Winter is officially here !! And winter weather is not fun for the skin. Skin is the largest organ of our body and often is the one that gets treated harshly. Most people well treat the face regularly but often other areas of the body get neglected. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day. Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and harsh winter wind makes the problem worse. Indoor heat further robs the air of moisture, as do hot showers or baths and harsh cleansers.
Hot showers and baths always feel good in the winter, but when you can, particularly when just washing your face or hands, choose lukewarm water to avoid stripping as many oils away from the skin. While there is nothing wrong with washing just with water, we suggest stepping up the routine with some natural alternatives and beauty routines that have proven to be effective over the centuries. Your skin not only needs more moisture, but moisture right after you wash. Applying moisture to damp skin helps seal that dampness into the skin. This helps not just with a clean face but as an added benefit also ensures that your skin remains hydrated, moisturized and free of any bacteria, while you sleep. Even doing these 5 minute hack, once a week can help your skin keep looking firm and toned.
Winter Sugar Scrub
1/2 cup pomegranate oil
1 cup brown sugar
10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
Mix these together and store in a glass airtight container. Before taking a shower apply on your body and let it stay for about 8-10 minutes. Take a nice hot shower after and enjoy the nourishing all day.