The winter season can be very treacherous for the skin. Skin problems like flaky skin, dryness, chapped skin, and undernourished start to appear around this season and then we start looking for the various options present around us. But nothing seems to work like the kitchen ingredients for skincare. So, here are some tips and face masks to include in your skincare routine this season.

 Use Aloe Vera Cleansing Gel


The Winter season introduces dryness in the skin as a result of lack of moisture and increasing pollution in the environment. All this affects the look of the skin, which becomes dry and dull. If your skin is normal to dry, discontinue soap and water washing and start using a cleansing gel containing aloe vera, morning and night so that it cleanses the skin without disturbing the moisture balance. Apply it on the skin and wipe off with moist cotton wool. For oily skin, wash your face with a neem and tulsi face wash. Use rose water to tone the skin after cleansing, just take the cotton wool and soak it in the rose water toner, then apply it to the face and you’re done!

Use Homemade Honey Face Mask


In your home and right there on the kitchen shelf are many ingredients for winter skincare. For example, honey is one of the best natural skin moisturizers. So, to unlock it best benefits for dry skin, in a bowl, mix 1 teaspoon rosewater and milk powder, and finally add 1/2 teaspoon honey to it. Now apply this mixture on the face and wash off after 20 minutes for soft and moisturised skin.

DIY Honey Moisturising Lotion


Take rose water(100 ml), honey(1/2 teaspoon), and lemon juice(1 teaspoon) and mix these ingredients well to form a lotion, then store it in a jar and place it inside the refrigerator. After some time, apply this lotion on the face and wash off with plain water after 15 minutes. People with normal to dry skin can use this moisturising lotion to get perfectly flawless skin.

Yogurt Is A Great Skin Care Tool 


Yogurt is another great nourishing agent for the skin. It contains lactic acid, which restores the pH balance of the skin, relieves dryness, and helps in removing the skin tan. Further, it also has a healing effect on acne. Make a yogurt(benefits of greek yogurt) face mask by mixing 2 teaspoons yogurt and a pinch of turmeric, together. Then take the paste and apply it to the face, let it sit for 20 minutes, and wash off with water.

Carrot And Turnip Face Mask


Boil carrots and turnip (shalgam) can also be great for skincare in winters. Start by boiling carrots and turnips in water, then cool them and mash them into a pulp. Apply this pulp on the face and wash off with plain water after half an hour. Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A, while turnips are amazing cleansers, plus, they are also known for their soothing properties that make the skin super smooth and soft and can very well be applied to sensitive or dry skin.

Malai For Winter Skincare

Cream of milk (malai)(benefits of malai) is extremely nourishing for dry skin in winter. Not only does it make the skin soft, but it also brings a radiant glow on it. It is suited to dry skin. It also helps you achieve a bright skin tone with regular usage over time. Malai also serves as the perfect carrier for body scrubs.

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Tips For Lip Care And Under Eye Skin Care


We also need to pay special attention to certain areas of the face, where the skin is different. The skin on the lips and under the eyes is very thin and lacks oil glands. Once you are done washing the face,  with a soft towel, rub the lips to remove dead skin. So, apply malai daily on your face and leave it on for an hour.

To take care of the skin around the eyes, soak saffron in milk for half an hour and then dip a cotton pad in this mixture and use it as an eye pad to fight dryness and dark circles under the eyes. 

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A well-known beauty expert, Shahnaz Husain gives spills beans on the right winter skincare regimen. For more such articles, stay tuned to HerZindagi.