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4 Natural Ways To Keep Your Skin Moisturized In The Winter

There is no shortage of moisturizers available in stores that are the elixir for dry skin. Especially during winters, when your skin becomes susceptible towards itching, cracking and flaking. You can be tempted to unload those little (but expensive) bottles and jars that will take care of skin and the damaged tissues.

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These days the price of a moisturizer will make you make think twice before purchasing it. With the fancy packaging and marketing, celebrities endorsing it which add up the cost to your favorite moisturizer. In addition, these products can have side effects which can cause health problems like allergies. But  you can get the same moisturizing action without worrying about price and side effects.

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Natural Oils

There are bottles of pure, natural oils such as grapeseed and almond in many health stores. These bottles are simple and basic looking, but they don’t contain any extra chemicals and they offer the same benefits as the moisturizers do. Above all, you are getting a lot more from the product with a decent amount of money.

Olive Oil

If you really want to save money or don’t want to visit the store, then you can find a soothing oil right in the kitchen itself. Olive is a great natural moisturizer that can be used to soften your skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe reddened skin and rashes; there have been claims it can protect against skin cancer.

Edible Remedies

The kitchen has everything to offer when it comes to dry skin treatment. Some of the things that boost your skin health and appearance from inside also do when applied outside. The best products are honey and milk based products including yogurt and cream. When added to tea, honey acts as an antibacterial and antioxidant to boost your immune system to fight off seasonal bugs. When slathered around your face and body, left for ten to fifteen minutes and showered off, it offers exceptional smoothness and softness.

Water

The most natural element that will boost your skin by making sure that your body gets enough moisture inside and out.  Though this isn’t the time to drink plenty of water even though you might not feel as thirsty during the summers.

No Magic Potion; but simple steps for healthy skin

skinFebruary is the season of love .They say “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”; but imagine this – a nice Louis Vuitton bag, Christian Dior watch and a face with make-up that reveals a patchy dry skin! There’s something that is not quite correct here.Beauty lies farther than being skin deep and our skin is the largest and most visible expression of this inner beauty. It is a physical organ that needs to be kept healthy and nourished. Most beauty treatments available today address the physical needs but there is so much we can do to ensure that each cell of our skin is pulsating radiance that eventually gets reflected as inner beauty.

There is no magic potion that can help maintain a glowing skin, but a few simple tips can come handy in cleansing and rejuvenating the skin.

1. Keep it simple – fresh food and lots of water!

A healthy mind in a healthy body; we are what we eat. Hence eating simple non spicy balanced food, fresh juicy fruits and vegetables enlivens the skin. Drinking lots of water is a secret known to all but rarely followed by all. It helps to detoxify the body. One of the best ways is to start a day with a glass or two of water. These initial glasses are important as you are reversing any mind dehydration that may have occurred overnight. It is always advisable to have water empty stomach as it avoid unnecessary dilution of digestive juices.

2. Sweat it out!

A brisk walk or some jogging in the fresh morning breeze with an uncluttered mind is a good way to start the day. This can be replaced by a few fast paced rounds of Surya Namaskars as well. Both these help increase blood circulation and pump oxygen to our heart.

3. The more you meditate, the more you radiate!

Meditation helps in bringing our mind in sync with our body. We become conscious of our inner self, regulate our breathing and take control of our thoughts. Thus Meditation helps to kindle our inner candle which is further reflected as a glowing face.

4. Look beautiful the Ayurvedic way – simple home remedies for a beautiful skin.

Long before the concept of parlours and spas, our grandparents relied on simple home remedies for glowing skin. The secrets of beauty lie in the ancient Ayurveda – with ubtans and and scrubs that gently nourish our skin and provide them the required nutrients. One such popular ubtan is mentioned below:

Your perfect beauty pack:

1. Chickpea Flour – 2tb ,

2. Sandalwood Powder

3. Turmeric Powder – Half teaspoon

4. Camphor – a pinch

5. Plain water / Milk / Rose Water

Mix chickpea flour (besan), sandalwood powder, camphor and turmeric powder in plain water, milk or rosewater to make a thick paste and evenly apply on your face. You may leave on for 20 minutes and wash with water. You could make it an even more rejuvenating experience by dipping two cotton swabs in chilled rose water and place them on your eyes. Better still – switch on some soothing instrumental music! At the end of 20 minutes, what do you have? A glowing skin and a relaxed you!

Finally – we would like to add that the icing on the cake would be to have that radiant smile on your face all the time. It is a perfect blend of inner beauty and confidence that is seen by all. We are sure that with these simple tips will emerge a more confident and radiant you ; completely ready to take on this season of love!