Let your skin en­joy win­ter with th­ese tips

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While most peo­ple love win­ter, you can’t say the same for your skin. The hot show­ers, baths, and low hu­mid­ity lev­els in air im­pact your skin’s health detri­men­tally. The re­sult? Cracked, chapped, de­hy­drated, and itchy skin. There­fore, it is very im­por­tant that our skin ob­tains max­i­mum nour­ish­ment and care dur­ing the chilly sea­son. You don’t nec­es­sar­ily have to burn a hole in your pocket for it.

Here are some quick reme­dies to nour­ish skin in win­ters.

(With in­puts from Karan

Gupta, men’s grooming ex­pert, and Jee­tendra Jain,

skin care ex­pert)

LOCK IN THE HU­MID­ITY

Use hu­mid­i­fiers in your rooms and liv­ing spa­ces as the heat­ing sys­tems gen­er­ally dry out the air.

FEED YOUR SKIN

Drink wa­ter, fresh juices and also eat ghee to reestab­lish the lost hu­mid­ity from within. Wa­ter helps in hy­drat­ing our skin while ghee is also good for mois­tur­is­ing your skin in win­ters. Ap­ply­ing ghee on the dry ar­eas of your skin is also ben­e­fi­cial. Mean­while, fresh juices will bring an in­ner glow to your skin.

DIY MASKS

Home­made masks can come to the res­cue of your skin in win­ters. A very ef­fec­tive skin mask can be made with al­mond pow­der and milk. Al­monds are a rich source of vi­ta­min E and milk is an ex­cep­tional mois­turiser. This face mask is a quick fix to make your skin soft and glow­ing.

SHOW­ER­ING RIGHT

Avoid tak­ing hot show­ers and also min­imise the time you spend in the shower. Th­ese hot wa­ter show­ers are not wel­comed by the skin in win­ters as they dry out the skin, mak­ing it dull and itchy. Also, re­place your soap and body washes with nat­u­ral oils.

MOISTURISE RELIGIOUSLY

Mak­ing mois­turiser your best friend in win­ters is an ab­so­lute must. Wash your face with luke­warm wa­ter and ap­ply any co­coa honey mois­turiser. The com­bi­na­tion of th­ese nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents is amaz­ing to use in win­ters as they are ex­cel­lent mois­turis­ers and also soothe the skin, giv­ing re­lief from ir­ri­ta­tion and red­ness. A layer of this mois­turiser can help you eas­ily pro­tect your skin from the harsh cold winds. Also, moisturise be­fore you hit the bed to wake up with sup­ple skin.

SCRUB AWAY THE DULLNESS

Ex­fo­lia­tors are a must in win­ters as help in re­mov­ing the dead skin and re­veal fresh, glow­ing skin. Use face scrubs that have in­gre­di­ents such as apri­cots and char­coal. Th­ese can be ef­fec­tive in re­ju­ve­nat­ing the skin dur­ing win­ters.

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