Skincare During Winters Contest {CLOSED}

Skincare during Winters and how to prevent skin damage


I love winters more than summers because I get to wear all those knee high boots, furry cozy coats and scarves. But winter has its own drawbacks. As winter is setting in, listen to the cues that your skin is subtly giving you.  Winds and cold weather are just as damaging to skin as over exposure to the sun. Before turning on the geyser, think of the effect of the relaxing warm shower on your skin; before sipping that hot cup of coffee, think of the effect it may have on your skin; before using a blower to keep you warm, think of how dry it is making your skin.

Girls with dry skin have to be extra careful during winters as it makes skin drier. I have dry skin that turns into super dry during winters. I will share some tips with you that will make winters a smooth ride for you all irrespective of what skin type you may have –

Use a body scrub/ Exfoliator – Try to use any body scrub at least once a week to get rid of all flaky skin and dead cell build up. Regular exfoliation will keep your skin healthy, soft and flake-free.

Fight skin damage this winter – Depending on how dry your skin becomes, you may need a more emollient moisturizer. Any moisturizer should be loaded with ingredients that help keep moisture in your skin. Look at ingredients and try to spot vitamin E, glycerin, ceramides, fatty acids, and hyaluronic acid there.  Dry and dull skin is only a manifestation of a deep cell level damage. It is essential to fight the invisible damage at the cell level rather than just surface level visible damage. Focus on the importance of a repair and fortify regimen that penetrates deep down into the skin working at a cell level. For that I will recommend using Cell Renew Body Lotion & Cell Renew Moisturizer for face. Vivel Cell Renew products have 10 times Vitamin E Benefits that repairs & fortifies skin at cellular Level.


Additional Moisture – If your skin becomes dry no matter how intense moisturizing formula you use, try mixing few drops of Jojoba or Vitamin E Oil with the lotion on your palm and then apply it over your body. I have tried this on very dry parts of my body (like feet, elbow) and it works for me everytime. Not to forget that different parts of our body need different type of care as the skin of hands versus body versus face are very different. So I would recommend using complete range of Cell Renew that includes a moisturizer, Body Lotion & Hand Cream.


Don’t forget Sunscreen – During Winters you don’t see sun often, that doesn’t mean you can skin Sunscreen. UVA & UVB rays are still there and will harm your skin. Do not step out without wearing sunscreen (with atleast spf 30)

Now the Contest –

Share your favorite winter skincare secret and best tips will win “Vivel Cell Renew Body Lotions”. There will be 8 winners total and each will get a 250 ml Cell Renew Body Lotion.

Rules –

  1. This is open for 3 days, i.e. from 29th Oct’ to 31st Oct’ 2013.
  2. Contest is open to all resident-citizens of India who are 18 years old or above.
  3. Best 8 entries amongst all entries for each topic gets a body lotion from Cell Renew (250ml). The decision with respect to the entries shall be final and binding.
  4. Multiple entries are invited however, only one prize per individual.
  5. Prizes sponsored by and will be sent by Cell Renew
  6. Check out T&C Here

Good Luck !


  • October 29, 2013

    Swati Kalwar

    Warm ghee on lips before going to bed at night for rosy lips. Also I apply a nice hand/foot cream and cover my hands/feet with cotton gloves and socks before going to bed.

  • October 29, 2013

    sweta gupta

    Chop the vegetables like carrot, potato and cabbage into small pieces and boil them.Keep the vegetable water aside as it can be used to wash your face.Mash all the boiled vegetables together and add a teaspoon of milk to form a paste.Apply all over the face and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.The vegetables tone your skin and also provide enzymes that help to balance and cleanse the skin at the same time.

  • October 29, 2013


    Hi ,
    My winter Skin Tip: Blend about half a cup of oats and add a mashed banana to it. Apply this banana mix on your face and leave it over for 10-15 minutes. Gently rub your skin while washing it off. This will remove all the blackheads and dead skin cells also giving you fairer skin tone . Use it in winters and get a perfect toned skin with no complaints.

    • October 29, 2013

      Shilpa Bindlish

      wonderful tip… never heard earlier. I guess i need to give it a try. thnx 🙂

  • October 29, 2013

    Bhavani Sekar

    Do a Massage with almond oil for 15 mins before going to bed, it will be helpful to remove dark circle and away from wrinkle problem 🙂

  • October 29, 2013

    Surbhi Agarwal

    I apply a mixture of sandalwood powder, rosewater and glycerin through out the winters. Wash with cold water after some time and gives me that supple fresh skin i love 🙂

    i also follow my normal day care routine which includes- Scrubbing, cleansing, toning , mousturising and protection from sun and cold blows of winter winds.

  • October 29, 2013

    Precious Pearl

    My best skincare tip for winter is :
    Scrubbing with Curd mixed with grinded Orange peels. The curd makes skin soft and the range peel add glow as well as remove the dead skin.

  • October 29, 2013



    OKAY now my winter skincare tips are so many.. MY SKIN i s DRY and so I’ve to do special care for my skin. Else I Will feel like a old wrinkled lady haha 😀

    1. After bath I apply a mixture of GLYCERINE AND ROSEWATER all over my body.. MY BEST MOISTURISER

    2. Once in a week I apply milk cream on my face and hands to keep them soft and glowy

    3. Every month, its a must for me to go for a facial. A facial for dry skin which keeps my face look healthy

    4. banana is very good for my skin. So I take banana peel and rub for 5 minutes on my face.. it cleans my face with a bounce

    5. Also nothing from outside work when you don’t eat good. I drink carrot and beet root juice on a regular basis to keep my skin healthy

    6. Water is must for me to keep myself hydrated. as generally we don’t drink much water during winters so I drink water every hour

    7. Scrub(DRY SKIN)- MIX MILK CREAM, CUCUMBER JUICE, DRY ORANGE PEELS AND GRAMFLOUR and then scrub every week on my whole body. It removes dead skin and keeps my skin soft and stylish.

  • October 29, 2013

    Annu Dogra

    My best winter skin care tips : A mixture of milk and honey comes handy anytime for a radiant glowing skin. A pack of papaya and banana helps me get rid of dry skin. The reason is because both are rich in vitamins and water, and have a good impact on dry skin. Also the best way to detox your skin is by going natural. Drinking lots of water through the day cleanses my skin. Another important thing especially when is never forget to remove make-up before sleeping. The chemicals in cosmetics ruin the skin eventually. Washing my face regularly with water or rose water leaves me with extremely vibrant skin..:)

  • October 29, 2013

    Shilpa Bindlish

    My winter skin care secret is a simple one…
    I apply a thick paste of Besan + Haldi + Unboiled Milk + Few Drops of Sesame Oil on my face, neck and arms. Let it remain on skin for apprx 10 mins and rub it gently after that. It reduces skin tanning while giving soft radiant skin. Wash it off with lukewarm water later. Occasionally, a li’l bit of Chandan Powder can be added for natural fragrance.
    Other than this regular skin care regime, when i’m in a hurry i prefer rubbing on my face a mixture of milk cream and haldi powder for instant supple feel and freshness.

    So, Enjoy savings for not buying expensive beauty products as well as get compliments from everyone 🙂

  • October 29, 2013

    Neha Mishra

    During winters we tend to feel less thirsty…I make sure that i drink 8 glasses of water as it is extremely important that we keep our body hydrated from both inside and outside…I make sure to apply a body lotion at night… I use a paste of gulab jal and grinded cucumber twice a week…This gives a glow to my face and doesn’t let it dry up or feel stretchy….I keep a lib balm handy as during winters there are more chances of our lips getting chapped which looks and feels very bad….These are my tips for winter skin care… 😀

  • October 30, 2013

    Geetanjali Pandya

    my skin gets dry and itchy in winters so i try to cop up this situation with my secret trick lies in honey.
    My honey-based moisturizer is ideal for face, but it can actually be used anywhere 🙂 even on your feet. The list of Ingredients:

    2 parts of honey
    2 parts melted cocoa butter
    2 drops tea tree oil (optional)
    1 drop lavender oil (optional)

    Mix all ingredients together and apply to clean, dry skin and after a while gently massage all over body. Remove with warm, damp towels or rinse in shower.

  • October 30, 2013

    dechen yeshi

    I do not have any home made winter care routines.. but what i always do during winters is the moment i take a hot shower, instead of drying myself with the towel.. i first apply a generous amount of body lotion all over my body.. so retain the natural oils …I have noticed my skin becoming smoother.. had read about this tip in some magazine…

    Will be definitely trying out the other winter care routines sent by other participants 😀 thank you

  • October 30, 2013

    sharmistha guha chowdhury

    There is nothing special which i do for winter. As i have oily skin so it tends to get drier especially on T-zone. So what i did is after Cleansing and toning i skip moisturiser. Instead i use a mix of 1 drop each of Geranium essential oil and Grapeseed Carrier Oil. It moisturise drier areas and keep it soft and supple. I woke up in the morning with smooth skin.
    One more important thing which i do is for lips. I make sure to regularly exfoliate my lips by sugar and olive oil as in winters our lips skin get dry very fast. and apply Clarified butter (Ghee). I swear by Ghee as it is the most natural effective balm properties.

  • October 30, 2013

    aayushi shrivastava

    i’m so sorry Admin i know uh must be tired of listeng my same tip every time but tht’s the only tip i used and i still do it works wonder ..

    1)use honey with few drop of fresh lemon juice as face pack or you can apply it all over your body before you go for shower than while taking bath rinse it with luke warn water … This moistorize your skin very well 🙂

  • October 30, 2013


    My favourite winter skin care secret would be applying moisturizing masks, using homemade masks full of moisture like honey, oils, etc.

  • October 30, 2013


    This best thing is to mix equal parts of rose water, glycerin and lemon juice. Mix and store in a bottle. This can be used throughout the year. Not only will it moisturize and even repair your skin with regular use skin tan will reduce as will hyper pigmentation. This can be used by any skin type.

  • October 30, 2013


    My Winter Tips
    1. Butter for Lips
    2. Olive oil for skin
    3. Regular moisturization is must for the skin.
    4. Exfoliation of dead and dry skin cells will make the skin smooth and soft.
    5. Applying moisturizing cream immediately after bath will seal the moisture in the skin naturally.
    6. Don’t use very hot water as it leads to more drying of skin.
    7. For hair regular Oil massage will keep your hair bouncy and shiny.

  • October 30, 2013


    These are super amazing tips!

    My skin is oily so i just use a lotion 😀

  • October 30, 2013

    Charu Sharma

    nice offer 🙂

  • October 30, 2013


    This is a great post! #BSP

    My tip for the winters is really simple I like to apply milk cream on the most dry areas of my body which are my hands and elbows, it works like magic. I also weekly massage olive oil onto my body before hitting the shower. 🙂

  • October 30, 2013

    Shilpa Gandotra

    my winter skin care secret is another simple easy thing – take a vitamin E capsule – if you have oily skin massage it directly on your face at night, if you have dry skin add it to your night cream – simple and easy to do – and vitamin E capsules are not costly and are easily available at chemist shopts
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  • October 30, 2013


    I never cared much for winters since I was in Bangalore…. but after coming to Cali… winters have already started here 🙁 #bsp

  • October 30, 2013


    I make a mixture of Glycerine, lemon,honey in the ratio 1:1:1
    Apply it all over my face and leave it on overnight.
    Helps remove my dead cells 🙂

  • October 30, 2013


    Nice Giveaway!
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  • October 30, 2013


    Mixing glycerin and rose water in a spray bottle and spritzing on face 1-2 times a day works for me..the proportions can be adjusted on how much dry your skin is (i.e a little more glycerin). I like how it can be personalised and keeps my skin supple 🙂
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  • October 30, 2013


    Nice post. Unfortunately we hardly have any winter to talk of in Bombay.

  • October 31, 2013


    I suffer from dry skin and in winters it gets worse…So I use home made oil that I use overnite to fight the dryness. I use Olive oil+vitamin E oil in equal quantity and store it in a glass bottle..3 to 4 drops do the magic 🙂

  • October 31, 2013


    I apply ghee on lips before going to bed at night and use olive oil for skin!!

  • November 3, 2013


    great post 🙂 missed the contest 🙁
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