Most of us invest a lot of time in adopting the best and most efficient skincare routine that keeps us looking well turned out and impressive. Good skin care is essential at any age and healthy habits help strengthen and prepare your skin for the effects of ageing down the road.
To achieve clear skin and to keep acne, dark circles, and other skin issues at bay it is essential to follow a regimented skincare routine and more so during dreary winters.
Chilly and cold weather can really dry out your skin and leave it feeling red and raw, making it more prone to breakouts, and itching. Indoor heating also depletes moisture from your skin. Although a hot shower can warm you up, hot water strips the skin of its natural oils and increases dryness. Moisturizing is key in the winter, so it is always suggested to dress in layers to help keep your skin as moisturized as possible.
Sometimes, just a moisturizer may not suffice. The winter season brings with it the need to give your skin that extra boost of moisturization.
Whilst this season brings along festivities and joy, it is also synonymous with chapped lips, dry skin, acne, and other skin conditions that affect us harshly. It is well known that the outside temperature affects the sebum production – higher temperature triggers more sebum which means that during winter the body produces less sebum. Also, cold air is naturally drier and indoor heating significantly dehydrates the skin. The cold weather wreaks havoc on our skin, making it dull and dry.
RJU’S PRODUCTS AND THEIR BENEFITS FOR WINTER
Now that we have learnt about winters and the effects they have on our skin, we must now know how we can manage to sail through the cold weather with glowing & hydrating skin. At Rju, an entire range is carefully designed for extremely dry and mature skin, that serves as god’s own gift to your winter skin regime.
During winters it is important to stop using foam-based cleansers as they will dry out your skin even further. Time to switch to gentle, natural & hydrating cleansers that are crème based and help lock in maximum moisture. You can get your hands on the Nile Cleanser here ( https://rju.co.in/products/nile-cleanser ).
You should apply a natural skin moisturizer within 3 minutes of stepping out of the shower as it helps to prevent dehydration and gives you the ideal radiant skin. You can do this with your face cream as well as your body lotion. Let us save you the trouble of finding a moisturizer that works wonders on dry winter skin. Applying an intense body lotion to your hands or feet while wearing gloves will help you avoid getting the creams all over your bed sheets or blankets.
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It remains imperative to use a super moisturizing body wash that is crème based and doesn’t leave your skin feeling stretchy and itchy in the shower. Layering products with the same moisturizing formulations help keep your skin moisturized for longer durations and helps deeply penetrate the product into your skin. One such savior body wash is the Nile Deep Hydrate Body Wash that can be shopped using this link - https://rju.co.in/products/nile-shower-gel
Overnight treatments are a great way to revive and prevent dry skin in these winters. These treatments moisturize and work incredibly well to give you the desired results. Once you've applied the cream, it will take some time for it to absorb as it settles in and gives you the desired glow. For the best effects, it is advised to keep the cream on overnight. Lock in maximum moisture into your skin with the Nile Rejuvenating Night Serum and seal the goodness into your skin by topping it off with a Nile Rejuvenating Night Cream, both perfect to replenish and hydrate skin while you get a goodnight’s snooze. The Rju Nile Radiance Night Serum and Radiance Night Cream are clinically proven to improve skin hydration by 50% and give softer, smoother skin within 4 weeks(Based on 12 weeks clinical study conducted on 36 subjects). A humidifier should be put in the room where you spend the most time, as it increases the moisture level in the air and helps the skin barrier stay hydrated.
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Most people mistakenly believe that sunscreen is only necessary during the summer. When you venture outside, you need to cover yourself in a thick layer of sunscreen because UVA rays can still cause damage even when the weather is chilly as they are powerful enough to pass through glass. It also helps in preventing wrinkles caused by prolonged sun exposure, and ultimately to cut down on your chances of developing skin diseases. Along with applying sunscreen one must always stay hydrated as dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.
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You must always remember the saying “Drink more water, have less dry skin.” which will help you go through winters. The best way to flush out toxins, clear out acne by balancing the oils on your face and to reduce wrinkles is to hydrate your skin from within. The Indian kitchen is a powerhouse of natural ingredients that are proven to be beneficial from eons ago. Here are some time-tested remedies that will help your skin stay fresh and hydrated through this winter! After the tips that will help your skin survive the tough winter months, we bring to you some home remedies that are simple yet effective ways to give the skin the tender loving care it deserves. Along with curated skincare from Rju that’s your best bet this winter season, there’s a couple of add on concoctions that may enhance your skin further.
Honey and sugar scrub
It is well-established that honey has anti-inflammatory properties and every home stocks it. Above all it is chemical free. So why not put it to good use for your skin. Honey when mixed with sugar(preferably brown) helps deal with flaky skin and works as an effective exfoliant for your skin.
Yogurt and honey mask
Think skin brightening, think Yogurt. This is because yoghurt hydrates the skin and helps you get rid of the dead skin cells. Honey protects your skin from ageing and controls inflammation. Simply blend 1/4th cup of yogurt with a teaspoon of milk and a dash of honey and apply it to your face. Keep it on your face for 10 mins and then rinse off with plain water.
Lemon contains vitamin C which lends a glow to the skin and nourishes it from the inside. Lemon can work effectively in reducing acne due to its antiseptic properties. Apply lemon juice and leave it on your skin for 5 minutes before washing it off with water. If you do not want to apply
Banana + Butter Mask
Bananas are known for treating both dryness and discolouration and it does the job effectively. Butter binds it and acts as a natural hydrant and adds suppleness to the skin. Mash one ripe banana into a smooth paste and add 1 tablespoon of butter, mix the two well. Apply the paste on the face and neck area and rinse it off when dried. Use it thrice a week for the best results.