Do you have dry skin? Avoid these kitchen ingredients

With the winter season just round the corner, it can get really tricky to look after your daily skincare routine. No matter how many cosmetics we stock up, there are always some daadi-naani ke gharelu nuskhe that we often use for our skincare. Many of us choose naturally and easily available kitchen ingredients to fix up an easy DIY mask but what happens when you don’t know what your skin really needs? Well, we are here to tell you about some of the major kitchen ingredients that you should avoid if you have dry skin.

1. Lemon

Contrary to its magical properties and nutritional value, lemons are a big no if you have dry skin. For many beauty experts, lemons are one of the most favourite natural ingredients. However, many experts suggest that people with dry skin should definitely avoid lemon while preparing any face mask. Owing to its highly acidic properties, lemon can cause rashes and red boils on your skin. Well, here is a pro tip- you can use lemon juice in moisturizing items such as olive oil, coconut oil, glycerine, etc.

2. Cucumber 

Known for its naturally hydrating properties, cucumbers are enriched with the goodness of many essential nutrients. This food item also helps in smoothening and refreshing your skin by providing it necessary moisture. Since cucumber is known for its natural astringent properties, cucumber can make your dry skin even drier. This naturally cool food item dries up your face and it should be avoided duing winters.

3. Potatoes 

One of the tastiest and favourite winter foods, potatoes are also known for skin-tightening properties as they are enriched with starch. This starch present in potatoes can lead to skin dryness and also make your skin look dull. While potatoes are used as one of the most effective skin-care items, these should be avoided during winters and especially if you have dry skin.

4. Gram Flour 

Gram flour or besan is a staple in every Indian kitchen and is often used in various face masks and DIY face packs. This flour is majorly used in many scrubs and ubtans as well. Since, gram flour has oil reducing elements, it is always suggested that you avoid the use of gram flour during winters because your skin requires utmost hydration during colder seasons and gram flour cannot provide that.

5. Rice Flour 

Owing to its natural skin-tightening properties, rice flour is also used in a number of face masks and scrubs. Just like potato, rice flour also has high starch levels and hence it should be avoided during winters because it doesn’t provide any moisture or hydration to your skin. On the contrary, it might make your skin look dull, lengthy and dry.

Disclaimer: The advice given in this content is purely based on generic information. These tips are not to be considered as an alternative to standard medical opinion. It is advised that you always consult your own doctor for medical help. The Vocal News does not claim any responsibility for given information.