By Puja Gupta
February 12, 2020 (IANSlife) Winter may seem magical and dreamy with all the snow blankets and cozy vibes but its winter and it's cold and the air is dry, which means our skin is parched. It may not seem like a big problem in the striking scheme of things, but it is not a problem to be ignored. Those who are suffering from dry skin know just how infuriating and challenging it is. Since dry skin is the result of many external factors, it requires good care and more effort than the average into keeping your skin healthy and soft. So, here are a few hacks to get you through the sometimes mystical, sometimes wicked season, shared by Freny Jariwala, Founder, The Secret Ingredient.
FULLER’S EARTH - POTENT AGE-OLD HOME REMEDY
Multani mitti has been a potent remedy for years now which brings out your best skin hidden underneath. Homemade DIY face packs made up of multani mitti are very effective for dry skin when winter arrives. Apply it over your face and keep it for 10 minutes and wash away which will give you fresh and beautiful skin.
But, if you don’t have time to make multani mitti face packs at home, The Secret Ingredient’s Multani Mitti Soap gives you the same benefit without any hustle. Apart from drying out excess oil from your skin, this bar of soap also hydrates skin when it becomes very dry especially during winter climate.
ALOE-VERA- MAGICAL ELEMENT
Your skin is dry because it is exposed to the elements that are damaging skin cells faster than your body can repair them. While often believed to be a tonic for sunburn relief, Aloe Vera gel is the potent ingredient that is also helpful during the dry winter months. It alleviates redness and irritation related to excess dryness and makes your skin appear softer and healthier. It also decreases the signs of early-aging and treats acne breakouts.
ADD NATURAL OILS TO YOUR REGIME
A great natural oil when added to your skincare regime works as a natural cleanser and moisturizer. Just rub the oil into your skin and drape a warm, damp cloth over your face until it cools and then wipe away the excess oil. Oils such as coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, sesame oil, castor oil and Shea butter are a good choice as a cleanser because it won't strip your skin’s natural oils, but it will clean your skin. You can also add TSI’s organic soaps in your regime which entail natural oils and butters to keep your skin soft, smooth and healthy glowing throughout the winters.
ADJUST SHOWER TEMPERATURE
Yes, as simple as changing your shower routine can help your skin from peeling during winter season. Most people tend to take hot showers which cause damage to the skin, resulting in dry and dull skin.
So, take short showers with warm water, not hot. And add soap that is 100% organic into your regime which is gentler in skin and heals the skin.
BUFF YOUR SKIN
No matter how many serums and creams you apply, dry skin will stay dry without some light exfoliation. Don’t forget to gently exfoliate your skin twice or thrice a week with sugar and honey for gentler skin. Remember, when your skin is buffed, moisturizers and creams can penetrate and really get to work. You can also add TSI’s Coffee Scrub Soap, if homemade DIY’s are not your thing and if you are looking for an easier option.
No matter if you use homemade remedies or hustle-free organic products, gently exfoliate, cleanse and nourish your skin throughout the winters to ensure it looks happy, healthy and truly beautiful.
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Editing by Aditi Roy and N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe