Chills of winter are back with loads of dryness, allergies, itchiness and redness on our body & face. So how does one tackle this beauty hitch with a smart & durable move. While we depend on chemical laden moisturisers and creams, we completely ignore home remedies and healthy habits that can naturally beat winter dryness and other skin issues. Here?s a few basic and accessible home remedies to overcome dryness, along with some healthy habits to keep them away.
1. Replace chemical moisturisers with natural alternatives.
Use natural moisturisers like: Butter, olive oil, coconut oil, milk, honey and yoghurt rather than the same old chemical moisturisers. Where milk and butter exfoliate and softens our skin, yoghurt acts as an excellent hydrating agent and prevents itchiness and dryness. Honey is considered an excellent moisturisers loaded with anti-oxidants which makes our skin soft and smooth.
2. Whip winter toning and scrubs.
Ditch all those cosmetics that lead to dryness and discover handmade toning and scrubs. Mash banana with two tbsp of honey and two tbsp of oats. Let the pack dry. Scrub it off in a circular motion. Mix two tbsp of sugar with 4-5 drops of olive oil in it. Use it to exfoliate and nourish your skin. Mix two tbsp of cocoa powder with two tbsp of sugar. Add some drops of lemon and almond oil to it. Mix it well and apply this pack all over your face and hands. Keep on scrubbing until the mixture dries. Now wash it off with cold water. This will work as a good scrub in winter.
3. Revamp your makeup.
Add tinted lip balms and hydrating foundation to your cosmetic bag. Opt for cream based blush and hydrating mist to lock your skin?s softness. Also, avoid using mousse foundation, powder or pancakes in winter.
4.. Eat oil, drink water.
In winters, our body loses moisture often. Even a touch of cold air can make your skin go dry. Oils are a good moisturising element in winter. Olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil are some of the useful products that ensure your skins softness and smoothness in winter. Eating healthy oils also internally rejuvenates your skin and makes it healthy. In winters, our body needs double the amount of water we intake normally. To keep ourselves hydrated both internally and externally we should drink lots and lots of water.