Top 8 Winter Body Care Hacks for Keeping Your Body Healthy
Cold breeze, nip in the air and hot tea are synonymous with winter. Some other things that come along with this season are cracked skin, chapped lips, and overall dry skin which are the most significant changes that can happen during winter. These changes are visible on hands, legs and your whole body.
Body Care Hacks for Healthy Winter Skin
There are ways to combat cracked skin, chapped lips, and overall dry skin to keep your body and skin healthy. Read on to know more.
1. Oil Massage for healthy skin and body
A little oil goes a long way. Before going for a bath, pamper your skin with massage oil. This will not only moisturize your skin but will also heal your cracked skin. An Abhyanga massage can be extremely beneficial for your skin. If Abhyanga is done regularly, it can make your skin healthier and brighter. Using a creamy soap can also make your skin look extra supple.
Hack: Massage your body and hair with oil once a week.
Our recommendation: If you want oil that works on your skin on a dermal and sub-dermal level, then Herbostra’s De-Stress Body Massage Oil is your best bet.
2. Moisturize your skin immediately after washing
Every time you wash your hands, legs, or any other body part, your body loses its natural oils. The same natural oils help your body to lock in moisture. This is why it is necessary to moisturize your skin after each time you wash it.
Hack: Use a deep moisturizer if you have extra dry skin. Use a lip balm to soothe your aching chapped lips.
Our recommendation: Boost your skin’s health this winter with the help of Herbostra’s Ghee Lip Balm. Made with natural toxins and pure Ghee, this lip will keep your lips deeply moisturized. If you want to take extra care of your hands, then Herbostra’s Probiotic Hand Cream is your best option. Infused with natural herbs and Probiotic technology, this hand cream effortlessly penetrates your skin and deeply moisturizes your hands.
3. Avoid using exfoliants and scrubs in excess
Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from your skin. Though exfoliation makes your skin look smooth and vibrant, it can cause serious damage in winter if you overdo it.
Hack: If your skin looks dry, it’s better to try a chemical exfoliant instead of a physical one.
Our Recommendation: Get smooth and glowing skin with Herbostra’s Exfoliating Soap Bar. It comes with a Jute wrap which along with the soap acts as a natural skin exfoliator.
4. Hydrate and some more
Though winters don’t necessarily make you thirsty, it is vital that you drink lots of fluids to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Not drinking the recommended amount of water can cause your skin to dry out.
Hack: Drink 2 litres of water every day.
Our recommendation: You can even eat fruits and vegetables which are rich in antioxidants and have high water content.
5. Have a daily skincare routine
Your skincare routine is whatever suits you the best. It does not need to be elaborate, but it should cleanse and moisturize your skin thoroughly.
Hack: Use a light moisturizer in the morning and apply a deep moisturizing cream while sleeping. Try and apply moisturizer on damp skin as it absorbs the moisture better and for a longer period.
Our recommendation: When it comes to skincare, Ayurvedic options top the list. Try using moisturizers filled with pure and natural herbs.
6. Use gentle and fragrance-free soaps
Another reason for dry and damaged skin is soaps made with harsh chemicals. These ingredients not only wreak havoc on your skin but also dry them out.
Hack: Use soaps that are made with pure and natural ingredients.
Our recommendation: If you are looking for soaps infused with natural ingredients, then Herbostra’s range of soaps is the optimal choice for you. Their Neem soaps, Camphor soaps, and Charcoal soaps protect your skin while also moisturizing it deeply.
7. Take care of your oral hygiene
While we look after your body on the outside, the insides are important too. And it all starts with taking care of your oral hygiene. You can use toothpaste infused with pure and natural ingredients. One such way of maintaining perfect hygiene is the oil pulling method.
Hack: Try using an Ayurvedic toothpaste and mouthwash filled with natural ingredients.
Our recommendation: If you are looking for a mouthwash and an oil pulling combo, then you should try Herbostra’s Oil Pulling Mouthwash. Concocted with Ayurvedic herbs and Sesame oil, this mouthwash effectively prevents bad breath and bacteria.
8. Maintain a winter-friendly diet
Fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C and anti-oxidants must be a priority during winters. A diet loaded with vitamins provides extra protection to your skin and keeps it hydrated all day long. Also include digestive bitters in the diet to improve digestion.
Hack: Salads, juices, and smoothies filled with all the goodness and hydration are the perfect diet for winters.
Our recommendation: Improve your digestive system with the help of Herbostra’s Digestive Bitters. Filled with bitter Ayurvedic herbs, these bitters reduce blood sugar level and increases fat metabolism.
Winters are a time of over-indulging yourself in maintaining good skin and body. With the help of these above hacks, you can keep dryness and unhealthy choices at bay. The key to a healthy and supple body is eating right and always moisturizing. These hacks are easy to follow and give you effective results.