10 winter beauty essentials to make you look stunning

Taking care of our skin becomes the top priority in winters. You need to keep your skin hydrated, moisturized and at the same time not look greasy. If you’re wondering what all you need in your winter beauty stash, don’t worry! Let’s Expresso is to your rescue like always.

winter beauty essentials
Take care of your skin this winter with these essentials…
Source – Rejuvenate Skin clinic

Listing the top 10 winter beauty essentials that you need to have in your stash. So here goes our picks.

  1. Face moisturizer

Googly Woogly Woosshh! That’s the first thing one can think of when we talk about face moisturisers. To keep your face baby soft and moisturised you need a face moisturiser.

The ultimate facial moisturizer by Keihl's Source - ishowedupinboots.com
The ultimate facial moisturiser by Keihl’s
Source – ishowedupinboots.com

Get one as per your skin type and let it work its magic. Some of the best ingredients for winters are cocoa butter, vitamin e, shea butter, aloe vera, plant extracts and vanilla.

  1. Sunscreen

A lot of us ignore sunscreens in winters. It is important to protect your skin against sun damage in winters as well. Invest in a good sunscreen lotion or gel, depending upon your preference and skin type.

Soak up the winter sun, but dont forget to apply sunscreen first.
Soak up the winter sun, but don’t forget to apply sunscreen first.

You can also get a tinted sunscreen, it’ll give slight coverage and would be perfect for days when you don’t feel like wearing foundation.

  1. Hand cream

For all of you who get desert hands in winters, a hand cream is the best friend.

One can never have enough hand creams. Source - Freckled Elle
One can never have enough hand creams.
Source – Freckled Elle

Use it generously to keep your hands soft. And if you’re someone who gets dry cuticles, especially during winters then you should definitely get a hand and cuticle cream.

Love thy hand creams! Source - Innisfree Official
Love thy hand creams!
Source – Innisfree Official

The Body Shop, Innisfree, Plum Goodness, Marks & Spencer, there are so many options to choose from.

  1. Body butter

We cannot stress enough on how much you need an indulgent body butter for winters.

Spoilt for choices!! Source - natural mavens
Spoilt for choices!!
Source – natural mavens

Massaging your body with a luscious body butter is like de-stressing. And of course it moisturises your skin and keeps the winter dryness at bay.

The Body Shop body butters have our heart! Source - Footnotes and Finds
The Body Shop body butters have our heart!
Source – Footnotes and Finds
  1. Lip balm

Having a lip balm in your beauty shelf is mandatory. You don’t want dry chapped lips. If you get extremely dry or chapped lips in winters you can opt for a heavy lip balm or lip butter. Make sure that your lip balm has SPF for added protection against the sun.

There is no such thing as too many lip balms...
There is no such thing as too many lip balms…

In addition to a lip balm you should also have a lip scrub. Scrub your lips twice a week for softer lips. And if you are a matte lipstick lover, then it’ll make a huge difference.

  1. Shower cream

Replace your shower gel with a shower cream during winters. It’ll give your skin the needed hydration and will cleanse it at the same time leaving it soft and supple. Try something with rich cocoa butter, coconut milk, or berry extracts for winters.

Lovely Lush Cosmetics shower cream... Source - alittlepopofcoral.com
Lovely Lush Cosmetics shower cream…
Source – alittlepopofcoral.com
  1. Make-up wipes

For nights when you’re too lazy to wash your face after a party (let’s get real, it’s winter and washing our face is a major task), make-up wipes come in handy.

When the water is too cold, wipe it all off. Source - intothegloss.com
When the water is too cold, wipe it all off.
Source – intothegloss.com

Although we highly recommend that you don’t be lazy and wash all the make-up off. But once in a while, make-up wipes would be the best saviors.

  1. Oil

It can be traditional coconut oil, the versatile olive oil, the much talked about Argan oil, or any beauty oil, the point is to have an oil in your beauty vanity.

The unmatched joy of an enjoyable hot oil champi! Source - Paleo Grubs
The unmatched joy of an enjoyable hot oil head massage!
Source – Paleo Grubs

Massage it all over your body, give your hair a rigorous massage on the weekend, stay in pjs and enjoy a movie marathon. The oil will deeply nourish and moisturise your skin and act as a natural conditioner for your hair.

  1. Dry shampoo

As much as you love your tresses, we’re sure you dread washing them on a cold morning. The struggle is real and we feel you. Buying a dry shampoo is a great idea, especially for winters. Spray it to your roots, let it get absorbed for a few minutes and you’d be good to go. Ideally a dry shampoo works best on 2nd and 3rd day washed hair.

 

winter beauty essentials
Batiste – one of the most popular dry shampoos.
Source – glamradar.com
  • Cheat Tip – If you don’t want to spend money on a full sized dry shampoo bottle, buy a bottle of baby shampoo. It is the perfect dupe for a dry shampoo.

Nothing is as relaxing as a good hair wash, but in winters we all tend to be lazy. Blame it on the cozy blanket!

  1. Overnight serum

Last but not the least is an overnight serum. Night is the time when your skin replenishes, thus, it is important to have an overnight serum in your night time skin care routine. You can get a vitamin enriched, anti-ageing, or brightening serum. You can also get a sleep-in mask.

There is a misconception that people with oily skin don’t need a serum. This isn’t true. Find a serum as per your skin type, include it in your night skin care routine, and you’ll see the difference in your skin in some days. You’ll wake up with softer skin and this will also keep your skin youthful.

Vitamin E overnight serum by TBS Source - Pinterest Amrutha Bhaskar
Vitamin E overnight serum by TBS.
Source – Pinterest Amrutha Bhaskar

Winters is all about sipping hot coffees, meeting friends, wearing long coats and enjoying hot desserts. Leave your skin care worries to us and make the most of this list.

How many of these winter beauty essentials do you have in your vanity? If we’ve missed any of your favourite beauty essential, share it in the comments section below. Take care and happy winters!!

Kritika Manchanda is an author of a fiction novel – ‘December Breeze’ and a Features Writer at Let’s Expresso. In addition to being a lifestyle and travel blogger, she is an ardent reader and a crazy dog girl!
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