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HOME REMEDIES AND CARE FOR YOUR WINTER WOES

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Winter is the time when the atmosphere is dry and this translates to ones skin as well, so you need to be extra attentive during the cooler temperatures. The dryness is evident in nature; hence, winter is also known as the dry season. The dryness affects one’s hands, feet, face and even lips! Chapped lips are among the most common winter problems. Additionally “phuteko” feet and “ucheras” on your fingers are equally common problems. Another common problem during the dry season is the frizzy hair.

A few simple home remedies can help you combat and alleviate these winter scares.

For chapped lips try:

After washing your face use a mixture of oil and sugar and gently scrub your lips in circular motion around your lips. Then rinse your lips with warm water and apply petroleum jelly. Try this routine once a week for improved winter lips. In case your lips are severely chapped avoid scrubbing and just use petroleum jelly every day.

For Cracked “phuteko” feet and “uchera” on your fingers try:

A simple tip to prevent those “ucheras” around our nails and “phuteko” feet is to moisturize. Moisturizing twice a day and especially after showering will result in softer skin. Since we know that this problem is caused by dryness of the skin, moisturizing is the easiest remedy. Make moisturizing a habit to ensure fabulous hands and feet during winter.

CHAPPED LIPS ARE AMONG THE MOST COMMON WINTER PROBLEMS.

For frizzy hair try:

If you are amongst the few men who like to let their hair grow out, this is for you. Create a mixture of one peeled banana and half an avocado mashed and mixed together. In case you cannot find avocados, then substitute it with another half of a banana. This mixture creates a hair pack. Make sure your hair is clean before you begin application. Gently spread this across your hair starting from the roots of the hair to the tips. Thoroughly rinse hair after 10-15 minutes. This works are a natural conditioner.

Remember a little extra care during the dry season will allow you to continue on looking fabulous throughout the dry season. The most important thing to understand is that your skin will lack moisture during the dry season. So, additional effort needs to be made to compensate for the lower amounts of moisture during the dry season. All parts of the body tend to be dry during the winter, so make it a ritual to moisturize after showering. Furthermore a little extra care to prevent frizzy hair and chapped lips will make you look immaculate during the dry season. Remember, a little extra care never hurt anyone! Keep these tips in mind and step out of your house feeling confident and looking flawless! A few final considerations to bear in mind would be to make sure that you’re drinking plenty of water and enjoying a healthy diet (where you can); a little winter sun can be beneficial too.

Words: Kirti Pant

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