Basic home remedies to replenish your skin post winter explains Dr Geeta Grewal

Looking for a way to deal with dry skin? Here's how you can use home remedies to do so.
Basic home remedies to replenish your skin post winter explains Dr Geeta Grewal
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Winter season impacts our skin health. It’s time to learn to protect maintain improve our skin quality and appearance. Winters make our skin dry inflamed sensitive itchy red some of us may develop cracks as well. With not many of you wanting to step out in these times, look into your kitchen for few of these magical ingredients like oats. Common oats have a long beauty history dating back to 2000BC. Oats are soothing decrease inflammation give anti-ageing benefits are photoprotective repair cleanse protect hydrate and strengthen skin. Oats are rich in polysaccharides, protein, lipids, saponins, enzymes, flavonoids, vitamins, oats are rich in polyphenols avenanthramides which have shown to decrease inflammation in the skin.  Polysaccharides in oats leave a film on the skin that prevents water loss and repair the skin barrier, oats are rich in vitamin A B E that help to brighten and lighten your skin. Soak and grind oats to fine paste mix in some honey or yoghurt, apply like a thick face pack on your face relax for 15-20 minutes, gently wash off with lukewarm water when semi-dry. 

Another wonderful ingredient in your kitchen is soy, again soy is backed up with history in skincare for thousands of years. Rich in phospholipids essential oils isoflavones help to decrease inflammation in the skin also soy reduce pigmentation restores skin barrier replenish moisture. Rich vitamin E helps to protect from various stressors. Not only this you‘ll be glad to know soy boosts collagen and elastin synthesis, but soy also increases glycosaminoglycans that is the natural skin hyaluronic acid helping to improve skin elasticity firmer resilient skin with improved tone and texture. Soak soy overnight de-skin and grind to fine paste mix with coconut cream or oil and yoghurt apply as a face pack for 15-20 minutes wash off when semi-dry with lukewarm water. 

You can boil soy paste with water for a few minutes; strain through a muslin cloth and extract soy milk with amazing health benefits.

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