Compiled by Alina Jawwad
Winter season is here; this season is not good for our hair, skin, and nails. Whipping winds, dry air, and chilly temperatures can affect badly on soft skin and hair. Now there are many different ways to keep your hair, skin, and nails healthy this winter, but I have listed some of the main beauty tips for winters.
Tips For Dry Skin
– Mix a few drops of olive or grape seed oil in bath water and hop in, or apply a thin layer of oil to the body after showering.
– Whenever you go outside the house, your skin in exposed to the outer environment, which is harsh in winter. You should always use sunscreen; it will protect your skin for sun rays because your skin in more sensitive in winter.
– As weird as it may sound, adding a few cups of whole milk to bath water can moisturize skin.
– Your skin needs to be well hydrated to deal with the bad weather, so make sure you drink enough water even if it’s cold and you don’t really feel thirsty. Beauty starts from within, and without water your skin will look dry and sallow.
– One egg, one spoon of olive oil, rose water and one spoon of honey is the best beauty mask for dry face skin.
Tips For Itchy Dry Scalp
– Before hopping in the shower, massage the scalp with Vitamin E, olive, or coconut oil. These oils replenish natural scalp oils and can moisturize dry hair.
– Lemon is known to be a useful ingredient when it comes to healing itchy scalp. Fresh lemon juice needs to be poured on the scalp. Shampoo off the juice from the scalp after a few minutes as it has a drying effect on the scalp.
– Styling your hair with blow dryers, curling irons or flat irons is especially drying, so avoid heat-styling as much as possible to minimize dryness and damage.
– Honey is known for its richness and its role as a natural moisturizer. It is an antibiotic agent. One can create a hair mask with the following: Add on a ripe banana and mash it with honey, mix onion juice in it. Make a paste out of the mixture. Apply and leave on scalp for twenty minutes then, rinse off or shampoo your hair.
– Neem leaves make a great all-natural home remedy for your dandruff. Their properties not only relieve itching, they act as an antifungal as well, inhibiting the over-growth of dandruff causing fungus. Add two handfuls of neem leaves to 4 or 5 cups of hot water. Let it stand overnight. The next morning strain the liquid and use it to rinse your hair.
Tips For Brittle Nails
– In the winter season, nails and cuticles become very dry. To retain their natural moisture, you have to enhance the conditioning process. Before you go for taking a shower, take generous amount of moisturizer or coconut oil and apply it to your nails.
– Avoid any nail polish removers with acetone or formaldehyde as they are too harsh for nails and can cause nail to dry out, leaving them brittle and prone to breakage.
– Even a thin coat of clear nail polish can protect brittle nails from the environment.
– When all else fails, look at your diet to improve the health of your nails. Eating a protein rich diet will ensure nails receive the necessary nutrients they need to remain strong and healthy.
– Filing your nails incorrectly can cause a handful of problems and not to mention it can be painful. To keep your nails at their strongest and healthiest in winter, always file nails in one direction, not in a back and forth motion as this can cause breakage, peeling and further damage to your nails overall strength.
Eat Healthy For Glowing Skin
– If you’re not getting enough vitamin A in your diet, then your skin is majorly suffering. Not enough of this nutrient makes skin dry and flaky. Eat dark leafy greens like spinach and kale are excellent sources of vitamin A. Broccoli can do wonders too because it is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
– Grapefruit is a great source of vitamin C, one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. When it comes to your skin, vitamin C helps brighten and even out your skin tone.
– Fish like salmon, tuna, and trout are high in omega-3s. Those good-for-you fats help soften dry skin by holding in moisture, which helps decrease the look of wrinkles and plumps up skin.
– The natural vitamin A found in carrots could help protect your skin from sun damage as well as help diminish acne, combat dryness and pigmentation.
– Green tea is an all-around healer to skin. It helps protect the skin from melanoma and acts as an anti-inflammatory against acne and cuts.
– Foods like oysters, crab, and lean meats are rich in zinc, which makes them great skin soothers. Zinc helps reduce oil production and acne and also helps heal wounds.
– Eating tomatoes can actually help block out the sun’s harmful UV rays. This is a good thing since sun damage can cause premature ageing and skin cancer.