Come winter each year, you need to ramp up your skincare routine. The cold outdoors and heated interiors can take a toll on your skin leaving it prone to dryness and itching. Dry and arid winters strip away moisture from the skin, leaving it parched and flaky.

Heat, hot showers and harsh soaps can all make dry skin even worse. While it is a well-known fact that winter is not the only time of the year when your skin needs to be moisturised, it surely deserves special attention and moisturisation at this time of the year.

So in order to keep winter skin dryness at bay, you can (apart from banking on your skin moisturisers and body lotions) we suggest you also resort to the natural ingredients for extra care this winter.

It’s all about the milk, honey!
 

It’s all about the milk, honey!

Milk is usually the main ingredient in most body lotions and body butters and is known to have amazing moisturising and skin healing properties.

BB Pro Tip: When your skin is feeling dry and itchy, simply dip a muslin cloth in a bowl of cold milk and apply it to your skin for five minutes. The lactic acid in milk has great soothing properties, and is great to whisk dryness and inflammation away.

Coconut oil
 

Coconut oil

This age old cure for just about everything related to skin and hair is one thing you cannot ignore. The emollient properties and saturated fatty acids in coconut oil is the easiest and most natural way to hydrate and smooth the skin.

BB Pro Tip: Simply take a few drops of this oil, rub it in between your palms and then apply it to the dry parts of your skin. Coconut oil is completely safe to be applied daily to the most sensitive parts of your body such as the area underneath your eyes and around your mouth.

Petroleum Jelly
 

Petroleum Jelly

Pure petroleum jelly the most effective and gentle remedy to treat dry and flaky winter skin. This moisturiser soothes dry skin on all areas of the body and keeps it hydrated at the same time. Petroleum Jelly locks in the skin moisture and keeps it hydrated for longer hours.

Aloe vera
 

Aloe vera

The benefits of using aloe vera have been gaining popularity in recent years. It is a very natural and skin loving remedy to keep dryness at bay this winter.

BB Pro Tip: Apply an aloe vera gel based moisturiser each night before sleeping on the dry patches of the skin and leave it overnight. Wake up to thoroughly nourished, moisturised and hydrated skin the next morning.