When the temperature drops, we bundle up in thick jackets, boots, and scarves, forgetting that we’re leaving one thing exposed—our face! It’s crucial to give your facial skin some extra TLC beyond moisturisation during the winter.
Looking back on the past year, we were determined to stick to a solid skin-care routine and give all the love it deserves. Proper skincare is a year-round commitment but of course, with the cold vibes in the air, our skin definitely needs some extra attention.
When temperatures drop, your skincare routine should rise to the challenge. The skin needs the joys of hydration and the dullness can also affect one’s mood. Considered to be one of the oldest healing sciences in the world, Ayurveda derives its wisdom in the oneness with Nature. It helps us navigate each transition towards finding nourishment and sustaining our wellbeing. Navigating this season transition, Kama Ayurveda sent their selection of offerings that help to ease the tenacious nature of this season and it sure elevates both one’s skin and mood!
Kama Ayurveda has been at the forefront of the modern wellness narrative, which views beauty through a holistic lens. Although moisturisation is the key, it’s also essential to keep the exfoliation game on in your routine. It is the key for radiant skin. You’ll want to buff away the dead cells so new cells can come in healthier and without obstruction.
Beginning this regime with their Kumkumadi Ayurvedic Face Scrub – it works well as a complexion brightener, cleanses and smoothens. The formulations are one of a kind containing the potent Kumkumadi oil and Kashmir saffrons. Having a regular winter problem of dull and oily skin, the exfoliator brightened my skin. I could feel the extra sebum and impurities lifting away immediately that gives a glow after using. It doesn’t deliver a hard scrub at all rather leaves softening and smoothing effects.
The in-house experts further advise, “Despite shorter, cloudy days in winter, UV rays continue to damage skin with tanning, pigmentation, dullness and accelerated ageing concerns. Including natural sun protection as the final step in the daily skincare regime is important. Scrub, Face Packs help to slough away, dry, dead skin and reveal brighter, fresher skin, which also makes serums and moisturizers work better.”
Rosewater is the holy grail staple product. Got dry skin? Oily skin? A glorious combination of everything? Rosewater is your friend regardless. This decadent floral distillation from the brand with its scent transmits you to a luxurious bed full of roses. It’s a refreshing toner and keeps the skin uplifted. It really revives the skin and doesn’t leave any stickiness or residue, the best of it all! You can easily prep your skin for the next pampering sessions.
In the winter, your skin needs all the moisture available to it since there’s none available in the air. “The use of artificial heating sources such as air-conditioners and heaters dry out and irritate the skin further. Keeping a spritz like Pure Mogra Water at hand can help the skin feel refreshed and hydrated at such times. In keeping with decreased water intake due to colder weather, opt for warm herbal teas or decoctions like Kadha to keep the skin hydrated.” their experts say.
This is the best time to experiment with cleansing oils. Kama Ayurveda’s Rose Jasmine Cleanser has a nice floral essence and is very soft and a gentle one. Hydrating cleansers work best in these dry seasons. It includes the goodness of both pure rose and jasmine essential oils. What worked best is along with cleansing, it also smoothened my skin texture and made it plumpy and hydrating. It’s not hard on the skin at all, whereas it leaves the face soft, and rejuvenated.
They suggest, “One can completely avoid dry skin through oleation. You can incorporate the fast-absorbing, Vitamin A & E, Oleic acid-rich Organic Moringa Oil, gently cleansed. For the body, oil massage or Abhyanga with Jwalini Retexturizing Skin Treatment blended with Ayurvedic ingredients like Costus and Tamanu to soothe dry, irritated skin. Follow with gentle, sulfate-free gel cleansers, ensuring water is lukewarm and always pat skin dry.”
With the drop in temperature, the cracking concerns of the skin can be discomforting and painful at times. Winters are not only about moisturising, but cleansing is a prime need too. It’s the only way to remove buildup that accumulates on your skin throughout the day, wakes the skin up, giving it a fresher and brighter appearance.
This guide of Kama Ayurveda’s selection works as winter goodies. Being light-weight, nourishing and all healthy, the collection with its rich aromas take you away from the dry winters and leaves you with a nourishing effect. The entire exfoliating and cleansing process does not take away the skin’s moisture while cleaning rather leaves you feeling brightened, hydrated and ready for the day!