The otherwise healthy (and often boring) breakfast meal is packed with saponins which are natural cleansers and absorbs oil easily. Oatmeal packs can be used to make packs that will suit all skin types, including oily and combination skin. Add equal parts oatmeal and yogurt to a bowl and mix to form a paste which can be used easily and a body moisturiser and hand cream. Oatmeal simply mixed with to create a paste makes an excellent body cleanser during this season as well which locks in moisture of the skin.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera gel is known to treat many skin problems including acne, eczema, rashes and definitely comes in handy to treat dryness instantly as well. Those with oily skin usually always run away from moisturisation because of the greasiness. Aloe vera gel is literally perfect all throughout the year especially if you have an oily skin type which hydrates the skin minus it feeling greasy. The best way to use aloe vera gel is by simply scooping out the gel from the plant or splitting it in half and rubbing it on the skin and rinsing it off after 15-20 minutes.
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Honey is a commonly found ingredient in your kitchen but did you know that it is in fact great to nourish your skin? Honey has anti-inflammatory properties that are known to treat many skin problems but a few simple steps and honey can help you achieve the skin of your dreams this winter. Honey can be used as it is by gently massaging it on your skin 2-3 times a day and rinsing it off with lukewarm water. For a more wholesome skincare routine, add 2 tablespoons of honey to 3 tablespoons of yogurt; mix well and massage it to your skin and simply rinse off after 10 minutes.
We're bananas for bananas. Bananas are naturally enriched with fatty acids that have so much goodness to it for the skin and hair. Not only does it moisturise skin well, but it also adds tightens the skin to give it a more youthful look. Mash 1-2 bananas (depending on the size) to a bowl and add a few tablespoons of honey or an egg white to the mixture and then apply it on your skin. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with regular water to say hello to naturally glowing skin, which is soft and very well hydrated.
5. Fresh Cream
The next time you see that fresh layer of cream on milk; don't forget to store some of it for your skin. Creams are known to be good for your skin, right? Then what's better than fresh cream? Fresh cream is filled with essential oils that help nourishing your skin and ensuring it stays that way for a long time. Applying fresh cream to your skin may seem messy to begin with but trust us, it is so rewarding. You can of course apply it directly to your skin or make a skin pack to use on your face and body. Add fresh cream (of desired amount) to a bowl and to it add a few spoons of honey and a spoon of chickpea/whole wheat flour and use it as a natural scrub which removes dead cells leaving the skin soft.
Before lather them up on your sandwich a few spoons will do your skin so much more good than you can imagine. Mayonnaise is a combination of eggs and milk, both of which are known to be fantastic for dry hair and skin. Obviously, for the winter season this one is a go-to on days when your skin needs extra nourishment. Simply apply a few spoons of mayonnaise on your skin and leave it on for 15-20 mins, rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry to reveal gorgeous skin. This is best suited for those with extremely dry skin.
7. Olive Oil
Olive oil is enriched with the goodness of Vitamin E and A; both of which are known to keep the skin healthy from within. Olive oil contains anti-oxidants that fights back ageing and helps in keep the skin moisturised throughout. Simply massage a few drops of olive oil on your skin directly and massage it thoroughly to let the skin absorb all the oil leaving your skin soft and supple to touch that you won't be able to resist keep your hands off of you.
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