Taking care of your skin in the winters can be a tough job. The dry patches, flakiness, sensitivity and dullness are everyday skin problems during the winters. As the chill spreads all over the country, it is time to turn to one’s very own kitchen for some of the most reliable home remedies for skincare during winters. Also Read - Renowned Dermatologist Suggests Skincare Tips For Women Above 40
1. Raw milk
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Milk is perhaps the single most underrated ingredient in the kitchen. You probably don’t need us to list out all the benefits of milk — all you need is to dial your mum for it and she’ll tell you how she was right all along — but did you know milk can work magic on dry and dehydrated skin? Winters tend to steal the skin’s moisture and raw milk, ideally cold raw milk applied with a cotton pad on the face and neck can do wonders for your skin. This simple ritual can make your skin bright and soft during winters. Also Read - World Renowned Dermatologist Suggests Skincare Routine to Get Healthy And Glowing Skin
Yet another effective ingredient for skincare during winters is the humble honey. Whether consumed or applied, honey does wonders for your skin. Having a spoonful of honey in warm water first thing every morning not just helps you hydrate your body but also nourishes it. Besides this, you can apply honey on your face and keep it on for 15 minutes before rinsing off with cold water and you will notice a real difference in your skin. Not only will it be fairer and brighter but also softer… even during winters!
3. Curd and honey mask
Mix a spoonful of honey in a small bowl of curd and mix well before applying on the skin and neck. This magic mixture doesn’t just hydrate it but also tighten it. Curd helps in cleansing the skin, brightening it and removing dark spots and marks.
4. Banana mask
Mix a mashed banana and a spoonful of honey in a bowl till it becomes a smooth paste. Apply this on your face and neck evenly. Leave this mask on your face for five minutes and rinse it off with cold water. Quite like curd, banana also helps in tightening the skin. It also helps in improving your skin’s texture that in turn delays skin ageing.
5. Olive oil
The benefits of olive oil are many. And though the ingredient has only just managed to make its way into our ingredients over the last 10-15 years or so, olive oil has quickly proven just how important it truly is. What you need to do is apply just a drop or two of olive oil on the dry areas or all over your face and neck. Use minimal quantity, as olive oil is thick and nourishing. Ensure you have washed your face/skin properly and spread it with soft hands without putting too much pressure. Olive oil is not just rich in anti-oxidants but also vitamins. Regular usage will help in improving skin texture. Preferably apply it just before you go to bed so it settles well into the skin overnight.
The good old glycerine is also one of the oldest and most reliable ingredients for skincare. Apply a dash of glycerine on clean skin using a damp ball of cotton. Leave it overnight and rinse your face the next morning. When you leave it overnight, the skin can better soak in the glycerine and get the most nourishment.
7. Egg yolk and olive oil mask
Beat two egg yolks and a few drops of oil and apply on your face and neck as well as other dry areas of your skin for 20 minutes. Then rinse with cold water. Both, egg yolk and olive oil, are nourishing and help in natural skin nourishment.