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Winter skincare products to make you forget all winter skin woes
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Winter skincare products to make you forget all winter skin woes

January 6th, 2022 | by

A hot cup of tea, warm comforters and a movie- sounds like a perfect cozy night in, right? The winter season brings with it these small joys of life.  Hot showers? Oh, we love them so much! Our skin, though? Not so much. The cold temperature and the dip in the moisture levels during this season can have a harsh effect on the skin, especially for those battling dryness. Your skin starts to get irritated and appears cracked and flaky. It also tends to look dull and dehydrated.

Add to that, feeling absolutely no need to meet the target of water consumption you’d set for yourself just a few months ago. Here is where your winter skincare routine should essentially have products that help hydrate, moisturize and nourish your skin. This means that you can’t make do with your summer essentials as these are usually lightweight and don’t provide the necessary moisture levels.

What you actually need are a bunch of solid winter skin care products to ensure your skin’s good health during winters. Wondering about what all you need in your winter skin care routine?

BoldLyfe is here to help you out! Here’s a detailed list of all the winter skin care products that you need on your shelf.

1. A cream-based cleanser

A cream-based cleanser
A cream-based cleanser

A cleanser’s basic duty is to help remove all the dirt and impurities from the skin. However, in the process, your skin’s natural oils also end up getting stripped. While this is still acceptable during the summer season when the skin usually is slightly greasy and oily, it gets hard to handle during winters. Always use a cleanser that not just cleans your skin but moisturises it as well. A cream-based cleanser should be your go-to during winters.

We would recommend the ever-so-loved Himalaya Moisturizing Aloe Vera Face Wash.

This face wash replenishes the lost moisture after every cleanse and nourishes dry and flaky skin. It is enriched with cucumber that soothes irritated skin as well as aloe vera that tones and softens it.

Pros

  • Budget-friendly 
  • Ideal for daily use
  • Gentle on sensitive skin
  • Soap-free formula
  • Paraben-free
  • Cruelty-free

Cons

  • Not fragrance-free

2. Gentle exfoliator (once or twice a week)

Gentle exfoliator
Gentle exfoliator

No matter what the season, exfoliation should be a part of your skincare routine as it helps get rid of dead skin cells and results in a glowing and fresher looking skin. We advise you to use a chemical exfoliating serum. This is different from a physical scrub.

A chemical exfoliant is a serum which does the deed of removing dead skin cells in a gentler way and is infused with ingredients such as AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids), enzymes and (BHAs) beta-hydroxy acids. A scrub can be harsh on the skin and that’s the last thing you want especially during the winter season.

We recommend the Paulas Choice-SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Exfoliant-Facial Exfoliant.

This exfoliant is extremely popular and works by clearing and minimizing enlarged pores.  It has a lightweight texture that absorbs into the skin easily and sheds built-up layers of the skin fluid. It also brightens the skin, reduces fine lines and makes the skin smoother.

Pros:

  • Gentle on the skin
  • Suitable for all skin types

Cons:

  • Pricey

3. A moisturizing toner

A moisturizing toner
A moisturizing toner

It’s very important to pick the right toner for your skin especially during winters. Most toners contain astringent as one of the key ingredients that help control excess oil production.

However, this is not something you need during winters, as the aim is to nourish your skin with plenty of moisture.Switch up your summer skincare toner with one that leaves your skin feeling hydrated and moisturized.

We recommend The Face Shop Rice Ceramide Moisturizing Toner.

This toner cleanses the face without disturbing its natural pH level. It’s infused with rice extracts, ceramide, and rice bran oil that brighten the skin, improve its texture as well as reduce dark spots. The rice extracts help exfoliate dead skin cells (read flakiness during winters!) and ceramides prevent moisture loss.

Pros:

  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Gentle.

Cons:

  • Overpowering fragrance.
  • Pricey

4. A hydrating serum

A hydrating serum
A hydrating serum

Serums have become the centre of attraction in the skincare industry in the recent past and rightfully so, as they truly are game changers for the skin and should definitely become a part of your skincare routine. From anti-ageing to moisturizing to brightening, there are serums of various kinds available in the skincare market to choose from.

During winters, always opt for hydrating serums that contain hyaluronic acid. This is a highly effective ingredient that helps replenish the skin with the required moisture.

We recommend the Derma Co 5% Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum.

This serum traps moisture in your skin and prevents it from releasing prematurely. As a result, the skin remains hydrated and appears supple and plump. With consistent use, the serum can also help in improving your skin’s texture overall.

Pros:

  • Paraben-free
  • Mineral oil-free
  • Sulfate-free
  • Dye-free
  • Suitable for all skin types

Cons:

  • None

5. A heavy moisturizer

A heavy moisturizer
A heavy moisturizer

You need a thick and creamy moisturizer to keep your skin nourished during the harsh winter season. A rich consistency keeps the skin moisturized for long hours unlike the lightweight creams that are ideal during the summer season. Pick face creams enriched with moisturizing ingredients such as aloe vera, glycerine, shea butter to help keep the skin soft and supple.

We recommend the evergreen Ponds Moisturizing Cold Cream.

This product is a favourite amongst the older generation and millennials alike! An oldie but goody, the Pond’s cold cream is ideal for winters as it deeply nourishes dry skin. It also makes the skin soft and smooth,  repairing cracked and flaky skin.

Pros:

  • Budget-friendly
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Deeply moisturizing

Cons:

  • Strong fragrance

6. A lip balm

A lip balm
A lip balm

We know there’s nothing more annoying than dealing with chapped lips. The skin on the lips is extremely thin and sensitive, leading them to get chapped easily and becoming painful. It’s essential to find lip balms that can keep your lips nourished for long hours and reduce your effort of reapplying the balm constantly.

We recommend the Vaseline Lip Care – Rosy Lips.

It intensely moisturises the lips and makes them appear soft, plump and hydrated.

For some more winter pampering…

Aside from the holy grails that we have mentioned, there are also some additional winter skincare products you can add to your kitty, to truly protect your skin from the harsh winters.

1. A heavy body cream

Not only is it important for you to keep your face nourished but your body as well. And there’s nothing like a yum, creamy and luscious body cream to work its magic!

We highly recommend The Body Shop Strawberry Softening Body Butter.

What’s great about this cream is that it isn’t as thick in consistency as the usual body butters but still does a splendid job at moisturizing the skin. This cream is infused with cold-pressed strawberry seed oil that deeply nourishes the skin and leaves it feeling soft and supple and smelling like strawberry.

Pros:

  • Sulphate-free
  • Paraben-free

Cons:

  • Strong fragrance
  • Pricey

2. A body oil 

If you’re not into moisturizers and are looking for an alternative to keep your skin nourished throughout the day, body oil is your answer! These are not your conventional oils like coconut oil that is heavy in consistency and is used for massages or for general application. There are certain body oils that have been designed to moisturize your skin without leaving it greasy.

One that is lightweight and easily absorbable is the Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods body oil.

This body oil contains a mix of avocado oil, coconut oil and sweet almond oil, all of which keep the skin nourished and supple all day long! The oil is also anti inflammatory and helps reduce irritation on the skin. It is ideal for people with dry skin and should be your go-to product especially during winters.

Pros:

  • 24-hour moisture

Cons:

  • Strong fragrance
  • Pricey

3. Hand cream

Don’t you just hate the feeling of dry and rough hands? Why not indulge in something as handy as a hand cream? If you think that you can use a regular moisturizer as a hand cream and get the same results, you’re mistaken.

A hand cream is more lightweight in its consistency and easily absorbable. They also don’t leave the hands greasy, which certain thick creams can do, making daily chores.. well.. a task.

We recommend The Body Shop Almond Hand and Nail Cream . (another Body Shop product, we know!).

 This hand cream is enriched with Ethiopian honey, soya oil, Brazilian nut oil, and shea butter from Tamale, Ghana. These help in deeply nourishing the hands and keeping them soft throughout the day! 

Pros:

  • 100 vegan and vegetarian
  • Cruelty-free
  • Sustainable

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Fragrance

Add all that winter goodness to your cart and ensure a happy winter! You now have all the right winter skincare products in your winter skincare routine to keep your skin healthy and moisturized during this season. So go ahead and live that BoldLyfe!


Rashi Girdher