All we’ve ever asked for is a drop in the temperature. What we didn’t account for are the cold-hearted atrocities that come with it. It pushes your skin (and psyche) to a breaking point. Truth is, you can’t have the whistling winds swipe out your year-long, anti-ageing hard work. So, put the chill on face mists, de-tanning packs and featherlight formulas and transition to richer, heavy-duty winter essentials. Tackle every complex beauty concern with these remedies, ’cause baby, it’s cold outside.
Here is a fool-proof winter skincare routine for all winter skin problems:
First Of All
Before the chills comes chapped lips, dry, flaky skin that tends to peel off even from your hands and feet. That’s why a lip balm, lotion and hand and foot cream are unanimously the ABCs of every winter kit. And when you have the toplining Neutrogena making you an offer you can’t refuse, you simply don’t.
Exfoliate & Hydrate
Prepare to buff out dead skin cells often this season. Our trusty Pond’s does it without stripping your natural oils. This all-star kit boasts of a mild facial foam and a day cream that repairs your skin from within. But the face massager is the crackerjack. Its soft sponge and hard ball gently exfoliates, stimulates blood flow and deeply nourishes skin.
What a charcoal mask is to K-beauty, multani mitti is to India. Also known as Fuller’s Earth, this mineral-rich clay mask is every household’s saving grace. Especially when we’re done testing the waters with other packs and sheet masks. Popularly used as an acne and blemish fixer, it silently packs in a lot more punches than that.
Hundred years and the legend of Nivea continues to stay relevant. More for its efficacy than the fact that it brings back memories. Its blue tin remains unchanged and as does its water-in-oil lush, hydrating emulsion. This also happens to be the first skin care cream that could be exported without losing its quality or consistency. Oh, and it’s multipurpose.
Winter season is officially no-hair-wash season. We get it, your bae gets it, but your boss doesn’t. Enter BBlunt’s dry shampoo that does exactly as the name suggests; bringing your dull, greasy hair back to life. It’s the backcombing you never worked for with the bounce you never dreamed of.
The last thing you want in the dead of winter is central heating that shocks the bejesus out of your brittle locks. It’s inevitable. While your favorite lightweight serum gives way. So reckon with this cult elixir that’s rich, tames static and leaves your tresses silky and moisturized. This drenched-in-argan hero rules out frizz too.
Lip & Cheek Stain
It’s freezing, you’re lazy and in desperate need to dazzle without messing with your skin’s pH balance. A tall order that your lip and cheek stain is quick to deliver. Not just that, it’s handy, comes straight from San Francisco bringing its just-got-a-text-from-my-crush blush.
It’s Fall, and the runway is awash with berry-stained lips. This ‘not for the fainthearted’ trend makes a comeback year-after-year. Reason being, unlike other dark tints, this one actually accentuates every skin type. Just know that a pout that screams, needs a look that whispers.
Not all winter woes come with a price tag. Look in your cabinet for the OG jelly to warm up to every adversity this season has to offer. From clearing a stuffy nose, shielding you from UV rays, healing dry skin, taming flyaways, warding off feet odor, taking off rings from swollen fingers to every other inconceivable need.
Knock the socks off your pedicure with this comprehensive 7-tool set that’s packed with clippers, buffers, filers, callus scraper and toe separator. Soak up in a hot-water tub and a chilled glass of Chardonnay for no more cracked, sandpaper feet. No more woolen layers leading to feet odor. And no more salon appointments.