Winters are here and so is the season of dry and dull skin. Our skin is the most vulnerable organ in the body constantly exposed to severe weather conditions. It is very important to take care of your skin during this chilly weather. Before we go into the recipes make a note of things that can help you achieve healthy glowing skin.
Hydration: Water is the main element that detoxifies the skin as it flushes out the impurities from your body. Add a lot of liquids to your diet. For example freshly pressed fruit juices or detox water. So here is a simple tip to make a healthy and detox drink.
Sleep: It is very essential to get proper sleep in order to bring the glow to your skin. It is when we sleep that our skin gets revitalised and rejuvenated, which helps the skin to breathe and feel beautiful.
- Diet: It is extremely important that you eat healthily. Eat a lot of green vegetables, fruits, and fiber-rich foods such as lentils, broccoli, peas, raspberries, avocado, pears and many more. These are essential for the skin as they help in age reversal, restore the glow in the skin and keep the skin away from breakouts. Remember to avoid oily or fried foods and those high on carbs.
Here are some of the easiest ways to protect our skin from the harsh weather conditions with the ingredients available at our home.
- Cleansing: Use gram flour mixed in milk or rice water. Scrub the paste on the body and rinse with clear water. This improves the clarity of the skin without making it dry.
Exfoliation: It is one of the major steps during winters in order to reduce dead skin cells. Exfoliate your skin twice a week with this recipe. Mix 1 tablespoon rice powder, 1 teaspoon yogurt, a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon in a bowl. Apply this mixture to your clean face and massage gently onto your skin. Rinse your face with lukewarm water.
Moisturiser: Take 1 tablespoon of milk cream and mix in a few drops of glycerin, castor oil and rose water. Mix well and apply over your entire face, neck and hands before going to bed. Leave it overnight. Rinse with water and splash with cold water in the morning.
- Face Mask: ¼ cup yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 tablespoon milk powder, 2 yeast tablets powdered. Leave on for 10 minutes, splash with cool water. Do this once a week for the best results.