The reason for dry skin in winter is a lack of moisture within the deeper layers of the skin. While many oily-skinned women may feel the respite of not having to blot out the oil on the face through the day, dry skin can feel stretched and uncomfortable.
Choose a gentler skin regimen in winter, starting with a gentle face wash instead of a harsh oil-clearing one. You can even opt for a hydrating cleanser if you tend to have naturally dry skin through the year.
Hot oil massages are a must in winter. Any sort of massage promotes blood flow to the area, and in winter it comes with the added benefit of avoiding dandruff buildup on the scalp as well. You can massage you hair and scalp with a store-bought hair oil, an artisanal cold-pressed oil like coconut or apricot kernel, or even ghee.
Hair masks are also beneficial in winter. Invest in a good store-bought hair mask to use after you shampoo, or cook one up in your kitchen using curd, honey and a few drops of almond oil, or egg with olive oil and apple cider vinegar.