ESSENTIAL WINTER BEAUTY CARE TIPSGurpreet Kaur
They say I have a warm heart, but that does not seem to be doing anything to protect my skin from these cold winter days and nights. My facial skin feels flaky, my hands are dry, my lips are cracked and my hair is too dull for any adjectives.
The wind has changed, I should have changed my beauty routine too. Because what worked for monsoon and summer would never work for winter. It calls for a total rehaul of tips, tricks and products. Yes, beauty care suddenly has become a big challenge.
To make this worse for me, a series of events and programmes are lined up in the coming days. A wedding here, a get-together there; time for several selfies and groupies, smiles and cheers. A dull and patchy face will not do, I know. I can blame the weather but that will not protect my skin and hair, and I cannot expect to look like a diva after ignoring the need for a proper beauty routine.
So, here is what I am going to do. I have listed a few tips that would solve almost all beauty troubles that crop up during winter. This routine would need me to get rid of some old habits and embrace a few new ones. Oh yes, it is challenging, but let us have some fun following these winter care mantras.
- Stay hydrated. Always
There is no compromise on this. The skin needs to be well-hydrated or else get ready to face a dried version of yourself in the mirror. Moisturise your face and hands right after the bath.
- Avoid hot showers
Hot water is indeed tempting, but that alone will turn your skin dry and lifeless. Extremely hot showers and baths could leave patches and rashes on the skin too. Use lukewarm water and apply moisturiser immediately after the shower.
- Say no to chemical-rich products
Of course, you need cleansers, toners and moisturisers during winter, but do ensure they have natural ingredients. Some products can create problems with the skin’s natural moisture, turning it drier and duller than before.
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- Do not forget your sunscreen
Sunscreen in winter, you might ask. Yes. Because the UV rays are harmful and even the pleasant sun rays can cause damage. Make sure your skin is well-protected when you step out.
- Take care of your lips
We tend to ignore lips while pampering the face with all kinds of products, and this can be a problem. Because cracked lips will ruin the impression we all want to make. So, do remember to use a lip balm and keep the frostbite away.
- Hands and feet are important too
We all tend to take our hands and feet for granted and expect them to be soft and healthy even when their care is ignored. During this week, make them too a part of your beauty ritual. And it will make a huge difference.
- Mind what you eat
Just like the beauty routine, the diet too needs to be changed to suit the demands of the winter season. Make soups a part of your everyday menu, and bring in fruits and vegetables that help you stay hydrated.
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