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Winter has to be my favourite season of the year. I mean who does not want to get some extra minutes of sleep inside a warm blanket! 

But as much as this weather feels cosy, it can be a little harsh to our skin because the cold winter air actually strips our skin of its moisture and therefore we experience dry and flaky skin.

Due to the lack of moisture, we tend to lose our glow. In a nutshell, we can say that our skin needs extra pamper and nourishment during winters.

In this article, I will share some remedies and tips which can help you restore your moisture in winter and thus ensure that you get the perfect winter glow. 

Let's go!!!

Home Remedies To Get The Perfect Winter Glow

1. Coconut Oil Massage

Coconut oil can act as a great moisturizer during winters. It not only restores lost moisture but also leaves the skin glowing and helps achieve that dewy fresh look with minimal effort.

[Also Read: Coconut Oil: Much More Than A Hair-Oil]

How To Use:

Warm up a few drops of Coconut oil and massage it on your face. You can leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes or even overnight, and wash it off with soap. Once in a while, add some sugar to your oil and use it to exfoliate your skin.

2. Carrot and honey Face Pack

Carrot and honey face packs work wonders to give your skin the perfect winter glow. It helps lighten the dull and patchy skin. 

Honey is a wonderful moisturizer for the skin and carrots are loaded with nutrients that help bring back glow to the dull face. This pack will effectively remove dead skin cells too. 

How To Use:

Take one peeled and pureed carrot and one tablespoon of honey and mix them well. Now apply this mask to your face and rinse it off after 15 minutes to get an instantly lit up face.

3.  Milk cream and honey

Milk cream or malai is one of the best natural moisturizing creams that you can apply to your skin to make it supple and soft. It will keep your skin moisturised for the longest time.

Honey has the ability to clear the bacteria off your skin that are responsible for the growth of pimples and acne on your face and eventually leaves your skin soft and glowing.

How To Use:

Take a tablespoon of milk cream and honey in a bowl and mix them well. Apply the mixture on your face and skin and leave it for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Pat dry your skin and see the happy skin come through.

4. Papaya and raw milk

Papaya consists of essential minerals and nutrients which contribute to making your skin soft and hydrated. 

Also, milk is rich in vitamin E, which adds moisture to dry and dull skin. Thus, it ensures that your skin glows like a pearl in winter.

How To Use:

Take half ripe papaya that is cut into pieces and add raw milk to it. Mash it with a fork and make a puree.  Apply the pack on your face and neck and leave it until it becomes dry and wash it off with tap water.

5. Banana and milk

The combination of banana and milk helps in restoring your lost moisture. Banana helps in peeling off dead skin and milk is a clarifying agent, so in case your skin has lost the glow, you know what to do. 

How To Use:

Take one whole mashed banana in a bowl and add one tablespoon of milk and mix it well. Apply it on your face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water.

6. Honey & Rose Water Face Pack

This is quite a popular winter face pack for glowing skin. This pack with honey helps to nourish the skin from within and bring in the glow and radiance in no time because honey is the natural moisturizer for the skin and rose water tones the skin.

How To Use:

Take 1 tbsp. of honey and 1 tbsp. of rose water in a bowl, mix them together to make a face pack. Apply this pack on the face and neck and leave it on to dry for 10 minutes. Once dried, wash it off with lukewarm water.

7. Avocado & Olive Oil Face Pack      

This face pack is ideal for dry skin in winters. It helps to reduce dry skin and also helps to get radiant skin in no time. As Avocado is a rich source of vitamin E, it nourishes the skin and makes this face pack a hit in the skincare world. 

Olive oil deeply penetrates the skin pores. It takes vitamin E from Avocado into deeper layers of the skin. 

woman applying face pack in front of mirror

How To Use:

Take 1 ripe deseeded avocado and 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Now mash the avocado into a smooth paste. Add olive oil into the avocado paste and apply this pack to your face and neck.

Once dry, wash it off with cold water.

8. Strawberry and rose water Face Pack

Strawberries are well known for their rich vitamin C content. If your skin is dry, dull and sensitive in nature, this is going to be amazing for it. 

This strawberry and rose water face mask is greatly helpful to brighten up skin in no time. It gives an amazing glow and imparts shine to your face.

How To Use:

Take 4 to 5 strawberries and mash them well in a bowl. Now add a spoon of rose water to it. Mix well and apply this evenly on the face. Wash it off after 20 minutes.

9. Olive Oil and Cocoa Butter

This pack is enriched with the goodness of cocoa butter and olive oil which brings an inner glow, keeps your skin moisturised and gets you ready for the winter.

It also helps in anti-ageing and fine lines reduction on the face apart from moisturizing it greatly.

How To Use:

Take a spoon full of cocoa butter in a bowl and add olive oil to it and mix well. Apply this mixture all over the face and neck.

Let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

10. Milk And Almond Pack

Almonds are rich in bioactive compounds that restore the moisture balance of your skin. Using a face pack of almond and milk can help reduce the dryness of your skin and make it more supple giving your skin the perfect winter glow.

How To Use:

Take 1-2 tablespoons of almond powder and 2-3 tablespoons of fresh milk. Make a thick paste by mixing almond powder and milk. 

Apply it on the areas with dry skin and leave it on for 10 minutes. Now Wash off with plain water.

[Also Read: Dull Skin: Causes, DIY Face Masks With Bonus Tips & Product Recommendations]

Tips To Ensure Glowing Skin In Winter

1. Hydrate

During winters, we tend to avoid drinking water as we feel less dehydrated; however, we lose water from our body in so many ways without realising it and this, in turn, makes our skin dry. 

Therefore, refill your system with water and get glowing skin without having to worry about dullness anymore!

2. Proper Moisturisation 

Moisturising is one of the most important steps that one must do to have glowing skin in winters. It helps in keeping our skin hydrated and makes sure that the skin does not lose its natural oil. 

You have natural moisturisers like coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil, buttermilk, cucumbers, just to name a few that you can use for healthy, supple skin.

3. Avoid Hot Showers

It is tempting to step in a hot shower and be there for a long time but that is just the thing you should avoid. Keep the water lukewarm and the shower short. 

Moisturise immediately after shower to lock in the moisture.

4. Diet

To ensure glowing skin in winter, you need to make sure that you are getting proper nourishment from the inside. 

Include foods rich in Omega 3 and foods like eggs, nuts, chia seeds, avocados, fish, yoghurt, cheese and milk. Add fruits rich in Vitamin A, C and E to stay moisturised.

5. Use Facial Oils

Facial oils help lock in hydration. Evening Primrose oil, lavender oil and coconut oils are excellent choices to prevent the skin from drying. Use coconut oil for removing makeup too.

[Also Read: Good Vibes Argan Facial Oil With Gold Leaves Review]

6. Facewash

Use face washes that hydrate the skin, avoid ones with salicylic acid, glycolic acid and others if you already suffer from dry skin.

7. Do Not Forget Sunscreen

Apply a layer of sunscreen during the day, no matter how chilling the weather is, the harmful UV rays can still cause the same damage to your skin as they do in summers.

[Also Read: 10 Best Budget Sunscreens In India For All Skin Types]

8. Proper Exfoliation

when our skin gets overly dry, dead skin cells can build up on the surface and give a lack-lustre look. 

Remember to exfoliate once a week in the shower. This will get rid of dry skin build-up, improve your skin’s natural exfoliation, and leave you with smooth, softer skin that better absorbs skincare products.

[Also Read: Make Your Own Scrubs: DIY Body Scrub Recipes]

These were some of the important home remedies and tips for glowing winter skin. I wish you all lovelies happy winters!! 

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