We are at that time of the year when our skin starts getting dry and weird. Irrespective of the measure you take, skincare problems keep haunting! Oily skin clogs pores, dry skin leads to breakouts, breakouts lead to acne thus problems seem never-ending.
Just like how we change clothing from summer to winter, our skin also needs different care depending on the weather. But we think our skin can sustain with the same beauty care products irrespective of the weather. That’s the mistake most of us do! Because of this lack of awareness, we tend to damage our skin by using mismatching products.
Hence it is very important to have the winter skincare essentials on our shelf to take proper care of the skin. Let’s look at those savior products which help us to keep clean and healthy skin.
15 Must-Have Winter Skin Care Essentials
1) Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash
This body wash by Aveeno comes with a refreshing tropical coconut scent. Enriched with soothing oat to effectively relieve dry and itchy skin and also provides natural moisture.
Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash is gentle hence suitable for sensitive skin type. If you don’t like the coconut scent you can try Fragrance-free Aveeno Body wash which is also made of the same formula. It comforts your skin with its gentle nature making it feel refreshing and healthy.
2) Neutrogena Body Oil
Body oils have a magical effect on our skin. Compared to lotions, body oil provides better nourishment to the skin. During winter our skin carves for hydration. Hence you can combine both lotion and body oil to get the best results and beat skin dryness.
Neutrogena Body Oil is fragrance-free, lightweight, and designed with a sesame formula. It penetrates easily through the skin layers providing essential hydration that leaves skin feeling soft and silky. After the shower, apply a few drops on the damp skin for the best results.
3) Aveeno Body Lotion
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion contains a unique soothing oatmeal formula that absorbs quickly, leaving your skin soft, beautiful, and healthy-looking. It locks the moisturization by forming a protective layer on the skin hence the skin will be nourished even after exposure to cold weather.
It is fragrance-free and non-greasy with light-weight formula moisturizing the dry skin for 24 hours. You can apply it once or twice a day depending on the skin dryness.
4) Tree Hut Shea Body Butter
Who can beat shea butter when it comes to absorption and nourishment? Tree Hut Shea Body Butter with its amazing fragrance helps to make skin soft and smooth. Because of its thick consistency little quantity goes long way covering enough parts of the skin.
Along with shea butter, this body cream is infused with Safflower Seed, Evening Primrose, Sweet Almond, Avocado, and Macadamia. Tree Hut creates products that gently exfoliate, cleanse, nourish, soften, and protect your skin with no harmful chemicals. Shea butter is naturally rich in vitamins, helps collagen production, protects, and nourishes the skin to prevent drying.
The fragrance stays on your body for a really long time leaving your skin feel divine and well-nourished.
5) Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser
Do you know that before the invention of makeup remover people used to remove makeup using cold cream? yes, it is surprising to know this method because we all thought cold creams act just like creams!
Plenty of makeup artists use cold cream backstage to take off makeup! Instead of using makeup remover to take out makeup, cleanser to clean face, and then moisturizer to hydrate skin, why not use cold cream as a replacement to these three products?
Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser removes residues of makeup, dirt, waterproof mascara, and heavy eye makeup. It has Mineral Oil which effectively removes makeup from the skin surface. Beeswax-a moisturizer known to prevent moisture from leaving the skin soft and hydrated.
Apply cold cream on your face directly and then wipe with a soft cloth or cotton pad. It easily melts the makeup taking it off completely. Since it also cleanses there is no need to wash your face. You can go to bed without applying the moisturizer because Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser is actually 50% moisturizer.
6) Clean & Clear Oil-Free Deep Action Scrub
When it comes to skincare, Clean and clear has promising products. We have seen that the Clean and Clear acne control kit helps to control acne and makes skin clear and healthy.
This deep action scrub is one of the best exfoliating scrubs for the winter seasons. It successfully removes the dead cells, whiteheads, dirt, makeup, and opens the pores for better hydration.
When you start applying this gently on the skin the cooling effect makes you feel refreshed as you continue scrubbing. Clean & Clear Oil-Free Deep Action Scrub helps with deep pore cleansing and good for daily use. You can add this to your daily skincare routine and avoid skin damage by properly taking care of your facial skin.
7) Freeman Brightening Gel Facial Mask
Most of us are not aware of how effectively facial masks improve skin health in the long run. While the homemade facial masks are more effective and have no side effects, there are few facial masks that are no less than the DIY formula.
Freeman Brightening Peel Off Gel Facial Mask is one such product infused with natural ingredients such as green tea, orange blossom, and vitamin C. It helps to even the skin tone and lighten dark spots.
Exfoliate your face completely, pat dry face, apply this mask evenly on the face and leave 10-15 mins. Gently peel off the mask and then wash with warm water.
8) Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Cream
Royal jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used in the nutrition of larvae, as well as adult queens. It’s a powerful antioxidant that contains 8 essential amino acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, D & E along with Niacin and Folic Acid.
Burt’s Bees has brought a Day cream infused with this special royal jelly. It has quick-absorbing formula helping to beat the dry skin. Regular use of Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Cream repairs the dull skin by bringing natural radiance.
Apply it after evenly on a thoroughly cleansed face and enjoy the rest of your day. This Day cream especially in winter leaves your skin well hydrated, smooth, and radiant.
9) Bioré Pore Clarifying Toner
Dealing with facial pores is a very tedious task. They clog with impurities resulting in blackheads and thus spoiling the overall tone and texture of the skin. Hence it is very necessary to use the right product to clarify the pores.
Bioré Witch Hazel Pore Clarifying Toner unclogs pores, soothes acne breakouts, and stop future breakouts. Salicylic acid in this toner treats existing acne by removing excess oil from skin surfaces while clearing dead skin cells, dirt, and debris from clogged pores. The oil-free formula makes it non-greasy and lightweight leaving skin refreshing and clean.
Since it is dermatologically tested, is good for all kind of skin with 2-3 times usage per week.
10) Boscia Hydration Booster Serum
The antioxidants in the best face serums help to even the skin tone and overall skin nourishment. Boscia Hydration Booster Serum has vitamin B12 which promotes overall skin health and aids in boosting circulation for healthy, glowing skin.
Nourishment oils Apricot Kernel, Sweet Almond, and Jojoba Seed Oil work together to lock in moisture and seals skin with a protective barrier to keep from losing moisture. Whereas fatty acids help retain moisture and provides long-lasting hydration to the skin.
Boscia Vitamin B12 Hydration Booster Serum is made of 70% oil and 30% water for the non-greasy formula leaving skin smooth and glowing.
11) Tatcha Camellia Goldspun Lip Balm
Camelia oil is one magic ingredient for hair, skin, and nails. It moisturizes the dry skin, helps to cure scars, and also works as an anti-aging facilitator. Hence many skincare products have infused camellia oil in their products to make them more effective.
Tatcha Camellia Goldspun Lip Balm is rich in Camellia oil leaving lips soft and touchable. 23 carrot gold shimmer in the lip balm makes your lip shining while getting the best care.
Mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates make this lip balm one of the best product in the range of winter lip balms.
12) Gold Bond Foot Cream
Every part of the skin gets dry during the winter. The most exposed skin are the face, hands, legs, and feet. We have scrubs, moisturizers, and hundreds of other products for face, body cream, body butter for legs, and hands but what about feet? If you think your foot can survive without any special care in the winter then you are wrong!
Gold Bond Ultimate Softening Foot Cream takes care of your feet by providing 24 hrs moisturization leaving them soft and smooth. Formulated with 7 penetrating moisturizers this cream softens rough calloused feet by penetrating fast and is non-greasy. It treats the cracked skin by creating a protective layer around the skin repairing the toughest skin.
13) Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is enriched with Vitamin C, antioxidants, berry mix offering a softening texture to lips overnight. Blend of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry extracts provide sweetness and fruity scent making the lip balm more lovely and comfortable.
This mask is infused with hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective layer around the lips to provide hydration for a longer time. Sleep with Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask on your lips and wake up with soft, supple, and well-hydrated lips.
14) Urban Skin Mask & Scrub
We know that Facial Masks provide the necessary vitamins to the skin. That’s is why it is highly recommended to use facial masks in your daily skincare routine. Washing the face itself includes, exfoliating, scrubbing, cleansing, applying face masks, and using moisturizers, serums and so on.. Who has time to use too many products every single time?
Here is a dual-action product to help you save your time. Urban Skin Pumpkin Pore Detox Mask & Scrub is a combination of facial mask and scrub. Hence you will save time as well as your money!
Jojoba beads in this scrub helps to exfoliate the skin, detoxifying clay removes the impurities and dirt, and vitamins to reduce the appearance of pore size, deep cleanse and rejuvenate the skin.
Apply a generous amount on the moist skin and massage until the warming sensation dissipates. Wet hands and repeat massaging action. Leave on skin for 5-15 minutes depending on skin’s sensitivity. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and gently pat skin dry.
15) O’Keeffe’s Hand Cream
It is difficult to see the skin break during winter especially our hands. Having a hand cream in your bag is necessary because soft and sweet-smelling hands can really make you feel confident and productive.
O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream is a concentrated hand cream that heals, relieves, and repairs extremely dry, cracked hands. It is unscented hence no need to worry about the strong and weird smell that usually comes with most of the hand creams.
Apply after every hand wash, bath, and before going to bed. After a regular use, you will notice much smoother and young-looking skin on your hands.