Winter is here and so is the dry, cold air that robs your skin of its moisture and suppleness. Dark spots, in particular, can be difficult to tackle in this weather as the skin tone becomes uneven and loses its vibrancy under such harsh ambient conditions.
This had us on the lookout for a quick and economical fix to beat the beauty blues. As luck would have it, a concoction of glycerine, rose water and lemon juice is all we needed to solve the problem. Interestingly, this also proves to be a great resolve in the summer, which in our books, now makes it an all-year skincare solution. Let’s get our bowls and mixers ready, shall we?
- ½ cup glycerine
- ½ cup rose water
- ½ cup lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients together until they take on a smooth consistency. Store in a jar and keep it in a cool and dry place to avoid oxidation. Apply at night, much like you would a hydrating serum. A great save for the temperamental winters, we suggest you keep up with the routine for at least a month during peak season; just to be on the front foot.
Why It Works
An essential ingredient in many cosmetic products, glycerine is the one beauty must-have for those who suffer from dry skin. Besides keeping your skin hydrated, it also helps lock in the moisture and invigorates the pores. Alternately called glycerol, it is a known humectant which means that it absorbs moisture from the air—a property that can come handy in combating winter dryness.
Also, everyone knows about the natural bleaching properties of lemon juice. The ascorbic acid present in it lightens dark spots and even prevents recurring ones. The even skin tone you achieve can be credited to this ingredient.
Lastly, there’s the rose water. This miracle worker helps reduce skin inflammation and maintains your skin’s pH levels. Make note that it also improves skin tone and rids it of blemishes and acne.
With this trifecta, you really needn’t worry about winter dryness and dark spots. That said, why wait for the worst to happen? Feel free to use this solution as a preventive instead of a reparative measure, too.