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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 diff

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.

water from round gray stainless steel shower head 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

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Amidst the pandemic, consumers, finding themselves confined to their homes, have had plenty of time to dedicate to caring for their skin.

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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.

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Knowing how to care for your beauty products is essential if you want them to be effective and long-lasting.

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.

cosmetics in gray bag 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

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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.

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.

A good hair regime protects and strengthens the hair leaving it nourished and rejuvenated How your hair looks to make a lot of difference to your complete look. | Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

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