Winter season is a whole lot of fun due to pleasant weather but when it comes to skin care, it is indeed a dry season because our face tends to get dried up and lips get all chappy.This is why you need to follow winter face care. And to help you out, here are some simple winter face tips that you can follow to avoid excessive dryness and dead looking skin.
Face Care in Winter – Basic 7 Tips
Cleansing is an important routine to be followed all through the year regardless of what season it is. In winters especially, you can limit the number of times you wash your face from 3 times to 2 times and alternatively cleanse your face with cold milk and cotton ball to cut down on excessive dryness.
Scrubbing is essential for all seasons too!!! But for your winter months your scrubbing routine needs some changes. Avoid daily scrubbing as it may cause severe abrasion and make skin even drier. Thus follow the routine once or twice a week with a mild exfoliating scrub.
You can enhance your scrubbing experience by adding the following ingredients to it to make it into an innovative fruit scrub.
- 2 tbsp. mashed ripe banana
- 2 tbsp. of a mashed apple
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 2 dollops of your Mild scrub.
Mix all and go for gentle circular and anti-circular finger movements to scrub your face for 2 minutes, while washing it off with warm water, ensure you pat dry with a soft towel.
Toning in winter is recommended; it is a must for all those who have aging and sagging skin concerns. Otherwise you can leave your pores open in winter for more oil secretion.
Moisturising is not just essential for very dry and flaky skin but regular skin type must indulge in this routine too. You can indulge in natural moisturising by using warm almond or extra virgin olive oil and use it as a night massage routine. Alternatively, you can mix the oil with your normal cold cream or lotion too.
5. Some essential Face Packs that you can use:
There are a hundreds of ingredients in your kitchen, out of which, some are highly effective to make your facial skin become soft and supple in this wintry season. Here are some face packs that you can make use of.
i. Avocado face pack:
Avocado has extreme moisturising properties, it’s good for hair as well as for face.Use mashed ripe avocado on face for about 10-15 minutes before washing off with warm water. Apply a light moisturiser instead of a toner.
ii. Banana face mask:
Mashed ripe banana is a great moisturising agent for your face. Take 4 to 5 tbspn of mashed ripe banana and massage it on the face. Wash off after 10 minutes and give your face some massage with honey, go in circular motions for that extra moisturising feel. Do so for at least 10 minutes and end it on the right note by using a toner.
iii. Butter milk pack:
Use malai or fresh butter milk with a pinch of turmeric, let it be on the face for about 10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.
iv. Aloe Vera:
Known for its extreme moisturising properties, Aloe Vera can be used on face as a moisturiser; It is the perfect way to relieve your face from dryness and enhances its texture by making it softer.
6. Keep inside hydrated:
Drink plenty of water since it’s essential to keep your body and skin hydrated in the dry weather.
The sun may be hiding in winters but it still manages to peep through the clouds allowing the UVA and UVB rays to harm your skin, thus never skip on your sunscreen application part.
Use these tips to kiss goodbye to winter woes!
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