1Flaky skin, chapped lips, dull and dark skin, cracked heels are some of the common problems we need to fight during winters.

Another factor that contributes to skin dryness is, during winters we are constantly exposed to room heaters, blowers which again pulls out moisture from the skin leaving it dehydrated and under-nourished. Heavy clothing too causes skin rashes and makes it itchy and bumpy.

Since winter is fast approaching and we know that “precaution is always better than cure” we bring to you few courses of action which you can follow to get the glowing glamorous skin for this party season.

Skin Hydration: Skin is the largest organ of the body meaning it demands extra care to keep it soft and supple. Creamy moisturisers, oil baths, using a body wash with vitamin E as the key ingredient helps to keep the skin hydrated. One easy DIY body lotion is, to take olive oil, almond oil and few Vitamin E capsules extracts, mix them together and your home made lotion is ready. One or two visits to a salon for facial and body massages is very much recommended this season. A body massage with coco butter is the ideal treatment to go for this winter. Coco butter smoothens the skin and helps us to get rid of scars, blemishes and dead skin.

The perfect pout: Dry, chapped and peeling lips, sounds familiar right? One very common sight is to see people moisten the lips with their own saliva which is very unhealthy and makes the lips more prone to dryness. One easy way is to carry a pocket size lip balm in your hand bag. For the conscious men, they can opt for chapstick that are specifically meant for males. To naturally moisturise the lips, constant application of coconut oil and almond oil will heal the dry lips and also help to get rid of dark lips giving you the perfect pout for the perfect selfies.

Cracked heels: Cracked heels are painful and ugly. Extreme dry skin condition is one of the main cause behind cracked heels which gets worse during winters. To keep cracked heels at bay regular foot care regime such as cleaning, scrubbing and moisturising is mandatory along with a professional Intense moisturising pedicure at a salon. Intense moisturising pedicure relaxes the muscles, increases blood circulation and nourishes the skin. Apart from this regular application of petroleum jelly, foot creams to an extent helps to heal crack feet. Try to wear closed shoes or socks to avoid dust and dirt.

Arms, Knees and ankle care: often we notice that our arms knees and ankle darken during winters. Rubbing these areas with lime and honey will lighten them and lock the moisture.

Winter tips:

– Regularly sipping of water and liquids will keep the skin hydrated

– Sunscreen isn’t just for summertime. Winter sun can also damage the skin. Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and your hands (if they’re exposed) about 20 minutes before going outside. Reapply frequently if you stay outside a long time.

– Apply moisturizer every day when you get out of the shower, and again at night before you head to bed.

– Avoid hot showers as it drains out moisture from the skin.

– Don’t scratch. Extreme Scratching can damage your skin making it vulnerable to infection.