During winter my skin and hair maintenance becomes a little more important because it tends to dehydrate from the cold winter air. I frequently, well at least once in two weeks pamper myself by using natural products. Often, easy to access items from the fridge and cupboard to save myself from dry hair and skin. It’s cost saving, natural, not to mention effective! Here is my list of all natural winter beauty tips:
Dry Face : Avocado Mask
Avocados contain fatty acids which moisturize and soften skin cells. It supplies your skin with vitamin E and A which both have anti-oxidant properties and help repair damaged skin.
Mash the flesh of one full avocado with a fork, add two drops of virgin olive oil and mix.
Apply the mixture to you face and leave it on your face for 10 minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm water, pat your face with a damp cloth and moisturize.
Chapped Lips : Brown Sugar & Honey Scrub
The coarse texture of sugar helps exfoliate and buff away the dead cells on your skin. Honey has high moisturizing and soothing properties which promote soft lips.
Add one tablespoon of brown sugar and just enough honey to make a paste.
Apply the paste to your lips and leave for 10 minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm water , dry with a damp cloth and seal with Vaseline.
Dull Skin: Oatmeal
Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties and helps remove dead skin cells allowing for a smooth, glowing skin. Oatmeal can also help treat acne, eczema and rashes.
Run your bath of water, add a cup of plain oatmeal and a drop of your favourite body oil.
After bathing moisturize your skin with your body cream of choice.
Split Ends: Conditioner with Mayonnaise & Avocado
Mayonnaise contains ingredients like lemon juice, vinegar and soybean oil which contain fatty acids and vitamins that boost shine and seal in moisture. The fatty acids that olive oil is made up of will coat the shaft of your hair, helping to keep it healthy and protected. Avocado oil contains many proteins and vitamins, including A,D, E and B6 as well as magnesium, folic acid, amino acids, copper and iron, all of which can help with both hair growth and nourishment.
Add your conditioner of choice, 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 3 drops of olive oil and the half of an avocado.
Mix the ingredients until it becomes smooth and thick.
After rinsing shampoo from your hair, apply the mask from the root of your hair till the ends.
Now cover your hair with a shower cap for 30 minutes, rinse and blow dry.
Chapped Feet: Sugar & Baby Oil
Sugar is a humectant, so sugar scrubs help draw moisture to the skin.
Add sugar and just enough baby oil to make a thick paste.
Apply the paste over your feet and massage in circular motions.
Rinse and finish with Vaseline or Baby cream.
I hope this helps those of you experiencing the same winter struggle, I am.