5 Proven Ayurvedic Herbs That Are Great For Skin Care This Winter

5 Proven Ayurvedic Herbs That Are Great For Skin Care This Winter

Winters are almost here, and with it, the season of dry skin has also arrived. However, this winter season, improve the health of your skin by using Ayurvedic herbs and remedies. These herbs help to not only reduce dryness but also balance the Doshas, which is crucial for your overall skin health. 

Ayurvedic Herbs For Winter Skin Care

  • Aloe Vera

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Known as Ghritakumari in Ayurveda, aloe vera is one of the best Ayurvedic herbs for skin care during winter. It helps hydrate the skin and reduce dryness while also preventing bacterial and fungal infections [1]

How To Use Aloe Vera?

Cut a piece of aloe vera leaf and squeeze out the gel from it. Apply it on your skin like a moisturiser. Alternatively, you can also buy aloe vera gel from the market. 

  • Neem

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Neem is probably the most used Ayurvedic herb in skin care. Apart from preventing infections and reducing inflammation, it also helps to moisturise and rejuvenate the skin [2]. 

How To Use Neem?

During winter, the best way to use Neem is in the form of oil. However, you can also add its powder to your herbal face packs and apply it on your face.

  • Saffron

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Saffron is well known for improving the complexion and texture of the skin. However, it has many more benefits for the skin. It helps treat dry skin, acne, and blemishes and acts as a toner, especially during winter months [3].

How To Use Saffron?

Take some saffron powder and add a few drops of lemon and milk. Apply the paste on your skin and leave it to dry for 20 minutes. Then, wash your face with lukewarm water. 

Read about other health benefits of saffron here 

  • Turmeric

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Turmeric helps remove toxins, purify the blood and prevent skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis and acne. It offers long-lasting healing effects, which are important for your winter skincare [4]. 

How To Use Turmeric?

You can add turmeric to all herbal face packs. It is most popularly mixed with sandalwood powder, chickpea powder, yoghurt, milk or aloe vera gel.

  • Amla

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Rich in antioxidants, Amla is a boon for the skin in winter. During the winter months, skin tends to lose its elasticity. This Ayurvedic herb not only improves skin elasticity but also purifies the skin, prevents pimples and boosts collagen production [5].

How To Use Amla?

The best way to use Amla is by drinking Amla juice in the morning. However, you can also add Amla powder to your face packs to further boost your skin health. 

More Tips By Ayurveda for Winter Skin Care

  • Eat a healthy, nourishing and well-balanced diet. 
  • Drink plenty of water. 
  • Practice yoga and pranayama to alleviate stress. 
  • Regulate your sleep cycle. 
  • Massage your body every day with warm herbal oils to prevent dryness. 
  • Keep yourself warm.

The Final Takeaway

Taking care of your skin in winter is crucial to prevent dryness and other skin problems. These easily available Ayurvedic herbs are highly beneficial in maintaining your skin health during winter months. 


  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3611630/
  2. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333683177_Neem_the_Wonder_Herb_A_Short_Review
  3. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316453831_SAFFRON-A_TREASURE_OF_THE_ANCIENT_MEDICINE_CHEST-AN_OVERVIEW
  4. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268268687_Turmeric_A_Herbal_and_Traditional_Medicine
  5. https://innovareacademics.in/journal/ijpps/Vol5Suppl1/4302.pdf

Dr. Ashwini Konnur

Dr. Ashwini has 17 years of experience in Clinical Practice, Research & Education in the field of Ayurveda with competency in acute & chronic conditions & lifestyle diseases. She has also expertise in treating Female Infertility disorders, other Gynecological Problems & General disorders along with specialised focus in Ayurvedic detoxification therapies, Panchakarma & other Ayurvedic treatments