My Winter Skin Care Routine

Posted on Feb 6 2013 - 4:41pm by poonam

My Winter Skin Care Routine

I have a super dry skin and full day centralized heating(blowers) along with harsh winter winds which only worsens the situation and juices out all the moisture leaving my skin rough and dry. So, as the season starts getting drier I have to ramp up my skin care regime with more moisturising and nourishing products. Here, I am sharing my Winter skin Care Routine which saved my skin this season and kept it soft, smooth and moisturised all through winters.


Winter Skin Care Regime

I have included the three products from The Body Shop Vitamin E Range in my skin care this winters and I must say each of them performed really well at keep my skin soft and supple.

  1. The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream
  2. The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream
  3.  The Body Shop Vitamin E Gentle Face Wash

Coming to the Skin care Essentials, routine and the products involved

Day-Time skin care (Dry Skin):-

  1.  FabIndia Rose Facial Water
  2. The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream
  3.  Dermocalm Lotion
  4.  Neutrogena Sunscreen SPF 50
  • I used FabIndia Rose Facial Water as a toner and spray a few pumps over my face and let it get absorbed by the skin. It doesn’t leave any oily/sticky layer and prepares skin for the nest step towards moisturization
  • The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream is a light weight moisturising cream. It takes time to get absorbed but doesn’t leave any traces behind which make it an awesome day cream.
  • Dermocalm Lotion I used it ocassionally, not regularly as it also requires time to get absorbed. So, whenever I had time I followed up with this or some times skipped The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream and directly applied dermocalm if I don’t require heavy moisturisation.
  • Neutrogena Sunscreen SPF 50 is slightly heavy and sticky but worked well over Dermocalm and doesn’t made me feel uncomfortable in winters. Though I couldn’t stand this in summers due to its sticky feel but it works great in winters.

Makeup Removal/Cleansing Routine:-

  1. Maybelline Makeup Remover
  2. Lotus Herbals Lemon Pure Cleanser
  3. The Body Shop Vitamin E Gentle Face Wash
  • Maybelline Makeup Remover does a good job at removing make up and takes off even water-proof make up without much fuss but for that I need to a generous amount of this remover. It is great at removing eye makeup as it doesn’t sting my eyes at all.
  • The Body Shop Vitamin E Gentle Face Wash is a rich creamy face wash which doesn’t lather much but removes all the impurities from the skin without ripping it off moisture.
  •  Lotus Herbals Lemon Pure Cleanser when I go for Water-proof mascara and heavily kohled eyes. I could see their traces on under eye area which starts appearing after face wash. So take off the residue, this is the final step for my cleaning routine. Just a small amount of this creamy cleanser to remove the last traces of makeup.

Night-time Skin Care (Dry Skin)-

  1. FabIndia Rose Facial Water
  2. The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream
  3. The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream
  4. Oriflame Seeing is believing Multi-Benefits under Eye Cream
  5. Oriflame Tender Care Protecting Lip Balm– Color less lip balm
  6. The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter  (For Hands and Feet)
  • I start night skin care with toning my skin using FabIndia Rose Facial Water.
  • Toning is followed up with a heavily moisturizing The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream which deeply nourishes my skin. It may feel a little greasy but as it doesn’t break me out, I am okay with it. I sometimes alternated it with The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream.
  • Oriflame Seeing is believing Multi-Benefits under Eye Cream completes my facial skin care by providing nourishment to my under eye area. It gets absorbed quickly and doesn’t leave any oily layer behind. It isn’t a miraculous products but does a decent job at keeping my under eye area healthy.
  • Oriflame Honey & Bees Wax – Color less lip balm takes care of my lips during night. It is a colorless lip balm which claims to contains Honey & Bees wax for tender and soft lips.
  • I have finished up my  Natural Bath and Body Vitamin E Hand cream last month and for the time being using The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter. It moisturises both hands and feet well making them soft and smooth. I enjoy its lovely flowery scent too.

So, this is my skin care routine for winters which helped me in ditching rough and dry skin. It brought back the softness and retained nourished and healthy looking skin.


What is your Winter Skin care Routine? Which products are helping you on bringing back the rosy glow to your cheeks? Share your thoughts through comments!

5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. sakhiFebruary 7, 2013 at 9:50 AM - Reply

    tgr88 products…but i never heard of the calamine lotion from dermocalm…im always in look out for calamine lotions..thanks for sharing

    • poonamFebruary 7, 2013 at 12:37 PM - Reply

      Hey Sakhi.. I have got this Dermocalm lotion to replace the Lacto Calamine Lotion.. I was sort of on the look out for other calamine lotions and stumbled upon this…Great for dry skin due to its lightly moisturising texture…
      What is your skin type and your favorite winter skin care essentials?. 🙂 🙂

  2. ReshmiFebruary 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM - Reply

    Hi Poonam, nice photo comprising of assortment of skincare products from different brands. I agree on almost all the items containing Vitamin E as it is very good for dry skin especially in dry Winter. But these products from Body shop and Oriflame are affordable only if we use on the face, what about the rest of the body? It needs nourishment too. I tried Vaseline’s Cocoa Butter but realized it’s not as good as the one made in the US. Since then I switched to Parachute Advansed Body lotion. It has coconut extracts and is working fine for my dry skin. Though it’s not as fancy as the Cocoa butter, it’s cheaper than Vaseline and I feel proud to be using a ‘desi’ product. What do you say?

    • poonamFebruary 13, 2013 at 4:23 PM - Reply

      Hey Reshmi.. welcome aboard!!! 🙂 🙂
      Yeah you are right TBS price is on the higher side and I restrict myself to the facial products ;).. For body nourishment Iwhole-sole depend body lotions (not body butters)
      I have used Vaseline and Parachute both and I completely agree with you for Parachute Advanced Body Lotion… It does a good job but Vaseline cocoa has a heavenly smell.
      I havent used their US version so couldn’t comment on the quality difference.. there are good chance that the quality will be much better in US as Indian quality standards are pretty low and I have heard the same for many other brands too.. 🙁 🙁
      Heheh… “Desi” is the way to go and Parachute surprisingly did an excellent job with body lotion.. <3 <3
      "Going Desi" 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. krithiJanuary 6, 2015 at 8:59 PM - Reply

    hey lovely products Poo
    I have oily skin so nothing mentioned here will suit me 😛

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