Oct 21, 2023, 12:02 PM IST
Coconut oil has emollient properties. Emollients fill the spaces between skin cells, creating a smooth surface. That’s why the saturated fatty acids that occur naturally in coconut oil hydrate and smoothen the skin.
Honey is a natural skin moisturiser which hydrates the skin by penetrating into deeper layers. It also aids in clearing up the pores on your skin and its antioxidant properties restore your natural glow.
Petroleum jelly, also known as mineral oil, covers the skin with a protective layer. It traps moisture underneath. This helps heal dry, irritated skin patches.
Oatmeal is a common remedy for irritated skin. To make an oatmeal bath at home, use a food processor to grind oatmeal into a fine powder, and then stir it into warm water. Oatmeal's anti-inflammatory properties will provide great relief from dry skin.
Foods rich in antioxidants and omega-3s can minimise the damage from toxins that are drying out your skin. It is advised to consume blueberries, tomatoes, carrots, beans and lentils regularly in winter.
Drinking hot water or lukewarm water regularly in winter improves blood circulation, nourishes the skin and makes it smooth and radiant. It also rejuvenates the hair and improves texture.