Do you have a dry skin? Are you scared of winters? Does this season give you an itchy feel? Are you fed up of pampering your skin in this dry weather? If the answer to all these questions is yes, then let’s stop here and discuss the ways and means to combat the challenges of harsh winter woes:
Use aloe vera cleanser: One should use aloe vera cleanser mixed with cactus and lemon on face and neck. Aloe vera, besides helping in restoring moisture, also acts as an anti-oxidant which speeds up the process of cell-renewal. Hence, an aloe-rich cleanser helps in removing dead cells, while accelerating cell regeneration and delaying the process of ageing.
Apply moisturiser daily: Use moisturizer daily to ensure that your skin always remain moisturized. This is because the harsh winters lead to drying of skin. Therefore, even those with oily skin should use light moisturizing lotion to keep their skin soft in winters.
Sunscreen is a helping hand in winters too: Use a sunscreen even in winters when you are sitting under the sun. This is because exposure to the sun can hasten ageing. Hence, one should apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going out to ensure that the skin absorbs it. If you stay out in the sun for more than 30 minutes, reapply the sunscreen.
Apply creams containing Vitamin A and E: You should always apply an anti-ageing cream daily. Before using it, add a little water if you have a normal to dry skin. Before massaging, you should ensure that the cream is rich in Vitamins A and E.
Avoid soap for dry skin: If you have a very dry skin, avoid the use of soap. Instead try lemon-turmeric cream. This will help in retaining moisture. As turmeric comes with healing properties, it will also soothe the dehydrated skin.
Apply body lotion after bath: Soon after taking a bath, apply a body lotion when the skin is damp. This will help in sealing the moisture.
Massage hair too with warm coconut oil: Apply warm coconut oil on scalp as well as hair ends. After two to three hours, wrap a hot tower on your hair. Next day, wash your hair with herbal shampoo to get the best results.
Apply sugar-lemon mix for soft hands: Soon after bathing and washing clothes, you should apply some cream to get soft hands. You can also apply sugar mixed in lemon juice to scrub hands.
By following these tips, you will be avoiding flaking, tautness etc while getting a glowing skin. So take a little extra care and pamper your skin with different body lotions and scrubs too to get a radiant beauty even in harsh winters.
– Author – Archana Sharma