Winters are everyone’s favourite. The chills, the cosy slumbers, and festivities – all make winter one of the most awaited seasons. But with winters come dry and dull skin that denies looking refreshed no matter how many layers of creams and moisturisers you apply. That is why winter skin needs something more, something extra- probably the touch of Mother Nature.
Yes, with natural remedies, you can bring on your skin that healthy glow, you have always craved for. And winters no longer seems like it’s all about a conflict between your scaly skin and greasy creams. Even if you can’t go all natural, you can use ingredients easily available at home to keep your skin protected and looking radiant throughout the season. So, here are 7 easy and effective home remedies to try out this winter. Check out:
Pure Almond Oil
Almond oil is loaded with vitamin E. And that is why it’s such a good skin nourishing agent. All you need is a few drops of this oil, which you need to massage all over your face and neck and leave it overnight, and you can see your skin glowing the next morning.
Avoid applying this oil on your face and neck if you break out, or if you have oily skin.
This is a great remedy for people having dry to normal skin.
Banana and Honey Mask
For this mask, you need half a banana and one teaspoonful of honey. Mash both the ingredients well so that there are no banana lumps in the mixture. Apply the mixture on your face and neck and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Finally, rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Banana is rich in vitamin A, C and B6, hence acts as a great moisturiser. Honey keeps your skin hydrated leaving it feeling soft and supple
Papaya Face Pack
To prepare papaya face pack, you need a piece of ripe papaya, one banana, and two teaspoons of honey. Mix the ingredients properly so that no lumps remain. Then apply it on your face and neck. The results you get using this face pack are no less than those obtained from a papaya facial.
While papaya is a rich source of antioxidants, banana is full of essential vitamins. Honey, on the other hand, acts as a moisturiser. The mixture of all three serves as a great anti-aging treatment.
A Face Pack of Raw Milk and Almond
For this pack, you need 2 tablespoons of raw milk and 1 tablespoon of almond powder. Mix the two until a paste-like consistency is obtained. Apply this paste generously on your face and neck, and then, leave it for ten minutes. Before washing the face pack off, massage your face with it gently.
Almond contains fatty acids and vitamin E, which nourish the skin; raw milk, on the other hand, hydrates and moisturises the skin. The massage leaves your skin exfoliated too.
Buttermilk and Yoghurt for the Body
If your body feels dry, you can use this mixture. Add one cup of yoghurt and one cup of buttermilk in a large bowl. Apply this mixture thoroughly to the body. Wash it off with normal after 15 to 20 minutes.
Yoghurt present in the mixture will cleanse and lighten your skin with its enzymes and rich vitamin B6, zinc and calcium content. Buttermilk contains lactic acid, which has a slight peeling effect that gets the dead skin off your body. The mixture also saves you from dry skin induced itchiness.
After you wash your face, don’t pat it dry. Dip a cotton ball in glycerine and apply it on your damp face and other dry areas of the skin. Leave it on just as you leave moisturisers on your skin. You can also add rose water to it for best results.
Glycerine with its emollient and humectant properties keeps your skin hydrated for a long time.
Petroleum Jelly to Shoo Away Dry Skin
Petroleum jelly is available in every household. It’s a great moisturiser and causes no side effects. Apply petroleum jelly on all dry areas of your skin and massage it for a minute or two until it gets absorbed. Starting from cracked heels to dry lips, almost every winter skin issue gets solved with petroleum jelly.
Aren’t these some really amazing home remedies to keep your skin looking and feeling clean, soft, nourished and glowing in winters? Well, yes! So, what makes you wait? Gather the ingredients and get going; results from these home remedies are always more than satisfactory.