December brings with it so many reasons to celebrate – the holidays and festivities, and for some of us winter travels. While we rejoice over the dwindling heat and beginning of the cooler winter months, these also bring with them a whole array of skincare concerns that leave us feeling a bit hassled.
The chilly weather often drains the skin of its natural moisture and oils causing trans epidermal water loss. This leaves your skin feeling rough, dry, and stretchy, making travel to colder regions an absolute nightmare! “The skin is like a sieve, which is constantly losing and gaining moisture depending on a number of conditions – the pollution, weather and diet to name a few. In the winters, due to the drop-in temperatures, the skin tends to lose moisture, which leads to that dry and itchy feeling”, says celebrity dermatologist, Dr. Aparna Santhanam.
So, this winter, whether you are heading out for a long weekend or planning a long holiday – carry these beauty must-haves in your winter survival kit for flawless ‘vacation-skin’.
- Vaseline Petroleum Jelly – Wave goodbye to dry skin and chapped lips while on holiday with just one wonder product – Vaseline Petroleum Jelly! Vaseline Petroleum Jelly works by creating a sealing barrier between cells in dry or damaged skin which locks in moisture and speeds up your skin’s natural recovery process, helping it repair from within.
- Body Lotion – When travelling in extreme conditions, your skin needs the necessary fix of moisturization & nourishment, more than ever before. The harsh weather drains the skin of its natural moisture, therefore an effective lotion that moisturizes from deep within, leaving a lasting effect is just the answer. Ingredients like Cocoa are known to add the right glow to your skin and Vaseline Cocoa Glow is a great option and a perfect travel companion while on the go.
- Maintain freshness – In cold climes, ditch your toner, which can leave the skin feeling dry, and replace it with refreshing Rose Water. This will ensure that your skin remains hydrated. To keep your skin looking fresh and healthy dab a little Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on your face after applying the Rose Water, to lock the moisture in.
- Moisturize Hand and Feet – In the winters your hands and feet can end up looking dull because of the lack of moisture it receives. Use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to keep your skin looking fresh and supple while travelling. On especially chilly days, use Petroleum Jelly on your skin and wear socks and gloves. Leave it for a few hours to get perfectly hydrated skin the next morning.