Home Remedies For Winter Skin Care
Winter can be one of the worst times of the year to take care of your skin. Your skin either gets extremely dry or a combination of all of the above. When the weather changes, so should your skin care treatments. Your skin is slowly adapting to the environmental changes around it, but once your skin has fully adapted it is time for it to change yet once again, so your skin never really settles down during the winter. Your skin gets dry in low humidity which is what the winter brings along with it. In low humidity your skin gets dehydrated and fragile. This is where moisturizer comes into play. The more the better!
Winter is just around the corner and so it is just the right time to think what you should do and what you should not to make sure you do not experience the burnt of the winter. Surprised, how could you feel the burn during winter? The reasons are obvious as the cold and dry air would take off every bit of moisture from your skin and leave you chapped, blotchy, itchy, flaky and dry.
Winter is about to make an entrance in a big way in a few weeks time and it is time to start prepping your skin for this change. While the cosmetic shelves in every supermarket are flooded with options you don’t have to worry about spending money on being safe this winter. With the help of our tips and guidelines you will be able to flaunt soft, silky and gorgeous skin throughout the season.
In order to take care of your skin you need to focus on the physical as well as the mental aspect. Rather than investing in products that are expensive you need to invest time into following a strict skin care regime. One of the main steps in a winter skin care regime is exfoliation. Normally most women let go of this step during winter and this results in dry flaky skin. When you exfoliate your skin you will be able to get rid of the dead skin and reveal soft smooth skin cells.
Winter Skin Care Home Remedies:
- The texture of winter dry skin can be improved by the intake of vitamins A, D and E. These are available as capsules. Instead of these supplements you could eat food that is rich in these vitamins, such as carrots, fish, and cod liver oil.
- Drink plenty of water. Due to the cold, a person may not feel very thirsty in winter, but it is essential not to neglect the body’s need for 8-10 glasses of water per day.
- Aloe Vera juice is good for the skin. Drink 1-2 glasses of this juice in a day. Aloe Vera gel can be applied on the face as a good moisturizer too.
- Before moisturizing, it is essential to exfoliate all the dead skin. Make a scrub of olive oil, any other oil of your choice, sea salt, and oats. Apply this on your skin, and massage it gently so that you slowly slough off all the dead skin. Soak in a warm bath or rinse yourself after a few minutes.
- It is important to remember that very hot water dries the skin. So, as tempting it is to get into a steaming bath this winter, use lukewarm water instead, for the sake of your skin.
- After a wash or bath, make sure that you apply a good moisturizer. You can make your own moisturizer out of olive oil and coconut water. Mix these two ingredients thoroughly and then apply it to your skin after your shower. This is a very effective winter skin treatment that will help to moisturize your skin and prevent flaking.
- Usually, we tend to forget the harmful effects of the sun in winter. Keep in mind that the rays of the sun are just as harmful in winter as they are in summer. Make sure you use a good, moisturizing sun screen before getting out of the house.
- Cover your skin as much as possible when facing extreme cold and harsh winds. Use gloves, mufflers, scarves, and jackets.
- Exfoliate the dead skin on your lips. You can mix a little gram flour, honey and sugar together until the sugar crystals have dissolved slightly. You can then gently scrub your lips with this paste in order to get rid of any dead skin. Make sure that you apply a little petroleum jelly to your lips once you have rinsed your lips as this will work as an effective winter moisturizer that will prevent your lips from drying.
- Use moisturizers that are rich in oil or cream rather than water. These help retain the moisture in the skin much longer than water based ones.