Winters are already here, and we all know that during this pandemic these winters will seem to be longer than before. Sitting idle in your homes is not good rather it is more beneficial for all of us to take care of us and utilize this time.
Apart from eating a healthy diet for your physical health and reading a good book to keep your mind busy, your beauty also needs your attention.
Winters are not so kind to your skin and hair. Skin dryness and hair dandruff is the most common issue in winters faced by both men and women. And these issues ultimately affect your overall personality.
So here are some easy and effective remedies that help you to maintain your beauty in these winters.
Moisturizing your skin with a good cream or lotion is the best thing in winters. It prevents your skin from drying. It is important to moisturize your hands and feet also along with your face. Milk, coconut oil, olive oil, are some of the most effective natural moisturizers.
You can apply simply apply a few drops of them on your skin before going to bed or after washing your face, hands, and feet.
In winters, we do not feel thirsty most of the time. But our skin needs water like other parts of the body. As the humidity in the atmosphere drops during the winters, our skin also becomes dry.
And it needs more hydration. Honey is the most effective remedy for it. You can apply honey with a few drops of lemon on your face to hydrate your skin.
And drink an adequate amount of water so that your daily water demand can be fulfilled.
Rosewater, lemon juice, and glycerin in the form of a mixture are one of the oldest and effective remedies practiced by our grandmoms for smooth and healthy skin. for making a mixture, add 20 ml of rose water, one tablespoon full lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons full of glycerin.
Store this mixture for two weeks in your fridge and apply it to your skin twice a day. You can see the difference within days.
Aloe vera gel has a lot of health benefits. And one of the top benefits of this gel is to moisturize your dehydrated skin.
You can apply it in winters especially if you have oily skin, as it is non-greasy and only hydrates your skin. It also has antioxidant ingredients that help in healing your damaged skin.
Oranges are coming with the cold breeze of winters. The best way to enjoy oranges is to eat them while sitting in the sunlight on your balcony/garden.
So that you can benefit yourself with the two most important vitamins at the same time (vitamin -C from this fruit and vitamin-D production from the sunlight).
But here I am going to tell you one more benefit of oranges, that is for your skin! After eating the fruit, don’t waste its peels. Rather collect them in the box and let them dry in the sunlight. Then grind those dried peels and make a powder of dried orange peels.
You can use this powder with milk by making a paste. And apply on your face, hands, feet to get the softest and beautifully hydrated skin.
orange peel powder helps to cure blackheads, dead cells, acne, pores, blemishes, dark circles, dry skin and brightens your face.
Now, let’s discuss some hair masks for your dried hair in winters;
To make this mask you need egg yolk or yolks according to your hair length and volume. Add one tablespoon full of honey and one tablespoon full of olive oil to it.
Apply this mask on your hair especially on the dry tips. This mask makes your hair hydrated and shiny. Egg yolk has protein in it, that is best for your hair and scalp.
For this mask, you need aloe vera gel 2 tablespoons, apple cider vinegar 4 tablespoons, and one teaspoon of lemon juice.
Mix all the ingredients and apply this mixture to your scalp and hair. And see the wonders. The acidic effect of apple cider vinegar and lemon juice reduce dandruff off your scalp. And aloe vera gel is best for hydrating your hair.
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You all that bananas are full of vitamins and minerals. If you add this wonder-fruit in yogurt and apply it to your hair. You can see the magic.
As yogurt has an acidic effect that helps in fighting with dandruff on one hand and the other hand it gives shine to your hair. Add mashed banana in a cup of yogurt (better to use sour one) and apply to your hair. And wash after 20-25 mins.
For this, you need mustard oil and lemons. Take 250ml of mustard oil and boil it in a pan. Cut four lemons and put them in boiling oil.
When these lemons start turning black, crush them with a wooden spoon in the oil. Now let this oil to cool down and pour the oil into a bottle with a strainer. Apply this oil twice a week for half an hour on your hair before washing your hair. And see the result!
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Coconut oil is one of the most hydrating oils. For getting most of the benefits mix it with raw honey and apple cider vinegar.
Apply this mixture to your hair for good 20 minutes and wash after that. It gives shine to your dry hair.
Remember never to use boiling or very hot water on your head during a shower. Rather use Lukewarm water for washing your hair.
These above-mentioned remedies are some of the most effective home remedies that you can try in your home with simple raw ingredients.
But if you need any professional help, you can consult your health specialist through Marham. Because professional advice is always better than home remedies. As home remedies are mere options for enhancing or maintaining your beauty or wellness.
So, stay home in these winters and practice these beauty
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