Simple Yet Effective Winter Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

Last updated on 6 February, 2024

With the onset of winter season it is time to switch the skincare routine which will protect the skin from dryness and sun protection as well as soak in the goodness of winters. Winters are all about curling up in warm blankets while having hot chocolate or coffee. Although we do enjoy hot water baths in cold winters, they can strip the skin of moisture and make it dry and dehydrated. The same goes with the facial skin too.

Today we will be checking out how to switch to the winter skincare routine for oily skin which will not only include facial skincare routine but also your body care one.

Winter Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

Face Care Daily Morning Routine

Cleanse – You can switch to mild cleansers or face washes which to wash face in the morning. You can even use powder cleansers to gently cleanse the skin while nourishing it. Some may not like using a powder cleanser and to acclimate to the dryness of the winters you can use this list face wash for oily skin in winter, as a reference.

Tone – Instead of harsh toners which strip the skin of natural sebum you can switch to pure rose water as a toner. Kama Ayurveda Rose Water is one of the best rose water available in India. If you have acne or are prone to acne you can use hydrosols like Basil, Tulsi instead of toners. Rose waters or hydrosols can also be used to mix powder face packs.

Moisturize – You can switch to some light weight moisturizer for oily skin which contain little amount of oils or emollients. These moisturizers ensure that the skin stays moisturized and hydrated throughout the day.

Protect – Just because the weather is chilled and cold you should not skip sunscreen at all. While we enjoy soaking in the sun during winters, the harsh UV rays can still cause sun damage to the skin. A few good sunscreens for oily skin are

  1. IPCA Acne UV Gel
  2. LA Shield Sunscreen
  3. Innisfree Sunscreen

Face Care Daily Evening Routine

Cleanse – Since you use sunscreen during the days you can remove it with the help of double cleansing or with a SLS or SLES based face wash. Yes you read the right, only these surfactants can remove the sunscreen effectively. If you have makeup or sunscreen on, you can also remove it with a cleansing balm available in India or cleansing oil available in India, followed by a foaming cleanser.

Tone – This step remains the same as the morning routine one. 

Moisturize – Whether you have followed a double cleansing routine or not, the skin will still require a nourishing night cream which will be suitable for oily skin. For an oily, acne prone skin like mine Himalaya Herbals Revitalizing Night Cream works wonders during winters. 

Weekly Routine for Face

Mask – depending on your skin concerns you can use a good face pack or mask. If you are using a clay based mask make sure you don’t keep it on for too long. Moisturizing the skin after applying a face pack is very important.

Massage – One of the best things for oily skin during the winters is a face massage. I have been following a weekly face massage since many years now and it helps in rejuvenating and revitalizing the facial skin. Face massages are also good to drain the lymphatic fluids and reduce the fine lines on the face. You might find this face massage cream for oily skin useful.

Simple Yet Effective Winter Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

Daily Body Care

Skincare routine should not be restricted only to face care and should also be followed for body skin too.

Routine for Body

Exfoliate – Exfoliating the skin once a week is a good idea to improve the blood circulation as well as removing the dead skin cells. Any scrub with medium to small particles will be suitable for the body scrubbing.

Mask – Applying a detox mask or pack to the whole body is know as a body wrap. Not many people follow this ritual while taking care of their body. The skin on the body also needs detoxification and rejuvenation.

Deep Moisturize – Every day you can also indulge in a rich body butter or lotion to moisturize the body skin.

Simple Yet Effective Winter Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin

Lip Care

Indulge into a nourishing lip balm or lip butter for the tender, loving care for lips. We have already made a list of organic lip balms in India which you may find useful for the winters.

Eye Care

Using a eye cream to avoid puffiness and dehydration of eye area is a good choice. Check out the list of best under eye creams in India to fit them into your budget.

So concluding the post with the reminder that if you are using any actives or products with AHA, BHA make sure to moisturize well. Don’t overdo any step in your skincare routine be it applying a face pack or cleansing it.

We hope you find this simple yet effective winter skin care routine for oily skin useful.

About Sonali

Sonali, is a skincare aficionado who tackles one skin problem at a time. She has been blogging at Skincare Villa since 2016 and is a Certified Formulator for making dry powder based masks and cleansers.