Keep your skin soft and supple this winter

winter skin care

How to take care of skin during winter

Its wintertime, with dropping temperatures comes dry and blemished skin. For an oily skin this might be a relief, whereas the dry and normal skin types have to face more challenges. If not taken care properly the dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and harsh winter wind makes the problem worse.

Here are few tips and tricks to take care of your skin during winters by Dr Sudheendra Udbalker, Dermatologist, Fortis Hospital, Bangalore.

Use good moisturizers

Apply a good moisturiser immediately after taking bath. As during that time, the skin is saturated with water. The oily constituents in the lotion prevent the tiny water droplets on the skin from evaporating and capture the essential moisture for the skin.

Take bath with lukewarm water

Luke warm water is recommended over hot water for taking bath. Hot water eradicates the moisture from the body making it dry and harsh.

Oil massage

Apply oil once a week or once in two weeks over the body, keep it for an hour or two and then take bath. Oil massage nourishes the body and restores the softness, strength, and colour to the body. It also helps in keeping the body warm.

Mild soap

Don’t use too much of soap as they contain harmful chemicals and ingredients. Use of mild soap is generally recommended as it gently cleanses the skin without removing away essential moisture.

Here are some DIY home remedies to keep your skin refreshed and glowing this winter:



  • Glycerine
  • Cotton ball

How to Apply

  • Wash your face and pat it dry. Leave it slightly damp.
  • Dip the cotton ball in the glycerine and apply on the face. Avoid the eyes and the lips.
  • Leave the glycerine on. Do not wash it off.

Glycerine is a natural moisturizer and helpful in various dry skin problems. The humectant and emollient properties present in the glycerine helps in restoring the dehydrated skin and acts as good moisturizer.

Honey and Milk

winter skinIngredients

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons raw milk
  • Cotton ball

How to Apply

  • Mix the honey and milk.
  • Dip the cotton ball in this mixture and apply it on the face and other dry areas of your body.
  • Let it dry naturally for about 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with water.

Honey is known for the moisturizing benefits and when combined with milk it helps in removing dry and flaky skin and also make skin smooth. If your skin is sensitive or if you are allergic to milk, then do not use this remedy.

With these natural remedies, you can keep your skin soft and glowing all through the winter months, and be ready to step out with confidence.


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