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What you need to know about moisturisation
December 5, 2019 | 8:21 AM
by Antara Bose
 
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As excited as we are to finally throw on our jackets, winter also comes with some lesser desirable things. Dry skin is one of them. Yes, we all know moisturisation is the key to soft, supple, and beautiful skin in winter. But do we really know everything that we need to about this otherwise staple product?

Exfoliation precedes it

First things first, if you think it will leave your skin even drier than before, it won’t! You just need to pick a product that is gentle on your skin. What exfoliation does is it gets rid of all the dead skin cells. And why is this so essential, you ask? Well, if you have a layer of dead skin cells sitting on the surface, your moisturiser (even the one with the most promising results) won’t be able to seep through to work its magic. Exfoliating twice a week should be good enough.

Double the moisturisation



And by that, we don’t just mean ‘put on more cream’. Instead, layer your skin with different types of moisturisers. Start with a hydrating serum or pick one of the majorly trending ampoules for hydration. You can use your regular moisturisers over this to seal it off.

Focus points



There are parts of the skin that get drier than others. Identify these target areas and start using a heavier essential oil especially for those areas along with your regular routine. Your regular petroleum jelly is also a great alternative if you can’t get your hands on an essential oil.

Packs

This one is a winter favourite and should probably top the moisturiser chart! Face packs, hair packs, full-body wraps – they’ll all help you get to the deeper layers of the skin or strands, so it stays moisturised for longer.

Night moisturising routine

Your skin regeneration is at its peak when you are asleep at night. So make sure you give your skin the needed aid, so it works better. Use a moisturising cleanser to take off any residual makeup, moisturiser and, grime. Follow it up with a lightweight moisturiser or face oil. Though moisturisation is essential, don’t go overboard with a cream that is very heavy as it may clog pores. Your skin needs to breathe too.

Antara Bose is a model turned fashion and beauty consultant. A popular blogger, anchor, and voice over artist, she maintains a deep connection with the local fashion industry and is passionate about discovering and celebrating aspiring talent as well as promoting animal rights. For fashion updates with a side of humour and sarcasm follow Antara on instagram: @antarabose and on Facebook: Antara Bose.

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