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Update your beauty drill with winter skincare essentials

Out with summer, in with winter!

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Chilly winds, lack of sun and well, smog are telling us that the sweater weather aka winter is finally here. And as we put our summer dresses back and bring out our coziest and coolest jumpers, let’s not forget to put our summer beauty bothers behind after all winter also brings us a fair share of dryness and dehydration with a side of irritations (and allergies), courtesy many pollutants. While one of the easiest ways is to keep yourself hydrated and include Vitamin C, leafy greens and fatty acids in your diet, it’s also essential to make a few skincare swaps in order to get ahead of lack-luster skin.

winter skincare
(L-R) Just Herbs Silksplash Rehydrant Face Wash Rs.495, Biotique Royal Jasmine & SandalwoodAllure Facial Serum Rs.3975, Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask Rs.7572, Daughter Earth Eternal Youth Phytonutrient Moisturizer (30ml) Rs.1250

To keep your skin healthy and hydrated, make a switch to deep moisturizing products while taking extra caution to fight dryness. From Just Herbs Silksplash rehydrant face wash to Tata Harper hydrating floral mask and Daughter Earth phytonutrient moisturizer – these essentials help hydrate your skin for that healthy winter glow! And to balance body temperature, you can always use cold-pressed sesame and virgin coconut oil for hot body and scalp massage, thereby inducing warmth and regulating blood flow.

winter skincare
(L-R) Clinique Moisture Surgee Eye 96-hour hydro-filler Concentrate Rs.2550, Kama Ayurveda Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (200ml) Rs.725, Kama Ayurveda Organic Sesame Oil Rs.695, La Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX Daily Antioxidant Serum With Sunscreen Rs.3010

As much as we love colder temperatures, we all know that it can be absolutely unpredictable for our body and skin including eyes, lips and hair. And to counter their high vulnerability your winter self-care needs some true MVPs i.e. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, Clinique Moisture Surge Eye 96-hour hydro-filler concentrate and Enn’s Closet Keratin Custard hair mask. Then there is Forest Essentials blood orange hand serum whose beautifully divine fragrance will never ever let you forget to pay attention to your hands as well. Not to mention that even with little sun, it’s essential to use sunscreen especially one like La Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX daily antioxidant serum with sunscreen that also rejuvenates skin against environmental stressors.

winter skincare
(L-R) Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum Rs.5535.51, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Rs.1150, Enn’s Closet Keratin Custard Replenishing Hair Mask Rs.950, Forest Essentials Blood Orange Hand Serum Rs.1295

Reinforcing skincare can feel like a task, but if you arm yourself with absolute essentials, you’ll definitely up your natural glow game. So, go ahead and update your beauty drill for the season and keep your skin glowing even with smog and lack of sun.

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