• 5 Natural Skin Care Tips to Beat the Winter Woes


    Is the harsh winter giving your skin a tough time? Worry not. Listed below are five super-simple and super-effective skin care tips that will help keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated this winter.

    Keep your skin moisturized

    As winter approaches, make sure you keep a good moisturizer handy to help your skin survive the harsh cold and wind, and to prevent it from dryness. Moisturizers are not only great for dry skin, but also help in enhancing the tone and texture of the skin, thanks to the emollients, sunless tanners, and plant extracts present. A moisturizer helps in effectively locking the moisture in your skin in dry conditions. Rather than water-based moisturizers, you might want to go in for oil-based moisturizers. Also, you could opt for moisturizing lotions based on glycerin and alpha-hydroxyl content since such lotions can help in giving your skin that smooth feel. Oh and yes, the best time to apply moisturizing lotion would be immediately after a shower, when your skin is still moist.

    Avoid using hot water

    Though it might seem as the most irresistible thing during winters, your best bet is to stay away from hot baths. Yes, by all means, avoid hot showers or baths during winter. Keep the water luke warm if you like but a hot bath would be a no-no. Hot water not only strips the surface of your skin of its natural oils, but also removes oils from deep within your skin. Oil is extremely vital for your skin since it not only keeps your skin supple and hydrated, but also prevents your skin from getting dry and itchy.

    Include green vegetables in your meals

    Gorging on a lot of greens could really do you good during winters, since green vegetables not only have a high water content which is much required during winter, but also help a great deal in digesting food and cleansing your system. What’s more, they’re healthy too! You can also include other vegetables in your diet such as carrots, cucumber, and lemons, as well as plenty of juicy fruits!

    Make an avocado and olive oil mask

    Want to try out a natural face mask to give your face that shining glow this winter? The avocado and olive oil face mask is perhaps the easiest mask you can prepare in no time. Here’s how: take a ripe avocado and scoop out the seed. Mash up the avocado pulp with a spoon till it turns into a paste and add 1 tbsp of olive oil to the paste and your mask is ready! Avocado is a rich source of vitamin E and olive oil only helps in penetrating the vitamins deep in your skin. Apply the paste evenly over your face and rinse it with cold water after 10-15 minutes once it dries off.

    Keep your liquid intake high

    Drinking a lot of water is good for all seasons throughout the year, and especially during winters, make sure there are no compromises since water contributes a lot towards retaining the moisture in your skin and preventing dryness. However, you might want to make sure the water is not cold and is a little above room temperature. It is also advisable to take in warm liquids at regular intervals such as green tea, and soups.


    Today’s guest author, Karen Fernandes, is a fitness enthusiast who often writes on topics related to health and wellness online. She is associated with Clarkston Dermatology, a skin care clinic in Birmingham. She is a complete movie buff and she enjoys catching up to the latest releases in her leisure time. You can follow her on Twitter for more information.

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