Oh hello, winter! You are my favorite season but my skin is saying otherwise. The most apparent effect of cold weather is on our skin. Words like chapped, flaky, dull, and dry become our best friends. All this happens because the skin loses its natural oils, thereby making it dry and lifeless.
That is why it is all the more important to nourish all types of skin a little more. All the expensive skin care products talk about natural ingredients that it holds so instead of buying them. Why not use the natural ingredients in the best way possible to avoid side effects and a big hole in your pocket. All the above ingredients are like superfoods to your skin as they boost vitamins, antioxidants, and essential nutrients.
Modified gentle homemade face cleanser
The first step is to stop using the wrong products, the one that lathers a lot, have chemicals in them. Instead, opt for a natural cleanser. Any easy and effective DIY is by taking one teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lemon. Mix water to further dilute it and rub this mixture on your face. Wipe it when done. Make sure to try the best setting powder for oily skin to prevent acne and other conditions.
Modify Your lip care
During the winter months, lips suffer the most. Hence it needs the most attention. Sugar scrub is a perfect lip scrub recommended by most brands as well. It first removes the dead skin and helps the skin retain its natural oils. At night, use the scrub and then apply petroleum jelly with a few drops of vitamin E oil in it and you are good to go back to bed.
Aloe Vera from the backyard
Yet another popular ingredient is using aloe vera gel extracted directly from the plant. Growing this plant in your backyard can be the best investment you have ever done for your skin and hair. It is a great moisturizer because of its non-greasy texture. Hence it is widely used to soothe skin after threading or aftershave. Scrape the gel from the leaf
and blend it in a mixer to form the aloe vera gel. You can apply it directly or combine the gel with other ingredients like turmeric or honey to make it a mask.
Honey oh honey!
An ingredient that satisfies your taste buds and your skin. Honey is one of those ingredients that works across different skin types and leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh. Simply pat some honey or whisk it into some milk, apply it on your face, and wash it off once it’s dry. Try and use raw and organic honey, for the best possible results.
Water is vital
Goes without saying. From drinking to taking a warm shower on cold winter mornings. Do you know that hot water strips the skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry if not properly moisturized? Though you must be aware, drinking lukewarm water is bliss for your digestive system. No matter how cold it is, always keep the water lukewarm so that it
doesn’t dry out your facial skin.
With these common ingredients and tips, you can just pull out from your kitchen and treat your skin with love and moisture.