Winter usually marks the beginning of wedding season in India and hence, brings much more than just a rosy glow on the face of every bride-to-be. But at the same time, this season also calls for more attention to your skin as well as hair. If not taken care of properly, you might face the problems like, dryness, itchiness, flaky skin, etc. To combat these winter woes, it is essential to keep the skin and hair naturally healthy. In addition, you need to maintain the moisture content. In order to make it possible, you must indulge in a daily skin care regime. So, here are few beauty tips for you to take care of your skin and hair during winters.
Boost your beauty regimen by drinking lots of water. It helps your skin to stay young and hydrated. It is recommended to slather on a moisturising cream, as it will form a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture.
In case you want to go for something natural, then honey can be a good option because of its moisturising properties. You can use it with other ingredients to hydrate the skin during the winter season. Add two teaspoons of milk powder to one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of egg yolk. Mix these ingredients well to make a paste. Now, apply it on your face and wash it after few minutes with lukewarm water. You can use this natural remedy every day, so as to attain soft and smooth skin.
Many of us believe that sunscreen should only be used in summers to protect the skin from tanning. However, winter sun too can damage the skin, even though it does not seem to be so harsh due to the cold weather. It is advisable to use broad spectrum sunscreen in winters. Apply it on your face and hands, 30 minutes prior to stepping out of the house.
To give glowing effect to your tanned skin in a natural way, you can try a milk mask. Just apply milk mixed with glycerine on your face, avoiding the area around eyes. Leave it for about 15 minutes, and then rinse it off with water. The treatment softens and rejuvenates the skin. It also restores the optimal pH balance of skin, thus protecting it from negative effects of winter sun.
Avoid hot baths
Hot water bath certainly is very appealing in winters as it soothe your senses. But as appealing it might feel, it robs your skin of its natural oils and makes it drier. So, always bathe in lukewarm water instead of hot water. Oiling is one of the most important elements of your skin care regimen in winters. Apply few drops of aromatic oil, almond oil, or coconut oil on wet skin every day after bath. This helps to keep the skin smooth and moisturized.
As the winters arrive, you need to pay extra attention on your hair as well. Just like your skin, the hair strands also become dry, dull, and fizzy during winter. To keep the lustre of your hair intact, use a silicone rich conditioner. The silicone content helps to lock down the outer layer of hair strands, and seal in the moisture.
From the nature’s basket, you can pick up avocado to take care of your hair. Simply mix the avocado pulp and extra virgin olive oil to make a paste. Apply this smooth mixture and wash it off after 30 minutes. This nourishing mask is enriched with essential vitamins, minerals, and softening agents that prepare your hair to fight winter harshness with ease.
You need to treat your feet with winter care creams so as to prevent them from the ruthless weather. Use exfoliators frequently to get the dead skin off your feet. This will allow the moisturiser that you use for your feet, to sink in faster and deeper. Give a gentle massage using shea butter or petroleum jelly, and wear warm cotton socks for happy feet.