Winters are officially making their way and the weather has already started becoming dry. Our skin and hair too feel the winter dryness and get undernourished in the season. Adding up to the dry weather, we worsen the situation further when we take resort to the heaters and dryers. There is a total lack of external nourishment and if we skip the internal nourishment too. We are left with itching, parched, dry and dull skin and hair strands. To protect your skin and hair from the harsh winters, it is very important to moisturise and hydrate it with proper care. Here is a list of a few kitchen ingredients to add to your beauty routine this winter season to protect your skin and hair from getting dull, dry and brittle.
7 Kitchen Ingredients For Your Skin And Hair For Winter 2022
A fruit which is easily available throughout the year, banana is the best natural ingredient for your skin and hair. It helps to cleanse the skin while moisturising it. Mix a mashed banana with honey and apply the face pack to your face to get a softer looking skin. You can mash a banana and apply it to your hair as a hair mask too. It hydrates the hair for a moisturised mane. There is a reason why bananas are an important ingredient in making beauty products, including shampoos and conditioners.
One of the best and most powerful winter ingredients for your skin and hair is milk. Using raw milk and water on your face gives you a supple glowing skin while using it as a pre-conditioner to your hair can help you deal with the frizz and dullness in winters. Apply milk with honey on your face and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. For your mane, apply milk for an hour before your bath to soften the frizz.
We cannot elaborate enough on the importance and use of honey, especially during the winter season. It is one of the most powerful ingredients found in the Indian kitchens which moisturises the skin and helps to reduce fine lines and other signs of ageing. When mixed with coconut oil or your preferred oil, it can be used as a great moisturiser for your hair strands. It can also work on chapped and dried lips.
Known to have great skincare properties, oatmeal cleanses the body and face. When mixed with curd or honey, it can be a great face mask and also softens hands during winters. Oatmeal can also be used on itchy and flaky scalp to help you get rid of the dryness. It helps in reducing dandruff which is a common hair concern in winters.
5. Aloe Vera
The importance of aloe vera in skincare and hair care is well established. Though the ingredient can be used as a beauty ingredient all year around, it is of immense importance especially in winters. Enriched with vitamin E, C and beta-carotene, aloe vera can easily soothe dry and damaged skin and scalp in winters.
6. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a very important beauty ingredient for the winters. Not only warm coconut oil is a natural remedy for dry frizzy and dull hair, it is also enriched with fatty acids that protect the skin from the harshness of winters. Massage the oil into your scalp and also the areas of your skin and body which appear to be dried out. It also works wonders on cracked heels.
Avocado is a great companion for the skin and the hair in winters due to the essential oils present in it. These oils can restore the moisture into the skin. That is why avocados are used to nourish the face and scalp. You can mash an avocado and apply it to your dry skin in winters and the Vitamin E present in it will lead you to have plump looking healthy skin. Similarly applying the mashed paste of avocado to the hair strands can tame dull, dried and frizzy hair strands because of the proteins, amino acids, iron etc. present in them.
Introduce these ingredients to your beauty routine this winter season, for hydrated and moisturised skin and hair.