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Say bye to dry and flaky skin

This winter make sure to exfoliate your face once a week with a face scrub, moisturise you face well and use sunscreen before stepping out in the sun.

lifestyle Updated: Dec 04, 2014 17:58 IST
Hindustan Times
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Trying to look good around this time of the year can raise the stress-o-meter. The good news is that we've got you covered. Take note of these beauty tips.

1 Exfoliate well: Make sure to exfoliate your face once a week with a face scrub. Mix a pinch of poppy seeds with 1tsp of honey. Now, massage your face with this mixture for two minutes and wash-off to reveal smooth and moisturised skin. While poppy seeds will get rid of dead skin, honey will soothe and nourish your skin.

2 Anti-septic pack: Add a few leaves of neem and basil to 1 cup of water and boil it for 10-15 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool down and strain it. Add some aloe vera gel and honey to the serum, and apply on your face using a cotton pad after cleansing. Antiseptic properties prevent flakiness by calming the skin and controlling bacterial infections.

3 Silk and shine: For flaky brows, apply a few drops of baby oil or olive oil on the area of your arcs before going to bed every night. These oils will smoothen up the skin and condition the hair of your brows, too.

4 Moisture balance: Moisturise you face well and always use sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. This will keep your skin soft and supple all day long!

5 Expert care: Once in a while, pampering your skin with special face packs and massages is a good idea. Just make sure you go to a trustable parlour, which uses good quality products.

HTC (with inputs from Ishika Taneja, beauty expert)

First Published: Dec 04, 2014 14:48 IST