Ah, Winter! What does winter remind you off? For me, it is those cozy sweaters, a warm cup of hot coffee and those lazy mornings. Ideally, the best season of the year, don’t you agree? However, this weather is not a joke for skin, cold weather steals away those moisture content in your body and leaves those rough and dry skin. If this issue is not taken care of, the result is cracking and bleeding of the skin. The hard winter wind, along with such a skin is just like kerosene to the fire. So this weather also calls for a high level of skincare.
To overcome chapping, redness, itching, and keep skin more healthy and comfortable this season, here are some natural skincare tips that you should definitely try on your skin to look radiant during this chilly weather.
#Milk and honey mixture
Milk cream or malai is one of the most useful natural moisturizing creams that can be applied on your skin to make it supple and soft. Honey can clean your skin off the bacteria that causes the growth of pimples and acne on your face. Take a tablespoon of both milk cream and honey in a bowl and mix them well. Apply this mixture on your face and leave it for about 15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. Pat dry your skin as it will help you keep the skin moisture. Try this tip regularly to stay away from dry skin.
#Natural Olive oil and sugar scrub
You can make a naturally moisturizing exfoliating scrub using a mixture of olive oil and sugar. Mix ½ cup of sugar with 2 tbsp of olive oil. If you want, you can also add an essential oil like lavender, which adds a natural scent and can aid in relaxation. Gently rub this mixture of scrub on to your skin, and then wash it off. For better result use a soothing moisturizer to lock in the benefits of freshly exfoliated skin.
#Banana and milk
Winter makes your skin dry and patchy so try the combination of banana and milk to hydrate your skin. Banana aids in peeling off dead skin and milk is a natural clarifying agent. Take one whole mashed banana in a bowl and add one tablespoon of milk and blend it well. Apply it on your face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes and rinse it off with warm water. This will help you to regain the glow, and in case you have an oily skin use rosewater instead of milk and try this combination.
By adding a cup of oatmeal to your warm bath can naturally rehydrate your skin. This will help to retain the moisture by taking a shower in this water.
#Apply Coconut Oil Before Bedtime
Regular coconut oil becomes solid at room temperature. You can use it as moisturizing cream before bedtime or anytime. In case your heels and hands are all chapped, try applying coconut oil and the layer with thick socks or gloves.
Try these skincare tips during this winter and write to us about your experience.