The dryness of skin is indicating that winter is almost here! During winter the moisture in the air decreases which makes the skin dry. And those of you who already have naturally dry skin they feel prone to it the most. When your skin gets dry your skin gets flaky, itchy, wrinkly and irritated. That’s why you should change your skin routine along with the weather as well.
Oil massage before sleeping
It’s necessary to have a proper night time skincare routine. Specially during winter, you can massage olive or coconut oil on your skin before going to sleep. This will keep your skin moisturized throughout the night. And in the morning, you’ll wake up to soft and smooth skin!
Oil and rose water in the bathing water
Taking a hot shower in winter can be very soothing. But showring with warm water continuously for a few months can make skin very dry and rough. So, what you can do is add a bit of olive oil/coconut oil and rose water into the warm water so it’s not harsh on your skin. This way your skin stays moisturized and brings a kind of freshness to skin as well.
Milk to reduce the skin irritation
Milk contains anti-inflammatory and moisturizing agents. Some of us get extremely dry skin which results into itchy and irritated skin. To help with these problems you can apply milk. Soak a clean cotton ball in liquid milk then apply on the dry area of your skin. You can do this 3-4 times every day.
Multani soil for skin exfoliation
You can try Multani soil as a skin exfoliator. Besides exfoliation it can reduce skin dryness as well.
Things you need
- Multani soil 2 table spoons
- Cucumber juice 1 table spoon
- Liquid milk/honey 1 tea spoon
Mix all the ingredients together to form a thick paste. Now apply it on your skin and gently massage for 2-3 minutes. Wash off after 15 minutes.
Banana for keeping skin hydrated
To reduce the dryness of skin and keep it smooth you need to apply a hydrating mask regularly. Banana is a very good natural moisturizer. This reduces skin dryness and smoothens the skin.
Things you need
- Ripe banana 1/2
- Coconut oil 1 table spoon
Make the banana into a paste and add some coconut oil. Then apply it on your face. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash off.
Healthy diet for healthy skin
Besides changing the skincare routine in winter, you need to change your diet a bit as well. To keep the skin hydrated you need to drink a lot of water. Other than that, you can use olive oil on your salads. Eating different kind of nuts is also good for your skin.
It’s very normal to experience skin dryness in winter. But you can definitely keep your skin healthy, soft and beautiful just by following a few simple things!