Sunday, February 10, 2008

Skin Care in Winters

1.Do not use soap. If your skin is oily, then wash your face only once a day with soap.
2.Cleansing cream must be used on the face in case of dry skin and
for oily skins use skin tonic
3.Do not wash your face with very hot water
4.Use of moisturiser reduces dryness of skin
5.Do not forget to massage your face with cold cream or skin tonic before going to bed
6.Use as little makeup as possible if you have pimples
7.Dry, cold winds of winter often chap the skin. To guard against it, make a paste by adding Refined wheat flour (Maida) to milk and rub it well on the face. Dirt and dust will come out with the maida paste leaving the skin soft
8.If you have a dry and rough skin, take the seeds of water melon, pumpkin, cucumber and musk melon (Khurbooza) in equal quantity, grind them in milk. Make a paste adding fresh milk cream (Malai). Apply it on your face. Leave it for one hour and them wash it off.
9.Take mustard seeds. Clean them and grind. Make a paste either in milk or water. Daily use of this paste is good to give glow to the skin
Mix water and vinegar in equal quantity. Apply it on your face with a cotton swab.
10.If the skin is dry, use cold cream for a light massage
11.Add a spoonful of olive oil to a bucket of water for your bath. This also gives a glow to the skin. If the skin is very dry, massage with warm olive oil fifteen minutes prior to bath
12.For dry skin, a very useful solution can be made thus:
Take a spoonful of almond oil, ten spoonfuls of unboiled milk and a pinch of sugar. Mix and beat the mixture well. Apply it on face with a swab of cotton. Let it remain for fifteen minutes. Wash it off with water

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