The winter season is marked by freezing cold weather conditions which can trigger a number of skin problems, such as rashes, redness, irritation, and itching. In winters, the skin becomes dry, dull and pale because the harsh weather makes the skin lose its natural oils. Moreover, besides the chilly weather, some of the other factors which can lead to dry skin in winters include the use of chemical soaps and other harmful skin products, as well as the excessive use of room heaters and blowers.

Hence, it is important to follow a proper skincare routine during winters, for keeping the skin adequately moisturized and nourished. Regular skincare ensures a healthy and glowing skin in winters because it can restore moisture to the skin.

To prevent skin problems during the excessively cold weather conditions, there are several beneficial natural remedies for winter skincare that can be easily used at home. These remedies include some time-tested home remedies that involve the use of common household ingredients, as well as some herbal products which are available from herbal manufacturing company – Planet Ayurveda.

Beneficial Natural Remedies for Skincare during Winters

Some of the most effective and beneficial natural remedies for skincare in winters include the home and herbal remedies as follows:

Home Remedies For Winter Skincare

There are many home remedies that we should use for Skincare during winters.

1. Cinnamon and Honey Face Mask

This mask is an excellent home remedy for winter skincare because honey is known for its ability to moisturize the skin, while cinnamon can extract dirt from the skin. Use of this mask once a week can keep the skin clean, moisturized, and supple during winters.

2. Milk Powder Face Pack

Another skincare mask which can prevent skin dryness during winters is a paste prepared from milk powder, a pinch of turmeric, some honey and water. Since milk is considered a good moisturizer because of the presence of healthy fats and amino acids, this milk-powder paste can be used once or twice a week to treat dry patches on the skin.

3. Coconut Oil Massage

One of the main causes of dry skin during winters is the lack of fatty acids. This problem can be combated with the help of a coconut oil massage which can replenish the lost fatty acids and improve the skin texture. Coconut oil is an excellent winter skincare product because of its ability to prevent the loss of moisture from the surface of the skin.

4. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to boost the skin’s collagen and elastin levels. The use of Aloe Vera gel, especially at night, is a beneficial natural remedy for winter skincare because it can treat dry and irritated skin, alleviate redness of skin, and reduce the signs of aging.

5. Glycerin

The regular use of glycerin, once a day, is also a simple yet effective home remedy for skincare during winters. Glycerin contains humectants and emollients which can ensure that the skin does not become dry during winters. Moreover, the daily application of glycerin on the skin also restores the skin’s moisture content.

Herbal Remedies for Winter Skincare

Planet Ayurveda, a herbal manufacturing unit and Ayurvedic clinic based at Mohali, Punjab (INDIA) offers 100% natural, pure and herbal products for the skincare during winters. Anyone from anywhere can buy them conveniently from their website. All these products are prepared under the strict supervision of Ayurveda Experts at Planet Ayurveda and are safe and effective to use with no side-effects.

1. Saffron Almond Body Butter

This soothing body butter cream is an excellent product for winter skincare. The ingredients of the cream include Shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa), Almond oil (Prunus dulcis), Saffron Extract (Crocus sativus), Sunflower seed oil (Helianthus annuus), Olive fruit oil (Olea europaea,), and Vitamin E. The use of the cream can moisturize and nourish the skin, make the skin soft and glowing, reduce skin dryness, treat pigmentation, remove dullness, and reduce wrinkles.

2. Rose Toner

Rose Toner is also a very useful skincare product for winters from the house of Planet Ayurveda. The key ingredients of the toner include Rose extract and rose oil (Rosa domestica), Green tea extract (Camellia sinensis), and Mint oil (Mentha piperita). The use of this toner in winters is beneficial for managing skin dryness, skin pores, aging skin, wrinkles, dullness, and uneven skin tone. The toner hydrates, revitalizes and moisturizes the skin, regenerates skin tissues, and protects the skin against free radicals.

3. Teatree-Aloe Vera Soap

This soap can provide several skin benefits which can improve the skin condition during winters. The main ingredients of the soap include Teatree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia), Aloe Vera extract (Aloe Barbedensis), Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera), Castor oil (Ricinus communis), Palm oil (Elaeis guineensis), and Cotton seed oil (Gossypium Herbaceum). The use of this soap can moisturize the skin, add a natural glow to the skin, reduce acne and pimples, give the skin a protective layer to retain moisture, and make the skin soft and supple.

4. Honey Shower Gel

Planet Ayurveda Honey Shower Gel is prepared from a combination of ingredients like Honey, Aloe vera extract (Aloe Barbedensis), Teatree extract (Melaleuca alternifolia), Glycerin, and Vitamin C. The use of this gel can keep the skin moisturized and healthy, tone the skin, keep the skin soft and smooth, hydrate the skin, improve skin texture, and maintain the pH level of the skin.

5. Kumkumadi Oil

Kumkumadi Oil is a beneficial winter skincare product prepared from a combination of several herbs which include Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Rakta chandan (Pterocarpus snatalinus), Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata), Kesar (Crocus sativus), Vat (Ficus benghalensis), Ushira (Vetiveria zizanioides), Padmaka (Prunus puddum), Pipal (Ficus religiosa), Til (Sesamum indicum), and Nagkesar (Mesua ferrea). The use of this oil cleans and nourishes the skin, improves skin condition, removes impurities, moisturizes the skin, and prevents skin infections.

Dietary and Lifestyle Routine Tips For Winter Skincare

Along with the above-mentioned natural remedies, winter skincare also involves some important dietary and lifestyle changes. These changes include:

  • Intake of healthy and antioxidant-rich foods like carrots, spinach, beans, apricots, tomatoes, berries, nuts, and fatty fish
  • Avoiding processed foods, refined sugars or other carbohydrates and unhealthy fats
  • Drinking enough water to keep the skin hydrated
  • Wearing warm and comfortable clothes which do not cause skin irritation
  • Protecting hands and feet by wearing woolen gloves and socks
  • Avoiding the exposure of skin to harsh chemicals.


The use of these natural remedies can offset the damaging impact which winters can have on the skin. With the help of these natural remedies, the skin can be kept properly hydrated and nourished in winters. These remedies can prevent the dryness of skin and help retain its natural moisture balance. Although natural remedies for winter skincare can be used safely without consulting a dermatologist, it is advisable to use these remedies under the guidance of an Ayurveda expert, in order to eliminate the potential risk of allergic reactions or other possible side-effects.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert Ayurvedic Doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: www.planetayurveda.com