Home Remedies 101: Healing Winter Skin
Winter’s setting in slowly but surely, so dry skin is becoming a problem for the most of us.
I find that treating dry skin with home remedies is a lot better than investing in expensive serums and skincare products. I prefer knowing exactly what goes into making my homemade scrubs and potions so I can keep a track of what works for me best. We’re also constantly exposed to heating, whether it’s central heating or hot water showers. Since foregoing those aren’t an option in the winter, taking a few extra measures to retain moisture is always better.
These are a few of my most used remedies. They help healing that chapped, flaky, itchy dry skin without compromising on my daily makeup rituals.
Try them out!
1. Lemon & Honey Scrub:
Lemon is known to reduce dark patches since it’s a natural bleaching agent, while honey helps restore suppleness to the skin, almost acting as a body balm.
Pour honey into a small bowl and squeeze in lemon juice. Using the lemon half, rub this over your elbows, knees, and even face. Leave it on for 5 minutes and wash of with lukewarm water. My grandmother swears by this, and you’ll see why.
2. Oil Your Face
Although this doesn’t seem as appealing, using the right kind of oils on your face can prove to be rather beneficial. Go for cold-pressed, natural and organic oils. Tea tree and calendula are amazing for the skin, but try the usual coconut or olive oil. Take a cotton swab and dip it into a teaspoon of oil and rub it over your face before sleeping. There will be a noticeable difference in the morning.
3. Sugar, Honey & Oil Exfoliation
It’s important to not skip on exfoliation, even in the colder months. Exfoliating regularly helps to get rid of dry, flaky skin, keeping it from becoming dull.
Mix a teaspoon of sugar, honey, and your choice of natural oil. Scrub your face & lips and see your skin turn brighter.
4. Apply a Face Mask
Try this banana cream face mask I shared earlier. The bananas help to soothe irritated, itchy skin and the milk and honey make your skin softer and firmer.
5. Almond Avocado Scrub
I’m sure you’ve all heard just how great a ripe avocado is for you. Whether eaten or applied, avocado nourished dry skin & hair, leaving it soft and super shiny! It beats dandruff and is one of the quickest ways to repair skin dryness. Mix a ripe avocado with 2 tablespoons of ground almonds which will help exfoliate.
Try incorporating these home remedies at least twice a week into your beauty regime.
Remember, drinking water is the first rule to beautiful, glowing skin, while applying a thick sunscreen before following your make-up ritual is a must.
Good luck beating the season!