Most of the people are happy with winters approaching soon. But, at the same time they are worried about its consequence on their skin. Leaving the house for job or some necessary activity is also an important concern. Since it is too cold outside the house, people hardly feel like going out unless there is a binding or an emergency situation. But, if you can get some do-it-yourself tips for winter season, winter will be very fascinated and enjoyable. Some of the problems faced during the winter season and its solution is discussed as under.
Use lukewarm water
Bathing with warm water in winter is, of course, pleasant but other than bathing using lukewarm water for washing face and hand is a great idea to lock the moisture within the skin to avoid flaky and dead skin.
Moisturize your skin frequently
You need to moisturize your skin on correct time for the extra care of the skin in winter days. Using moisturizer frequently after taking a bath while your skin is damp allows the moisturizer to get absorbed within skin properly that helps you to prevent dryness and the dullness of the skin.
Exfoliate your skin
Winter days are full of windburn that results in dead skin and flakes, especially on your face, and hands. Choose a better exfoliating mask to apply on your face, lips, and hands. Make sure you are moisturizing your skin immediately after exfoliating to keep it smooth and softer.
Intake hydrated foods
Keeping the body hydrated from inside is essential care in winter days that you should do. Add the watery content foods in your serving that should also contain vitamin C and zinc to boost your health. Taking foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids will also help you to stay hydrated in the winter season.
Winter days come with the dry and cold air that harms your skin by drying and making dull, but installing the humidifier can help your skin to stay hydrated by preventing dry and dull skin.
Go with fragrance-free and gentle cleanser
Choosing the right soap is an important decision to avoid dry and itchy skin. You should go with for a fragrance-free, moisturizing cleanser, or the products that are gentle to your skin. Limiting the use of soaps during winter is also beneficial to your skin.
Problem 1 – Dry hair
Solution – Deep conditioning hair mask with banana milk shake
During the winter season, cold wind is very dangerous and makes your hair very dull and dry. This can lead to damage of your hair. But, a homemade remedy will be wonderful to treat this trouble. For making this, you have to mash 2-3 bananas. You can use a blender or else a fork to mash the banana. After you have made a smooth blend of the banana paste, you have to add 1 tablespoon of honey and coconut milk (1/2 cup). Again blend it and make a perfect mixture. Apply this homemade recipe in your scalp in a circular motion. Keep it for 20 minutes and wash it away with water. You will get back your beautiful hair.
Problem 2 – Chapped lips
Solution – homemade brown sugar lip scrub
For this, you have to take a spoon full of brown sugar and mix it with equal quantity of olive oil. You can also use almond or coconut oil if you don’t have olive oil at home. Mix it in a bowl and apply this on your lips. Now, rub your finger over your lips in a circular motion so that the dead skin layer gets removed. Now wash this away and get attractive lips.
Problem 3 –Flakey scalp
Solution – Hair solution with apple cider vinegar
For solving this problem, individual would require some apple cider vinegar and a spray bottle. You need to fill the spar bottle with apple cider vinegar and spray it in your dry hair. Now massage your hair slowly with the vinegar so that it spreads from root to tip. Let the spray remain in your hair for a period of 20 minutes and then wash it away with your usual shampoo. This will definitely keep your scalp healthy.
Problem 4 – Dull complexion
Solution – Honey and oatmeal face pack
As soon as winter air falls on your skin, your complexion tends to become dull. Here is a recipe to make your skin baby soft. You have to take 1 cup of whole wheat, half cup of warm water, half cup of honey and blend it with an automated mixer. After the mask is ready apply this on your face and keep it for a period of ten to fifteen minutes. Now you can remove it with water of room temperature. After washing away the face pack, apply the moisturizer to protect your skin.
Problem 5 – Pimples
Solution – Cinnamon and honey paste
Pimples are usually the major reason for you not looking beautiful. It is something that every girl wishes not to deal with. However, with dry weather and the pollutants in the air would damage your skin cells and give you zit on your face. But now you can cure these pimples with the simple homemade masks like the Cinnamon and Honey paste. With Cinnamon’s antimicrobial properties and the water activity of honey allows your skin to fight the pimples. You need to mix the cinnamon powder with a tablespoon of honey. Form a paste without adding any water in it and dab it in the place where you have pimples. Leave it overnight and wash it in the morning with lukewarm water for effective results.
Problem 6 – Acne scars
Solution – Sandalwood water
People usually suffer from pimples and when not taken care of properly leaves acne scars on your face thereby disrupting your otherwise clear and beautiful skin. However the easy to make home remedies will help you get rid of the acne scars and the best treatment is sandalwood water. The cooling and soothing agent of sandalwood helps in dealing with great number skin problems. Especially during winters this treatment has proven to be of great benefit. Immerse a bit of sandalwood in the water and leave it for few hours. Once it the sandalwood melts in the water, remove the wood and dab a cotton ball into the paste. Apply it gently on the scars and eave for few minutes. Wash it with water and see instantaneous results.
Problem 7 – Unwanted facial hair
Solution – Gram flour
There are many women who are suffering from the issue of unwanted facial hair. In such cases they prefer waxing or threading. Some women even scrub their face in order to get of the facial hair. However one may not have thought of the little known secret ingredients of their kitchen. An easy to find ingredient in the kitchen, gram flour is known to get rid of these facial hair especially from the mouth and chin. You need to mix gram flour with turmeric in equal quantities and form a paste by adding water or milk. Apply the mixture to the skin with more facial hair and leave for few minutes until it dries. Clean it with a cloth dipped in warm water and rub it noticing some strand of facial hair getting removed.
When you are moving out in winter for a party, complete makeup will be appropriate. You cannot just apply the makeup that applies for any season such as summer or raining season. There is an appropriate type of makeup that is only meant for winter season. In this season you need to apply the foundation that is having a smooth finish. Now how do you know that which foundation has smooth finish? I have the answer for that as well. You can absolutely go for the creamy liquid foundation. But, another important fact you must consider is the color of foundation. It should be as per your skin color.
Winter beauty colors
Some colors are meant for some season. Even for winter, you have some color specification. Some people are not aware of the appropriate winter colors. As a result they don’t get good marks for beauty. Thus, you must know which colors are good for winter. Colors like brown and grey will be good in such weather. Whether you are wearing the dresses or pullovers or the jackets, the perfect choice of color will be important.
Cover your hair
You need to keep your hair healthy and beautiful always. All you have to do here is make sure you have a scarf or a hat over your hair. Your hair will become dry and frizzy if you don’t cover your hair. Thus, covering the hair with anything will be really essential for you during the winter season. This will retain the shine of your hair for a longer period of time. Also the dryness of hair caused due to extreme weather will be avoided.
Socks and gloves
People hardly care about their legs during winter. They take care of their skin on face and body. But, it is quite normal to forget the feel. This gives rise to cracked heels and chapped skin. The best way to protect your fingers, palm and the feet will be wearing the socks and gloves. But remember to remove the dead skin from the heels, put moisturizer and then cover with the socks and gloves.