It does not even winter yet; cold weather tends to cause our skin to be dehydrated. Wintertime can make even the skin that is usually moisturized and protected feel very itchy, dry, and, most importantly, unappealing. Here are some easy homemade skin care home remedies that will keep your skin happy, hydrated, and radiant all winter long!
Olive oils are fantastic for making fantastic salad dressings and moisturizing skin treatments. Take extra-virgin olive oils, for example, they are full of many antioxidants, and some are known as squalene. They’re great for soothing and hydrating dry skin. Just what you need for instant hydration: It locks in moisture. If it was good for Cleopatra, it’s good for us too! Rub a few drops of olive oil onto damp skin, or mix coarse sea salt with olive oil for a deliciously nourishing face scrub.
Lactobacillus acid found in milk is an excellent moisturizer for dry, itchy skin. It contains milk proteins like an AHA – an alpha hydroxy acid – that brightens, smooths, and exfoliates the skin. One of the many things that Cleopatra loves is the healing effects of milk. There are many ways to use this fantastic ingredient to get rid of your dry winter skin. Use warm milk in a luxurious bath to soften your skin. Then, use a washcloth that you made from milk and place it in a bowl of cool water. Alternatively, add two cups of warm milk and a tablespoon of honey to a warm bath – this will give you a relaxing soak unlike anything else!
They’re such a superfruit that we can’t get enough of them – but did you know that avocados are great for the skin? The good fats and Vitamin E in avocados make them a great addition to any skincare regime. You can use the fleshy part of a whole avocado – so make some toast with it, or put some guacamole on it – and then lightly apply the mask over your skin. Lightly apply the oil onto your face, and leave it to piece its magic for ten minutes. Rinse well with cool water. Similarly, and as a way to get some extra antioxidants, combine the flesh of half an avocado with a few tablespoons of honey to make a super hydrating mask.
Honey is a fantastic sweet to eat and also a tremendous skin treat! Honey is antibacterial and anti-irritant and contains enzymes that make it easily absorbed by the skin. Honey is also an excellent moisturizer for skin that is dry and flaky. If you think putting honey on your skin sounds too Sticky, mix it with Vitamin C-rich lemon juice and leave it on for ten minutes. Then wash with warm water. Welcome to Hydration!
Some people think that cucumbers are only great for treating puffy eyes. But there’s much more to cucumbers than that! Its water-like flesh is excellent for hydration, it’s filled with minerals like magnesium and potassium, and it’s packed with vitamins A and E! Try this cucumber mask that soothes your skin – by mixing one cucumber puree with a couple of drops of honey! Apply a cucumber mask to clean dry skin, and leave for ten minutes. Rinse the face with cool water. How hydrating and excellent a cucumber mask is!
Being good with your skin does not have to be costly or complicated; it just requires some effort. If you take care of your skin correctly and use these simple ways to help it stay healthy, you will enjoy winter without any issues!