Winter season comes with a lot of troubles especially for the skin. Who doesn’t love Winter holidays but what cold weather does to your skin is terrible. From dry skin to flaky lips and Dry hair/split ends to cracked heels, Winter does a lot to your skin.This article talks about few winter skincare tips everyone should know. Also, it will diminish all your winter skincare myths.
Why winter makes your skin dry and flaky?
When the humidity level outside drops. When the air outside is cold and dry, the water in your skin evaporates more quickly; this makes your skin feel dry and tight, and makes it look flaky. As the air outside becomes more drier and drier the moisture from the skin is lost making the skin dry and flaky.
What are the Winter skincare hacks and myths?
# Winter Skincare Tips 1 :
MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN BEFORE A BATH :
Sounds weird? But yes! Moisturizing your skin before a bath will not only make your skin supple and soft but also prevent the harsh chemicals from the soap or body wash to make your skin dry and scaly.
What you have to do :
Take some moisturizer ( you can always use pure coconut oil instead ). Massage your skin well with some oil for 10-15 minutes before you take a bath.
Oiling/ moisturizing your skin well for 10-15 minutes before a bath will save your skin feom getting dry and patchy. Also, it will add a shine to your skin.
# Winter Skincare Tips 2:
MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN AS SOON AS YOU TAKE A BATH :
What blunder we make unknowingly that, we moisturize the skin after harshly rubbing our skin with a towel after a bath. This is WRONG!
If you want to reap the 100% benefits of a moisturizer without reapplying it 3-4 times a day, do the below process.
What you have to do :
Once you take a bath, avoid harshly rubbing the skin. Instead just pat dry it little. Now, on the damp skin apply any of your favorite moisturizer and massage well.
Applying moisturizer on the damp skin will help it absorb more into the skin thereby staying in the skin for a longer time. Hence, re-application of the moisturizer is not needed.
# Winter Skincare Tips 3 :
THE MOST AFFECTED PART IN WINTER ARE THE HANDS :
This is true, the most affected part in the winter season are the hands as we use our hands for almost all the household chores like washing utensils, washing clothes, etc.
Hence, moisturize your hands at least 2-3 times a day to help them remain soft and supple.
What you have to do :
Here is one simple DIY hand cream :
Take 2 tbsp of pure coconut oil, 1 tbsp glycerin and 2 tbsp of Aloe Vera gel. Mix them well.
Apply this every 2-3 hours to moisturize your hands. Also, after every time you wash any clothes or utensils to regain the lost moisture from the skin due to harmful chemicals in the dish soap etc.
This DIY hand cream will make your hands soft and supple.
# Winter Skincare Tips 4 :
FEMALES COMPLAINING ABOUT HAVING MALE LIKE ROUGH HANDS :
This is the most common problem faced by many women that their hands are like men, hard and rigid.
If it is the same with you, do not worry!
What you have to do ?
This DIY will need only two things : coconut oil and Vaseline.
Massage some coconut oil on your hands at night. Followed by some Vaseline. Massage for 2-3 minutes gently. Wear gloves (even if you don’t feel cold) and leave it overnight.
Trust me! this simple hack will make your hands baby soft and silky smooth irrespective of them being any kind of hard,rigid,tough hands.
# Winter Skincare Tips 5 :
SELECTION OF FACE WASH :
Always use mild cleanser or face wash in winters. Oil based face wash or cleansers are greatly appreciated. Avoid the use of Sulfate based face wash. As sulfate is the main ingredient which is responsible for taking away the moisture from your skin.
# Winter Skincare Tips 6 :
EXFOLIATING THE SKIN :
As the air outside becomes more drier and drier the moisture from the skin is lost making the skin dry and flaky. Hence, we it is very necessary to exfoliate your skin at least twice a week.
What you have to do : ( DIY coffee scrub )
Take 1 tbsp coffee powder, 1 tbsp rice flour and 1 tbsp honey. Mix everything well. Your DIY scrub is ready. this scrub is suitable for all skin types.
Another tip ( if you don’t have much time ) :
While you wash your face in the morning, take some face wash on your palm, add little rice flour to it and mix it well with a drop of water. Scrub your face with it and you are done.
This will remove the dead skin which is caused due to winter season.
# Winter Skincare Tips 7 :
This hack is the most important hack which is not for the skin but for winters.
Many of us suffer from cold,cough,fever etc. during winter season.
One of the best home remedy for cold and cough :
What you will need:
Take 1 tbsp of pure coconut oil, 1/2 tbsp turmeric, 1/2 tbsp honey, 1/2 lemon juice, 1/2 tbsp ginger juice. Mix everything well. Your concentrated cough and cold syrup is ready.
You can either gulp it as it is or mix half glass of water to it. Mix it well and drink it.
This amazing home remedy for cold and cough will help you to stay away from cough and cold in winters. Also, if you are suffering from either cold or cough this home remedy for cold and cough will help you to get relief.
This were 7 Winter Skincare Tips to follow for glowing and supple skin.Comment below and share your ideas with us. Happy Winters..
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