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Winter Skincare Ingredients That Can Be Found in Your Kitchen

As cosy winters approach, skincare becomes more important than ever. Healthy winter skin, might sound like a myth to you, but it can be a reality with these few household items. Get a glowy winter skin!

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Cosy blankets, a hot cup of coffee and a warm sweater complete a beautiful winter morning. The world seems a little misty yet beautiful. Winters are my favourite time of the year, as I get to cuddle in with a blanket, put on baggy sweatshirts and the need to shave no longer exist. But with memories, the season also brings dryness, patchiness and redness to the skin. During the cold season, the skin’s natural moisturisation and hydration are absorbed that causes dryness and patchiness. 

The season is also significant for cosmetic companies. The industry keeps whipping out new creams, toner, and moisturisers every month to help people deal with winter dryness. As a woman, in my early 20s, I have been a consumer of many of these products. But in my experience and the people around me, I have observed that they are not permanent solutions rather expensive spreads. So, here is a list of items that can help you deal with everything annoying about the cold and can be found in your kitchen.

Coconut Oil
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I haven’t read a single article about wellness and skincare that doesn’t include coconut oil benefits. It is a miracle product that works its magic from healing wounds to nourishing skin, so it had to make this list as well. Coconut Oil has medium-chain fatty acids that hold antimicrobial properties that can treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria. Adding coconut oil to your night routine will result in smooth and glowing winter skin. 

Image: Honey Jar by Arwin Neil Baichoo via Unsplash

It is one of those ingredients you can never go wrong, even with daily use. Honey works across different skin types and leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh. Simply pat some on your face and leave it for 10 minutes and wash it off. You can also whisk it into some milk, apply it to your face, and wash it off once it is dry. This amazing ingredient will moisturise your skin, keep away bacteria from your skin, and boost your complexion’s glow. Raw and organic honey will yield the best possible results.

Image: Egg Crate by Kelly Neil via Unsplash

Eggs are one of the most diverse ingredients in the kitchen, from sweet to savoury, it adds flair to all foods. It is also great for skin and hair care. Egg constituents’ fatty acids and water content that works as a moisturiser and egg whites help tighten pores because of their astringent properties. People with different skin types can use eggs. Their multitude of beneficial properties also contribute to skin health during the winter season. 

Image: Milk bottle by Mehrshad Rajabi via Unsplash

Tired of looking for toners that work on your skin type? Try Milk. Raw milk has properties that can replace some great toners and work on most all skin types. It is loaded with lactic acid and antioxidants and, can also help to even out your complexion and remove dark spots. You can also combine raw milk with ingredients like papaya, honey, almond, turmeric or so on to help your skin glow! This is an excellent home remedy for glowing skin and fairness in Winter.

Image: Yoghurt in bowl by Sara Cervera via Unsplash

A natural exfoliator that can result in a glowing winter skin is a perfect addition to your routine. It contains lactic acid that helps dissolve dead skin cells, an essential function required for moisture to penetrate the skin. Yoghurt also firms the skin and moisturises it; just the antidote for dry and dull skin! You can mix it with a few drops of honey and lemon juice, and apply it to your face as a pack for a great skin day.

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Rubbing a slice of potato on your skin can help reduce blemishes, treat dry skin, and reduce wrinkles and puffy eyes, among other benefits! It doesn’t take that long to rub a slice and let your skin soak in the goodness of these juices, does it?

Aloe Vera
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If you are into botany or plants, you just might love this remedy. Aloe Vera can act as a moisturiser because of its non-greasy texture and can double as an aftershave as well. Scrape the gel from the leaf (make sure that you drain the resin from the leaves first, as it can irritate the skin) and blend it in a mixer to form the aloe vera gel. This gel can be used by itself or mixed with turmeric and honey to create at-home face masks that will rejuvenate your skin.

Image: Water from tap by Luann Hunt via Unsplash

Hydrating skin is as important as moisturising because it flushes out toxins from your body, clears out acne by balancing the oils on your face, and reduces wrinkles. It is recommended that women drink at least 1.6 litres of water a day and men drink about 2 litres. But that doesn’t mean you should chug it all in one go, as your body will expel it pretty soon. Keep spacing out your water consumption throughout the day to make sure your body can soak it all in for truly the best remedy for glowing skin in winter.

So, this winter, get your glam on in your kitchen.

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