The cold winds have started blowing around and there is a nip in the air. Moms have begun taking out the woolens or making some for us, and that is appreciated. However, what about your skin? Is it winter ready? If you have no clue on winter skin care, especially with dry and sensitive skin, we would ask you to pay good attention to this post.
Here are a couple of winter skin care tips that can be done at home, and you wouldn’t have to pay a bomb for the same. These are easy winter skin care home remedies and ideas to prep the skin for the days ahead. Please read on!
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Seven Ways On How To Take Care Of Dry Skin In Winter:
We all know the perils of dry skin- redness and itchiness especially can be harrowing, and to top it all, the winter flaky sensation our skin would have. Do you want to get rid of the same? If the answer is a YES, you have to begin now!
1. Massage The Face With Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil has hydrating properties and can also help clean the face too. This is why, we would ask you to massage the face with a teaspoon of coconut oil twice a day, and then wash the face clean with warm water. Pat dry and moisturize. In doing so daily, your facial skin would be washed away from dead skin cells and grime, and also the suppleness would stay without the dry sensation to touch and feel.
2. Olive Oil To The Rescue:
Winter winds can be harsh on the facial and body skin, which is why a warm olive oil treatment is a must. Warm a small bowl of olive oil and allow it to rest until it comes to room temperature. When the oil is normal, dip your fingers in it and only with the tab of your fingertips, massage the oil in circular motions on the face and the body. Allow the oil to rest for five minutes and then wash up with warm water. Do this thrice a week and watch how your skin thanks you!
3. Coconut Milk Bath:
This should be done once a week to help hydrate the skin and to keep it soft, moist and supple. Grate a whole coconut and extract the juice from it. Keep the juice in the fridge overnight and the next morning, dip cotton balls in it. Rub the soaked cotton balls onto the skin in circular motions, which allows for a massage and improvement of blood circulation. Wait for ten minutes or until the juice dries up on the body. Shower thereafter and then pat dry.
4. Honey Bath:
Massage a bowl of honey generously onto the skin and the face. Honey is a powerful antioxidant and a natural hydrating and moisturizing agent. After you apply honey onto the face and the body’s surface, wait for ten minutes or until the honey dries. A massage should be followed post the application; helps improve the blood circulation and stimulates sebaceous glands as well. Once dried, wash the skin off the honey remnants and pat dry. Do this once a week for the best results.
5. Milk And Honey Bath:
A small jar of honey should be mixed into four liters of milk and a pinch of turmeric should be added to the same. Mix well and dip in a clean cotton towel into the mixture. Gently wipe the whole body until all the mixture is over with the cotton cloth. Wait for ten minutes and then wash off the body with warm water. Both honey and milk have hydrating and moisturizing properties in them, and turmeric helps add a glow to the skin too. This should be done twice a week if possible, or once.
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6. Massage The Skin With Beetroot Paste:
Cut and chop four large beetroots and blend them into paste. Add to the paste a cup of milk and a cup of honey. Mix well and dab the mixture onto the skin. Gently massage the skin with this homemade formula, which is one of the best natural remedies for dry skin. Wash off once the paste dries up on the skin’s surface and pat dry. Do this once a week and watch how the supple pinkness to the skin is restored with enough softness as well.
7. Banana And Egg Massage:
Banana has enough of minerals in it while egg can help with elastin and collagen production, which is why one large banana and the white of one egg is needed for this winter skin care recipe. Mix the two well enough and make a paste of the same. Massage the paste onto your skin and wait for half an hour. Once dried, wash the skin off with warm water. Do this thrice a week.
We hope you enjoyed our seven tips on prepping the skin up for winter? The next time, we would speak about winter skin care tips for oily skin, moisturizer for dry skin and more; watch this space.