Your Winter Manual

Because you deserve the best for your face and hair!

  • 25 Nov - 01 Dec, 2017
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

Delightful winter is here, bringing with it a lovely respite from the hot summer sun along with the cold weather and harsh winds. One of the things that suffer the most during this time of the year is our skin and hair; which tend to dry out, becoming dull and lifeless. The change in weather gives rise to a different set of problems and thus, needs a different set of solution. Don’t make the mistake of sticking to the same regime as in summer. Before you go stacking up your dressing table with different products, just think that many of those work just externally and the results last mere hours. What you need is deep nourishment, something that will hydrate your skin and hair, and help it retain its moisture from within, safe from the ravages of the winter dry air.

Face packs to get you through winter

Winter face packs are here to rescue you, and no, you won’t have to visit a salon every week, either because there is nothing easier and better for your skin than homemade ones. With a few everyday ingredients from your kitchen, you can rustle up amazing packs for glowing and moisturised skin. Even though all these recipes use natural ingredients, do a small patch test before you apply anything on your face.

#1 Banana & Milk

Banana is not only a delicious fruit but has excellent nutritious power to take care of your skin. It can work splendidly as a moisturiser in winters. Mix a spoon of mashed banana with milk powder (you can replace milk powder with rose water if you have oily skin) and add a few drops of honey. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes before rinsing off. Use these face packs twice-a-week and show-off envious skin throughout the season.

#2 Rosewater & Strawberry

Winter markets are filled with luscious strawberries whose vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids are immensely good for your skin. Apply the mix of two tablespoons of mashed strawberry and a tablespoon of rose water on your face. Wash off after 20 minutes and give yourself a lovely complexion. You will learn that this face pack gives your skin an amazing glow. You can even try out Multani mitti with rose water to get glowing skin.

#3 Aloe vera & Almond oil

This is a super fix for all your deadly winter skin worries. Whether you use it on for 20 minutes or the entire night, this pack works from the roots to give your skin adequate moisture. Blend together eight drops of almond oil and a teaspoon of aloe vera gel perfectly between your palms. Rub in circular motions for 15 minutes and leave it on for whole night or at least 30 minutes.

#4 Yogurt & Honey

Yogurt works well to remove pigmentation and cleanses the skin from deep within. Combining it with honey gives the mask a strong hydrating power. Mix two teaspoons each of honey and yogurt in a bowl and apply this paste all over your face. Let it dry for 15 minutes then rinse.

#5 Carrot & Honey

Once you start using this, it will become your favourite pack, as it is apt for every season to keep your skin super hydrated and glowing. Grated carrots have little fiber that, when smoothly rubbed on to the skin, helps new skin to surface, peeling off the old while keeping the skin supple and soft. Mix together two tablespoons of carrot juice and a teaspoon of honey and apply this mask on the face, smoothly rubbing for 15 minutes. Let it dry for 10 minutes and rinse.