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Skin Care in Winters

Icy winter
winds work havoc with your skin and chapping of skin becomes a common problem. But, the most vulnerable to cold is dry skin which cracks easily if uncared for. 

Measures to protect the skin in Winter-

  • Do not use soap. If your skin is oily, then wash your face only once a day with soap.
  • Cleansing cream must be used on the face in case of  dry skin
  • For oily skins use skin tonic
  • Do not wash your face with very hot water
  • Use of moisturiser reduces dryness of skin
  • Do not forget to massage your face with cold cream or skin tonic before going to bed
  • Use as little makeup as possible if you have pimples
  • Dry, cold winds of winter often chap the skin. To guard against it, make a paste by adding Refined wheat flour (Maida) to milk and rub it well on the face. Dirt and dust will come out with the maida paste leaving the skin soft
  • If you have a dry and rough skin, take the seeds of water melon, pumpkin, cucumber and musk melon (Khurbooza) in equal quantity, grind them in milk. Make a paste adding fresh milk cream (Malai). Apply it on your face. Leave it for one hour and them wash it off.
  • Take mustard seeds. Clean them and grind. Make a paste either in milk or water. Daily use of this paste is good to give glow to the skin
  • Mix water and vinegar in equal quantity. Apply it on your face with a cotton swab. If the skin is dry, use cold cream for a light massage
  • Add a spoonful of olive oil to a bucket of water for your bath. This also gives a glow to the skin. If the skin is very dry, massage with warm olive oil fifteen minutes prior to bath
  • For dry skin, a very useful solution can be made thus: Take a spoonful of almond oil, ten spoonfuls of unboiled milk and a pinch of sugar. Mix and beat the mixture well. Apply it on face with a swab of cotton. Let it remain for fifteen minutes. Wash it off with tepid water.
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