Winter Skincare Routine & Tips
Updated: Feb 12
As we are all wishing for a sunny winter season, it’s that time of the year when your skin can look under-nourished, chapped and cracked. These seasonal changes along with indoor room temperatures from heaters, wipes out our skin’s moisture. We at Glam Touch, swear by certain products that make our skin dewy, hydrated and smooth.
Here we reveal with you our Winter Skincare Tips and Saviours you should give a try, all fall and winter long!
1.Winter SPF- you better!
Even though it's winter, it doesn’t mean you should put away your sunscreen. Wrapping up in our fluffiest scarves and moaning about the weather are top of our agenda – but it’s time to add SPF to the mix.
We are sure you’ve heard of Innisfree Intensive Long Lasting Sunscreen SPF 50, loaded with Centella Asiatica and Green Tea extract that melt invisibly into the skin (yay)! We love the way how this non-greasy and highly water-resistant sun cream offers long-lasting sun protection to oily/ combination skin.
Fret not, Innisfree Intensive Triple Care Sunscreen SPF 50 is for dry skin. Made from Sunflower oil and Green Tea Jeju extract, free of animal ingredients, mineral oils, artificial colouring, tar dye and talc, is not only smooth to touch but also gives a subtle glow finish. It certainly managed to mesmerize the Glam Touch team.
2.Gentle Cleansing is a must
There’s no need to dread this winter, if you are using our genius d’Alba Peptide No Sebum Mild Gel Cleanser. It’s hero ingredients White Truffle and BHA are amazing for cell renewal, skin moisturizing and improving skin turnover cycle. It deeply removes impurities and traces of makeup while calming and fortifying skin’s natural barrier function. This soul catcher gel type cleanser has a pH level of 5.5 making it suitable for all skin types.
3.Balance and Hydrate skin
If like us, you are obsessed with hydrated, glowy skin all year round, we would advise Laneige Cream Skin Refiner that has been a game-changer at Glam Touch offices this winter.
After cleansing, apply a topical amount of Laneige Cream Skin Refiner. It contains unparalleled White Leaf Tea Water, rich in amino acids that reinforce skin barrier to make extremely dry and sensitive skin become healthier and, elated.
This Rockstar toner will leave you feeling drenched in a sunny radiant, luminous finish making you look as though you just vacationed in the Bahamas.
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This popular brand, Laneige also offers Cream Skin Refiner Mist. It’s magical Cream Blending Technology melts cream into liquid that keeps skin stimulated with natural, healthy glow. No muss, no fuss and maximum moisture for a much needed pamper session that doesn’t take forever.
4.Give your skin an effortless boost in hydration
Post our cleansing and toning ritual, we apply Klairs Fundamental Watery Oil Drop serum.
This water-based serum gives rich hydration, like that of a facial oil. It’s a bonus for people who want all the benefits of an oil product without the sticky- thick finish.
Consisting of high effective formulation of Green Tea, Ferment Extracts, Ceramide and Peptides, they not only provide antioxidants but also improve skin regeneration processes and act as an anti-aging solution, so you don’t have to worry about the potency of the serum you are using.
Best for people with dehydrated, combination skin type, Klairs Fundamental Watery Oil Drop serum gives us incomprehensible smooth and glossy skin.
Take our word for it for yours as well!
5.Replenish skin with nourishing sheet masks
When it comes to sheet masks, at Glam Touch we are always looking for those ones that literally our skin can drink. We have dozens of sheet masks stacked up on the office table but, Merbliss Wedding Dress Intense Hydration Mask and Briskin Real Fit Second Skin Hydration masks are found to be used again and again.
Both of them are highly effective in hydration (which is what you want from a sheet mask, obviously) and doing a great job, primarily of moisturizing.
Merbliss Wedding Dress Intense Hydration Mask is immensely soothing and skin-quenching yet oil-free and lightweight. Great as a winter mask for normal/dry skin.
It’s a newish discovery at Glam Touch, but we’ve already been using this rich and wonderful sheet made of caviar extracts and high-quality pearl powder to illuminate skin’s brightness, it’s an absolute gem!
Furthermore, the feature ingredient Coconut water in Briskin Real Fit Second Skin Hydration mask soothes, brightens and protects the skin from extraneous agents without adding greasiness. It’s thin bio-cellulose sheet perfectly fits the skin and is free of parabens, artificial dyes and mineral oils.
Searching for something good and solid to keep your skin moist and dewy beneath your foundation/CC cream? Merbliss Wedding Dress Intense Hydration and Briskin Real Fit Second Skin Hydration mask are your uncles. Glam touch team is already obsessed!
6.Seal in moisture with the best hydrating moisturiser
It was a pleasant surprise to have Klairs- Rich Moist Soothing Cream at our rescue.
This cream is not just any face cream. As soon as you start massaging it over your skin, a gorgeous glow will begin to spread over your face and make it look healthy. It’s due to the yeast-derived beta glucan that support skin’s natural moisture barrier and defence system by repairing the protective layer of the skin from inside. Nothing too strong, nothing to shiny – it’s just a suit-all cream booster for people with dry, sensitive skin who love the real skin look.
Okay, the one we are possibly most excited to share is Cosrx Hydrium Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream, a great choice for an oily to combination skin type as it is packed full of Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract and Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Cosrx’s signature skincare flourish).
This cream ticks many boxes and wears many hats; It provides cooling relief to soothe redness, blemishes; absorbs quickly and delivers instant hydration with a fresh finish (we can vouch for this) – which many people prefer, so long as it doesn’t have that chalky texture on their skin.
The slim line packaging in 60 ml tube of Klairs- Rich Moist Soothing Cream and tiny 50g container of Cosrx Hydrium Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream makes them handy to slip into your handbag for overnight travel or suitcase.
7.Don’t forget to nourish your lips:
The cult-favourite Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a ‘can’t live without’ product. Boosted with four types of berries such as raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, blueberry provides lips with rich vitamins and offers antioxidant effect to make your lips smooth and firm. This lip sleeping mask is perfect when you need a pick me up to feel good. We’ve already become a big fan here.
It’s all about HYDRATION. We’re helping you fight the bitter cold and prepare you physically to the drop in temperature to come. Hopefully we’ve got you prepared to get you through the season.
May we know what winter skincare saviours are your go- tos?