How to take care of super dry skin this winter?


Banned User
May 4, 2012
How to take care of super dry skin this winter? Apart from the skin on my face, my body skin starts flaking the moment winter sets in.


Ruler's of Penmai
Registered User
Jul 26, 2012
Dear Reshmi,

Here are a couple of ways you can take care of your dry skin

Moisturise well

Apply lotions and moisturizers after taking a bath every day. Choose a moisturizer that is thick in nature. Reapply as and when your skin tends to get dry.

Stay hydrated

Drink about eight to 10 glasses of water every day. Drinking lots of water on a daily basis will provide hydration. One of the reasons dry skin tends to get even drier is because it suffers from dehydration. Drinking water ensures your skin is healthy and glowing.

Take a bath in lukewarm water

Instead of taking a bath with hot water will rob your skin of moisture. Thus make sure that you are bathing in lukewarm water. Also steer clear of cold water; it will make your skin even drier.

Exfoliate often

Make sure that you exfoliate your skin every alternate day. Exfoliation will ensure that your skin is clear and dead cells are removed. You can opt for showering with a loofah, a pumice stone or using an exfoliating scrub. Treat your face with a gentle exfoliator and stay clear of the area around your eyes.

Protect your skin from harsh weather

Try and protect your skin from harsh weather conditions. Especially during the winter months make sure that you moisturize your skin well and keep yourself warm.

And also refer the Skin care in winter for further suggestions,
Jan 7, 2013
HI there,

you can use virgin coconut oil for dry skin care during winter

Merit VCO is extra virgin coconut oil extracted from coconut milk for dry skin it is excellent moisturizer for skin care during winter
There's nothing worse than dry, itchy skin. Dry skin can happen any time during the year, but is most prevalent in winter (hence the term, "winter itch"). Find out why your skin tends to be dry in winter and how to solve dry hands, feet, body, face and lips year-round.

Why Do I Suffer From Dry Skin in the Winter?

In winter, low temperatures, low humidity and strong, harsh winds deplete skin of its natural lipid layer, which keeps the skin from drying out. The dryair from furnaces and other heating sources also suck the moisture out of skin. To keep skin soft and supple, your goal is not to add moisture to skin, but to keep moisture in.
One of the best ways to moisturize your Winter dryskin is using MeritVCO virgin coconut oil. That's right, pure coconut oil. Not only do I put coconut oil on my dry skin to moisturize it, but it is very good for you to take by mouth also. Coconut oil have properties in it that are very similar to omega three fish oils. In other words it's a good oil. It won't clog your arteries. It's very good for your heart. If you don't like to take it plain by mouth, you can cook with it and get the same healthy benefits. You will be surprised about how much this over-looked oil will help a lot of your ailments also. Many people take it for arthritis and other things. Not only does it moisturize your skin it is great for your hair.
Try it, I guarantee you'll like it.
Feb 6, 2013
New Zealand
Hi all i have a suggestion of winter dry skin recipe.
Natural humectants for dry skin masks include:

* Honey
* Glycerine
* Aloe Vera
* Salt
* Lecithin
* Shea Butter (raw/unrefined)
* Organic Beeswax
* Hydrogenated Castor Oil
* Mango Butter
* Coconut Oil
* Palm Oil
* Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Emollients help your skin absorb moisture and nutrients into your skin.
Mar 29, 2013
HI there

Here are some tips for getting fair skin at home, which must be used only when you use a good sun block.

1. Scrub a half of lemon on your face daily to lighten your skin tone. Lemon is an excellent bleaching agent, and it is very helpful in ironing out the blemishes of the face. Try this home remedy for getting fair skin at home.

2. Squeeze a juice of potato in a bowl, and apply this on your skin to bleach your face. Your skin's will get fair gradually after using this home remedy .

3. Use tomato mashed tomato pulp on your skin to give a pinkish glow to your skin. Tomato is very good for giving you fair skin tone . Home remedy of tomato also absorbs excess oil of your face to treat open pores of your face.

4. Home remedy of lemon juice and honey in equal quantity and apply on the skin to get fair skin.

5. Take half teaspoon of honey with a pinch of cinnamon; apply on your face to get fair skin at home.

6. Apply cucumber juice with lemon juice to lighten your skin. This home remedy is very useful for making oily skin fair.

7. Apply plain curd on your skin to get fair and soft skin. Curd is a good source of zinc and lactic acid, both aid in lightening the skin tone.Curd is an excellent home remedy for getting fair skin.

8. Apply coconut water to get fair and flawless skin at home . This home remedy is helpful in lightening the scar of chicken pox also.

9. Massage your skin with almond oil or olive oil to get fair and soft skin, you can add a pinch of saffron to get better results. You can use this home remedy for your small babies at home also.

10. Mix 1 spoon of milk powder, 1 spoon of lemon juice and 1 spoon of almond oil. Apply this concoction on your skin; leave it on for 15 minutes before washing off. This is an effective skin lightening mask. This home remedy gives excellent results in getting fair skin at home.

11. Home remedy of Cucumber juice mixed with honey is very useful for making dry skin fairer.

12. Apply egg white on face twice a week to get fairer skin. Use this home remedy if you have to make your oily skin fair at home.

13. Mix oatmeal, curd with tomato to make a face pack for getting fair skin at home.

14. Mash a tomato and pour 4-5 drops of lemon juice, and apply this home remedy on your skin to get fair skin.

15. Mix papaya, honey, milk and milk power, and apply this home remedy on your skin to get fairer face instantly. This remedy is good for oily skin.

16. Apply sandalwood paste mixed with almond oil to get fair skin. This home remedy is a good home facial for getting fair skin at home.

17. Soak up almonds in the raw milk overnight, and grind it to apply on your skin. It is an excellent home remedy in giving you fairer skin tone.

18. Using raw milk on your skin lightens your skin tone. You can use this remedy on your babies also to get fair skin.

19. Clean your face with raw milk in which a pinch of saffron is added. Use this home remedy with cotton pads daily to get fairer and clearer skin at home daily.

20. Use home remedy of fuller's earth (multani mitti) with sandal wood paste to get fair and glowing skin at home.
Mar 29, 2013
HI there,

Today we will discuss five natural ways to take care of our skin this winter.
Stay Hydrated
Drinking enough water helps your skin stay in good shape no matter the season.During the colder months we spend a lot of time inside, with heaters blowing or fires crackling; our bodies are losing moisture and it needs to be replenished.Keep the kettle going and sip herbal tea throughout the day or fill a jug or bottle with water in the morning with the goal of finishing it by dinner time.Apparently drinking with a straw helps you suck down more water. I’m not sure if that’s true, but if you’re struggling to drink enough, it might be worth a try.

Dry skin means dead skin cells. Dead skin cells mean dull skin. Take care of both by exfoliating weekly.Inexpensive, homemade sugar or salt scrubs are excellent exfoliators for the body.

To make a basic body scrub: add a cup of sugar or salt (or a mixture of both) to a bowl and stir in a little oil until the desired consistency is reached. I usually use around 1/3 – 1/2 cup of oil and 1 cup of sugar).

To make a facial scrub, mix ground oatmeal, cornmeal or oats with a little water or milk until a paste forms. Apply in circular motions, staying clear of the eyes. Leave to sit for a minute of two and rinse off with warm water.Scrubs usually work best when applied to damp skin.Never use scrubs on broken skin or skin that is wind-burned or sun-burned.

Many commercial moisturizers don’t hydrate skin effectively and often contain chemicals and fragrances that can be drying.Oils such as coconut, olive, safflower and jojoba are perfectly natural and actually nourish skin as well as moisturize.The best time to apply oil is right after drying off from a bath or shower.It’s not necessary to be completely dry, a little dampness is a good thing.This has a different feel to regular lotion, but doesn’t take long to get used to_Oil can be used straight from the bottle, however it’s also easy to make scented body oil, if you’re so inclined; simply add 20 to 30 drops of essential oil to 1 cup of oil, or try these lovely combinations from Crunchy Betty.

Keep Shower and Bath Temperatures Low
Hot water dries out your skin. It’s a sad fact, I know. I love my hot showers, too.If you’re serious about taking care of your skin, then you need to turn the temps down in the tub or at least shorten the duration of your soak. We’re not talking cold here, just warm instead of sizzling hot! (You shouldn’t look like a lobster when you exit the bathroom. Not that I’ve ever been accused of that. Ahem.)It’s also worth getting a shower filter since the chlorine in most city water is not beneficial to your health in any way (including the condition of your skin).

Protect Yourself from the Elements
This is probably a no-brainer, but I’ll say it anyway: wear hats, gloves and coats when outside.Winter wind and cold can be very harsh. In fact, a strong, icy wind has the potential to cause burns.It’s sometimes hard to remember that the sun can also burn when it’s cold, but it can. On the days when you’re out for extended periods of time, be sure to cover up.

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