Important Skin Care Tips For The Winter Bride

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The weather outside might be cold and dry but that does not mean your skin should reflect it. As a to-be winter bride, it is even more important to pay special attention to your skin. In fact; you will need to change your skin care routine from your everyday one in order to get that glowing, radian bridal skin. So here goes: important winter skin care routine for different skin types:

Winter skin care tips for dry skin-home remedies

  • Seek a specialist if your skin is very dry and itchy. A dermatologist can guide you regarding use of right products for your winters kin care dry skin regime.
  • Drink plenty of water (at least 3 litres), fresh fruit and vegetable juices and herbal and green tea.
  • Stay away from caffeine and alcohol as these are dehydrating.
  • Choose a good moisturizer. If it helps- you can even apply warm coconut of olive oil to hydrate the skin.
  • Avoid bathing with very hot water. Always use warm/cool water in order to prevent excess drying.
  • Choose your skin care products with care- many skin creams and lotions end up clogging your pores causing breakouts. So opt for non-comedogenic products.
  • Look for skin lotions having humectants-these attract moisture and keep your skin fresh and hydrated. Glycerine, sorbitol and alpha hydroxyl acids are some of them.
  • Always wear a sunscreen when going out during the day.
  • If you like using home-made face packs you can try Gram flour, fresh cream (malai) and rosewater. Apply this hydrating and nourishing pack for 20 minutes then wash off with warm water. Another useful winter skin care dry skin home remedy is honey, olive oil or coconut oil as well as Aloe vera gel. Such antibacterial face packs are especially recommended for acne prone skin.

winter skin care tips for dry skin home remedies

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Winter skin care tips for oily skin

Even oily skin needs specialised winter skin care routine.

  • Drink plenty of water and wash your face twice a day with gentle, non foaming cleansers.
  • You can apply Aloe Vera gel or herbal creams or lotions to moisturize facial skin. Again look for the non-clogging types only.
  • If you are prone to acne, use the following homemade face mask: Gram flour, rose water, honey and a little turmeric. This is a soothing home remedy that absorbs excess oil and turmeric kills acne causing bacteria. You can also use Multani Mati or facial clay to keep skin oil free. Apply the mask for 20 minutes, and then wash off with warm water.
  • Again, the same winter skin care tips for dry skin are also applicable for brides-to-be with oily skin. Avoid hot water baths and use a humidifier when running a room heater. Follow a good diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Take a vitamin supplement in case of deficiencies. Eat plenty of fish, walnuts and other healthy fats and oils. These are good fats packed with Omega 3 fatty acids. Consume skin-friendly food items like Cauliflower, cabbage, eggs, lean meat and peanuts. These have B-vitamins essential for healthy skin.

We hope these winter skin care tips will help you banish dry skin and give your skin care routine a boost.

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