Skin Care in Winter | Home Remedies | Solutions | Treatments

By | June 8, 2010

Skin Care in Winter

Come winter and your skin begins to feel dry and rough. Dropping temperatures and extreme dry weather can leave the skin looking dull and pulled. Here are a few skin care home remedies that will help in keeping your skin healthy and nourished during this season.

Skin Care Solutions: Start by consuming plenty of water. Yes, winter skin care is not just limited to taking care of your skin externally, but in also involves keeping it well hydrated from within. This is why water is important. Consume at least eight to ten glasses of water every day. In fact, make it a habit to carry a bottle of water when you leave the house. Consume plenty of fresh fruits and green leafed vegetables, the nutrients present in them will help in keeping your skin healthy from within.

Skin Care Treatments: Mix together a teaspoon of milk and one teaspoon of honey. Massage this mixture into your hands and feet. After about 15-20 minutes, rinse the application of with lukewarm water. This honey-milk mixture, works as an effective moisturizer. Mash a medium sized avocado and to the thick pulp add a teaspoon of wheat germ oil. Massage a generous quantity of this mixture into your hands and legs.  Allow the mixture to stay for about 20-30 minutes, thereafter wash it off with some lukewarm water. Vitamin E oil is known to be beneficial for the skin. Empty the contents of 2-3 vitamin E capsules into a small bowl. Now massage a few drops of this oil into your skin. After about 15-20 minutes, wash it off with some warm water. This remedy, if performed on a daily basis, will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and healthy. Also help in combating dry skin. One could also massage sesame oil into the skin.

Almonds are a great source of Vitamin E, hence consuming 4-5 almonds daily will also prove to be beneficial. Mix together one tablespoon each of sesame oil, olive oil and mustard oil. Massage this mixture into your skin. Leave it on for approximately 15 minutes, after which wash it off with some warm water. Mash a medium sized papaya and to it add the pulp of one mashed avocado. Mix the two well and apply the resultant mixture all over your body, preferably before showering. Keep the application on for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Instead of papayas, one can also use peaches, as they are good for the skin too.