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Winter skincare regimen for oily skin type

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  •  A frequently asked question in colder days is how to take care of oily skin in winter.
  • Winter skin care routine for oily skin includes cleansing, toning, moisturizing and many more.
  •  Using a hydrating mask and night cream are major aspects of winter night skin care routine.

 As the winter season arrives, we indulge in all the possible skin care regimen to beat the flaking and dryness of skin. Skin of all types needs special attention this time. If you are having oily skin, do not be happy thinking that the chilly winter air can only take a toll on dry skin and you’re out of harm’s way! Your oil glands won’t stop producing the excess oil in winter. So, do not abandon the products you use regularly. Instead, avoid applying layers of products that make skin feel coated and greasy and try to use some lightweight products to prepare your oily skin to deal with the spring air.

Oily Skin Care in Winter

The greasy feeling and the shiny patches on the face are not very pleasant. You need to be sure of effective oil control along with keeping the skin hydrated without excess oil. In winter, your oily skin might get dehydrated and also suffer from itchiness, dullness due to regular face washing or bathing. That’s why you need to use such products that are oil-free and do not lose many natural oils from your face.

Here, providing you with some steps on how to take care of oily skin in winter. 

Day Skin Care Routine In Winter

Cleansing –

Cleanse your face twice a day using the appropriate cleanser. Try to get a cleanser that retains the skin’s natural moisture barrier and removes excess oil. Cleansing helps maintain the pH-balance of the skin and this is crucial for oily-acne-prone skin. Also, prefer washing your face with lukewarm water.

Toning –

Use toner that tightens pores and controls excess sebum. Look for toners that are alcohol free. Also, try to avoid the ones with fragrance or any essential oil. Your toner should be hydrating so that it helps the rest of the products to penetrate well into the skin.

Using Serum –

People with m should be the part of winter face care routine as well. People with oily skin often think that they should avoid serum, however, serums help to regulate the natural oil production and fades blemishes. Serums formulated with Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lavender can be used  for oily skin.

Moisturizing –

Moisturizer is an unavoidable part of the winter skin care routine. There are a number of face moisturizers for oily skin that can be used in winter. You might not want to use it due to the excessive oil on your face but do not think of skipping it. Instead, opt for an oil-free moisturizer that does not have a greasy base and balances pH level to retain the natural moisture of skin.

Using Sunscreen –

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that the sun isn’t around! The UV rays are always present and can penetrate clouds, glass, and deeper into the skin resulting in the acceleration of fine lines and wrinkles. That’s why I continue using sunscreen just like summer days. Gel-based sunscreen is preferable for oily-skin. You can use a light-weight lotion-based sunscreen as well.

Night Skin Care Routine In Winter

Use Mask –

Keep a hydrating mask in your winter skin care routine for oily skin. It controls oil production and detoxes skin. Hydrating masks reduce acne and nourish skin overnight so that you wake up to a brighter complexion. 

Use night cream –

Keep using a winter cream for oily skin on a regular basis. Rather than slathering the cream all over the face, apply a thin layer evenly all over the face. Overly thick products contain ingredients that can cause pore congestion. So, instead of rich night cream, go for a gel or serum that’s made for oily skin.

Benefits of following Winter Skin Care regimen

In winter, as the cold temperature approaches, dry air, frigid winds, and constant exposure to indoor heaters suck out the moisture of your skin and strips off the essential oils. These elemental conditions can lead to skin sensitivity, redness, and irritation. So, a proper winter skin care regimen is a must.

Winter is the season that makes the skin dry and reduces its elasticity. That is why you need to make sure that you are properly hydrating the skin. Even with your oily skin you can suffer from dryness due to which more sebum is produced. Oily skin is basically the outcome of overactive sebaceous glands that produce more sebum than necessary. Your oily skin might less irritate you compared to dry skin in winter but this skin type needs pampering just like the other ones.


Following a proper skin care routine would help you to

  • Reduce the redness and stop your skin irritation and itching caused due to the dry winter air
  • The use of moisturizers into your skin cells will work in conjunction with all the other skincare products used during the winter thus reducing all the winter woes.
  •   Remove the dead cells and your skin won’t flake.
  •   Keep your skin protected and rejuvenated.

 Along with the winter fashion, prepare yourself with proper skin care for your oily skin so that you can be  winter-ready!


Frequently Asked Questions On Winter Skin Care For Oily Skin-

Is cold weather good for oily skin?

Answer: To some extent, cold weather is good for skin because it makes the blood vessels less prone to redness and swelling, as a result of reduction in blood flow. Also, less oil and sebum is produced in winter, so it lessens the possibility of breakouts.

Why is my skin so oily in the winter?

Answer: Environmental changes can trigger increased oil production. In response to drier ambient air, your skin increases the production of its natural moisture-locking and protective oil.

How can I stop my skin from getting oily in the winter?

Answer: For oily skin you need gentle cleansing and an adequate moisturizer. Cleansing twice with a soap-free wash daily will remove dirt and excess oil. Using products that are oil-free would also help.

How can I protect my oily skin in winter?

Answer: Regular face washing can protect the skin from being excessively oily. Besides, instead of applying thick layers of cream, go for thinner layers. Use oil-free products. 


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