Some of us have had a pretty active winter and you may be wearing more layers of clothing than you would in the summer. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t protect your skin from the elements.
Here are 3 healthy winter skincare tips that will help you recharge your skin for those cool days and to create healthy cold weather skin.
Healthy Winter Skincare Tips
1. Stay Hydrated
Drinking 8 glasses of water everyday aids in hydrating and banishing dry skin from within.
Do you like your water with a little bit of flavor?
Get a fresh lemon or orange, cut it in half, and squeeze some ice into your cup. Make sure you squeeze the fruit with the cut side up so the seeds won’t fall into your cup.
You’ll get a great natural citrus flavor and you won’t have to worry about too many extra calories.
If you want to add a little flavor while on-the-go, try out strawberry lemonade, black cherry limeade, or any of the 9 flavors available from the True brand.
2. Wear Sunscreen
Applying sunscreen daily will protect your skin from harmful UV rays that may cause sunspots and wrinkles.
Did you know that sesame oil has a natural SPF property?
So, if you don’t have any sunscreen on hand just head to your kitchen cabinet.
The SPF protection from sesame oil is low, but having a little protection from the sun is better than having no protection at all.
3. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Immediately after your shower apply lotion while you’re still damp, then air dry. The lotion will seal the water to your skin keeping you moisturized all day.
HONEY MOISTURIZING FACE MASK
1/3 Cup Pure Honey (Benefits: Anti-inflammatory)
3 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Benefits: Moisturizing)
1 Teaspoon Witch Hazel (Benefits: Antibacterial)
Preparation and Application
Mix all ingredients in small mixing bowl until texture becomes creamy. Apply mixture to face in a circular motion starting at the forehead. Leave moisturizer on face for 3-5 minutes. Remove mask with a wash cloth and warm water.
*TIPS* Moisturizer can also be used for hands and feet. The mixture can be used for multiple applications. Keep refrigerated for up to one week in airtight container.
4. Don’t Forget Your Feet
Sandal season may still be a few months away but now is as good a time as any to pull out your pedi kits and go to work.
Pumicing away dry dead skin, applying foot cream daily, and wearing comfortable shoes that don’t cause calluses or corns will have your feet sandal-ready.
5. Give Your Scalp Some Attention
Your scalp may be dry and flaky during colder weather. If this is the case, try applying a hair moisturizer directly to your scalp on a daily basis to prevent the flakes.
If your hair tends to get greasy, only use a nickel size of moisturizer on your scalp avoiding strands of hair.
For a kreative way to prevent a dry-itchy scalp use a mixture of coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil, which both have an anti-fungal property, as a daily scalp moisturizer.
Let the mixture sit on your scalp for 5-10 minutes then rinse with a gentle shampoo and warm water.
**As with all new products you try, perform a skin test to check for irritations. These recipes are not intended to treat any medical issue. Consult your doctor before trying any new home remedy.**