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Winter Skin Care Routine: Do’s and Don’ts to Follow According to Your Skin Type

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Love the cold months but hate what it does to the skin? The winter months can be harsh on a few individuals causing excessive dryness and flakiness. So how can you switch up your winter skin care routine?

There are certain winter skin care do’s and don’ts that you should follow to make the most of the season. Follow these suggestions by our experts to have health and radiant skin.

Follow a Winter Skincare Routine According to Your Skin Type

 By tailoring skincare to individual needs, it’s possible to achieve better results, effectively targeting issues while nurturing and maintaining skin health. 

1. Normal Skin

Normal skin generally strikes a balance between oily and dry. To maintain this equilibrium during winter, a gentle skincare routine is key. Use a mild cleanser to rid your skin of impurities without stripping away its natural oils. Follow this up with a lightweight, hydrating moisturiser to keep your skin nourished without feeling heavy or greasy. And remember, even in the colder months, don’t skip sunscreen—choose a broad-spectrum SPF to shield against UV rays.

2. Dry Skin

Winter exacerbates dryness, making deep hydration essential. Opt for a creamy, gentle cleanser that cleanses without stripping moisture. Then, focus on rich, emollient moisturisers or facial oils to lock in moisture and prevent flakiness. Regular, gentle exfoliation—about once a week—can help remove dead skin cells, allowing better absorption of moisturising products.

3. Oily Skin

Balancing hydration and oil control is crucial for oily skin during winter. Use a gentle, oil-free cleanser to remove excess oil and impurities without over-drying. Look for non-comedogenic, gel-based moisturisers that hydrate without clogging pores. Additionally, consider incorporating an in-clinic chemical peel once a month to prevent buildup and maintain clarity.

4. Combination Skin

Combination skin requires a nuanced approach to address both oily and dry areas. Use a mild cleanser that caters to both concerns without upsetting the balance. Follow this up with lighter moisturisers on oily zones and richer ones on dry patches. Targeted treatments can be beneficial—hydrating dry patches while controlling oiliness in the T-zone.

Winter Skincare Do’s

These 3 winter skin care tips are ideal for all skin types. Try them this season to see desired results on your skin.

1. Use a Hydrating Moisturiser

Moisturising your skin is key during the winter months. If you use a regular moisturiser, switch it up to a skin care product that leaves your skin hydrated for hours. You can try the Bodycraft 24Hr Tri-Moist Cream that is packed with the goodness of Trimoist moisturising system, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to provide intense hydration and improved firmness.

2. Wear Comfortable Clothing

Irritants in your clothing can affect your skin by making it itchy and flaky than usual. You should try opting for cotton or silk clothing during the winter season to provide maximum comfort to your skin. When buying new clothes, look for the ‘hypoallergenic’ label to ensure that it’s a good fit for your skin type.

3. Wear Sunscreen

The winter sun is as harmful for your skin as in the summer season. Whether you’re staying indoors or stepping out, always wear sunscreen for added skin protection. You can use the UV SKRIN SS SPF 50. This sunscreen activates the skin’s natural defences and protects cells. Its creamy texture leaves no oily film or white traces.

Winter Skincare Don’ts

While understanding what you should do for your winter skin care, our experts have listed some things that you should strictly not do during the winter season.

1. Don’t Forget the Moisture Sandwich Method

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Creating a moisture sandwich for your skin is the latest skin care trend that is a boon for the winter months. It refers to sealing moisture in the skin by using tap water, toner or a hydrating serum as the base for your skin care products. You need to use a hydrating moisturiser on damp skin to enhance your skin care experience.

If your winter skin care routine includes a serum with active ingredients like retinoids or AHAs, you can use a moisturiser before and after applying the serum on your face. This will prevent it from causing any adverse reactions.

2. Don’t Miss Out on a Healthy Lifestyle

Don’t let the cold winds keep you at home all the time. It is essential to go out in the open and walk or jog it out. Fight the urge to stay under a blanket and maintain a fit lifestyle while incorporating healthy nutrients and adequate water into your diet to have healthy skin during the winter months.

3. Don’t Forget to Nourish your Skin

Nourish, nourish and nourish some more! The key to healthy skin during the winter months is by using skin care products that help nourish your skin. While you can use a hydrating moisturiser, make sure to use other hydrating products as well. You can choose from our range of winter skin care products to add to your routine.

3 Tips to Add to your Winter Skincare Routine

Need some more tips to amp up your winter skin care routine? Here’s what our experts suggest following.

1. Get a Facial Every 15 Days

A recurring facial like the Hydra-Medi Facial can keep your skin hydrated and radiant for long. At Bodycraft, you can walk-in every 15 days for a nourishing facial as our experts give you the pampering session that you deserve.

2. Wash your Skin with Lukewarm/Cold Water

While you might enjoy long showers in the colder months, wash your face only with cold or lukewarm water. If the water is too hot, it can burn your skin causing it to dry up quickly.

3. Treat Adverse Skin Conditions with Clinic Treatments

Don’t use home remedies on skin issues as you might not always have all the information with you. In case your skin issues don’t go away after different methods of trial and error, consult our professionals to understand the correct skin treatment for you.

The Takeaway

Switch up your care routine for healthy and glowing skin during the winter months. You can visit us at the Bodycraft Salon or book an appointment to get in touch with our professionals about your winter skin care routine.

FAQs Around Winter SkinCare Routine 

1. How to take care of my skin in the winter season?

Here are a few simple ways you practise a healthy face care routine during winter.

  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from within.
  • Moisturise: Use richer, heavier moisturisers to combat dryness.
  • Protect: Apply sunscreen, as UV rays can still harm your skin in winter.
  • Limit hot showers: Hot water can strip away natural oils, so opt for lukewarm showers.
  • Humidify: Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air indoors.

2. What can I do to get glowing skin in winter?

Here are some of the main tips our experts recommend for glowing skin during winter. 

  • Exfoliate: Gently exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and allow products to penetrate better.
  • Use hydrating masks: Apply hydrating masks containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid or aloe vera.
  • Vitamin C serums: Incorporate vitamin C serums to brighten and even out skin tone.

3. Does the skin texture improve in winter?

For some people, the cooler temperatures and lower humidity can alleviate certain skin conditions like acne or oily skin. However, for others, winter can exacerbate dryness or eczema. It varies from person to person.

4. Does the skin get darker in winter?

The lack of sunlight in winter can lead to a decrease in melanin production, causing the skin to appear lighter or paler. However, prolonged exposure to cold temperatures and harsh winds can sometimes cause slight darkening or dullness due to dryness and irritation.

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