25 Effective Home Remedies for Winter Skin Care

During winters, our skin gets dry, dull and  itchy. Our skin lacks moisture. We usually go around in search of good cold creams and moisturizers of good brands and pay off the huge price. We simply overlook the benefits and the goodness of those things which are already present in our house that can enhance our skin glow.

Here is a list of some home remedies for your dry skin during winters and I am sure you will start loving your skin.

  1. Papaya Face Mask

papaya face mask

Ingredients

  • 1 piece of ripe papaya
  • 1 banana.
  • 2 tablespoons of honey.

How to Apply

Mash papaya and banana completely. Add honey and mix well. Apply this paste on your face and rinse it after 15 minutes with cool water. Pat your skin dry.

Benefits

Papaya is very good for skin brightening. It hydrates your skin and moisturizes too. Papaya is also used for exfoliating the dead skin and it repairs the aged skin. Hence, it keeps ageing at a bay. Banana and honey are the natural moisturiser for the skin. Using this pack will give your skin a natural glow and moisture.

  1. Milk & Almond Face Pack

    Milk & Almond Face Pack

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon almond powder
  • 2 tablespoon of milk.

How to Apply

Make a paste of both the above mentioned ingredients. Apply it on your face. Gently massage for 10 to 15 mins. Rinse it off with cold water.

Benefits

Almonds can benefit the complexion as they contains a good amount of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, which helps in preventing cell damage and also helps in preventing the damage caused by the sun’s rays. Almond is also rich in proteins and vitamins and helps hydrate and soften the skin. Milk is a powerhouse of vitamins for good skin including vitamin A, which solves dry skin. It not only cleanses skin of excess oils and dirt which clog pores to form acne but also contains lactic acid, which fights off microbes that are responsible for it.

Precautions

Do not use this face pack if you are allergic to milk or any milk product.

  1. Yogurt and Buttermilk face pack

    Yogurt and Buttermilk face pack

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk

How to Apply

Mix equal quantity of above ingredients. Mix it well and apply it on your body. Keep it for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

Benefits

Buttermilk and Yogurt are the best facial mask for softening, brightening, and exfoliating skin. Buttermilk is astringent nature and is high in acidic property and helps to treat freckles, tightens skin, and age spots. Yogurt too has got lactic acid like buttermilk which helps in dissolving dead skin and blocked pores.

Precautions

Do not use this body pack if you are allergic to any milk products.

  1. Glycerine & Honey face pack

Glycerine & Honey face pack

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of Glycerine
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey

 How to Apply

Add glycerin and honey in same amount. Mix them and apply on the face. Keep this pack for 20 minutes then wash with cold water.

Benefits

Glycerine acts a a best moisturizer for dry skin and also help the skin to glow naturally.

Ingredients in glycerin and honey hold keratin, this helps to shed dry skin cells and stimulates new cell generation.

  1. Cucumber face pack

    Cucumber face pack

Ingredients

  • 1/4th cucumber.
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt or aloe vera gel.

How to Apply

Cut the cucumber into small pieces and blend them to get an almost smooth paste.Add yogurt or aloe vera gel according to your preference and mix them together.Apply this on the face and leave it on for 15 minutes.Wash off the face pack with plain water.

Benefits

It gives the benefit to the dry skin as it contains water and vitamin E. Cucumber also hydrates and soften the skin cell.

  1. Egg Face Pack

Egg Face Pack

Ingredients

  • 1 egg.
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  • 1 tablespoon honey.
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
  • 1 teaspoon rose water.

How to Apply

Take an egg and separate the egg yolk. Mix the yolk with all the other ingredients. Apply this mixture on the face before having a bath. Leave it on for 10 minutes then rinse it off.

Benefits

Eggs are an essential source of protein. And protein is very essential for skin care. Egg yolk contains multivitamin along with good dosage of fats. Hence, it makes skin smooth and radiant.

  1. Fenugreek Face Pack

Fenugreek Face Pack

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of Fenugreek seeds.
  • Few drops of Olive oil or coconut oil.

How to Apply

Finely grind the fenugreek seed. Add olive oil or coconut oil to this powder so as to make a paste of medium consistency. Apply this on face. Keep it for 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

Benefits

Fenugreek seeds can help to moisturize and nourish your skin and remove all traces of dryness.

 

  1. Ginger Face Pack

Ginger Face Pack

 Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of ginger juice.
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water.
  • 1 teaspoon of honey.

How to Apply

Extract fresh juice. Add rose water add honey to it. Mix them well. Apply this on your face with the help of fingertips. Keep this 165-20 minutes and then rinse it with cool water.

Benefits

Ginger have anti-oxidants which reduces radical damage to the skin. It has also anti-inflammatory compounds which treats dullness or dryness.

  1. Green Tea Face Pack

 Green Tea Face Pack

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon green tea powder.
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cream
  • 1 teaspoon of white or brown sugar.

How to Apply

Take 1 tablespoon of cream, add 1 teaspoon of sugar and mix well but brown sugar is used for better exfoliation. Prepare the pack by adding 1-2 teaspoon of green tea leaves powder into it. Apply all over the face and slowly scrub in circular motions. Keep for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Benefits

Green tea improves the skin complexion and makes your skin healthy. It treats acne and pimples and works as skin toner.

  1. Banana Face Mask

Banana Face Mask

Ingredients

  • ½ Banana
  • 1 Teaspoon of Honey

How to Apply

Mash banana and add honey to it. Mix them well and make a good paste. Apply this onto your face. Keep this for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse off with cold water.

Benefits

Banana has potassium and moisture. It hydrates and moisturizes dry skin, making it soft and supple. It also treats acne and lightens the dark spot.

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar Face Pack

Apple Cider Vinegar Face Pack

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon water
  • ½ teaspoon Honey

How to Apply

Dilute Apple cider vinegar with water and mix it with honey. Apply it on simply on the dry patches or on the entire face. Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse it off.

Benefits

Apple Cider Vinegar helps in restoring the proper ph level of the skin. It also reduces the appearance of acne, pimples and age spots.

  1. Avocado Face Mask

Avocado Face Mask

Ingredients

  • ½ Avocado
  • ½ cup Honey.

 How to Apply

Mash the avocado completely so that no lumps should be left over. Add honey to it and mix it to the fine paste. Apply this pack on your face and keep it till 15 mins. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Benefits

Avocado is rich in natural oils and hence it moisturizes our skin. Avocado also have Vitamin A and E, which is useful for maintaining healthy skin.

  1. Chocolate Face Pack

Chocolate Face Pack

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 5 tablespoons Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Maize Flour.

How to Apply

Mix cocoa powder, honey and maize flour thoroughly to make a fine paste. Apply it on your face and leave it 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Benefits

Cocoa Powder is rich in antioxidants which helps to repair skin cells and also neutralizes harmful free radicals.

  1. Cinnamon and Honey for Dry skin

Cinnamon and Honey for Dry skin

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of Honey
  • ½ teaspoon of Cinnamon powder.

How to Apply

Mix the above ingredients to make a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and rinse it after 15 minutes with cold water.

Benefits

Cinnamon powder helps to rid of acne and pimples on skin and if added with honey it acts as a natural moisturizer too.

  1. Neem leaves for Dry Skin

Neem leaves for Dry Skin

Ingredients

  • 2 stick dried neem leaves
  • 1 teaspoon honey OR milk cream
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Water

How to Apply

Grind the neem leaves to the smooth powder. Add honey or milk cream to it. Mix it well. Add turmeric powder and some water. Mix all these to make smooth and fine paste. Apply it on your face and rinse it after 15-20 minutes with cold water.

Benefits

Neem leaves can be used as a skin toner. It clears acne, pimples, scars and pigmentation.

  1. Oatmeal Scrub for Dry Skin

Oatmeal Scrub for Dry Skin

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoon Oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • ½ cup Milk.

How to Apply

Warm up the milk in a saucepan.Place the oatmeal in a bowl, and add milk to it. Mix them together.Wait for a few minutes and then add honey to the mixture. Mix well. Apply this on the face and keep it on for 10 minutes.Wet your fingertips and using a scrubbing motion, remove the face pack.Rinse it off thoroughly with cold water.

Benefits

Oatmeal has rich anti-oxidant properties and helps undo damage done to your skin by pollution, UV rays and chemicals. Oats helps reduce itching and inflammation and can be used to calm eczema and heal psoriasis. Owing to its healing, moisturizing and antioxidant properties, oatmeal is effective in soothing sunburn.

  1. Rice Flour Face pack

Rice Flour Face pack

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon cucumber juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey (optional).

How to Apply

Mix all ingredients and make it to a fine paste. Adjust the consistency by adding water. Apply it on face and let it dry for 15-20 mins. Wash it off with cold water.

Benefits

Rice powder is a used for natural beauty aid. It makes dull and sunburned skin more smoother and fairer.

  1. Sandalwood face pack for dry skin

Sandalwood face pack for dry skin

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Ingredients

  • 1-2 teaspoons milk powder
  • 4-5 drops Sandalwood oil
  • Rose water.

How to Apply

Mix milk powder with sandalwood oil. Add rose water in it to adjust the consistency. Make it a smooth paste. Apply this pack to your face and wash it after 15 minutes.

Benefits

Sandalwood oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory in nature. It works as an astringent too.

  1. Watermelon Face Pack for Dry Skin

Watermelon Face Pack for dry skin

Ingredients

  • 1-2 normal slices Watermelon
  • 1 teaspoon Honey

How to Apply

Extract the juice from watermelon and add honey to it. Mix it well and apply it on to your face. Keep it for 15 minutes and wash it off.

Benefits

Watermelon is rich in vitamins like Vitamin A, B6 and C. Watermelon also contains amino acids which contribute towards healthy skin and also benefits from antioxidants.

  1. Apple Face Pack for Dry Skin

    Apple Face pack for dry skin

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tablespoons Apple juice.
  • 1 teaspoon honey OR few drops of Glycerine.

How to Apply

Add honey or few drops of glycerine to an apple juice. Mix them well. Apply it on your face. Keep it for 15 minutes and wash it off.

Benefits

Apple juice has a lot benefits for skin and hair. It treats inflammation, itching, cracked skin and wrinkles. Apple hydrates as well cleanses your skin.

  1. Rose Water for Dry skin

    Rose Water for Dry skin

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Rose water
  • Cotton balls.

How to Apply

Simply dab the cotton ball to the rose water and gently apply it onto your face. Once it get dries naturally, apply a suitable moisturizer on your face.

Benefits

Rosewater helps maintain the skin’s pH balance, and also controls excess oil. Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness of irritated skin, get rid of acne, dermatitis and eczema. Due to its antibacterial properties,rose water also aids in healing scars, cuts and wounds.

  1. Baking Soda for Dry Skin

Baking Soda for Dry Skin

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Almond oil OR coconut oil.

How to Apply

Make a paste of baking soda and oil. Apply it on your skin and gently massage in circular movements. RInse it off after scrubbing for 2-3 minutes.

Benefits

The baking soda is a very good option for exfoliation. It helps to remove dead cells and blocked pores and hence making skin more smooth and soft.

  1. Shea Butter on face for Dry skin

Shea Butter on face for Dry skin

Ingredients

  • Organic Cocoa Butter OR raw Shea Butter

How to Apply

Melt some shea butter or cocoa butter on your palm and apply it on your face. Leave it overnight.

Benefits

The oils in Shea butter are some like natural oils which acts as a natural moisturizer and makes your skin more smoother.

  1. Lemon Face Pack

Lemon Face Pack

 Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice.
  • 1 tablespoon Honey OR Almond oil

How to Apply

Mix lemon juice and honey (or almond oil) together. Apply ot on your face and wash it after 15 minutes.

Benefits

Lemon juice with honey is very useful for dry skin. It not only moisturizes but also cleanse it, and lightens it too.

  1. Sour Cream Face pack

Sour Cream Face pack

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons gram flour

How to Apply

Add the sour cream to the gram flour to make a paste. Clean your face before applying this pack. Apply this paste on your face. Keep it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

Benefits

Winter makes your skin dry and flaky.  Therefore, lactic acid which is present in sour cream exfoliates the dead skin and moisturizes it bringing smoothness and softness.

Dry skin can be a bit difficult to manage, but with this article I hope that I given a good easy-to-use home remedies to treat dry skin skin during winters.

Share your experience or any tips and remedies that worked for you in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you.

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