Here comes the season of dry skin! As we approach colder weather and when the temperature begins to drop lower, we notice that our skin gets drier and loses all its moisture. Also, since some of us tend to drink less water in colder weather, this contributes to our skin being dehydrated. We brought you a couple of easy and affordable home remedies to make your skin, soft, supple, and deeply moisturized.
Shea butter is the number 1 savior for dry skin and also hair. It is an excellent moisturizer rich in fatty acids. Shea butter also nourishes the skin and also has anti-aging properties. Since it’s very thick in texture, take a small amount of it and rub it between your hands till it melts then apply it over the dry part of your body. Leave on your skin until it is totally absorbed before you get dressed. Repeat daily, preferably before bedtime.
Avocados are packed with nutrients such as fatty acids, minerals, and carotenoids, as well as vitamins C and E. All these nutrients together help keep your skin smooth, moisturized, and will improve its elasticity. All you need to do is cut the avocado and extract the pulp. Mash it until it is smooth in consistency with no lumps and spread it over dry skin. Leave it for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water. Repeat this twice a week.
Beeswax acts like an excellent ointment for the harsh weather condition that winter brings along. It locks the moisture in the skin. Mixing beeswax with coconut oil and olive oil will give an extra kick of moisture and hydration. Boil a mixture of beeswax with olive oil and coconut oil on low heat until the beeswax melt and mixes smoothly with the oils. Once mixed and before it solidifies, empty 5 vitamin E capsules into the mixture, and when it has cooled a bit down, spread on your skin and massage well. Leave it overnight just as you would with a body lotion.
But, let’s not forget…
• Very hot showers will make your skin very dry and dull. Use lukewarm water
• Avoid harsh soaps and shower gels.
• Drink plenty of water.
• You still need SPF in winter.
• Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.