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Winter is the season to be jolly. With the cool winds, comfortable clothes, stylish boots and so many amazing festivals lined up, we all eagerly wait for the winters to come. Yes, winter is fun but it surely has its downs. The cold breeze is harsh on the skin.
While it is easier to take care of normal to dry skin, winter care is a bit confusing for the ones who have oily skin. Slapping on moisturiser is not an option for these people. To make it easier for them, here are a few tips on how you can take care of your skin during winters.
In winters, you will need a moisturiser regardless of what type of skin you have. For the ones with oily skin, the best pick is a water-based moisturiser. It will give you the much-needed hydration without making your skin look greasy.
The ones with oily skin usually stay away from other oils but essential oils could really help you during winters. Add a few drops of Tea Tree oil in your hot bath water and your skin will stay hydrated for a long time. You can even use a little bit of Jojoba oil too. It gets absorbed easily into the skin.
Come winters and we all start slapping petroleum jelly on our skin. If you have oily skin, you should stay completely stay away from it. It will create a layer of oil on your skin, blocking the pores. This will only make the situation worse.
Since there are a few things that you can do on the outside to nourish your skin during the winters, it is easier to do it from the inside. Drink lots of water, vegetable juices and herbal teas as they will help you to flush the toxins. This will give your skin a supple look.
Give homemade face packs a try and we are sure that they will not let you down. Bring on the natural moisture-rich products like honey, milk and yoghurt together and use them before the shower. These things will help you tremendously in keeping your skin moisturised without creating a film of oil.
As amazing as hot showers are, they are really harmful to your skin, especially when you cannot restore the natural oils, stripped by it, with a heavy moisturiser. Switch those hot water showers with lukewarm water and you would be able to keep the natural oils of your body.
The cleansing-toning-moisturising routine is to be followed irrespective of the weather. If you have oily skin, go for gentle water-soluble cleanser and skin-replenishing toners. Water-based products will help you get through the harsh winters easily.
Makeup can make your skin dry. Since having an oily skin means judicious use of moisturiser, you should stay away from anything that can damage the pH level and the natural oils of your skin. So in winters, stay away from makeup as much as you can.
If you can't see the sun, it doesn't mean that it wouldn't hurt you. Use a good sunscreen with light moisturiser in it. This will keep your skin nourished and protect you from the sun.
Winter is here and you needn't worry because we have given you the best weapons to deal with it. With just a few adjustments in your skin care routine, you will be able to look as beautiful as ever even in the winters.