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Help Your Skin Fight the Winter Chill

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By Rima Soni

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Published: Fri 30 Jan 2015, 1:33 PM

Last updated: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 12:26 AM

I love your home remedies and hoping you can give me a suitable solution to my problem. My skin gets very dry during winter. I use Pond’s cold cream for my face, but it feels very sticky when I apply it during the day. I usually use it a day before I apply foundation. Please help.

  • Sandhya

Grind one teaspoon of sesame seeds finely, and add a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoonful of full cream milk to it. Apply this mixture as a facemask and leave it on for 30 minutes. Gently scrub it off with warm water, followed by a cold water rinse. Use this mask three times a week and you will notice a difference.

I am a teenager with thin and wavy, but oily hair, and I have an itchy scalp. I also have pimples all over my face, but they are more common on my forehead. Moreover, I have blackheads. I heard rubbing a tomato slice is beneficial for pimples, but my friend tried that and got skin irritation, so I’m a bit reluctant to use that because of my sensitive skin. I also have a habit of biting the skin off my lower lip (which I am trying hard to stop) and my lip looks horrible. Can you suggest some mild remedies for me?

  • Name withheld

For your skin, mix one teaspoon of yoghurt and a teaspoon of aloe vera gel and apply this mixture on your face and lips. Rinse after 30 minutes and make sure to avoid using hot or very chilled water on the skin as this can lead to itchy skin. Repeat this every day for good results.

I’m a 17-year-old girl and I once applied a balm on my forehead, as my head hurt. But after applying it, I noticed that the skin on my forehead got very dry. I accidently pulled off the dry skin, which left behind a mark. I have tried to get rid of it by applying lemon and honey, yoghurt, ice-cubes and almond oil. I also applied expensive scar creams like Meboscar and Mederma, to no avail. It’s been over eight months and the scar remains. I would appreciate it if you could suggest some home remedy to lighten the scar and let me know how much time it would take to be effective. Whenever I apply lemon on my skin, it itches, and when I apply oil or any scar cream that contains oil, painful and pus-filled boils appear in the same place, also leaving behind scars.

  • Simran

I have understood your problem and I’m not suggesting any oil or lemon for your treatment. Mix some coconut milk instead, with half quantities each of corn flour and oats powder to make a creamy paste. Apply this mixture on the damaged skin and leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing with cold water. Do this every alternate day and you should see the scar lighten.

My hair is full of dry split ends. Please suggest a quick remedy for my damaged-looking hair. I have never had any salon chemical treatment.

  • Linda

Hair gets damaged if neglected and is poorly nourished. Sometimes, lack of water and post-illness fatigue can deteriorate hair quality. Go to the salon to get your split ends trimmed. Going to a hair spa once a week can also help. You could use an avocado and honey mask every alternate week for a month, and then every alternate day; this treatment will give your hair excellent nourishment and healthy, smooth hair.

My lips have been dark and rough for the past year, ever since I moved to Dubai from Delhi. I eat lots of fruits and drink milk once a day. I also have an omega-3,6 and 9 capsule daily. Could you please suggest a good remedy for my lips?

Coconut cream is the very best when it comes to caring for your lips. Apply some on your lips twice a day and this will help lighten and moisturise your lips. 

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