Has this year’s extreme winter weather left you with dry or damaged skin?
Check out these healthy, natural ways to repair it while preventing further winter damage.
Cleanse and moisturize the all-natural way
Soaps and other cleansers strip moisture from your skin. PLUS you can never be sure about the safety and effectiveness of commercial products.
Don’t take chances with your dry winter skin. Use all-natural olive oil to cleanse and moisturize it. Rub a bit of extra virgin olive oil all over your face, then cover it with a warm, damp cloth for a few minutes. Once it begins to cool, use the cloth to wipe away excess oil.
You’ll find that your face is thoroughly clean and moisturized, ready to face cold, dry winter air.
Tip: Don’t just use olive oil on your face. Rubbing it into dry hands, elbows and feet is a great way to repair winter weather damage.
Enjoy a soothing face mask
Avacado is a popular natural health food. It’s also a great topical solution for soothing super-dry winter skin.
Simply mash together one-half of an avocado with a teaspoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of honey until it’s smooth. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then use warm water to rinse it off. Once you towel dry, you’ll find you have softer, better hydrated skin.
Another option: Plain yogurt is a great way to cleanse and sooth winter-damaged skin. Use it as a cleanser by massaging it onto your skin and rinsing it off with warm water. It’s a particularly gentle exfoliant, removing old skin cells with gentle lactic acid rather than harsh, damaging scrubbing granules.
Take a bath instead of a shower
Showers can dry out skin, stripping oils from it. Instead, take a hot bath, with a cup of oatmeal (regular unflavored, not instant) added to the water. The oats sooth skin and help it retain moisture. PLUS, a hot bath is an ideal way to warm up and relax on a cold winter day.
Treat chapped lips with honey
Any excuse to enjoy something sweet, right? Believe it or not, honey is proven to heal chapped lips. Simply apply organic honey in the evening and you’ll wake up to smoother, healthier looking and more beautiful lips.
Tip: Honey also heals winter-damaged feet and elbows.
Drink — and eat — the right things
Through most of the year, experts recommend drinking eight glasses of water every day. During the winter, it’s a good idea to up that amount. It will help replace some of the hydration lost in dry cold weather.
Dry skin can also benefit from consuming foods rich in magnesium, essential fatty acids, vitamin C and beta-carotene. SImply add salmon and other fatty fish to your diet, along with oranges, mangoes and carrots — plus a bit of dark chocolate — to nourish your skin from the inside and help prevent dryness.
Did you know: ThinkitDrinkit’s Dry and Sensitive Skin BOOST can help repair damaged winter skin?
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