When the seasons change, so should your skincare routine. Skin acts different when the weather changes. For example, my skin gets oily in the summer and very dry in the winter. I have to change up my moisturizer during these months–or my skin would just freak out. Winter is quickly approaching, so we should all start changing up the products we use. Checkout my list of beauty products you should nix for your winter routine and what you should replace them with from just4girls.pk/blog:
1. Remove any facial cleanser that contains salicylic acid. What salicylic acid is known for is combating acne prone skin and blemishes, but it also thoroughly dries out skin. This can cause tightness and wrinkles in the winter. Rather, you should switch to a face wash that is subtler such as, VLCC Witch Hazel & Rose Water Gentle Face Wash. Witch Hazel has natural antibacterial properties, which combat acne. If your acne is still persistent, start doing spot treatment where you apply just to the pimple. The best product to try is the NYX Tea Tree Balance – Skin Elixir.
2. Say goodbye to peeling masks. Instead of stripping layers of skin off in the winter, it is better to switch to a mask that hydrates. I use, Yes to Coconut Hydrate & Restore Ultra Hydrating Sheet Mask. This mask conditions my skin and battles cold weather. It also replenishes the moisture that is drawn out during the day. Only use once week–over indulgence can cause spots and zits.
3. Throw away your scented hand creams and body butters. These are mostly water and do not hydrate and condition your skin when it needs it the most. If your hands are prone to cracking in the winter like mine, switch to something more heavy-duty like the Nivea Body Nourishing Body Lotion For Extra Dry Skin. Apply this number times a day. Here is a special tip – every time you wash your hands, make sure to moisturize them. Chemicals in soap are very drying and can lead to tight, ashy hands.
4. I am a sucker for matte lipstick, so it actually hurts my heart that I am writing this. Ladies, please put away your matte lipsticks for a couple of months, sigh. I know your lips look amazing with a matte finish but the side effects are not worth it. Shift to a satin lipstick that is infused with shea butter. I use, Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance Lipstick, it runs on the pricier side but your lips don’t prune up. If you want a more affordable version tryout Makeup Obsession Lip, which has a similar creamy application.
5. Lastly stop shampooing your hair daily. During this time of the year all skin tightens, dries, and flakes, including your scalp. Prevent dandruff before it starts. Shampoo max 2-3 times a week. If you hair is getting oily, try a dry shampoo like Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Dry Shampoo, or even hit up your pantry for cornstarch. This is a temporary fix to oily strands and lets you get away without washing your hair everyday.
These switch ups have really helped me through the harsh winter weather. Share your thoughts with me. Email me at Sadaf@just4girls.pk/blog.