Let your skin enjoy winter with these tips
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.
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.
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.
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.