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By Karan Bhaskar
Winter skincare and summer skincare regimens are poles apart. The products that work for summer certainly don't do the trick in winter, and how you use your products too is very different.
Here are the top swaps you need to introduce in your beauty regimen for the cold season:
Utilize Lukewarm Water
When the temperature drops, it's very tempting to take a hot shower. However, if you care about your skin, you should avoid them. Instead, shower and wash your face with lukewarm water. Hot showers quickly dry your skin, and if you don't moisturise it right away, your skin can develop cracks and winter eczema.
Hot showers quickly dry your skin, and if you don't moisturise it right away, your skin can develop cracks and winter eczema. | Photo by Carson Masterson on Unsplash
In the winter, whether inside or outside, the air is drier. As a result, water evaporates quickly from your body. So, you must keep your skin hydrated. You can also control the humidity in your home by installing a humidifier. This will undoubtedly keep your skin happy.
You must keep your skin hydrated. You can control the humidity in your home by installing a humidifier. | Flickr
Choose Skin Care Products carefully
What makes your skin happy in the summer can make it sad in the winter. As a result, you should adjust your skin care products accordingly. Using gentle skin care products is the key to healthy, glowing winter skin. To avoid stripping your skin's natural moisture barrier, use cleansers that contain moisturisers. If you have acne or breakouts, use ceramides, hyaluronic acid, hydration serums, and glycerin-containing products to help repair your skin's moisture barrier.
What makes your skin happy in the summer can make it sad in the winter. As a result, you should adjust your skin care products accordingly. | Wikimedia Commons
Avoid exfoliating very regularly
Exfoliating the skin aids in the removal of dead cells. You must exercise caution during the winter months because your skin's barrier is already compromised due to the dry and cold weather. Exfoliating your skin once a week is sufficient; this aids in skin regeneration and product absorption. You should also exfoliate depending on your skin type. Exfoliate your skin lightly if you have very dry skin. Once a week is sufficient if you have a combination or oily skin.
Moisturize often, specially Your hands
The pores and skin in your palms have fewer oil glands compared to the pores and skin on every other body component. That's why moisture escapes from your hands speedy, making them prone to cracks and itchiness. Follow a moisturizer before you leave home.
Follow a moisturizer before you leave home. | Flickr
Take care of your feet
Pick out glycerin-primarily based creams and petroleum jelly to moisturize your feet. Additionally, make sure you exfoliate the pores and skin for your feet every so often in order that it could soak up the moisturizer without problems.
Make sure you exfoliate the pores and skin for your feet every so often in order that it could soak up the moisturizer without problems. | Photo by Billie on Unsplash
Maintain A Daily Skin Care Routine
It doesn't have to be fancy. Right here's a very simple and easy skin care recurring that all of us can comply with to preserve their skin happy all through the winter. Cleanse your skin once or twice a day, ideally within the morning and earlier than going to bed. After washing your face in the morning, follow a light day by day moisturizer to lock the moisture in. Use a heavy moisturiser or overnight cream at night. This should be executed on damp pores and skin due to the fact simply-washed pores and skin absorbs moisture better.
Maintain a daily skin care routine | Pexels
Wear sunscreen even on cloudy winter days.
Applying sunscreen in the harsh winter weather is just as important as it is in the summer. Don't be fooled by darker, dreary winter days, either. UV rays from the sun can penetrate clouds and cause damage. Apply a moisturising, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher to all exposed areas of your body before going outside.
Wear sunscreen even on cloudy winter days.| Wikimedia Commons
Balm for your lips
Rather than using lip colours that take away your lips' natural beauty, keep your pout pretty with moisturising lip balms that come in colour.
Keep your pout pretty with moisturising lip balms that come in colour. | Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash
The presence of serum versus the absence of serum
Serums are thinner in consistency and contain hyaluronic acid, making them one of the best winter skincare products. It does not give up easily and adheres to the surface of your skin to provide deep and long-lasting hydration. It is also anti-aging and should be applied before moisturiser.
Serums are thinner in consistency and contain hyaluronic acid, making them one of the best winter skincare products. | Photo by Mathilde Langevin on Unsplash
(Article originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Beauty, skincare, the ordinary skincare, winter, tips, sunscreen, hydration, serum
By Marie Kapetanakis
Perhaps no other situation highlighted the significance of self-care more than the pandemic, and skincare forms a significant part of self/personal care. Amidst the pandemic, consumers, finding themselves confined to their homes, have had plenty of time to dedicate to caring for their skin. Theyve been finding new skincare routines and painstakingly looking for products that are best suited to their skin type and concerns because, as we know it, theres no one-size-fits-all in skincare.
Today, consumers are significantly more aware of not their skin type and what products work best for them and address their concerns but also what they put on their skin. They assert their right to define beauty according to their own standards and only choose products that go by these standards. With changing consumer preferences and behaviour, there is no doubt that the skincare industry in India has evolved immensely in recent years. With increased consumer awareness, easy access to various products, and a multichannel approach available, today's consumers are certainly not prepared to settle for less, furthering the constant change in the country's skincare market. That said, let's have a look at how the skincare industry is evolving.
Organic products are becoming the go-to solution
The word Organic has become a criterion of sorts when consumers choose skincare products. Besides, with the informed younger generation becoming interested in practising sustainable practices, organic skincare products void of harsh chemicals that can damage our skin and overall health have become increasingly popular. So, in a nod to India's renowned heritage, the skincare industry is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that their ingredients are natural even if they need to be sourced painstakingly. With these ingredients, brands then formulate organic, chemical-free skincare and hair care products to provide natural protection and care to customers' skin.
The skincare industry is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that their ingredients are natural even if they need to be sourced painstakingly. | Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash
Adoption of 'skinimalism'
The COVID-19 pandemic taught us a lesson that less is a lot more. And the lockdown and work from home culture arose the focus on being comfortable in your own skin, paving the doors to a new trend known as 'skinimalism.' That means focusing on the essentials and using only the products that will assist you in achieving your healthy skin goal. So today, the skincare industry is focusing on developing clean-beauty-driven skincare solutions that do not contain a host of ingredients but rather a major composition of one ingredient.
Focusing on the essentials and using only the products that will assist you in achieving your healthy skin goal. | Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash
The rise of online shopping
The pandemic undoubtedly forced consumers to change their purchasing habits. They are now accustomed to this modern convenience, as it offers them a wide range of options, appealing selling factors, and global accessibility, all from the comfort of their home. And the ensuing lockdowns advanced the online aspects of the industry in all areas. So, seizing the opportunity, India's online beauty industry has exploded. E-commerce has become indispensable for today's beauty customers since it facilitates the availability and accessibility of different brands
The pandemic undoubtedly forced consumers to change their purchasing habits. | PxHere
Growing demand for customized products
As touched upon earlier, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to skincare. Therefore, in order to care for your skin, you must first understand what it necessitates. But finding the appropriate product that works for you is a considerable challenge. As a result, personalized skincare products are emphasized, which provide benefits and allow customers to express themselves. Globally, personalized skincare products and services have expanded at a rate of 300 percent per year for the past two years, and experts are predicting a triple-digit rise in the next three years. This alone should be enough to explain why personalized skincare products are revolutionizing the skincare industry.
Personalized skincare products are emphasized, which provide benefits and allow customers to express themselves. | Photo by Adrian Motroc on Unsplash
The organic and natural items will almost certainly gain in popularity as consumers' interest in safe products has altered as they've better understood their skin's necessities and preferences. So in order to stay up with the ever-changing needs of customers and to boost the beauty, wellness, and personal care industry, the new-age brands are focused on developing organic, harsh chemical-free, and cruelty-free skincare, haircare, and cosmetic goods, thereby driving the change in the skincare industry further.
(Article originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Changing, face, skincare, industry, india, the ordinary skincare
By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
Our makeup kits and skincare products are some of our best companions. They make us look like queens and give us that spirit-lifting double-take. But since they do so much for us, it is only fair that we give back something in return. Knowing how to care for your beauty products is essential if you want them to be effective and long-lasting. Shivani Sharma, Co-Founder, Aanam Sutras shares simple yet effective tricks for achieving this goal.
- Sharing isn't always caring
The most important thing to keep in mind when caring for your makeup and skincare products is not to share them with anyone - even your besties. While you may get a frown or two for doing so, it'll prolong the life of your beauty products significantly - and if they're really your besties, they'll understand. Once these products come in contact with someone else's skin, they may get contaminated and could even harm you.
The most important thing to keep in mind when caring for your makeup and skincare products is not to share them with anyone - even your besties. | Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
- Always check the expiry date
If you're in the habit of just picking your products off the shelf and lathering them on your face, you are in need of a reality check. When you buy the product, take a note of the expiry date and examine the products regularly to ensure you do not use them once they've reached that date.
When you buy the product, take a note of the expiry date. | Wikimedia Commons
- Keep your brushes tidy
Your makeup brushes need that extra bit of care as they are used to putting most of the makeup on the face. Sometimes the products may get stuck in between the bristles and if you do not clean them regularly, you may end up with rashes, itchy skin, or worse. Make it a point to thoroughly wash your brushes once a week at least, especially the concealer brushes. Clean them gently with mild soap to wash off the excess product lodged between the bristles and let them dry completely before using them again.
Make it a point to thoroughly wash your brushes once a week at least, especially the concealer brushes. | Photo by Xi Yang on Unsplash
- Don't let your products become a breeding ground for bacteria
Products such as eyeliner need extra care as you do not want to invite bacteria into your eyes. Sanitize them weekly by dabbing them in a small amount of spirit. One of the best advice is to change your makeup products for years - as much as you love them - and store your makeup products in a cool, dry place. Moisture is the worst enemy of such products.
One of the best advice is to change your makeup products for years - as much as you love them - and store your makeup products in a cool, dry place. | Photo by Ashley Piszek on Unsplash
- Don't leave your skincare products in the open
Make sure you have some extra time on your hands when you're getting ready to go out so that you don't leave your skincare products on your dresser in a hurry. As good as these products look on the shelf, they'll last you a long time if you store them in cold, dark, and dry places.
Make sure you have some extra time on your hands when you're getting ready to go out so that you don't leave your skincare products on your dresser in a hurry. | Photo by Elsa Olofsson on Unsplash
- Oil-based products last longer than water-based ones
Skincare products are usually of two kinds - oil-based and water-based. It has long been proven that oil-based products last longer than water-based ones, so make your pick wisely. If you are, however, inclined towards buying water-based products anyway, make sure you treat them right like we discussed above.
It has long been proven that oil-based products last longer than water-based ones, so make your pick wisely. | Photo by Chelsea shapouri on Unsplash
- Keep your fingers to yourself
As clean as your hands may look to the naked eye, you can be certain that they are contaminated with bacteria. Putting your fingers to draw out your skincare products like creams, lotions, etc., can ruin them really quickly. Instead, use a plastic or wooden stick to take the product out of its packaging.
As clean as your hands may look to the naked eye, you can be certain that they are contaminated with bacteria. | Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash
These tips may sound simple but very few women actually follow them. If you want your makeup to last as long as your beauty - perhaps even further - then make sure to abide by them!
(Article originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Skincare, care, makeup, tools, products, products, the ordinary skincare
By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
After the long dull period of the pandemic and lockdowns, one must be looking forward to the festival season with new excitement and zest. So obviously you want to look and feel your best. Beauty regimes are not just skin deep, they de-stress and uplift your spirits. Prepare for the special celebrations this festive season with the ultimate beauty well-being checklist which will not only make you look good on the outside but also shine from the inside.
Rachit Gupta, Director, OxyGlow Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd, said, "Festivals are a time to shine bright and invest in a proper beauty well-being regime from head to toe. The key is to know what ingredients suit you and choose the brand which ensures good quality products. Especially in the day and time when there is so much stress, pollution, sun damage, etc. One cannot go wrong with the beauty product that they are using. The right products can unleash one's true beauty and make them refreshed to be able to enjoy the festivities fully."
* Headturner -- How your hair looks to make a lot of difference to your complete look. But do not forget a proper hair care regime can relax and clear your mind. Start with a good oil massage which provides nourishment to the hair and scalp. It throws the stress right out. Coconut oil, Amla oil, Argan oil and Red onion oil are especially recommended. Special occasions call for special treatment, after a good hair wash deep condition your hair with a mask. A Keratin hair mask works wonders by putting life into your hair. Finish up with a vitamin-enriched serum for lustrous hair.
How your hair looks to make a lot of difference to your complete look. | Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
* No makeup can match the beauty and softness of a fresh face -- get rid of those tension lines and that stress off your skin with a well-rounded face care routine. Start with a D-tan bleach to make your skin brighter. Follow-up with a facial kit for cleansing, toning and hydration. Best facial kits are the ones that have activated charcoal or acne treatment. Even a gold or diamond facial kit gives excellent results. Cucumber-based toners are recommended. This routine would restore your glow and leave you radiant and pampered.
Get rid of those tension lines and that stress off your skin with a well-rounded face care routine. | Photo by pure julia on Unsplash
* Wink, Pout and Brows -- We often forget about small things like lips, eyelashes and eyebrows. Don't underestimate their role in perfecting the look. A dash of castor oil massaged on eyelashes and eyebrows would render a natural shine. For the photo-ready pout start with a natural lip scrub and apply lip balm for hydration and protection.
* Body positivity -- scrub, tone, polish and moisturise for gleaming skin. One can never go wrong with skin moisturizing with shea butter and aloe vera based body lotions.
Body positivity -- scrub, tone, polish and moisturise for gleaming skin. | Photo by Estúdio Bloom on Unsplash
* Happy hands and feet -- a good manicure and pedicure which massages the tension out leaving the hands and feet eased are a must on the list. Opt for products that have Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Aloe Vera. They reduce fine lines, treat sun damage and rehydrate for younger-looking skin.
* Great nails don't happen by chance -- beautiful looking nails add liveliness, it elevates the look of your attire as much as the right accessories. Shape them and nourish them. Paint them bold or paint them chic to suit your personality.
Just before the festive season, we pay attention to our beauty well-being, but the best practice is to include the things that suit you in your lifestyle. | Photo by Billie on Unsplash
Just before the festive season, we pay attention to our beauty well-being, but the best practice is to include the things that suit you in your lifestyle. It is important to repair and rejuvenate to stay well, and feel good. So, take care of yourself with simple regimes and good quality products.
(Article originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: natural, scrub, hydration, vitamin, stress, products, beauty, ultimate, checklist, festive