On top of everything else you need to do in the morning, moisturizing your skin can feel like another chore – so why do it? As it turns out, moisturizing doesn’t just feel great, it can help keep your skin clear, smooth, and wrinkle-free in the future.
Why to moisturize?
Moisturizing reduces the chances of skin problems. Using the right kind of moisturizer for your skin can help maintain its balance. When skin is too dry or too oily, many common skin problems like acne start to pop up. According to dermatologist Dr. Ted Lain, if your skin tends to be oily, you should look for lotions instead of creams, and try to find a moisturizer with exfoliant ingredient. If your skin tends to be dry, look for a cream – they tend to have a higher oil content.
Note: Always Do a Patch test before applying any moisturizer on your skin specially on face.
Here are some DIY moisturizers which you can try it in winters.
Curd is an excellent source of calcium, protein, and various essential vitamins. It is packed with the goodness of vitamin D which can provide your skin with a whole lot of benefits. The lactic acid present in the curd helps in shedding the dead cells from the skin and also fights against wrinkles and early signs of aging. Apart from this, the lactic acid also helps moisturize the skin leaving it soft and supple. It also enhances the face glow, prevents acne breakouts, reduces redness from the skin, and also aids in removing the tanning.
How to: Just take some curd and add honey to it. Mix it well and apply it on your face. Allow it to stay for around 15 minutes and wash off your face with cold water.
Castor oil : The essential fatty acids that castor oil contains help in restoring the skin’s natural moisture balance. Apply castor oil gently on your face and massage in circular motions. You can even leave it overnight and wash off in the morning. You can also use steam to open your pores and help your skin absorb the oil better.
Olive oil : has proven for centuries that it is a great moisturizer. It contains natural acids and antioxidants which strengthen the skin thus creating a natural barrier against the suns harmful effects. See the many benefits of olive oil.
Mustard oil : In case of acne and rashes, apply a few drops of mustard oil for 10-15 minutes daily. It keeps the skin healthy and glowing. * Massaging mustard oil on your face regularly can help reduce tan and lighten dark spots and pigmentation. … The skin becomes smooth.
How-to: Add a couple of tablespoons of castor/olive/mustard oil and a few drops of any essential oil to your bath to give your skin the ultimate moisturizing and refreshing experience.
Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil
Aloe Vera has numerous benefits to the skin, apart from being a soothing gel it helps the skin stay hydrated and firm. It is packed with minerals and vitamins such as the antioxidant vitamin E which aids in cell regeneration and rejuvenates the skin. It is also known for its healing properties which come in handy if you have dark spots that you want to get rid of.
Coconut oil, on the other hand, keeps the skin soft and supple as it is known to penetrate deep into the skin layers. It is jammed with antioxidants, slows down the aging process and fights free radicals. It contains vitamin E thus making it a great hydrating carrier oil for dry skin. On top of all that it also has antibacterial properties which aid in fighting microbial infections.
How -to: Mix 4 teaspoons of fresh Aloe Vera gel with 2 teaspoons coconut oil. Add ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil and any essential oil to the mixture. Blend the mixture for a few minutes then transfer it to a jar for your personal use.
Avocadoes are particularly great for dry skin as they lubricate every layer of the skin. They contain fats, vitamin A, D and E which aid the skin in retaining moisture. Here are more benefits of avocados for the skin.
How-to: After eating an avocado rub the inner side of the peel on your skin and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Honey is a natural antibacterial and helps in treating acne. It is also a great cleanser and unclogs pores. Since it is packed with antioxidants it helps in fighting aging skin, wrinkles, blemishes and irritation leaving you with its trademark afterglow skin, making it one of the amazing homemade moisturizers for dry skin.
How-to: Thoroughly mix 2 teaspoons honey with 8 teaspoons water then apply on the skin and allow it to dry. Wash off with warm water after that.
Shea butter is a rich source of vitamin A and F which help to alleviate dry skin. Shea butter is harvested from the nuts which are inside the fruit of the shea tree. It a natural moisturizer and a barrier against harmful elements on the skin. See more reasons to use shea butter.
How-to: This one is easy to do. Just slather the shea butter all over your skin.
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