The season of Frost is back!
Summers are gone and so are the days of smooth, fresh and glowing skin. As Winters arrive, they bring back with them the dreaded dryness that takes away the radiance. Major concerns during winter are skin roughness and developing cracks. Are you one of those people who quickly get affected in this flaky atmosphere? Well, stop panicking. Here are some great methods to avoid the huff and puff of facing the ruthless winter. Before you get on your way to buy those expensive lotions and potions, take a look at this list of insightful remedies that would get surprising results for you.
Sweet Almond Body Scrub
Packed with the nutritional benefits of Vitamin E, magnesium and unsaturated fats, almonds nourish your body inside out. They provide a deep exfoliation to your skin and acts as a moisturizer.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup almond oil
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Sounds yum?!! But do not lick it off !
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Add sufficient amount of water so that it becomes a thick paste. Massage in circular motions on your body focusing on dry areas. Wash with warm water and dry your skin using a clean towel.
The almond residues leave your skin smooth and dryness-free.
Chocolate Face Mask
Not just a tempting treat for your taste buds, chocolate is also a great way to keep your skin young and charming. Research has shown that dark chocolate is the key to a healthy heart and younger-looking skin.
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tbsp cream or plain yogurt or sour cream
- 3 tsp oats (old-fashioned or quick-cooking)
Blend all the ingredients together and make a mixture. Apply it to your skin and keep it for about 20 minutes. Peel off from the skin by rubbing the cracked and dead skin away. Wash with water and pat dry.
A few minutes with the pack, and you’re ready to show off the smooth and glowing effect it gives you.
Oats and Honey Facial
Oatmeal is a gently exfoliates with soothing and anti-inflammatory properties making it one of the best remedies for winter.
- 1/2 cup oats, any variety
- 1/2 cup honey
Blend both oats and honey such that a mixture with same quantities of both the items is prepared. You could use it either as a mask by applying it on your skin for at least 10 minutes, or you could also rub it in circles all around your skin and wash it away with water.
It will give you a light and peaceful feeling toning down your skin perfectly.
If your skin is immensely affected during the winters, banana is a good way to get rid of the implications.
- 2 bananas (mashed)
- Freshly prepared sweet cream
Take the mashed bananas and mix it with fresh sweet cream. Make it into a paste and apply to your skin for about 30 minutes. Wash away the paste and pat dry.
The effects are too good as it leaves your skin smoother, softer, totally moisturised and fully nourished.
Egg White Mask
With a high amount of protein, egg white is great for oily skin with large pores.
– 1-2 egg white (beaten)
Apply a beaten egg white all over you face evenly. Keep it for half an hour and rinse with luke warm water. Dry it with a soft towel.
Creating a natural barrier for your skin from the harsh and frost winds, it protects your skin. Your skin feels healthier, tighter and refreshed after the mask.
Avocado has special benefits for dry skin. In winters, when the winds affect the skin-nourishment, avocado is a great saviour.
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
Mash the flesh of avocado with a fork and add a few drops of virgin-olive oil to it. Mix it well. Apply the fragrant mixture to your face. Wash it after 15 minutes.
This nourishing mask will supply your skin with a whole range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and softening agents to fight winter dryness.
Cultured Milk Mask
Cultured milk is one of the most effective and common home remedies for damaged skin.
- 1 cup of natural yoghurt
- 1/2 bowl of buttermilk or sour cream
Take the natural yoghurt, and buttermilk or sour cream and apply it all over your skin. Relax for 10 to 15 minutes and wash it with cool water.
This mask softens, rejuvenates, and restores a natural pH balance of your skin, thus, protecting it from the cold and nasty winter air.
Choose any one of the home remedies and get set for a younger-looking fresh, smooth, softer and radiant effect. Spare a few minutes and experience the wonders of using natural ingredients right in the comfort of your home.