Winter Skin Remedies – What To And What Not To
Winter is coming! And it is a favourite season with many out there. The cuddles, the hot cocoa, the late-night book-reading sessions, it's all very cozy, comfy and romantic. But there is one thing that winter brings with itself which is highly unwelcome – dry skin. Winter is notorious for leaving skin dry, flaky and parched; none of which is a pretty sight. The symptoms have already started and without further ado, I want to share with you my own personal beauty regimen for winter skin. I promise it's not too much and even the guys can resort to these remedies. So here you go...
First and foremost, it's important that you eat right. Ever heard of the phrase ‘You are what you eat'? Winter brings along lower levels of immunity which means losing out on your skin's healthy glow. Eating clean is the only way to re-gain that luminous glow on your skin from within. Include immunity building foods in your diet that are rich in nutrients like vitamin C (spinach, berries, oranges and lime), Iron (spinach, fenugreek, and lentils), vitamin E and zinc (nuts and dried fruit). Not only will these winter skin remedies boost your immunity, but they'll also give your skin a healthy glow.
Don't shy away from using hydrating oils on your body and face. Oils have a bad reputation when it comes to skin care but really, they are a boon for us as they help to heal our skin. You can also add minimally processed and cold pressed oils to your food for added benefits. Those with oily or acne prone skin may apply coconut oil on their skin mixed with a few drops of tea tree essential oil. Olive oil and jojoba oil are great for dry skin, whereas people with sensitive skin must use essential oils like chamomile, calendula, lavender and jojoba.
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Exfoliation is important:
Our skin gets extremely dull and lack-lustrous in the wintry months, which is why exfoliation is necessary. Exfoliation gets rid of the dead skin cells sending a message to the skin to produce more collagen and bring forth the new regenerated skin cells. Regular exfoliation (once a week) makes your skin look bright and fresh and helps it to breathe better.
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Follow these steps to get soft and supple skin in the harshest of winter.