Cold weather leaves your complexion parched and flaky, or worse, red and inflamed. If you're spending your holiday break in a country during its winter season, switch to an intensely moisturizing skincare routine like this:
Cleansing oils may spill in your luggage, so packing a solid makeup melting balm is more suitable. Plus, its nourishing formula adds light hydration to your possibly parched complexion.
Human Nature Bare Necessity Cleansing Balm, P345, Landmark
Creamy facial wash
Again, the key here is to hydrate your skin. A creamy cleanser won't leave your face taut and dry.
Etude House Moistfull White Cushion Cleansing Foam, P628, SM Megamall
Naturally, a moisturizing serum is necessary. Look for one that has any of these hydrating ingredients: glycerin or hyaluronic acid.
Nuxe Nuxellence Eclat, P2,850, Zalora
Seal everything in with a rich cream to prevent your face from getting flaky and dry.
Banila Co. Dear Hydration Boosting Cream, P1,250, Zalora
Deep moisturizing mask
On nights when you're too tired to do the whole shebang, just cleanse your face and slap on a rich, moisturizing mask.
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, SM Makati
Your lips need moisture, too! Prevent them from getting chapped and dehydrated with an emollient balm.
Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Balm, P99, Watsons
A warm fragrance
Take advantage of the cold weather and spritz a spicy scent on your body.
Tom Ford Black Orchid, price available upon request, Rustan's Makati
An all-purpose beauty oil
Save space in your makeup bag by bringing a multi-purpose oil that you can use to repair patchy areas on your skin and tame frizzy tresses.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil, P1,900, Shangri-La Plaza
Keep your hands supple and healthy with a shea butter hand cream.
L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream, P530, Rustan's The Beauty Source
Even if the sun's heat isn't hurting your skin, you still NEED to protect yourself from its damaging UV rays.
Kojie-San Sunblock SPF50 PA+++, P269, Watsons
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