We love winters! Breaking out those stashed away sweaters and sipping on hot chocolate and munching on steaming hot momos – dreaaamy! But unfortunately, our skin doesn’t feel the same way about winters. Come December, and our skin goes from plump and happy to dry, dull and dehydrated. Low temperatures mean that your skin produces less oil and the drop in humidity levels mean that your skin isn’t getting enough moisture either. The key to keeping your skin healthy, happy and glowing is to understand your skin’s needs. If you live in a place where the winds are harsh and temperatures are freezing, you really need to rethink your winter skincare routine and find one that quenches your skin’s need for moisture and hydration. Want to know how? Let us help. Here are a few tips that’ll give you glowy, dewy skin even in sub-zero temperatures!
1. Use a gentle face cleanser
No need for a harsh, stripping cleanser that leaves your skin tight and squeaky. Change your regular cleanser and go for our multi-tasking cleansing balm - Mon Cherry Dirt Dissolving Cleansing Balm that can easily melts away dirt and grime and reveals soft, supple, dewy skin. Just scoop out a dime-sized amount and massage it onto dry skin. Continue massaging for a minute or so and rinse thoroughly. If needed, you can follow up with a foaming cleanser like the Mon Cherry Brightening Foam Cleanser to complete your double cleanse.
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2. Don’t shy away from exfoliation
Winter brings dry, rough skin that covers up all your natural glow. Use the gentle Mama Cica Instabright Peel Pads to reveal soft, glowing skin with just a few swipes. These pads are drenched in glycolic acid and papaya extracts that gently slough away dead skin cells and give you smooth glowing skin. If you have dry or sensitive skin, use it thrice a week only. No need to rinse!
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3. Sheet masks are Godsend
Yep, hydration my dear pal, is everything! Once you have cleansed your face and exfoliated, it is time for your face to soak up all the goodness that a sheet mask has to offer. Now, you don’t need to do this every single day, but when you have the time, relax with the Mon Cherry Sheet Mask for Bright And Clear Skin. It soothes, hydrates and nourishes – all in 15 minutes!
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4. Say yes to skin layering
Clothing yes, but winter skincare too! We’re talking about layering hydrating essences with moisturizing serums so that your skin can doubly benefit from it! After exfoliating, use a hydrating essence like the Mon Cherry Intense Brightening Essence which will soothe and nourish your skin and help it absorb your skincare better. If you have the time, try this method for plump, juicy, dewy skin! Once your essence is absorbed, follow up with a moisturizing serum. We like the Bravocado Intense Brightening Serum for its lightweight consistency and its ability to instantly brighten and hydrate the skin!
Once all done, you can seal it all in with a luxe moisturizer of your choice. Try the Mon Cherry Ultra Light Moisturizing Gel for a luxe experience. The formula sinks into your skin and immediately gives your skin a glow. One thing to keep in mind is that if you have oily, acne-prone skin, your skin might not require layering as much as dry skin does. If you have acne, use a serum like the Chialeader Zit Fix Serum before layering on a lightweight moisturizer.
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5. Face mists are your best friends
With the humidity levels plummeting, your skin needs some extra hydration throughout the day. Treat your skin to mists like the Mama Cica Rejuvenating Face Mist and the Mon Cherry Brightening Face Mist. Each of these are formulated to revive dull skin and give it a boost of moisture, no matter where you are! Plus, the Mon Cherry Mist contains hyaluronic acid which plumps up your skin and helps it retain moisture better.
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6. Hydrate your skin overnight
Yes, this is crucial! After you have moisturized, apply a thin layer of the Mon Cherry Overnight Peeling Mask. It gently exfoliates and nourishes your skin as you sleep – remember, this is the time when your skin recuperates, so there is no better time to give it all the nourishment you can! You will wake up with soft, plump, blemish-free, dewy skin. Dreamy, right?
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7. Make SPF your bae
Even in winter, yes sir! Even if you can’t see the sun, doesn’t mean it’s not there. UV rays can penetrate through clouds, too. Use a broad-spectrum, high SPF sunscreen every single day. Apply it and massage it in until absorbed. Wait at least 20 minutes before stepping out.
Apart from this, here are a few more things you can do to keep your skin healthy during winters:
- Avoid very hot showers
- Add healthy fats to your diet
- Say yes to facial oils
- Moisturize your lips, too!
- Drink plenty of water
- Get in your beauty sleep