Winters are often harsh on our skin, sapping it of its natural moisture and messing up the PH balance. Every year we spend some hefty bucks on cold creams, moisturizers and body butters, but not this year. Read on to know how to save yourself from burning a hole in your pocket and still keep your skin soft, supple and glowing this winter!
Here are a few of the absolute best DIY recipes that are inexpensive and work like a sweet charm!
Your winter skin care routine should include cleansing-toning-moisturizing everyday, exfoliating twice a week, and hydrating face masks twice or thrice a week (depending on your skin type). Here are a couple of scrubs that will leave your skin smooth and supple.
Oatmeal Scrub – Mix together a cup of oatmeal and the same amount ground almonds in a bowl and add a little bit of milk to make a paste (make sure the paste is not too runny). Add a few drops of almond oil and exfoliate with this mixture to give your skin the supple glow it needs.
Strawberry and Cream Scrub – Blend a few strawberries together to make a thick puree. Add a tablespoonful fresh cream (or you can use malai) to the strawberry puree. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar to the paste to make the most wonderful smelling, super-moisturizing body and face scrub.
Coffee and Cream Scrub – A luxurious mixture of coffee, sugar, oatmeal and malai that leaves your body glowing and smelling divine! Click HERE to get the entire recipe.
Also try out these hydrating face masks, 2 – 3 times a week, for a glowing, soft skin.
Banana and Honey Mask – Mash a ripe banana and add a tablespoon honey to make a smooth, lump-free paste. Apply all over face and neck for about 20 – 30 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.
Besan Face Mask – Add a pinch of turmeric to a teaspoon of besan (gram flour). Make a thick paste by adding a little honey and olive oil to the mix. Apply this on the face for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Egg White Mask – Take a whisked egg white and blend well with one tablespoon curd/yogurt. Add a few drops of coconut oil and keep on face for 20-25 minutes.
The most important thing to do in order to keep our skins from turning rough and dry is to hydrate regularly. Drink loads of water everyday, and your skin will glow naturally from within.
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