Winter is one of the most sought after seasons in India. It brings along a lot a celebration and happy occasions which everyone looks forward to. But taking care of your skin during the chilly weather has always been a little tedious when compared to other seasons. Winter means less or no moisture in the air and hence no moist skin. As the temperature starts dropping, the sun stops shinning so brightly, the battle with your skin begins. Moisture in the air decreases in the winter time. Furthermore, indoor heating takes even more moisture from the air. Most of us are culprits to spending most of our time indoors, making our skin dry and flaky!
However, with clinician’s expert advice we are here to rescue you with healthy skin secrets, even before your misery begins!!
Drink 3-4 Glasses Of Water First Thing In Morning
As the weather changes, the skin gets drier and needs more hydration. Drinking lot of water in the morning hydrates the body well for the day. It also flushes out all the toxins leaving your skin to look smoother and glowing. Drink 3 to 4 glasses of water in the morning even before brushing and don’t eat anything for the next 45 minutes.
Add Some Vitamin E Capsules In Your Body Lotion
Dry body is quite a turn off and makes you feel not ‘so fresh’. The dry wind of the changing weather often makes it quite a task to keep body skin moisturized. Just add a few capsules of Vitamin E to your body lotion to keep the moisturizing effect for long; it will leave your skin smooth and soft.
Use Vodka For Closing Those Open Pores
If you have a challenge of oily skin attracting all dirt in the spring winds, use vodka as a cleanser and toner. Dab a ball of cotton in vodka and gently rub it on your face. Not just it takes out dirt from your skin, it also closes the pores. If you face pimple and acne problem, especially in changing weather, this can prove to be killer trick for you. Thank us later. Just remember to moisturize your face after using the vodka.
Apply Fresh Aloe Vera Gel For Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin starts to get red or burnt as the sun gets stronger and hotter. If you face a similar problem, applying fresh aloe vera gel can really soothe your skin. Aloe vera plant is easily available and grows easily. If you don’t have it already, don’t worry. Just buy a small gardening pot and plant it. It requires very less care, grows very fast and does magic to your skin.
Use Natural Products For Scrubbing
With dry winds and dirt becoming a part of the weather, your skin tends to accumulate lot of dirt and has more dead skin in this weather. In such a case, it is advisable to use a natural scrub to keep skin clean and glowing. Depending on your skin type, you can pick up an ingredient from your kitchen as a scrub that will not only take the dead skin off but will also nurture it.
If you have a dry or mixed skin type, use gram flour, milk and honey paste as scrub. For oily skin, replace milk with cucumber juice in the paste and apply it on your face and leave it for five minutes. Then gently rub your fingers in circular motions on your face for another five minutes. Wash your face and tone and moisturize.
Add Essential Oil To Bath Water For Fresh Smelling Skin
Body odour and not feeling fresh is another challenge one feels more as the weather gets hot. Adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil can solve this problem and will leave your skin smelling exotic all day long making you feel fresher.
Apply honey-lemon mixture for natural moisturizing
Take a spoon of honey and add 10 drops of lemon juice and 10 drops of rose water to it. Apply the mixture on face with a cotton ball. Leave it for 5-10 mins and wash it off. Your skin will naturally be moisturized and you will have a natural glow on your face.