Winters in India start at the beginning of October and the change in season is characterized by reduced humidity which causes dry skin. Hot showers, warm beverages and multiple layers of winter clothing, makes the skin dry and dehydrated both from inside and out. It is important to drink ample of water, use moisturizers through winter for nourished and well hydrated skin.
HOME REMEDIES TO GET RID OF DRY SKIN
Here are some home remedies that will help you get rid of dry skin.
1 . Avocados
-Packed with vitamins, minerals and mono-saturated fats, avocado is not just recommended for its nutritional benefit, but is also used extensively in the cosmetic and soap industry.
-Vitamins E and B present in avocados helps repair skin damage and makes it supple, whereas the high fat content helps keep skin moisturized.
-Mash a ripe avocado with 1 tablespoon of honey and apply to affected areas. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water for moisturized skin.
2 . Milk and Milk Products
-Lactic acid, in the milk, acts as an exfoliator and moisturizes the skin and aids the production of skin collagen. It also helps maintain the pH balance of the body and the skin. Rich in vitamins A, D, B6 & B12, milk helps treat dry & flaky skin, boosts skin cell formation, heals rough skin, reduces acne and keeps skin wrinkle.
-Milk cream with gram flour (besan) and yogurt are also used for tightening pores. Mix ½ cup of milk with ½ cup of honey and mix well, rub all over for 2 -3 minutes and wash off with warm water.
-Mix 1 tsp. dried orange peel with 2 tbsp. of yogurt and massage into the skin, the dried peel with scrub away dry skin and the yogurt will moisturize. Leave on for 15 minutes, wash with warm water. Apply a neutral moisturizer after drying the skin.
3 . Olive Oil
-Packed with anti-oxidants, olive oil also is a preferred option for the skin. It cleanses, reduces free radical damage, reduces fine lines & wrinkles, moisturizes, heals and increases blood flow to the skin.
-Rich in fatty acids (in the form of oleic acid) it helps nourish & condition the skin. Mix 2 spoons of olive oil with 3 spoons of brown sugar and 1 spoon of honey. Rub this mix lightly in circular motions until the sugar dissolves and wash with warm water. Apply a neutral moisturizer after drying the skin.
4 . Coconut Oil
-Vegetable & seed oils have been used as moisturizer. Coconut Oil, a great source of Vitamin E, is essential in maintaining the vitality of skin. Enriched with exfoliating properties, it heals skin disorders and reduces blemishes and rough uneven skin.
-Rub coconut oil after a warm bath, preferably before sleep. Ensure to wear full length pyjamas, gloves and socks applying oil.
5 . Aloe Vera
-Anti-bacterial, extremely hydrating due to its high water content, aloe vera has been found to enhance the production of collagen and reduces wrinkles by improving skin elasticity.
-It also helps repair dead skin cells and keeps skin free from impurities. Using gel extracted from the leaf is recommended for best results.
-Mix aloe vera gel, a pinch of turmeric, rose water and a spoon of milk into a paste. Apply this paste on the face and other affected areas and leave for 20 minutes, to treat dry skin.
So, go ahead and try these remedies for nourished and moisturized skin this winter. Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!