Tis’ the season for the pesky dry and cracked skin. The incoming wintery weather is wreaking havoc on your skin. If you’re outdoors, the winds could cause your skin to feel dry and chapped. Indoors won’t fare you any better because your heating device is just as bad for your skin.
There are many remedies and steps that you can take to make sure you don’t fall victim to that uncomfortable dry feeling. Try to stick to natural ways to maintain the health of your skin, here are a few ideas:
When you’ve been out in the cold and your skin feels tight and dry, try running a warm bath and throwing some oatmeal in there. Oatmeal is a natural dehydrator for the skin. It also helps to soothe any cracks or itchiness that you may have from the dryness.
Olive oil has been used cosmetically for many years, and there’s a good reason for that. Olive oil is beneficial because it allows your skin to maintain a healthy level of hydration without ever stripping your skin. You could use it from head to toe. Use it in the shower as a scrub by combining it with sugar. You can also use it as a cleansing agent. However you choose to use it, you’ll end up with happy hydrated skin.
If you’re a guacamole lover, chances are you have a few avocados on hand. The next time you’re making yourself a snack, put some aside and mix it with honey. This concoction could be used in any dry places that need that additional kick of hydration. If you’d like, you could also combine it with olive oil to really get the moisture in. Take full advantage of the benefits of this snack time favorite.