WINTER’S HERE! Let’s shift gears from dry to glowing skin!

Hello folks! Allow me to cordially welcome y’all to this beautiful season, filled with festivities and warm moment and one we all look forward to –WINTER! Don’t we just love snuggling in our warm blankets all day long? Or smell the mouth watering delicacies being freshly baked in the oven? Oh and how do we forget the eventful evenings including that Thanksgiving dinner, the Christmas party down at the club and so on. And we love to dress up and look our best at these events. But the season does take a toll on our skin and the dry and cold weather tends to make our skin dry and flaky.

FIGHT OFF DRY SKIN
FIGHT OFF DRY SKIN

So when you hail the new year lads and lasses, just follow a  few tips and you’ll have your usual glowing skin all throughout winter. Here goes:

  •  RE HYDRATE YOURSELF AND YOUR SKIN. Moisturize your skin,that means all over your body and not just face. Choose a moisturizer which suits your skin well and doesn’t make it look greasy. Moisturizing is  a must before going out and sleeping at night. Avoid toners and makeup that contain alcohol as alcohol-based products have a drying effect on skin. Drink lots of water,it doesn’t have much effect on skin but is good for your overall health.Taking bath in hot water may feel comforting but will take away moisture from your skin.Go for lukewarm water.
moisturiser
Rejuvenate your skin
  • EAT IT ALL, BUT SMARTLY 😉 Obviously all that Christmas cheer and New year’s joy is accompanied with digging into turkey,tarts,cakes,biryanis and any other fat rich delicacy ,you name it!Its once a year opportunity so you can’t resist,but try to avoid overeating.If you’ve had a heavy dinner one night, start next morning with light breakfast.It can be a fruit salad with avocados, kiwis, apples topped up with honey or some oatmeal and milk.If you’ve had a heavy lunch, its best to sign off the dinner with some hot and fresh soup. Carom seeds (ajwain) would help in  digestion,so pop in a few after a heavy meal.
soup
WHO DOESN’T LOVE HOT SOUP?
  • CHAPPED LIPS. Lips are the most beautiful part of one’s face,and this festive season they sure are used a lot more. But lips often become dry and chapped in winter. The instinct to lick your lips makes the chapping worse. As saliva evaporates, it dehydrates skin further. Picking at the already thin skin of the lips can lead to bleeding and severe discomfort. Your lips need a shield to stay in shape.  A lipbalm provides a buffer between your delicate skin and the weather or indoor heating, so never let your lips go nude. Petroleum jelly is a common ingredient. Castor seed oil, shea butter, sunflower seed oil, or squalane can also nourish cracked lips. Plus coloured  lip balms  take away the need to use lip sticks. Sometimes,less is more.
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LIP BALMS ARE A MUST
  •  A BIT OF THIS ‘N’ A BIT OF THAT. If you  naturally have dry skin, you need to work a bit more. Use an oatmeal bath. For this, take half a cup of oatmeal, blend it and mix it in a mug of water till it is dissolved completely and leaves a milky looking fluid. Then use this as a soap substitute. A humectant glycerine is usually mild and soaks inside the skin without feeling too heavy or greasy on the skin surface. If one has a collection of dead skin, then a mild exfoliant may be used to gently scrub away the dead skin.
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    A CASE OF EXCESSIVE DRYNESS OF SKIN

    The active compound gingerol in ginger boosts immune cells and is especially good for respiratory infections, coughs and colds. Packed with the  protective anthocyanins, blueberries and red cabbage are  not only anti-ageing but also help your immune system to work more effectively, protecting you from viral infections. Enjoy raw in a winter coleslaw or braise and serve with meat or fish.Always fill in your roughage with fruits rich in vitamin C and E.

All in all, keep these few things  in mind and its going to be a great holiday! I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance. May you remain happy and healthy. Always. 🙂

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