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Pre winter skincare

Here's how to take care of your skin for the coming winter months...

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 04, 2011 01:19 IST
Hindustan Times

Aloe vera: Dry skin needs more care before winter. If the skin is normal to dry, cleanse it twice a day with a cleansing gel containing aloe vera. For an ideal pre-winter face pack, mix one teaspoon dried milk powdered and rose water with half teaspoon honey. Apply on the face. Remove after 20 minutes with water.

Sun protection: During the day, use a sunscreen, before going out in the sun. Sun exposure leads to further moisture loss.

Moisturise well: A liquid moisturiser should be used under makeup. Apply it before using foundation. Whenever the skin feels dry, apply a liquid moisturiser. The skin on the lips is very thin. It becomes dry and chapped easily. Apply pure almond oil or almond cream on lips and leave it on overnight.

Tender night care: Dry skin should be nourished with a good night cream. Massage it on the skin, with upward and outward movements, for three to four minutes. Wipe off all cream with moist cotton wool. Apply honey on the face daily for 10 minutes. It is a natural moisturiser. Wash off with plain water. This keeps the skin soft and prepared to face winter.

Rose water toner: When winter is near, oily skin becomes dry soon after washing. To moisturise oily skin, take 100 ml rose water and add one teaspoon pure glycerine. Keep it in an
airtight bottle in the fridge. Apply a little of this lotion whenever the skin feels dry. There is nothing like a fruit mask to prepare your skin for winter. Fruits like banana, apple, papaya and orange can be mixed together and applied on the face. They can be made into a pulp.

(With inputs from Shahnaz Husain, beauty expert)

First Published: Sep 03, 2011 17:27 IST