The Winter season can be harsh for the skin. During the extreme seasons, it is important to keep good care of your skin. The dry and cold air during the winters can lead to dehydrated and flaky skin. This air can also make your skin itchy, irritated, and can spur allergic reactions. To avoid all of this, it is important to follow a routine for skincare during winter that not only suits your skin type but also provides enough hydration and moisturization to your skin.
What skincare steps to follow during the winter season?
Winter skincare routines differ based on the skin type of person. It is imperative to understand that what works for one person may not work for another. However, during winters, some things are equally important for all skin types. No matter what your skin type is, you can follow these tips to keep your skin feeling fresh, smooth, and supple:
Drink water:Due to the cold, most of us often forget that even though we may not feel like it, our body needs a good amount of water to keep itself healthy. Drinking a sufficient amount of water in a day is the trick to good health as well as good skin. Dermatologists often encourage people to drink lots of water throughout the day to maintain healthy and balanced skin. Therefore, it becomes even more important to drink water in the winter. The air around you is dry and cold and it tends to absorb the moisture from your body. Therefore, to maintain the pH balance of your skin and to keep your skin hydrated, drinking water is important.
Use lukewarm water to wash your face and hands:Lukewarm water should be used while washing your hands and your face. Water which is too hot will dry out your skin. Even while taking a shower, it is better to use lukewarm, comfortable temperature water rather than going for extremely hot water. Hot showers can dry out your skin fast and can result in cracked and flaky skin.
Properly moisturize your skin:People with dry skin would already know the importance of this step. Using a moisturizer which hydrates your skin is very important during the winters. People of all skin types should include this step in their winter skincare routine. Even people with oily skin should not skip this step as it can lead to the production of excess sebum due to a lack of moisturization. Using a good moisturizer will help keep skin dryness away during the winters. Apply your moisturizer within a few minutes of washing your face or taking a shower to lock in the moisture.
Exfoliation is important:Exfoliation may not seem like the best thing to do during the harsh winters but it is important to remove the dead skin cells and the dry, flaky skin from your body so as to give your skin some space to breathe. However, it is important to use a mild exfoliator so as to not harm your skin in any way. Pick a product that has a moisturizing effect along with the exfoliating properties.
Do not forget the sunscreen before stepping out in the sun:The pure bliss of feeling the warm sun rays on your skin should not stop you from taking proper care of your skin. Even though the warm rays might not feel like they are doing damage to your skin, the UV rays are continuously getting absorbed into your body. Put on a good sunscreen before stepping out in the sun.
We would recommend using the Pilgrim White Lotus Day Cream SPF 50 with Camellia and Yugdugu. This cream not only provides moisturization to your skin but the SPF 50 present in it, also protects your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. It also doesn’t leave any white cast or oily residue on your skin and can, therefore, be used by everyone, from dry skin type to oily skin type.
If you are in the sun for a long period of time, don’t forget to reapply your sunscreen every three to four hours.
Avoid using products that have alcohol:Products such as face masks and toners which have alcohol as an ingredient should be avoided at all costs. Alcohol absorbs the moisture in the skin and tends to dry up the area on which it has been used. You wouldn’t want to use products that dry out your already dry skin in the winters. Therefore, be careful to only use products that are alcohol-free.
A good nighttime routine should be followed:A good winter skincare routine includes steps that are followed both in the morning and at night. Even though your skin doesn’t need protection at night, a good hydrating cream as well as a thick and rich serum would do wonders for your skin in the dry winter season. Serums are a great way to keep your skin hydrated and lock the moisture in. The Pilgrim Vitamin C Night Serum with Hyaluronic Acid and White Lotus is a great option to consider. The anti-oxidants in Vitamin C protects the skin from the harsh and dry winter air. It also brightens the skin and combats free radicals. Along with this, Hyaluronic Acid is one of the best moisturizers for the skin and keeps the moisture in your skin locked in. The Night Serum is also infused with Argan Oil, which will help in keeping your skin soft and supple throughout the winter season. This serum will work wonders on your skin while you have a good night’s sleep.
Pilgrim Vitamin C Night Serum with Hyaluronic Acid & White Lotus
Our lightweight, easily absorbed and non-greasy formula is the perfect warrior to fight against premature ageing and signs of environmental damage. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that brightens the skin and combats free radicals.