10 amazing beauty hacks for soft and smooth skin in winters
We have been talking about so much about winter styling and fashion stuff ideal for winters. You all must be thinking that why we are not addressing the major winter trouble…….. Dry Skin…. I know this one heck of a trouble that takes a toll on all of us.
I am one person who has dry skin throughout the year, so you just gotta imagine my state in winters. Flaky skin, dry hair, and what not….. I have some tips and tricks that make my skin’s way easy to survive during winters.
I am not somebody who keeps such amazing hacks to myself and I thought why not share them with you all.
Do not wait anymore, continue reading to guide your way to soft and smooth skin even in winters.
You should never say no to exfoliation, even in winters. But always ensure to use mild exfoliators, any abrasive exfoliation can do more damage than any good. If you resort to natural exfoliators, that’s even better. I love using a blend of honey, curd, and gram flour. The paste of these exfoliates my skin really well and also provides the much needed moisturization.
Rip off the Lip of the dead skin
Why keep exfoliation limited to body, when your lips too need regular exfoliation. But you got to be super gentle with this. I know people are into habit of rubbing wet towel against lips to remove dead skin, and they consider it great; however it really isn’t the best thing to do.
Instead try a blend of sugar and olive oil, or any moisturizing oil to gently exfoliate your lips. If you are on a travel and cannot manage to grab sugar and oil, all you need is a chap stick and the packed fine sugar that you receive with coffee and tea. Apply generous amount of lip balm to your lips and proceed with sugar exfoliation, this helps amazingly.
Silk it with milk
This is not for the first time that you are coming across milk to reveal a silken soft skin. Apply raw milk to your face and dry patches of your skin, forbid it on your skin for ten minutes and wash with cool water. Do not use warm or hot water to clean it; else it won’t benefit you in any way.
Say no to hot showers
We absolutely love hot showers during winters, but the temporary luxury to long time damage is how we can understand the effects of hot showers. Hot showers are for sure soothing, but they at the same time rip off your skin of the natural oils, thus leaving your skin even drier. Also try limiting your shower time to 10minutes to 15 minutes. Long showers are of no help.
Moisturize it right
Having said no to hot showers, I did not tell you people to jump into chilled water shower. Of course it is beneficial that way, but warm shower should be fine. Warm showers open your skin pores and that is the best time to moisturize your body and face.
Apply moisturizer right after shower or washing your face, as when the pores are open the moisturizer seeps into your skin, thereby ensuring deep moisturization.
If you plan on applying makeup, please wait for 5-10 minutes post moisturizing to apply any makeup.
Oil it before shower
We all have always followed the post shower moisturizing routine. Let’s go back to childhood days, do you people recall how our moms used to oil and massage our bodies before bathing us. If you could not recall it, you can see the same being done to small kids around us.
Well this is followed for a reason; the kids’ skin is very soft and delicate and need a lot of moisturization. If you are someone at the side of adversely dry skin, you too should follow this or rather should I say swear by it. Take your favorite oil and massage your body with it before taking a shower, and feel the difference.
Pay attention to Knees and Elbows
Knees and elbows are the driest skin areas, so you gotta pay extra heed to these. Your regular moisturizers may not provide adequate moisturization to these areas just as they do to the rest of your body. Dab these areas with petroleum jelly or thick wax based products to help moisturize.
Natural body and face packs
Winter is one season when the stuff from your pantry can work magical for you. Instead of try commercially sold packs for face and body, you must give a try to avocados, papaya, bananas, honey, olive oil, aloe-vera etc. Any blend of these cannot help moisturize but also reveal a beautiful glow.
Heal cracked heels
Do not ignore your feet whole you take care of your whole body. A pair of cozy socks and petroleum jelly is all you need to soften your feet and heal your heels. If petroleum jelly is not your thing, you may try any of your feet cream. Keep in mind that your feet cream is very rich in texture. Apply the cream, wear your socks, and got to bed. Discover soft feet next morning.
Nourish from inside
After talking all about things that can be done from the top to soften and moisturize skin in winters, it is now time to remind you all that what you put in your stomach shows in your skin. So take advantage of this veggie season and eat lots of green vegetables and fruits. Not only will these help reveal amazingly beautiful skin, but also provide nourishment to your whole body.
With all these tips ensure drinking plenty of water to keep you hydrated. Also remember that your skin heals in night, so never miss on your night skin care regime.
I hope you people liked reading this article, and also got some help from this. Let me know your secrets to help fight dry skin during winters.