Do you have Christmas ready Skin or do you know how to prepare your skin for winter? should you buy skin care products or should you focus on your diet?
So, the holiday season is around the corner and we’ve done so much shopping for Christmas and New Year but what about our Skin? Looking beautiful is must and to look flawless in this winter it is must to have perfect glowing skin.
But at the same time winter skin care products can seem daunting and not very budget-friendly. But it doesn’t have to be so. Follow these steps and you’ll be able to implement a healthy daily skin care routine that doesn’t require a lot of cash or time.
Here are 6 simple steps for winter skin care routine at home to prepare your skin before Christmas for the upcoming dry winter season.
Always choose a mild cleanser in winters as your skin is already dehydrated. Cleansing is recommended twice a day. Oil-based foaming cleansers must be preferred during winters.
A DIY Honey and Lemon Facial Cleanser
1. 1 tsp Honey
2. 1 lemon
This natural cleanser is an amazing way to naturally make your skin spotless and also exfoliates your skin. Just take on teaspoon of honey and add 2-3 drops of lemon in it. Mix some water to get a mixture. Rub this mixture on your face and thoroughly cleanse. Rinse with water and pat dry. Woah! Your budget friendly winter face cleanser is ready.
Caution: People with sensitive and problematic skin can use honey alone as lemon can cause itching.
Vitamin C is a must have skin care product for winters. Vitamin C boosts collagen production and antioxidants production during winters that can prevent your skin from external aggressors. Not just in winters, Vitamin C Serum should be used all year long. As it’s deficiency increases the risk of losing collagen and results in getting wrinkles and fine lines.
A DIY Vitamin C Serum
1. 2 Vitamin C tablets
2. 2 tsp Rose water
3. 1 Vitamin E capsule
4. 1 tsp glycerin
5. Empty container
Crush the Vitamin C tablets and then pour the powder in the container. Add rose water, glycerin and then properly shake the mixture. After the powder is dissolved, squeeze out all the liquid content from Vitamin E capsules. Shake the mixture well and store the container in a cold dark place. This serum can be used for two weeks. After two weeks, make fresh serum again.
Our skin loses a lot of moisture during winters. Skipping moisturizer is not at all an option in winters. After applying cleanser and vitamin c serum, the next step is the application of moisturizer. Also use moisturizer right after a warm shower to lock the moisture in the skin.
Using a moisturizer is the key towards better skin during winters. As winters are around the corner, you may also wanted to know about remedies for dry skin in winters.
A DIY Homemade moisturizer
1. 1 tsp Honey
2. 1 tsp diluted Lemon juice
3. 2 tsp green tea
4. 2 tsp glycerin
Mix all these ingredients in an empty container. Apply this mixture on your skin and gently massage for five minutes in circular motions. Leave your skin overnight and then wash it on the next day.
Add this step to your daily winter skin care routine. Apply any hydrating oil serum on top of the moisturizer to add extra hydration to the skin. This leaves your skin glowy and dewy throughout the day. Natural essential oils are best to achieve hydration. Some of the best hydrating essential oils are mentioned below.
Natural essential oils
1. Argan oil: Best for fine lines, dry skin.
2. Avocado oil: Best for Dry, acne prone skin
3. Coconut oil : Best for all skin types
4. Rose Hip seed oil: Best for uneven skin tone, scars, sensitive skin
Just apply few drops of any oil to your palms, rub them together to warm it up and then pat it onto your face and neck.
It takes just seconds for lips to dry during winters so always carry a good lip balm with you. Apply lip balm whenever you feel dry or patchy lips.
A DIY Homemade Lip Balm
1. 1 Tbsp shea butter
2. 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
3. 1 Tbsp beeswax
4. 1 Tbsp honey
5. 5-6 drops of lemon essential oil
Add shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax in a pot and gently heat the mixture on a stove until it melts. Once they melt, put honey and lemon essential oil in it. Keep it to cool down and then transfer into tubes or any container you want. Your lip balm is ready to use. Apply it whenever you feel your lips need moisturizing.
Don’t be fooled by darker, cloudy days in winter. The harmful UV rays of sun can still permeate clouds and can cause damage to your skin. So remember to wear your sunscreen on your exposed areas of body with an SPF of 15 or above before stepping out of your house.
A DIY Homemade Sunscreen
1. 1 cup Coconut oil(SPF of 4)
2. 2 Tbsp Shea Butter
3. 2 ounces of beeswax
4. 2 Tbsp Aloe Vera gel
5. 1 tsp Sesame oil
6. 3 tsp Zinc Oxide( Provides 20-20 SPF)
7. 1 tsp Vitamin E oil(preserves the sunscreen)
8. 10-11 drops Lavendar essential oil
9. 10-11 drops Palmarosa essential oil
Melt coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax in a pot on a stove. Then pour the melted content into grinder and add aloe Vera, zinc oxide. Blend properly until mixed. Now add vitamin E plus the essential oils and blend again. Store this mixture in a container. Store it in cool temperatures.
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