Skin that is hydrated and well moisturized looks healthy and plump. Dry skin is prone to early wrinkles and can make your skin stretchy and itchy as well. Winters can take a toll on your skin and can make it drier and itchy and cause dry white patches! Looking out for natural and effective moisturizers for winters? Below are our top 10 picks-
Olive oil heals dryness and deeply moisturizes skin. It also helps repair damaged cells and nourish skin. Apply olive oil on skin liberally, massage for a few minutes and let it sit for 30 minutes before wiping it off. If you have oily skin, you can wash off using a cleanser after wiping.
Coconut milk is rich in essential fatty acids and is super moisturizing and hydrating. It also heals dry patches and adds a beautiful glow to the skin. Apply coconut milk on facial kin, massage for a few minutes and let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse off.
Coconut oil deeply hydrates and nourishes and is a well-known natural skin moisturizer. You can use it as a body oil- massage a few drops on damp skin or also for double cleansing. Use it as a 30 minute face mask too.
Aloe vera gel is a natural humectant that hydrates skin and keeps it glowing, soft and touchable. Keeps dryness away. It also has great anti-microbial benefits. Commercial aloe vera gel can be used as a moisturizer. You can use fresh aloe gel as 30 minute face mask.
If your skin is feeling dry and itchy, yogurt can help moisturize and also soothe! It can also mildly exfoliate your skin and add glow. Apply yogurt on skin and let it completely dry; this can take upto 15-20 minutes. Rinse off.
Shea butter is non-comedogenic and makes a great natural leave-on moisturizer. You can add some almond oil or jojoba oil to shea butter and whip it until fluffy. Use it as a natural face and body cream.
Argan oil is a light-weight oil and deeply nourishes and moisturizes skin. It makes a great leave-on facial oil and body oil and keeps dryness at bay.
Rosehip oil is a light-weight oil and heals dry patches and also prevents early fine lines. It nourishes skin and keeps it plump and healthy. Use a few drops as facial oil or body oil after a shower.
Honey is a natural moisturizer and humectant. It hydrates skin, heals dry patches and keeps skin soft. It also has anti-pigmentation properties. Apply honey on skin and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing off.
Avocado not only moisturizes but also add a reflective glow and keeps skin super healthy and soft. You can blend avocado pulp and apply it on facial skin and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing off.