Winter is the coldest and yet the most beautiful season of the year. It is this time when the days are shorter and nights become very long. Winter is also the time that aggravates medical conditions like arthritis and the freezing winter winds are culprits of our skin damage causing uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands, and feet. How to get soft glowing skin in winter season?
Getting glowing skin is now very easy with the help of some easy tips. These remedies are not only going to be effective, but also helps you save money spent on cosmetics, beauty products and beauty treatments, which mostly tend to give poor or rather, zero results.
Winter skin care tips
- Moisturize your skin at regular intervals in a day by using any body oils or body lotion products containing avocado oil, primrose oil, almond oil, tea tree oil, mineral oil or glycerin, daily to reduce the dryness on your skin.
- Drinking water helps your skin stay young and wrinkle free. So don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water every day during winter season.
- Winter sun can be one of the many reasons to damage your skin, so put on some sunscreen to your face and hands while going out anywhere during the winter.
- The skin on your hands has very few oil glands and thinnest skin layer than in any other part of the body. Hence, wear gloves while going out to avoid cracking or itching of the hands.
- Having a hot bath during winter season does feel great, but the intense heat of a hot bath can lead to loss of moisture in our skin. So, lukewarm water is much better for a bath during winter.
Simple home remedies for glowing skin in winter
Home remedies for glowing skin; Include herbal and Ayurvedic remedies which are used in India since ages. These home remedies were the beauty secrets most of the Indian ladies belonging to the royal families. So, why depend only on cosmetics and chemical based products if we can make best use of very own kitchen to get glowing skin.
Ice and moisturizer: The skin needs more moisture. This is that the skin helps to seal the dampness into the skin. It is better to choose a water based solution instead of oil based as it helps your skin to retain moisture in the winter. Put a few drops of moisturizer or milk cream on a cube of ice and massage your face with this cube for 2-5 minutes. This remedy will help you to get glowing skin and fresh look instantly.
Ripe papaya paste: Take some ripe papaya and churn it into a thick paste. Apply this thick paste on your skin and massage slowly for few seconds. Use cold water to wash your face after 10 -15 minutes. This remedy is good for treating oily skin. You can try this remedy once in every two weeks to get a refreshing look and glowing skin.
Curd: You can massage your skin with curd at least once in fifteen days. It will not only help you to get rid of dry skin but also will give you a glowing skin. Curd and honey are also best combination to moisturize and give glowing skin in winter. Take 2 tablespoons of curd and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix them well and apply this smooth paste to your face and neck. Leave it for about 15 – 20 minutes. Wash it off with clean water.
Gram flour: Prepare a mixture of gram flour, milk and turmeric powder. It helps you to deal with oily skin and get a flawless and beautiful glow on your skin. Many people use this mixture while bathing their babies also. However, if you want to use this mixture for your baby, you should consult your doctor before doing so.
Mixture of honey and lemon juice: Mix honey with some lemon juice and make a paste out of it. Apply this paste evenly on your facial skin. Leave it for at least 5-10 minutes before you wash your face. You can also use this paste on your hands, legs, neck and back. It will help you to get soft and glowing skin in minutes.
Cucumber juice: Cucumber helps to remove tan and keeps you hydrated in the winter. This is the best pack to get glowing, smooth skin. Extract some cucumber juice and rub it on your face for some time and leave it for a few minutes and wash your face with cold water after that.
Turmeric and sandalwood paste: It is one of the oldest and traditional skin care remedies used for getting beautiful and glowing skin. Prepare a natural face-pack using turmeric powder, sandalwood powder and milk. This pack gives you instant face-pack is ready.
Neem, mint and tulsi (Basil) leaves: Wash your face regularly with neem and tulsi to deal with skin problems. Use mint leaves to treat skin problems like acne and pimples. Neem, mint and tulsi leaves are good for treating most of the skin problems and help to get beautiful and glowing skin.
Avocado mask: Avocado and olive oil face pack bring you natural fairness and can rejuvenate your skin. Mash the flesh of avocado in a bowl and add a small amount of extra-virgin olive oil to make a smooth mixture. Take 2 tablespoons of ripe avocado pulp and mix it with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix them well and apply this paste all over your face and neck. Apply this paste onto your face to get best results. Leave it for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse it off with fresh water.
Egg white: Apply a beaten egg white all over your face and let it rest for half an hour and wash it away to create a natural barrier to protect your skin from the harsh conditions this winter. Egg white gives younger looking skin. This improves skin elasticity and prevents sagging skin.
Oats: Mix equal amounts of raw oatmeal flakes, egg yolk and honey together to apply on your face for 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.
Alternatively, oatmeal in combination with milk is another process to get fairer skin. This is very beneficial to get fair glowing skin during the winter season. Take 1 teaspoon of oatmeal, 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 tablespoon of water. Mix them well and soak them with 15 – 20 minutes. Apply this face pack to your face and neck. Leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with fresh water.
Banana: Banana is the best ingredient for glowing face. Mix mashed banana with fresh sweet cream and apply this mixture all over your face. Take 2 tablespoons of fully ripe banana pulp and mix them with 1 tablespoon of skimmed milk cream. Prepare a smooth paste and apply this paste on the face and neck. Leave it for about 30 minutes. Rinse it off with water. This face pack moisturizes the skin and helps you a lot to get a fairer skin, and brings you a natural glow to your skin.
Almond and milk face pack for fairer skin in winter: Almond and milk face pack is the best and helpful to get fair skin. This is best and rich in Vitamin E, that protects the skin from the sun’s darkening rays. Milk helps to cleanse your skin and can deeply moisturize your skin. Prepare a smooth paste by soaking 4 – 5 almonds in water overnight. Grind them into a smooth paste by peeling it off the skin. Add 1 tablespoon of raw milk into the paste. Apply this paste to your clean face and then wash it off after 20 minutes.