- Use the paste of ground green gram powder instead of soap to work your way to a soft and supple skin if you to believe in going natural sometimes also mixing it with curd / raw milk.
- Pamper you skin with a little coconut oil before bath to heal dryness and chaps. Use a creamy soap that renders that extra suppleness to your skin.
- Wait 30 minutes after bathing, or washing your face, before going out into frigid air. Splash your face with cool water when you come back inside as it’s known that extreme temperature changes can burst capillaries near the skin’s surface.
- Add a few drops of oil to the water that you are using to bath. This will help retain the moisture lost when bathing in fact going for a pre-bath warm oil self-massage, called abhyanga, is a must-do.. Avoid using very hot water during winter as it can decrease the natural oils of your skin. Instead shorten your bath time preferably
- Although it doesn’t taste very great flaxseed oil can moisturize your body from the inside. Since it is rich in vital fatty acids it can do a lot for your overall health. It is available in oil form as well as in capsule form.
- Give your skin lipid support from within by including soaked and blanched almonds, soaked walnuts, whole milk, fresh cheese, and ghee (clarified butter) in your diet which will definitely add wonders to your skin.
- The Amla fruit (Indian Gooseberry) is the richest known natural source of vitamin C. Herbs such as Amla provide concentrated nourishment to the deeper layers of the skin. Take Amla, also known as Amalaki, on a regular basis to replenish skin from within.
EXPERT ON BOARD:
Dr. Deepali is a well-known face on a few National television channels as an active and regular speaker for live talks on skin care. She is listed at the YWCA Forum on skin awareness topics and is actively involved in helping the young under privileged women.