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Tips to protect skin in winter

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The icy winter winds work havoc with your skin and chapping off skin becomes a common problem. But, most vulnerable to cold is dry skin which cracks easily if uncared for. Many a time cracked skin bleed also. It is therefore necessary to avoid exposure.. Also, you have to take care of other parts of your body like palms, feet, back and neck etc.

Tips to protect skin in winter

Following are some measures to protect the skin in winter:

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  • Do not use soap. If your skin is oily, then wash your face with a good soap / face wash only once a day.
  • Cleansing cream must be used on face in case of a dry skin.
  • For oily skin use skin tonic.
  • Do not wash your face with very hot water.
  • Use of moisturizer reduces dryness of the skin.
  • Do not forget message your face with cold cream or skin tonic before going to bed.
  • Use as little make up as possible if you have pimples.
  • Dry, cold winds of winter often chap the skin. To guard against it, make a paste by adding Maida to milk and rub it well on face. Dirt and dust will come out with the Maida paste leaving the skin soft.
  • If you have a dry & rough skin, take the seeds of watermelon, pumpkin, cucumber & charon-magaz in equal quantity, grind them in milk. Make a paste adding fresh milk cream. Apply it on your face. Leave it for one hour and then wash it off.
  • Take mustard seeds. Clean them and grind. Make a poste either in milk or water. Daily use of this paste is good to give glow to the skin.
  • Mix water & vinegar n equal quantity. Apply it on your face with a cotton swab. If the skin is dry, use cold cream for a light massage.
  • Add a spoonful of olive oil to bucket of water for your bath. This also gives a glow to the skin. If the skin is very dry, massage with warm olive oil fifteen minutes prior to bath.
  • In summer protect yourself from hot winds of the heat wave by applying on your face lime water mixed with alsi oil in equal quantity. Keep it for fifteen minutes. Beware that it does not go into your eyes.
  • For dry skin, a very useful skin can be made. Take a spoonful of almond oil, then spoonful of un-boiled milk and a pinch of sugar. Mix & beat the mixture well. Apply it on face with a swab of cotton. Let it remain for fifteen minutes. Wash it off with tepid water.
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