Ladies! The winter is coming, and when we think about winter all we can picture is sleeping in our favourite blankets, sipping hot-chocolate milk and a long warm evening. But with all that winter brings with itself dull, dry, itchy, and flaky skin. So, if you’re still confused on how to take care of your skin in winter, read on to know quick tips and a well-structured skincare routine to get that glowing, radiant skin this winter!

Your Skincare Products Matter

What worked during those sweaty, humid summer days may not work during the winters. The solution to this is to go with skin-friendly products that are designed to fight the winter battle. The key to healthy and glowing winter skin is using mild skincare products. Choose cleansers with moisturising properties, as they make sure your natural moisture levels are not hampered. If you have acne-prone skin, use products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and hydration serums to keep the moisture levels balanced. 

Skincare Products


Lukewarm Water Instead of Hot Water

Winters are commonly known to make your skin dull and dry, and in a condition like this hot water can strip away your skin’s natural oils. During winters your skin deals with a lot and cold water is like too much to handle, so lukewarm water helps preserve your skin's moisture. Hot water damages your skin's protective barrier, but this is not the case with lukewarm water. So, during winters, make sure to make a lukewarm switch in your skincare routine this winter.

Pro Tip: Using a Face Razor during the winters does wonders to the health of your facial skin, as shaving removes dead skin cells – a primary contributor in not letting your skin hydrated properly. 

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Water Up Your System (HYDRATE!!) 

You may not feel the need, but your body may say otherwise. Your body needs to stay hydrated the same way you do in summer. The winter air is dry and as a result, water evaporates more easily from your body. So keeping your body hydrated enough is crucial to keep your skin looking its best.

Avoid Over Exfoliation

Winter does a pretty neat job when it comes to effing up your skin. Exfoliation helps you get rid of dead skin cells. Exfoliating once in a week is more than enough to enhance your skin regeneration process. Additionally, the method of exfoliation depends on your skin type. If you have dry skin, use light pressure in circular motion to exfoliate your skin once a week. If you have combination and oily skin, use normal pressure in a circular motion to get good results.

Routine As Per Skin Type

Skin Type





Oily & Acne prone Skin

Twice a day

Twice a week

2 times a week

As needed

Dry & Dull Skin 

Twice a day

Once a week

3 times a week

As needed

Combination Skin

Twice a day

Once a week

1-2 times a week

As needed

Routine As Per Skin Type


When your skin over produces sebum, ( an oily substance our skin needs in order to function properly). When there is too much sebum it makes your skin acne prone.

Cleanse - TWICE A DAY

Since dry winter air can be harsh on anyone’s skin, a skin friendly mild cleanser is a solid place to start. They are formulated with skin-nourishing ingredients that nourish your skin and give you a radiant winter glow while gently clearing the dirt and dead skin build up on your skin.

Exfoliate - TWICE A WEEK

Winter takes away the glow and radiance from your skin and what’s a better way to get that glow back than exfoliating your skin twice a week. Take an exfoliating scrub of your choice and apply a small amount on your cleansed skin, and avoid your eye area. Gently massage the scrub on your face in a circular motion on your face. Splash some water, and dry your face with a clean, soft and fluffy microfiber towel.

Moisturise - AS NEEDED

Now after all that hard work, you need to lock in that moisture for your skin to look hydrated. You may think that oily skin can compensate for a moisturiser, but that’s not the case. Skipping this can cause a loss of moisture on your face and an increased sebum level, making your face look super shiny. 


This is a skin type when your skin does not have enough water or naturally occurring oils it needs to keep your skin soft and supple.

Cleanse - TWICE A DAY

Taking care of dry skin in winters is a hassle. So, when looking for a cleanser, you should avoid a foaming face wash, as they strip oil from your skin to a certain extent. During winters you can switch to a gentle cream cleanser that hydrates as you clean your skin, without overdrying it.

Exfoliate - ONCE A WEEK

No, exfoliation during winters won’t make your skin even drier, you just need to pick the right product. You need to find exfoliators that add to the moisture of your skin as you strip off the dead skin layer from your skin. Gently massage the scrub on your face in a circular motion on your face. Splash some water, and dry your face with a clean, soft and fluffy microfiber towel.

Moisturise - AS NEEDED

If you have dry skin, you know how fragile your skin gets during winters, and how easy it loses its radiance. The weather and external factors suck the life out of your skin and hence your skin gets dehydrated. So it is more than necessary to have a moisturiser to protect your skin from winter.


Your T-zone which consists of your forehead and nose is the oily part and the rest areas are dry, if that is something like you, then you have a combination skin. The level of oils differ during each season because of factors like stress or hormonal fluctuation.

Cleanse - TWICE A DAY

If you h this skin type, you may notice that your T-zone is much oilier than the rest of your face, which is more on the dry side. To combat this, go for  a gentle foaming or gel based cleanser, as they are they're lightweight and don't strip too much oil from your skin.

Exfoliate - ONCE A WEEK

During winters your skin is more likely to look uneven. You may see more dark spots on your skin than usual because it becomes more important for you to exfoliate your skin to fight that winter-related dullness. So, go a face scrub that is not harsh but helps with uneven skin tone and reduces pigmentation.

Moisturise - AS NEEDED

During winters you may notice your skin getting more wrinkles and that can be avoided with proper moisturisation. For a combination skin, go for a moisturiser that can keep your skin hydrated in the cold weather. Look for anti-aging properties, long-lasting hydration brightening properties in your moisturiser to take care of your skin in winters.


So, there you have it! The tips and the routine to fight the winter battle like a boss. Follow these tips as your guide, and rest assured, just like in summer, you will have glowing and radiant skin this winter as well.