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Winter skincare requires a little bit more effort and attention because the cold climate can be harsh for your skin. The combination of low temperature, dry interior heat, chilly winds and moisture levels causes skin to feel dry, stiff, and dehydrated. Your skin will react to the seasonal changes regardless of its type. Even your skin responds to artificial conditions like centralised heating and air conditioning. So for keeping radiant skin every day, a thorough skin care routine is extremely vital.
Products that prove to be effective in summer may not do so in winters.
Therefore it's crucial to adjust your daily skincare regimens by adding or removing certain items to achieve balance and efficacy. No matter the weather, retaining all the hydration of the skin is necessary to keep it smooth and delicate. There are five main skin types: oily, dry, normal, sensitive and combination. The fundamental rule for any beauty regimen is to use skincare products that are appropriate for your skin type.

Winter skincare routines for different skin types

The remedy for everyone differs since all have varying skin types that deal with distinct skin issues throughout the cold months. Here are some winter skincare routines based on your skin types:

Winter skincare for dry skin

Winters could be challenging for individuals with natural dry skin. The cold winds absorb more moisture from the skin making it more dull and rough. Dry skin occurs when your skin produces less sebum than normal. Check out below winter skincare tips for dry skin:
  • Nourish your skin with cleanser. To calm and refresh your skin, apply a delicate cream with rejuvenating oils.
  • Never wash your face with hot water as it will make your skin more dry. Lukewarm water is good for the skin.
  • Your skin loses its essential oils every time you clean your hands, face, or body. It is crucial to replenish these oils with a moisturiser. Always rehydrate your skin when it's dehydrated, immediately after using a cleanser.
  • Whether you go out in the sun or not, using sunscreen is one of the most crucial winter skin care suggestions. It protects your skin from harmful UV light coming from the sun.
  • Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. People with dry skin should limit this to once a week.

Daily winter skincare regime for dry skin

Morning regime: Apply some glycerin to your hands and face before taking a bath. Leave it on for around an hour. Choose a mild shower gel when taking a bath. Don't exfoliate your skin too hard as it can simply irritate dry skin. Foam-based face cleansers should also be avoided because of their propensity to dry up the skin. For your face and arms, you might use an oil-based moisturiser to gently nourish it.
To avoid dryness, Kosmoderma Hydra Boost Gel helps in locking moisture in the skin. Hyaluronic acid in the gel boosts and replenishes the skin's natural defences. The skin gets rejuvenated and its moisture can be sealed due to the presence of vitamin E in the gel. Kosmoderma Ultra Moisture Blast is best for dry skin as it contains urea and hylauronic acid. It reduces dryness and flakiness of the skin.
Night regime: Use glycerine and aloe vera before going to bed to retain the suppleness of your skin. The following morning, your skin will feel smooth and rejuvenated. A reviving serum can also help in treating dry skin in winters. A night mask could also work because it locks in all the moisture and helps in retaining it throughout the night.
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Winter skin care for normal skin

Normal skin is one of the best skin types. It has the ideal natural ratio of oily to dry skin that keeps it soft and gives it a consistently refreshed look. Although it can seem dry throughout the winter, it may not develop any harsh or dry patches. Normal skin has healthy blood circulation and regulated sebum secretion. For those with normal skin types, following these measures will help maintain effective winter skin care:
  • Cleanse your skin's surface. This will remove makeup and other dust particles without drying out the skin.
  • This skin type responds well to hydrating ingredients. Oil- based or water- based moisturisers can be used in the winters that make the skin appear smooth.
  • A toner can be used that helps retain water in the skin.
  • The restoration of overall skin health requires the use of sunscreen. Your skin can get dry from exposure to the sun. It is advised to use an oil-free sunscreen to prevent blocking skin pores.

Daily winter skincare regime for normal skin

Morning regime:  To help your skin maintain hydration throughout the day, nourish it in the morning. As soon as you wake up, wash your face to remove more debris from your pores. Use a mild facial cleanser to wash your face while taking shower. While your face is still dehydrated, use a mild moisturising cream to ensure that it spreads evenly and absorbs effectively. Kosmoderma Gentle Skin Cleanser can be used on normal skin. It helps in hydrating the skin and cleanse it thoroughly. This leads to soft skin and balances pH.
Night routine: The wintertime skincare regimen for ladies with normal skin is indeed very easy. Rose water, glycerin, and a cotton ball are all you need to keep your skin moisturised during the night. Cotton balls are soaked in the combination of rose water and glycerine. Put a little dab on your face. This helps in maintaining an even toned and fresh skin.
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Winter skin care for oily skin-

Excess sebum production makes skin oily and it tends to be glossy, sweaty, and more prone to acne breakouts.To combat the chilly winter weather, you'll need to modify your skincare routine if you have oily skin. Oily skin is generally caused due to a humid environment and hormonal changes. Individuals having large pores in their skin tend to produce more sebum, resulting in an oily texture. Exfoliating too frequently or vigorously might increase breakouts. Using harsh chemicals that are inappropriate for your skin type might also make your skin oilier.
In winters, cold and dry air seeps into your skin that activates the sebaceous glands. This will cause your skin to release more sebum and oil. Follow some basic steps to maintain your oily skin in winters:
  • To prevent pore clogging debris and germs, wash your face only twice a day. Avoid overwashing because your skin can become more oil-prone and irritating.
  • Drink sufficient water to keep your skin supple. By doing this, you can stop your skin from releasing too much oil.
  • For oily skin types, an emollient moisturiser is recommended. Regular moisturising will keep your skin fresh and stop it from producing excess oil.
  • Breakouts and pimples every now and then are normal if you have oily skin. To stop further spreading, you must refrain from bursting or scraping any pimples.

Daily winter skincare regime for oily skin

Morning regime: Exfoliating is the finest thing you can do at the beginning of the day. Completely scrub your body and face, but avoid using excessive pressure. A mild gel rich in  vitamin E can be applied. Make sure your last rinse is with cold water to close the pores to and prevent further debris from getting in. Use a water or gel- based moisturiser to control oil production. Every skin type needs protection from the sun. Kosmoderma Photo Protect SPF 40 is a non- sticky and non- oily formula that protects the skin from UV radiations of sun. It prevents water loss and shields the skin.
Night regime: Ensure to wash your face with a mild facial cleanser and remove all of your makeup before going to bed. This is necessary to prevent perspiration and dust from interacting with your skin's excess moisture. The finest cleanser for oily skin is Fuller's Earth, sometimes referred to as Multani mitti. Create a smooth mixture out of it by combining it with milk and rose water. Apply this solution before going to bed. This will help balance the pH levels of your skin and naturally absorb extra oil from it. Skin’s oiliness will reduce effectively.
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Winter skin care for sensitive skin

Sensitive skin is described as being more reactive and frequently inflamed than normal skin. It's quite likely that you have sensitive skin if you frequently have rashes and suffer with skin redness, or react to particular cosmetics or items while using them for the initial time. It also loses its protective layer, making it more vulnerable to irritations and bacteria that can cause infections and skin problems. These issues all get worse in the winters. Some of the tips for maintaining sensitive skin in winters are:
  • While taking long and hot showers, the essential oils can be removed from your skin making it red. Take cool or lukewarm showers to avoid irritation.
  • There are a variety of substances that, especially in the winter, might irritate delicate skin. Hence it's crucial to use caution while selecting winter skin care products like cleansers and lotions.
  • Since micellar water contains no alcohol or soap and doesn't require hard rubbing, it may be used on skin that is more sensitive.
  • For this skin type, an oil-based moisturiser is essential in the winter.

Daily winter skincare regime for sensitive skin

Morning regime:  For sensitive skin, an additional caution should be taken while choosing a gentle cleanser. Ensure that your natural oils are preserved. Thoroughly pat your face dry after a cleanser. Apply a gentle moisturiser that is suitable for your skin that won't exacerbate any allergies after that. The oil-free Kosmoderma Gentle Skin Cleanser can be used on sensitive skin. It does not cause irritations and provides hydration to your skin.
Night regime: It's recommended to avoid harsh chemicals throughout the winter and stick to pure coconut oil. Honey is excellent for sensitive skin because it contains antibacterial characteristics. Apply some honey after washing your face with a gentle cleanser. Spread it thoroughly and then leave it on for around 10 minutes. Wipe your face dry and rinse it.

Winter skin care for combination skin

A combination skin is, where some areas are oily and others are dry. The T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) must be taken care of with a particular set of products. While the other areas of the face need separate products. Usually, T-zone is oily and cheeks are dry. Combination skin is more vulnerable to sun damage, this type of skin requires strong sun protection. Below are some winter skincare ideas for combination skin:
  • T-zone has larger skin pores as compared to the rest of the face. Your pores could get clogged by strong products. Don't over scrub your T-zone when exfoliating. Your skin's vital oils may be removed by it.
  • Use a gel-based or lightweight cleanser so that it doesn't feel heavy on your skin.
  • Choose an oil- free sunscreen for combination skin.
  • Opt for two different types of moisturisers - one that is thick for your cheeks and a mild, oil-free moisturiser for your T-zone.

Daily winter skincare regime for combination skin

Morning regime: Products that make your skin sticky should be avoided. Keep a light face cleanser for your skin in the morning time. Make sure it's effective enough to keep the equilibrium between your skin's oily and dry parts. A light moisturiser should be applied after cleansing. Kosmoderma Moisture Boost Cream is a light gel that gives your skin a smoother appearance. It prevents dryness by allowing the skin to retain moisture.
Night regime: Aloe vera gel and lemon are best for this type of skin. Apply it directly on your face in the evening. Wash it off with cold water after 15 minutes. Night masks can be applied once a week.
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The climate makes it challenging to put up a comprehensive winter skincare regime. Every skin type has its own needs. Your skin may become drier than usual throughout the winter. Following a proper skin care regime and using products suitable to your skin, one can combat winters efficiently.

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