Winters are all about cosy jumpers, fuzzy scarves and heavy duty boots. But the temperature is not the only thing that drops in winter, the moisture levels in the atmosphere drops too. This is when our skin decides not to cooperate and becomes really dry and parched. But to help your skin regain its lost moisture and elasticity, look no further than your kitchen. These 5 homemade masks will you keep your skin super soft, supple and hydrated all through the winter months.
Honey has natural humectant properties that help to draw moisture from the air to keep your skin soft and moisturised. It is also packed with antioxidants that help to prevent skin damage caused by free radicals. This helps condition and hydrates your skin naturally.
BB Pro Tip: Mix one tablespoon of organic honey with 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt to make a smooth paste. Apply to face and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Use a warm washcloth to wipe off.
Aloe vera has amazing skin moisturising properties that shield your skin from winter dryness. It also has amazing antioxidants that help keep your skin fresh and glowing. Aloe gel has a non-greasy texture that does not clog pores and is suitable for all skin types, including oily, acne-prone skin.
BB Pro Tip: Just apply fresh aloe vera gel from the plant on your face or any part of the body that might be feeling dry for an instant boost of hydration.
Avocados are full of natural oils, protein, potassium and vitamins that work incredibly to treat and moisturise dry, parched skin. Additionally, this skin super food is suitable for all skin types.
BB Pro Tip: Mash 1 ripe avocado and add to 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply to face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Almond is the food your skin needs to keep it healthy and moisturised. It promotes flawless skin, removes tan, and conditions the skin to keep it super soft and supple during the winter months. Almond oil helps seal in moisture, nurture skin and make it soft, irrespective of whether you have dry skin or sensitive skin.
BB Pro Tip: Apply a few drops of cold pressed oil almond to your face before bed each night, to reveal soft and supple skin.
This is probably one piece of skin care advice that you must have heard the most about. The moisturising and nourishing properties of coconut oil are going to whisk away dryness from your skin in a jiffy and make it super soft and smooth.
BB Pro Tip: Simply take a few drops of coconut oil and rub it between your palms and warm it up a little. Apply this oil to your face and see it work its magic!