15+ Best Home Remedies for Skin Care (Face, Hands, Lips, and Feet) in Winter
Winter is finally here and it is the best time for outings. We all feel cozy sitting in the sun or roaming our favorite outdoor places. But we must not forget that our skin needs extra during these months of cold as it tends to get dry and crack. We need to restore the lost moisture from the skin in winter.
Looking gorgeous and beautiful often becomes a tough task during winter but you will be surprised to know that you need not devote much of your time to keep your skin beautiful. You can keep your face and body flawless and hydrated in winter.
For preserving the ‘beautiful you’, you don’t even need to step out of your house and buy costly products. And Yes, no need to visit the parlor for perfect skin in winter. You can take care of your skin at home with effective home remedies.
We have curated the best DIY homemade remedies and some cool ideas to take care of your skin at home during winter. We mention all kinds of winter care from hair to feet.
Home Remedies for Skin Care in Winter
Here are the best ways to take care of your skin in winter.
1. Lemon and Honey:
Bee’s honey is the most valued ancient skincare product. Honey contains carbohydrates, vitamins B2, B4, B5, B6, B11, and vitamin C, proteins, amino acids, minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, selenium, chromium and manganese, antioxidants, and enzymes. Honey has antioxidant properties that help in stopping wrinkles and dryness.
Mix 1 Tablespoon of honey and juice of half lemon. Mix it well and apply it on your skin. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash your face with lukewarm water.
2. Olive and sunflower seed oil
Natural oils like Oilve oil and sunflower seed oil have biophysical properties of the skin that gives a newborn baby skin feel on regular use. This home remedy for skincare in winter gives moisturization, maintains skin-surface pH, and treats erythema.
Mix Oilve oil and Sunflower Seed oil in 1:1 ratio and apply it on the skin daily. You will feel the difference in just 1 week of application.
3. Aloe Vera, Rosewater, and Toner Face Spray:
This is my special secret recipe to keep the face hydrated in winter. This magic beauty potion keeps the face flawless, moist, and, soft. For this winter face spray, you need aloe vera (3 tablespoons), rosewater (5 tablespoons), Himalaya toner (5 tablespoons), glycerin (1 tablespoon), orange essential oil (5 drops), and Vitamin E capsules (1 capsule). Mix all in a spray bottle and shake well before every use.
4. Washed Red Lentils Scrub:
This is the DIY Homemade scrub that I use all around the year. But for winter, I do add some almonds to it. The Almond has vitamin E in it which gives moisturization to skin. Take 1 cup of washed red lentils (dhuli masoor dal) and 5-10 almonds (depending on your skin type). Grind them properly and make powder. Use this as a scrub. This will give you soft and beautiful skin throughout the whole winter.
5. Aloe Vera and Glycerin lotion:
As we know Aloe Vera is a magical plant. It has all healing powers. The Aloe Vera and glycerin which act as a magical potion can solve most of your problems like dryness in winter. You can use this lotion for your face as well as for your body.
Note:- Use a 4:1 ratio of Aloe vera: glycerin.
6. Tea tree oil in Lukewarm water:
Hot showers are really alluring in the low temperatures but you need to be on guard and use only lukewarm water. Hot water can make your skin really dry so it should be avoided.
Adding a few drops of glycerin or tea tree oil to the water while bathing can give your skin the glow you desire. This Tea tree oil bath moisturizes skin and controls dryness.
7. Aloe Vera and Honey Lotion:
As we know the honey is very beneficial in stopping skin dryness. Aloe Vera mixed with honey can act as an excellent pack for your skin, especially your hands and neck. This lotion can act as a miracle in keeping skin hydrated. Apply this mixture for 15 to 20 minutes and take a bath with lukewarm water.
You can read more about Aloe Vera home remedies for hair care.
8. Sugar and Olive oil Face Scrub:
Your face always needs the extra bit so start with a scrubber that has sugar and olive oil. The oil mixed in the scrub should vary depending on your skin type. The ones who are extremely prone to acne can use Aloe Vera gel instead of any oil.
Now, coming to face packs you really have a variety of packs available in the market. So, always choose the one which suits your skin. Or you can use a homemade face mask for winter care.
9. Banana Face pack:
Bananas, yes the fruit which is often a part of our daily diet can be your best friend. Banana is high in vitamin C and antioxidants that helps in improving the elasticity of skin and controlling the dryness. It also reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
Smashed banana mixed with honey, yogurt, and milk powder can really keep your skin moisturized and impart a beautiful glow.
10. Almond milk and coconut oil as a face moisturizer:
Some of the overnight treatments for the extra special beautiful skin you want are a paste of almond with milk and coconut oil. The Almond milk and coconut oil paste can be used on the face which acts as a strong moisturizer. Coconut oil can effective that you do not need to nourish your skin with anything else.
11. Egg Face pack:
You can also use a face pack having egg yolk, olive oil or eucalyptus oil, and yogurt. This face pack helps in hydrating your face.
Many people don’t like the smell of egg and avoid to apply it on skin. You can try other home remedies for skincare in winter mentioned in this list if you also don’t like it.
12. Buttermilk as Moisturizer:
One of the best and very easily available items found in the Indian kitchen is buttermilk. It can help you attain the extra sheen you want. It is all and more than sufficient for your hands.
13. Carrot Juice and Sesame oil as a moisturizer:
Carrot is good for all skin types. Carrot juice and sesame oil act as good moisturizers. It heals the skin in winter and makes you feel good.
You can also mix carrot paste, honey, and lemon if you don’t have Sesame oil at home. If you have dry skin you can add one teaspoon olive oil in this paste. Apply it for 10-15 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water.
Curd is a good source of calcium, protein, and various essential vitamins that makes skin soft, nourished, and supple. It can make your skin extraordinarily beautiful and glowing.
You just need curd for this winter skincare. It moisturezes the skin and maintain elasticity of skin.
15. Strawberry Face Mask
Strawberries are the main ingredients of many winter skincare products as it has moisturizing and anti-aging properties. It reduces dryness and make skin soft and hydrated.
Mash the strawberry and make a paste. Add honey and fresh cream in it and mix it well. Apply this paste on your skin and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash your face with water.
Also, read Best Body Washes for Winter in India
How to take care of your Lips in Winter?
Now coming to the lips that all ladies want to keep beautiful and glossy, you just need glycerin mixed with honey. Ladies out there beware of all the fruit-flavored lip balms as they because more evaporation and your poor lips are even more deprived of the moisture they need. Your constant companion needs to be the lip balm that you prepare at home using glycerin and honey.
To take care of your lips, start with exfoliation. You can make your own lip scrub with ingredients you already have at home. All you need:
- 1 tbsp. of an exfoliating ingredient, such as sugar or sea salt
- 1 tbsp. of an emollient, such as honey or oil
To make this lip scrub for winter you need a small bowl or container for mixing your ingredients, a cotton swab, and a damp washcloth to remove it. Mix exfoliating ingredients and emollient in a bowl ad apply it with the cotton swab. After 5-10 min remove it with a damp washcloth.
After this process, apply home remedies for chapped lips to help soothe, moisturize, and protect lips from drying.
How to take care of your feet in Winter?
Another area that bears the brunt of the chilly weather is your feet. The best food for them is glycerin, yes again glycerin. Wash your feet and apply glycerin. Do not forget to wear socks after this. Keeping it overnight can act as a wonder.
You can do pedicures at home regularly. This will protect your feet from harsh winter. After the pedicure, apply any homemade cream to protect it from drying.
Read more: How to Take Care of Hair During Winter
These basic things can help your skin to retain moisture. Your skin needs extra moisture or oil that it loses during winter. Skincare in winter is really important. Last but not least eat healthily and drink lots of water as good inner health always brings out the most beautiful skin.
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