Even the healthiest skin requires additional protection against external influences in the winter.
Summer skin care is no longer enough during the winter.
Follow these simple home remedies for dry skin and have a perfect skin all year long.
Home remedies for dry skin:
Simple mask made of honey and yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon of yogurt
- 1 teaspoon of honey (if your skin is very dry, add one more teaspoon of honey)
Mix the ingredients with a spoon. But before that melt honey by putting the container with honey in another container filled with hot water.
Hand apply the mask to clean, dry skin on your face. Leave the mask on your face for 15 minutes and then remove it with a soft towel soaked in warm water.
When you have thoroughly removed the mask, your skin will shine with a natural glow that will last for days.
How does this mask work?
Yogurt is excellent for moisturizing, cleansing and softening the skin. Soothes irritation and purifies pores. It helps in the treatment of acne and eczema.
Honey is a natural antioxidant with antibacterial properties. It protects our skin in winter and summer, removes impurities from the pores and nourishes skin problems.
Moisturizing body lotion made of coconut oil
- a few drops of your favorite essential oil
- 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- 1-2 drops of distilled water
If the coconut oil is in solid form, dissolve it in a container by putting it in the another container filled with hot water. Then, gently mix all the ingredients until you get the creamy texture.
How does this lotion work?
Olive softens the skin and gives it a glow. Prevents premature aging of the skin and moisturizes it.
Coconut oil is widely used for cosmetic purposes. This oil nourishes, protects and hydrates the skin and increases the lipid content which gives the skin its elasticity.
Homemade scrubs for dry skin
- juice of 1 squeezed lemon
- 5 tablespoons of sea salt
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
By mixing these ingredients you’ll get a luxurious body scrub.
Rub this mixture into the wet skin of your body with a moist glove. Then rinse with warm water.
Cream for very damaged, cracked skin
Extremely dry and cracked skin is usually itchy and very irritated. To heal the most critical places prepare this cream.
- ½ cup of cocoa butter
- 2 tablespoons of beeswax
- 2 teaspoons of distilled water
- 3 tablespoons of sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Fill the larger pan with water and place it on a low heat. In this pan, place a smaller container. In this small container slowly melt the wax.
Add distilled water and cocoa butter to melted beeswax and mix well.
When you get a homogeneous mixture, gradually add sesame, coconut and olive oil. Stir until the mixture is completely homogeneous.
Remove the pan from the heat and pour the mixture into a clean glass jar. As the mixture cools it will thicken.
This winter cream nourishes the face, hands, feet, elbows and other sensitive and damaged areas.
8 tips for dry skin in the winter
Invest in a humidifier
In winter we spend a lot of time in the heated rooms, and it dries out our skin. Treat yourself with a humidifier. It does not have to be expensive to be effective.
Adjust your skin care to a season
Winter skin care differs significantly from the summer care. Light creams and lotions replace with fattier and richer products. It is necessary for your skin to painlessly overcome the winter.
Take care of your feet and hands
Add to your favorite cream a few drops of cold-pressed oils (coconut, shea, argan, sesame …). Once a week, apply a plentiful layer of the cream on the hands and feet, wear cotton gloves and socks and get ready for bed. In the morning, your skin will be soft and supple.
Have oil baths
Fill the tub with warm water and add a few drops of your favorite vegetable oil (almond, coconut, olive…). This little trick will significantly soften your skin.
Lip balm is required
Your lips will be difficult to cope with the winter if they do are not protected adequately. The thin skin of the lips remembers weather conditions which it is exposed to. Regularly protect your lips with natural herbal salve.
Drink plenty of fluids
Along with the water, there is always tea, hot soups, fruits and vegetables that will help you to increase your daily fluid intake.
Don’t shower for too long
Long showers with warm water would dry out your skin even more.
To protect your skin in the winter, you do not need expensive beauty products. With a little imagination and a few natural ingredients, you can treat your skin with a premium care. These home remedies for dry skin are all you need to heal your dry skin.