winter care for oily skin a notch up.

Winter Skin Care Products – Mamaearth Moisturizer
 Winter Skin Care – La Shield Sunscreen

v. Sunscreen

La Shield IR Sunscreen Gel SPF 30 has a lightweight and non-sticky formula that protects skin from both UV and Infrared rays. Enriched with the goodness of the Thermus Thermophilus ferment, it delays aging and prevents degradation of collagen. Also, did we mention that you can jump into that pool without bothering about reapplication later? Yes, it’s water-resistant.

vi. Overnight Mask

Votre Acne Clearing Over Night Aqua Rich Sleeping Mask Oil Control A surefire way to keep the oil in control is a hydrating mask that controls oil production and detoxes skin. We are talking about a face mask for glowing skin in winter. The Votre Acne Clearing Over Night Aqua Rich Sleeping Mask Oil Control reduces existing acne and nourishes skin overnight so you wake up to a brighter complexion. Let this beauty work on your skin through the night after you hit the bed.

Winter Skin Care Routine – Votre Overnight Mask

Summer Skincare Routine


● Summer Skincare Routine For Oily Skin

Summer Skin Care – Sebamed Cleanser

i. Cleanser

Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam Ph5.5 We won’t say gentle this time. An aggressive cleanser, the Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam Ph5.5 removes dirt and grime and gradually reduces whiteheads and blackheads. Montaline C40 and Panthenol instantly remove bacteria to leave behind a clearer complexion. Filters? Who needs them!

ii. Anti-Shine Gel

L'Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Icy Gel Oily skin translates to shiny complexion which can be good on certain days and equally bad on others. The hot season is one of those bad times. L'Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Icy Gel controls the shine with regulated sebum production, courtesy Zinc. You can feel almost mattified on days when you have had enough of the oil business on your skin.

Summer Skin Care Products – L’Oreal Paris Anti-Shine Gel
Summer Skin Care Routine – Kaya Sunscreen

iii. Sunscreen

Kaya Ultra Light Aquagel Sunscreen SPF 25 From knives and forks to bows and arrows, some things are just inseparable and need to exist together. A good sunscreen to brave the full swing summer heat is one of them too. The Kaya Ultra Light Aquagel Sunscreen SPF 25 provides UV protection and protects skin against environmental damage. Opt for this gel-based summer skin care essential for soothing sun protection.

iv. Face Scrub

Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan Removal Scrub Papaya, nature’s exfoliator and revitalizer for dull skin works at keeping skin feeling smooth and refreshed. The Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan Removal Scrub buffs away dead skin cells and moisturizes skin with active ingredients that include Turmeric, Papaya and Neem extracts.

Summer Skin Care Products – Biotique Face Scrub
Summer Skin Care – VLCC Eye Cream

v. Eye Cream

VLCC Almond Under Eye Cream You don’t have to let under-eye bags rob you of your happiness. Enter: VLCC Almond Under Eye Cream. Enriched with the goodness of Chamomile extracts, Wheatgerm Oil, Almond Oil and Olive Oil, this eye cream nourishes skin from within to soothe the eye contours. Adieu dark circles!


● Summer Skincare Routine For Dry Skin

i. Face Wash

Himalaya Herbals Tan Removal Orange Face Wash with a chockfull of good-for-your-skin ingredients, such as Orange Peel extracts, Papain and Honey exfoliates, moisturizes and reduces tan. Talk about dodging three with one bullet. Found yourself a summer skin care essential, eh?

Summer Skin Care – Himalaya Face Wash
Summer Skin Care Routine – Cetaphil Moisturizer

ii. Moisturizer

Cetaphil Moisturising Cream Infused with Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E, the Cetaphil Moisturising Cream attracts water and traps the moisture in skin for a smoother texture. The best moisturizer for dry skin in summer, this non-greasy formula means no more clogged pores resulting in breakouts.

iii. Sunscreen

Mamaearth Ultra Light India Sunscreen SPF50 PA+++ With Turmeric & Carrot Seed For exquisite Indian skin tones, we need a specially designed summer skin care product. Mamaearth has specially curated the Mamaearth Ultra Light India Sunscreen SPF50 PA+++ With Turmeric & Carrot Seed that doesn’t feel patchy like other sunscreens. The Turmeric treats tan and keeps your skin glowing.

Summer Skin Care Products – Mamaearth Sunscreen
Summer Skin Care – Palmer’s Hydrating Mask

iv. Hydrating Mask

The Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Water Hydrating Sheet Mask is like an at-home spa-treatment that packs in the goodness of Coconut Water and Sweet Almond Oil to replenish depleted skin with a hydration boost. It’s time to finally give in to the whole shebang over dewy complexion.

v. Body Lotion

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Dry Skin Fact of the day: The humble Oatmeal tops the list of the best moisturizers for summer. The Aveeno Daily Moisturizing lotion for dry skin in summer includes Oatmeal as the active player that helps restore skin's normal pH and prevent extreme dryness. If you are someone who usually forgets to reapply, no more worries because this one works overtime. We officially award it the best body lotion for dry skin in summer trophy for working beyond expected hours.

Summer Skin Care Routine – Aveeno Body Lotion
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