Skin care in winter

Winter is here means a dry nippy air and which tames to dry skin, the dry legs and chapped lips. A proper nutritious intake helps in rejuvenating the skin from within. Water plays an important role in keeping your skin alive. Proper amount of water helps in retaining the moisture of your skin as well keeping skin disorders at bay, Fruits and vegetables in your daily diet release a lot of water to your system.


What should you do in winter to protect your skin?

  • Start of by avoiding very long and hot showers. In spite of being very appealing after a long, hard day, all it will do is dry out your skin and make you even flakier. A short luke warm bath will do wonders in keeping your skin hydrated and you’ll save a bundle on heavy creams and moisturizers.
  • Pamper you skin with a little coconut oil before bath to heal dryness and chaps. Use a creamy soap that renders that extra suppleness to your skin.
  • Use the paste of ground green gram powder instead of soap to work your way to a soft and supple skin.
  • Moisturizers and cold creams are a must in the winters. Apply some good cold cream on your face before going to bed. Moisten your skin with a good moisturizer or a creamy hand and body lotion..
  • The skin on your face is thinner than the rest of your body so apart from a good moisturizer, sunscreen is a must. Even though it’s cold the suns UV rays still cause damage.
  • Add a few drops of oil to the water that you are using to bath. This will help retain the moisture lost when bathing. Avoid using very hot water during winter as it can decrease the natural oils of your skin. Instead shorten your bath time.

Hand Care

As you know that we should take proper care of our hand because Hands tells everything about yourself, how you live your life and love your body. Gorgeous hands are the carriers of your personality, no matter in what situation and age you are.


Your hands are the ultimate tool invented ever, but you don’t realize how important these tools are. You just use them all day; Shaking hands, cooking, doing your hair, feel, touch, work, write. Endless, think about this for a second.
The skin of the hand is so thin, protect the skin. Massage your hands with your personal hand lotion. Protect your hands from dry weather as well as protecting them from the sun. Prevent your hands from aging. Use rubber gloves whenever you do housework. Once in a week use your face night creams also on your hands before you go to sleep. The best way to take care of your hands is to protect them from detergent, sun rays, chemical etc.

Lip Care

When ever some one looks you the first point of attention is your face, and in that you’re soft beautiful lips draw attention, because lips are the most visible part of the human body, they truly deserve special attention. The healthy lips give appositive and fresh look to your face.

We know that the most sensitive part of the body is lips so it also needs a special care. We know that the dry chapped lips spoil the whole look and make your face appear dull, pale and unattractive. Beautiful lips also provide you the opportunity to stand out in the crowd. They bring you in the limelight.

Refrain from licking your lips Take vitamin enriched food; take plenty of water and green vegetable. Try to keep your lip moisture all the time, protect them from the harsh weather apply lip Balm regularly because dry and chapped dark lips will not make them appear eye-catchy.

Home made Mask for dry skins

We know that the pores of a dry skin are very fine, and it has a papery texture. So for this type of skin eggs, honey, oil etc. are the very useful component for glowing and shiny skin. Here is a very good home made pack for dry skin.

Egg, honey and Oil Mask


1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon yogurt

1 tablespoon honey

½ teaspoon almond oil


Mix the egg yolk, yogurt, honey, almond oil and apply them as a mask. Wait for 10 min and wash with normal water. The ingredients added in this mask are very good for dry skin, egg yolk has a nourishing effect, yogurt tightens the pores, honey clears and smoothes the skin and oil penetrates deep and restore the moisture.

Skin Cleansing

It is never too late to talk about skin care. In fact the skin care and protection should be the most important part of life. There are few important steps which should be done daily to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

  • Cleansing
  • Masks
  • Scrubbing
  • Toning
  • Moisturising
  • Protection of Skin


It’s the first and also essential step for daily skin care. How mane time you are cleansing your face that depends on your skin type Cleansing the face 2-3 times a day is sufficient for the normal skin , but if you are having a oily skin it is needed at least 3-4 time daily. If your skin is dry you should not use the normal cleanser, the oil base cleanser will be a good choice for your skin and also this will give a good result.

Now days there are lots of cleanser available for the special skin type, it may be in the creamy form, gel, liquid, and many more. One of the very effective, useful and home made cleansers is “Fresh Milk”- if some one uses fresh milk as a cleanser it really cleans the pores of the skin and make it clean.

Way of Cleansing:

Before doing any thing you should fist know the right way to do that. The right way to apply cleansers on your face is in an upward and outward movement. You should not stretch or pull the skin while using that, leave the cleanser on your skin for a minute or two so as to loosen the dirt and make up, remove it either using a cotton wool or with a tissue paper, again using an upward and out ward movement. Finally rinse with water.

Skin Types

Types of skin


Before starting any thing about skin care we should first check what skin type we are having. Knowing skin type is the chief way that one can ensure there skin feels and looks its best. There are five basic skin types.


Normal skin

It has a proper balance between oil and moisture. So this skin type does not feel dry or oily ,after washing a face the skin feels smooth and comfortable ,at midnight also its looks fresh and clean . In this type of skin tone pores are visible but not large or clogged

Dry skin

It feels dry to touch and there pores are very fine. It has a dry parched appearance and has a tendency to flake easily. It is prone to wrinkles and lines. Dry skin has a thin and papery texture .After a wash it feels tight, after some time flaky patches appear.

Oily skin

As it’s clear by the, oily skin is slightly too moderately greasy. it feels very greasy. The texture is often very thick and coarse. It is large, visible pores.
After a wash it feels fine. After some time it looks shiny.


Combination skin

This type skin has a few dry patches and a few oily patches. Dryness is usually on the cheeks and oiliness is usually on the T-zone. After a wash some areas feel dry and some areas smooth. After some time the T-zone is shiny.

Sensitive Skin Type


This type of can be easily irritated .It has a fine texture and is very sensitive to changes in the climate. This type of skin has typical reactions like itching, burning, chafing and stinging .After a wash it feels dry and itchy in places. After some times there are flaky patches and some redness.