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Home Remedies For Winter Skin Care

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Home Remedies For Winter Skin Care Hyderabd040-395603080 October 17, 2019

Ah, winter! Winter reminds us of cozy sweaters, a warm cup of hot chocolate, and snow. Arguably the best season of the year, don’t you agree? However, sometimes, you will find that your skin doesn’t agree with these feelings.

Winter brings along dry and itchy skin that can be annoying to deal with it. In this article, we will share a few tips and tricks to deal with the common problem of dry skin in winters. Ditch those ineffective cold creams and dive into the remedies discussed in this article without further ado.

Home Remedies For Winter Skin Care

1. Papaya And Honey Pack

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Ripe papayas are rich in antioxidants that can work as anti-aging agents (1). Honey is a humectant that makes your skin soft and supple (2).

You Will Need
  • 1 ripe papaya
  • Honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the ripe papaya and add honey to make a thick paste.
  2. Apply this paste on your face, neck, and other areas with dry skin and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  3. Wash it off. 

How Often You Should Do This 

Do this two times a week.

2. Milk And Almond Pack

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Almonds are rich in bioactive compounds that restore the moisture balance of your skin (3). Using a face pack of almond and milk can help reduce the dryness of your skin and make it more supple.

You Will Need
  • 1-2 tablespoons of almond powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of fresh milk
What You Have To Do
  1. Make a thick paste by mixing almond powder and milk.
  2. Apply it on the areas with dry skin and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash off with plain water.

How Often You Should Do This

Doing this one to two times a week can help moisturize your skin.

Caution: If you are allergic to milk and milk products, do not try this remedy. 

3. Yogurt And Honey Pack

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Yogurt moisturizes your skin, prevents transepidermal water loss, and increases skin elasticity (4). Honey, as we already know, moisturizes the skin and keeps it supple.

You Will Need

  • 1 bowl of yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix yogurt and honey in a bowl.
  2. Apply this mixture on the affected areas.
  3. Rinse with water after 15 minutes.

How Often Should You This 

You can apply this pack two times a week. 

4. Glycerin

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Glycerin is a potent humectant that effectively restores the moisture content of your skin (5).

You Will Need
  • Glycerin
  • Sterile cotton pad
What You Have To Do
  1. Apply glycerin on the dry areas of your skin using a cotton pad.
  2. Leave it on to be absorbed into your skin.

How Often You Should Do This

You can do this several times a week.

5. Petroleum Jelly

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Petroleum jelly has been used as a moisturizing agent due to its excellent moisture-retaining properties. It prevents the loss of moisture from the skin surface better than most other natural moisturizing agents (6).

You Will Need

1 tablespoon of petroleum jelly

What You Have To Do

Apply the jelly to the affected areas and massage it gently into your skin.

How Often You Should Do This 

You can apply this once every day.

6. Coconut Oil

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The bioactive constituents of coconut oil make it suitable to treat dry skin. It works as an excellent moisturizer and prevents the loss of moisture from the surface of your skin (7).

You Will Need

Virgin coconut oil

What You Have To Do
  1. Apply coconut oil on the affected areas and massage it in gently.
  2. Leave it on. Do not wash off with water.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this at least once a day.

7. Lemon And Honey

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Lemon is rich in antioxidants. Honey is an excellent moisturizing agent (8). Together, they can soothe dry and itchy skin in the winter months.

You Will Need
  • ½ ripe lemon
  • Honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Extract the juice from half a ripe lemon and add honey to it.
  2. Mix well and apply it to the affected areas.
  3. Wash off after 15 minutes.

How Often You Should Do This

You can do this at least two times a week.

8. Sunflower Seed Oil

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Sunflower seed oil has been used as a remedy for dry skin for ages. It helps prevent the loss of moisture from the surface of your skin, thereby keeping it hydrated and supple (9).

You Will Need

A few drops of sunflower seed oil

What You Have To Do
  1. Take some sunflower seed oil in your palms and gently massage it into your skin.
  2. Leave it on to be absorbed. Do not wash it off.

How Often You Should Do This

You can do this at least once a day.

9. Strawberry Face Mask

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Strawberries are increasingly being used in cosmetic products due to their moisturizing and anti-aging properties (10). They can help eliminate dryness and leave your skin feeling soft, hydrated, and supple.

You Will Need
  • 2-3 fresh strawberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons of fresh cream
  • Honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Slice up the strawberries and mash them.
  2. Make a thick paste by mixing fresh cream and honey with the mashed strawberries.
  3. Apply this pack on your face and neck and leave on for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Wash off with plain water.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this two times a week for best results.

Caution: Those allergic to dairy products can avoid fresh cream or add an extra tablespoon of honey to the mix.

Winters can be especially harsh on your skin, and it is extremely important to go the extra mile to ensure that it receives the needed hydration and nutrition. These remedies will help you combat dry skin – they will not only restore the natural moisture balance of your skin but also leave it looking supple.

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