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Follow these simple steps for skincare during winter

IANS 30 Nov 2014, 11:28:17 AM IST

New Delhi: Fight winter woes by using beauty oil, cream cleanser and not relying on toner when the temperature drops.

Celebrity dermatologist Kiran Lohia shares a few tips:

* Know the number of times to wash face: Don't wash your face more than twice a day. Using a face wash frequently will steal all your skin's hydration and nutrition. If you are feeling dirty or just got back from the gym, just splash some water on your face.

*Choose the right face wash: Stay away from foaming face wash and use a cream or oil cleanser instead. These will gently get rid of oil while also providing nutrition and moisture to your skin.

* Say no to toner: Toners are a big cause of skin drying up. In fact, they usually contain alcohol, which leads to dryness.

* Use a beauty oil: Instead of using a basic cream or lotion, which only have 15 to 20 percent oil-based components, a pure beauty oil will deliver 100 percent hydration benefits. Look for grapeseed or pumpkin seed oil, which will moisturise while also giving important nutrients like vitamin E and Omega 3 Fatty Acids.