Best moisturizing mask for winters at home

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Best moisturizing mask for winters at home



As we all know winter is one of the beautiful season and it does come with its pro and cons. One of its cons you might experience in winter season is dryness on your face and body. You can specially feel it after you take bath with warm or hot water. It feels uncomfortably tight on the skin of face, scalp and body which even give rise to itchiness.Dryness on any part of the body don’t give healthy and pretty picture.

Everyone want healthy and glow look in winters on their skin. People with oily skin type quite enjoy winter because this natural glow gives a very pretty and younger look. Makeup look even better when natural oil on face come through. Face and scalp has most of the sebaceous glands not other body parts though.

Despite the fact you have oily skin you might feel dryness on your body. This dryness case is worst with people who already have the dry skin.Today this article will guide you what are the reason and will educate you with 2 moisturizing face masks.So you can avoid these problem and have a carefree winter.


Reason for dryness on skin:


You might get dryness for multiple reason because we get such lifestyle as well that is affecting our skin. Somethings we are doing we cannot even control it. Like taking hot showers is one of them but some people go beyond normal. They take log and quite hot bath which is one of the main reason to get dry skin and scalp.

Another main reason is in cold weather humidity drops to quite certain level. Your skin starts to loosing moisture to dry and less humid environment. So you start to experience dryness all over your body and face.People use internal heating systems in houses or gas and coal heater can withdraw the moisture as well and make your skin look dry and brittle.

One of the main reason for getting dry skin in winter is you sebaceous glands that are present in hair follicles. In winter these are less functional to some extent and we experience less greasiness and sweating in winter seasons than the others.

Moreover the other very main reason is carelessness to the skin care routine. In winters our skin need more nutrients from outside as it is lacking in this season. When we do not exfoliate our skin, cleanse or moisturize it then these problems become worse. You can even experience acne in worst cases because of clogged pores.


Face mask:


  • Aloe Vera gel

  • Cucumber

  • Honey

  • Vitamin E capsules

  • Ground brown sugar


First of all you need to take medium size cucumber and grind it in a grinder with it peels on and put this mixture in a bowl. Then add 1-2 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel in it with half teaspoon of honey. Then add 4-6 capsules of vitamin E and half teaspoon of ground sugar. Mix the mixture well and your face mask is ready to use.


You can apply a thick layer of mask on your face and leave it on for at least 20 minutes. This is the one of the most hydrating mask as it contains all the moisturizing and exfoliating ingredients. Massage your face for at least  minutes at the end it will help a lot to remove dead skin cells or dryness on skin.

So this mask is performing 3 functions all at once. Exfoliating, cleansing and moisturizing. This is a mini facial you can do in winters to hydrate and moisturize your face.

 Benefits of ingredients:


According to dermatologist cucumber is the most beneficial vegetable for skin because it is rich with vitamin C and caffeic acid. Even its has a huge amount of silica which gives firmness to the skin. It has a huge amount of water content in it. Being a hydrophilic it bind with water contents and lock the moisture into the skin cells. In return keeping it hydrating for quite a long time.

when it comes to skin care, it is impossible to ignore the importance of Vitamin C. It should be part of your skin regime. Vitamin C is strong antioxidant and it cause reduction the effects of free radicals and help your skin from photo aging or premature aging of skin.

It is best for skin affected with acne and It helps the removal of blemishes, dark spot and hyperpigmentation. In short it gives the skin natural and whitening glow.

It increases the cell turn over and even reduce the acne scar. It strongly help the skin to improve its texture. When it is used under the eyes it not only help us to reduce the puffiness and darkness but it also helps use to reduce the wrinkles or fine line that you start to get under and around the eyes with time.


Honey is extremely beneficial for skin and health.

  • Like walnut it is also very good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. That prevents our skin and body cells from sun damage and reduce any kind of swelling and infection in our body.
  • It is proved to be very hydrating and control acne for skin. So it is used in various mask and different product to prevent the acne or treat it.
  • Honey has great function for hair and lips as well. It also make it super hydrated and we can get rid of dandruff and flaky skin by using it.
  • It gently exfoliate the dead skin cells and make our skin smooth and fresh. Cleanse our face from dirt and sebum and honey has also amazing healing power for wound and fades blemishes and acne scars.

Vitamin E:

It is also a great source for an antioxidant and rich with hydrating contents. It protects the skin from damaging effects of sun rays and reduce the texture on skin by preventing premature aging. This vitamin lock the moisture into the skin and keep it hydrated for long hours.

Applying this vitamin E oil on textured and wrinkles skin will help a lot to improve it. It is blessed to heal any kind of wound or acne scars. This vitamin is rich with essential nutrients and it is quite great fat soluble with any anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore which helps it to deal with any kind of infection or inflammation on skin.

Aloe Vera gel:

Aloe Vera gel has outstanding and amazing benefits for our skin, hair and even the internal system. It is good for even those who people who have some underlying disease conditions like diabetes. It contains two hormones auxin and gibberellins that helps in wound healing and inflammation of the skin. Therefore used in some medicine to treat acne, psoriasis, and eczema. it  has strong antimicrobial and antifungal properties thus can be used for hair and skin good health.  Aloe Vera gel has strong anti-oxidant as well and prevents the skin from photo-aging.

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