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How To Look After Your Skin in Winter

November 08, 2012  by: Xavier  Points: 20   Category: Health    Views: 1128

For many, the season of winter brings quite a few skin problems. Here are some tips on how you can keep your skin fit, fresh and free from seasonal problems.

         

The season of winter brings quite a few problems for many. Among them affectations of the skin are prominent. Usually, the low temperature of this season turns the skin dry and rough. Some people develop cracks in the soles of their feet. Sometimes the cracks are so deep that they begin to look red or in some cases begin to ooze blood. I suggest a few tips to keep the skin fresh and fit during the winter. If anyone gets cracked heels in this season or already has them, the tips given below will cure them.

Dry skin - As the atmospheric temperature drops down sweat glands stop secreting sweat and the skin loses the moisturizing agent. Consequently it begins to appear dry and rough and takes a whitish look. To get rid of this dryness and roughness use the following mixture. Take 100 ml of fresh milk in a clean glass tumbler or a cup. Add 5 drops of olive oil and 8 drops of rosewater into it. Apply this mixture on your skin lightly and sit in the sun for about ten minutes. Then take a bath in lukewarm water. Following this method twice a week will keep your skin fresh and full of vitality through the winter.

The cold winds of the winter are particularly cruel on the tender facial skin. It loses its shine and vitality. Some women and children get black dot like marks on their cheeks. To get back the shiny and lively looks of your face use the following preparation. Take fresh milk in a cup or glass tumbler. Add gram flour into it slowly and stir. Stop when you see it has turned into paste. Apply this paste on your face, neck and arms. After 10 minutes wash it away with lukewarm water and find your skin fresh and soft as new.

Crush a cucumber of medium size and strain the juice in a glass cup. Add 5 drops of rosewater and rub this liquid on your face. It may also be applied on arms and legs. It makes the skin smooth and youthful. Don’t throw away the pulp, you place a layer of it on your face. Wash it away after 15 minutes.

Milk and honey are natural moisturizer. Take two tablespoons of curd and a teaspoon of honey and mix them. Rub this mixture on your face and neck. Wash it away with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.

Vinegar is also useful to add beauty to the skin. Mix vinegar and water in equal proportion and warm it in mild heat. Take it down from the stove and allow it to cool. Then, soak a piece of cotton and rub it on your face. Wash your face after 10 minutes.

Cracked heels - Melt 200 gram of wax with heat and add 20 drops of honey to it. Keep the mixture in a container. Apply this preparation on the cracked heels twice a day. Wear cotton socks to protect the heels from dust and other polluting agents. This will fill the cracked heels in a few days.

In my homeopathic clinic I usually prescribe Petroleum 30 and Agaricus 30 tds and give the patients a mixture I prepare of petroleum jelly, Calendula Q, Hydrastis Q and Azadirachta Indica Q to apply on their heels. This combination has cured all who came to me with cracked heels.

Massage your body with mustard oil in winter. This gives a lively shine and vigor to your body. Some may dislike its “rustic” smell but no one can deny its healthy effects on the body. If one wishes so, use some glycerine soap after the massage.

This season is good for morning walks. Go for a brisk walk for half an hour and feel its multiple healthy effects in your body. It refreshes both the body and the mind, removes toxic elements, regulates digestion. Indigestion and irregular bowel movement are the root of many evils. Eat healthy food. Add more of green vegetables and fruits in your diet. Avoid junk food, stale food, processed food packed in containers and pouches. Make your life regular, take enough rest at proper times. Avoid excesses of any kind. A healthy way of life keeps the skin healthy, keeps our body healthy and ultimately it is what gives us a long life.




Comment(s)
Author: Paulose        
Posted Date: 11/15/2012    Points:1    

Good information. It contains many useful hits. Thank you.
Author: Paulose        
Posted Date: 11/22/2012    Points:1    

Winter is a problem for skin, especially in cold countries. You have given good tips to protect skin. thank you Xavier for the tips you have given.
Author: Abhijit Bangal        
Posted Date: 01/10/2013    Points:3    

This article has come at the right time. The wintry days are here and we really needed some tips to look after our skin. I have always faced this problem in these days as my skin gets dry way too early, even though it is a bit oily at times. I had been told to drink lots of water to retain the levels in the body. So that helps. And these tips are certainly an add-on.

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