Winter skin is usually dry, in the need for a radiance boost, and may have a tendency to break-out because of dehydration. That’s why it’s so important to keep your skin moisturized even if your skin is oily. I know that winter wreaks havoc on all types of skin this time of year so you have to follow a hydrating beauty routine so it maintains its balance and radiance. Though it didn’t get so cold in Houston this year, we have been experiencing constant changes in weather from hot to cold and back again which have affected my skin’s texture and made my skin dull.
I have some home remedies that I’ve been preparing in my kitchen to quench my skin and lips. These are affordable and so easy that you won’t believe you hadn’t incorporated these into your beauty routine yet!
Exfoliating Honey-Sugar Lip Scrub for Dry Lips
Chapped, dry lips are probably the most annoying aftermath of winter weather making lipsticks and glosses that much harder to apply. The solution? Exfoliate your lips with a simple at home concoction with items that are already in your pantry. Over your sink, combine one tablespoon of sugar with 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Apply the mixture on your lips in circular motions for 1 minute to get rid of dead skin. Remove with a warm, wet towel and apply Vaseline on your lips. The result will be soft, smooth lips that will be ready for your best red lipstick! (This scrub also works great as a hand scrub).
Moisturizing Avocado Face Mask for Dry Skin
Avocado is one of my favorite foods but it’s also so good when used as a beauty treatment since it’s incredibly hydrating due to the natural oils in it. Make an easy gentle face mask that can be used if you’re experiencing rough patches of skin by combining ½ of a very ripe avocado, 2 tablespoons honey and ½ teaspoon of olive or coconut oil. Mash the avocado and then add the honey and oil. Spread evenly across your face, avoiding your eyes and relax for 10 minutes. Remove with a warm, wet towel and be amazed at how radiant and soft your skin will be! And if you have any avocado left, mashing it and applying it in your hair also works wonders!
One Step Exfoliation For Dull Skin
Besides dry skin, another problem cold, windy weather can bring is a lack of radiance. If you are a bit adamant about putting avocado and honey on your face this is one of the best tricks I do in the shower every other day that leaves my skin like new. Soak a towel in warm water while you’re in the shower or in the sink and use it to rub in your favorite gentle cream cleanser. Do this for 30 seconds -1 minute and wash off. Pat your skin dry and enjoy the results!
I hope you get a chance to try these easy treatments at home and bring your skin back to life. I recommend doing these treatments right before going to bed so your face and lips stay make-up free and your skin reaps the benefits of these skin-savers. If your skin is feeling great this time of year but your hair needs a boost, follow these Wonderful Winter Hair Tips from Ogle School to revitalize it.