Winter is a time when the humidity is low. For people with dry skins, it can get quite uncomfortable, with taut skins, chapping and flaking. Neglect of daily care can lead to habitual dehydration, with sensitive skins, red patches and even flakes. Winter means pampering the skin with moisturisers and emollients says herbal beauty professional Shahnaz Husain…
Aloe Vera For Winter
For normal to dry skins, use a cleanser containing aloe vera, cactus and lemon. Aloe vera is one of the most powerful rehydrants, with potent healing properties. It is an anti-oxidant and speed up the process of cell-renewal. An aloe cleanser helps to soften and remove dead cells and accelerate cell regeneration, delaying ageing.
Moisturise Your Skin
During winter, always keep the skin moisturised. Even oily skins need moisture, as the outer layer can get very dry. Those with oily skins should use light moisturising lotions, especially after cleansing. After a bath, apply a body lotion while the skin is still damp. It helps to seal off moisture.
Sunscreen Even In Winter
During winter people enjoy the sun. But exposure to the sun can really hasten ageing. I always say that even if time stands still, the sun by itself can cause the skin to age. Use a sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure in order to allow the skin to absorb it. If you stay out in the sun for more than 30 minutes, reapply the sunscreen.
Night Skin Routine
Nourish the skin every night if you have normal to dry skin. Apply a skin life anti-ageing cream and massage it on the skin with a little water. Use outwards and slightly upward strokes. Use a cream which is rich in Vitamins A and E.
Lemon-Turmeric For Your Skin
If your skin is very dry and dehydrated, avoid using soap. Apply a lemon-turmeric cream before washing or bathing. It helps to protect the skin from further moisture depletion. It also softens the skin, while the healing properties of turmeric helps to soothe and cure dehydrated skin-sensitivity.
For Cracked Heels
Soak the feet in warm water at night for 15 minutes. Scrub with a pumice stone. Apply the apricot cream and tie gauze around the heels and feet, like a bandage. Keep this on the whole night. Do this every night for about a week.
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