Do you want to beat the winter with home remedies? Here we have some tips to get rid of it! Moisturize forms a protective layer on the skin that keeps your skin safe and hydrated.
Dry skin is a common problem and affects more during winter. There are many types of skin where it may vary from person to person. First, you need to find out that the type of skin you have and then go on for taking care according to skin type. Itchy, flaky, dry skin is unpleasant and a common problem for dry winter skin.
Tips for dry skin at home
Take some olive, almond or coconut oil and massage gently onto your hands, legs and the rest of your body. It is better to use the oil by heating. It can be applied before going to shower and let it stay for some time. Then take showers and use a light moisturizer or sunscreen because the winter sun isn’t any less harsh. This makes your skin smooth and dry free.
Drink more water
Drink lots of water to keep skin hydrated. Water helps to remove toxins through urine. Excessive toxin levels in the body may create irritation and itchiness.
Olive oil and egg yolk
Olive oil and egg are used in practices of taking care of flaky dry skin. Olive oil is a natural antioxidant with vitamin E and K that works wonders when a teaspoon of it is combined with two egg yolks and whipped together to obtain a stable consistency. Egg yolk has vitamin A that controls the shedding of the skin and makes it soft and smooth. It is better if you add a few drops of lime juice and rose water.
Use some milk cream
Take good milk cream that makes for a very good moisturizer. Add a tablespoon of milk and two tablespoons of milk cream. Mix few drops of lime into it. Rub your hands and legs with this cream and leave it for a while before you are going to shower.
Lemon juice and sugar
Lemon juice and sugar leaves your skin soft and glowing. Massage in circular motion of the skin with beauty scrub, rough spots on the face. The vitamins C in the lemon lightens skin tone, removes patches on the skin. Mix a teaspoon of sugar with half lemon juice. Use a cotton ball to scrub all over the face. Leave it for some time and then wash off with water.
Pumpkin and cinnamon mask
Pumpkin is good at vitamin A for healing the skin, vitamin V for antioxidants as well as zinc for healthy skin. It also helps to remove dead cells, but also nourishes the skin with its beta carotene anti-oxidants. Take a half cup of pumpkin puree, half a cup of coconut milk and half teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Mix them well and apply on your skin and massage gently. Leave it for about 10 minutes and take a bath with warm water. After bath use a good moisturizer.
Curd has excellent skin hydrant and antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties that will help soothe your dry, itchy skin. Apply plain curd just as it is or mix it with some honey and a few drops of lime. Leave it for about 10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.
Avocado and honey
Avocado and honey are good sources of strain and humectants to treat the dry skin. A mask is prepared using mashed avocados and honey for problematic dry areas. Mix a half cup of honey with half mashed avocado and leave the mixture on for 15 minutes. Then wash off with it.
Honey has properties like moisture, antioxidant and anti-microbial properties, which makes it a sought after ingredient in many over the counter skin care products. Not everyone is in a position to spend more money on beauty care. So it is better to go with homemade remedies. You don’t need to spend more money on cosmetics. Just you can buy a bottle of honey and use it to treat your skin. You just need to do it lightly heat 2 tablespoon of honey and apply it onto your skin like face, hands, legs while it is warm. Leave it for about 15 minutes and then wash off with water.
Essential oils are anti-inflammatory and have soothing properties. They get relief to itchy skin and alleviate irritations. Essential oil includes Agrimony oil, basil oil, bay leaf oil, Calendula oil, chamomile oil, chickweed oil, clove oil, Geranium oil, Jewelweed oil, lavender oil, neem oil, peppermint oil, rosemary oil, thyme oil. Apply any one of the oils directly, or you can add them to your bath.
Banana and yogurt
Banana and yogurt are a good cosmetic product that moisturizes the skin, but exfoliates dead cells. Mash the banana with yogurt to form a paste. Apply this paste on the dry patches and leave it for half an hour. Then wash off with warm water.
Aloe Vera gel
Aloe Vera works for many skin problems and it’s good for your skin. After the bath, take an aloe Vera leave and slice it into pieces. Squeeze the gel out and apply it onto your face, hands, or legs. Aloe Vera gel not only moisturized your skin, but also forms a protective layer that will keep impurities from entering your pores. Aloe Vera is good for skin hydrant and will feel tight.
Castor oil has ricinoleic acid and vitamin E that guard your skin against soap, warm water and the dryness in winter. It removes all impurities from the skin as it can nourish it. Dab some castor oil extremely on dry areas of your face like corners of the nose, around your mouth and around the hairline. Then wash off with warm water.
Milk is rich in protein and makes your skin smooth and soft. Take 4 tablespoons of raw milk and add a few drops of rose water or lime and rub it all over your body. Leave it until it’s dry. And wash with cold water. Repeat it twice a day.
Petroleum jelly and glycerin
Petroleum jelly and glycerin oil is used to pamper your skin. They will slough away the flaking skin that makes the smooth and softer surface. Take equal amount of petroleum jelly and glycerin and apply it on your dry skin. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with warm water.
Buy some vitamin E capsules it doesn’t cost much. Cut out 2 capsules and squeeze out the oil from the capsule. Mix few drops of lime juice and apply all over your body. Then take a shower after some time. You will find much better compared to other remedies.
Glycerin helps to absorb and retain moisture, so it would be a good idea. Take a teaspoon of glycerin and add a few drops of lime into it. Massage onto your skin. Leave it on for a few minutes before you wash it off.
Milk and oatmeal
Milk can be used for your dry skin. Take a wash cloth drenched with milk to wipe your face or even whole body to get the royal feel. Milk cleanses your skin. Take half a cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of oatmeal, and chamomile tea to make paste if you want you can use water. You may also add a few drops of oil also. Dip a cotton ball in milk and wipe your skin with its then mix oatmeal with chamomile tea or water to get a paste. Wet your skin and gently massage with the paste. Now wash off with water. With your skin still a little wet. Apply your choice of oil to keep your skin hydrated for a long time.
Coconut milk reduces skin dryness and also blemishes. Prepare fresh coconut milk at home and rub it onto your face and body. Leave it overnight and in the morning wash off with water.