Ice queen is here and it’s going to stay. But before it steals the rosy glow of your cheeks, here top five ways to winterize your skin and save it from Queen Winter’s curse:
- DIY wonder mask for soft glowing skin
Made from fresh natural ingredients, this DIY mask works wonders no matter what the skin type. Mix two teaspoons of curd with one teaspoon each of gram-floor and lemon juice. Add a pinch of turmeric to the mixture and apply it evenly on your face and neck. Wait for 15 minutes. Rinse off to an instant glow!
For fine lines and wrinkles
Put in a teaspoon of ground flaxseeds and one whole egg to the mixture for highly effective anti-aging mask.
For acne and pimples
Crush one aspirin and add this powder to the mix for miraculous anti-acne mask.
For oily skin
Add fuller’s earth to your mix and apply on face for clean, glowing skin.
Don’t you like it to be hot in shower, when it’s cold out? Well, I do. But unfortunately hot water strips away skin’s natural oils, leaving it far worse. And if you have frustratingly dry skin like me, take some Vitamin E rich moisturizing oil with you in shower. Sesame, coconut, almond, and olive oil all are good choices to be used after bath.
Alternatively, you can also use cocoa or shea butter based body lotions like Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E or Vaseline cocoa glow body lotion for dry skin. And it’s always better to swipe your bar soap with liquid soap in winters. Creamy body washes from Dove and The Body Shop are excellent choices.
- Layer up
Well, not just your sweaters! In winters, it pays to layer your skincare and makeup products to protect your skin from the harshness of cold weather. To keep up my glow, I always wear a hyaluronic acid serum under my regular day cream or moisturizer and then wear my sunscreen on top of that.
In the same fashion, to prevent my makeup from flaking, I layer my foundation over some rich moisturizer like Pond’s cold cream and then throw some gloss on my lipstick before prepping them up with Nivea lip butter. For oily skinned girls, I would suggest to use a primer or Lacto calamine as a base before applying makeup.
- Use creamy cleanser
I know it’s tempting to skip washing your face in the night, when it’s cold outside. But rather than skip washing altogether, it’s better to use a creamy cleanser or face milk in place of your regular cleanser to prevent dryness. After cleansing apply a rich night cream that seals moisture into your skin. I use Olay Natural White Night Cream in winters.
- Supplement your diet
Finally, beauty starts inside out. Drink lots of water and eat plenty of antioxidant and vitamin rich green vegetables, brightly colored fruits and lentils daily to maintain the plumpness of your skin and rosiness of your cheeks. For more about food for glowing skin in winters, click here.
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to put up with dry, flaky skin. Follow these winter skincare tips and have fun rocking your best winter glow.