Don't leave home without these items this winter
Sunscreen: The sun may be hiding away but in winter it's closer to Earth. A sunscreen with SPF 20 is a must. Studies show that sun exposure accounts for up to 80 per cent of visible signs of ageing!
Hand cream: A combination of low temperature and windy weather can strip away moisture. Stock a hydrating hand cream packed with rose oil extract in your beauty arsenal.
Tinted lip balm: Tackle chapped lips with a bit of colour. Look for balms with natural ingredients like shea butter and botanical waxes.
Mascara: One flick will give your lashes volume and brighten up the face. Opt for a long-wearing formula and smudge-proof mascara to keep racoon eyes at bay.
Highlighter: Just add a sweep of a highlighter from the temples to the tops of cheekbone in a C-shaped curve.
Lip and cheek stain: A dual-purpose product keeps the make-up bag trim. Use it on lips for a bright pout and dab it on to the cheeks for a nice rosy glow.
Dry shampoo: A spray that instantly volumizes the hair. It has starch which absorbs oils and silica that boosts volume.
Perfume: The colder months call for fragrances that evoke warmth and last longer. Look for perfumes with woody, amber, patchouli, vanilla notes.
A palm-sized mirror, wet wipes and a hair brush are, of course, must haves.
Sources: Indian Journal of Dermatology; University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics; allure.com