Winter is here. Two weeks of ignoring my skin because of a tight work schedule, and I realised something had to be done. Due to low humidity, it’s now become unbearably dry. Had to bid adieu to laziness and say hello to a little pampering to my skin. Needless to say that I ain’t the kind who’d engage in long hours of pampering. Something quick, effective and and needless to say chemical-free.
I have mixed skin which is sensitive. And thin scanty hair to boot. So I always have to remind myself to check product labels for any toxic chemicals that cause more harm than good in the long run. I personally always try to use as many natural, safe and non-toxic personal care products as possible to avoid harming my already sensitive skin and scalp. While I gathered the various natural options that were available to me to treat dry skin it came to me why not write a post that becomes a ready reference guide to you too. Within just a few weeks of religious skin care routine I can feel the difference. No kidding!!
Here are a few handy tips for you to ensure that your skin does not suffer in winter and continues to stay soft, supple, healthy and nourished through bleak and harsh weather:
1. Moisturise plenty. Use a good hand and body lotion to moisturise your hands. Pay special attention to the skin near knuckles and elbows since they darken and turn rough because of the extreme dry air.
A Full body butter works well on dry darkened elbows and knees. To regain the natural skin colour before the skin darkened, follow these easy steps:
- Soak in a bath. Use a body scrub to gently cleanse the dead skin.
- Use a soft towel to tap the skin dry. Do not wipe the water off. Even if a thin layer of water is left on your skin, it’s alright.
- Apply body butter and hand lotion except on the elbows and knees.
- On the elbows and knees, use a skin-lightening oil to ensure that they do not darken further and with constant use, they will gradually regain their original colour.
- Follow up by applying the body butter or moisturising lotion.