#beautyhacks: 7 Beauty Experts Share Their Secret Weapon For Surviving Winter

By Komal Kaviliga

Winter is upon us. And we all know that once this stark season arrives, it wreaks havoc on your skin. I personally enjoy the cold weather. But if we’re being honest, I can’t stand dry skin. Wash hands, moisturize, wash hands, moisturize – it’s become a routine for me now. It’s sooo tiring! Wearing skinny jeans and tights can also be quite a hassle when every inch of your body is itching from the dryness. Nobody likes seeing scaly looking skin – even if it is their own! We have gathered some valuable advice from the experts themselves on how to tackle all the skin-related woes this winter. So, let us read what they have to say, shall we?

1. Tejasvini Chander, Professional Makeup Artist and YouTuber

In winters, she follows a strict skincare routine for her clients. Before starting the makeup, she makes sure that their skin is flawless. It’s all about having a clean base. If there are signs of stress or dryness on the face, she likes using sheet masks that rejuvenate and hydrate the skin. For clients who have oily skin, she prefers to use vitamin C masks and sprays. This helps the makeup to sit better and last longer. Matte lips are all the rage these days, and to achieve the perfect look, she uses a sugar lip scrub, which exfoliates the lips. She follows that up with a good lip balm. Of course, she doesn’t just concentrate on the face! She swears by body lotions. For her, a moisturizer is a must during the cold season.

2. Avantika Kapur, Professional Makeup Artist

Avantika’s number one tip for the cold months is to stay moisturized and hydrated and use sunscreen. Keeping your skin well moisturized is highly essential. The Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion by Himalaya is a really effective moisturizer and is great for dry and flaky skin. We often forget to drink water during winter. It is extremely important to keep loading on the H2O and stay hydrated. People tend to think that since it is not too sunny, sunscreen isn’t really a requirement, but it is definitely not so. Sunscreen contains SPF, which protects your skin from the rays of the sun, which are the same throughout the year.

3. Aliya Baig, Professional Makeup Artist

“The best bet for any women in winters should be body butter!” – This is what Aliya has to say, and she’s right! We completely agree with her! She feels that the creamy and thick texture of the butter protects and pampers the skin. Butters contain antioxidants, which are extremely essential for the skin, and protect you from free radical damage. This is exactly why cocoa butter is used in anti-aging lotions.

4. Shalini Narayan, Professional Makeup Artist

During the winters, the weather is dry and cold. We perspire very little, and our skin tends to get extremely dry and sometimes, even scaly. According to Shalini, it is really important to use a good moisturizer. Himalaya’s Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion does a great job in targeting these issues as it has natural ingredients such as wheat germ oil that contains the super nourishing Vitamin E.

5. Sakshi Malik, Professional Makeup Artist

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Sakshi’s go-to during the winters is oil in the showers. She finds that applying olive oil after a body wash in the hot shower restores all the moisture. She also vouches for using night creams so that the product can be worked into the skin overnight. Sunscreen is an essential, no matter what the weather is like outside!

6. Tamanna Rooz, Professional Makeup Artist

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Winter can strip the skin of its natural moisture. Tamanna’s first tip is to make sure not to skip your skincare routine in the morning. She suggests that you use a tinted moisturizer with SPF as your foundation. She religiously applies moisturizer on damp skin and advises everyone else to do the same.

Cocoa butter is known as the oil of Theobroma, which means ‘food of the gods’. Its completely natural ingredients protect, heal and moisturize your skin, specially protecting the portions that are exposed to the sun and wind. It is high in fatty acids that penetrate the skin, resulting in deep hydration. Since it is rich in antioxidants, including oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid, it provides protection from skin stressors and free radicals. It also acts a good anti-ageing agent.

7. Ayesha AK, Professional Makeup Artist and Blogger

Dry skin is a result of dry air outside, and even drier air inside our homes due to heating that steals the moisture away from our skin. Ayesha emphasizes on the need to use a rich moisturizer not only for our faces but also our bodies. Apply it generously on your elbows and knees since these areas are more prone to extreme dryness. Dryness is caused due to lack of oils, and so, rich essential oils are a great way to lock that moisture in. Her favourite ingredient is cocoa butter because it works wonders for her skin. It is rich in antioxidant polyphenols that have anti inflammatory properties, which are perfect for the winter season.

If all of these experts have something in common, it’s about how much they stress on moisturizing day and night. I myself sometimes find that I neglect moisturizing during the winters, which leaves me with scaly looking skin. Not anymore, I won’t! Your skin requires a great deal of TLC, no matter what the weather. Winter is here to stay with us for a while, so stay well hydrated and moisturized!

For more information about Himalaya products, check out Himalaya Personal Care . You can also follow them on Twitter @HimalayaIndia for the latest updates.

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