There are a lot of perks to winter (if you hate winter, just pretend along with us) such as getting to wear sweaters, getting to eat a lot of soup, and enjoying snowy days at home, but there are some downsides too, one of those being the struggle to keep your skin moisturized. Today we’re talking natural remedies to keep your skin moisturized all winter long. Let’s get started.
If you’ve had chickenpox you may already be familiar with what an oatmeal bath is, and the objective is very similar whether you’re on the cusp of scratching your skin off or simply needing some moisture. Adding just a cup of oatmeal to a nice, hot bath is soothing and it encourages your skin to retain moisture from your bathwater. If you don’t have oatmeal lying around or it wouldn’t be worth it for you to buy it, you can purchase oatmeal bath packets from your local drugstore.
This is a super easy way to moisturize your skin during these cold months; simply walk over to your pantry and choose either some coconut oil, olive oil, sesame oil, whatever you got, and apply your oil of choice to your skin, massage for a couple of minutes and allow the oil to absorb into your skin, and that’s that, you’re all done and one step closer to beautiful, moisturized skin for the winter months.
Why Aloe There
Sure we know to apply aloe vera to our sunburns, but aloe vera can treat our skin during the winter as well! In fact, applying aloe very to the skin during the winter can help reduce redness and irritation due to excess dryness. As an added bonus, aloe vera can decrease signs of aging and decrease acne breakouts.
Another pantry item that can help you fight winter dryness? Honey! Honey is a natural moisturizer and has the ability to penetrate deeper layers of your skin, it also helps keep your pores clean and gives you a natural glow. All you have to do is apply a thin layer of honey to your skin, let it sit 20 – 25 minutes, then rinse it off with some lukewarm water and pat your arm dry.
Avocado can be used as a moisturizer simply by mashing your avocado, applying it to your face, letting it sit for about ten minutes, then rinsing with lukewarm water. You may be wondering what the main ingredient in your favorite dip has to do with keeping your skin moisturized, and we have an answer: avocado contains plenty of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals such as fatty acids, carotenoids, vitamin C, and vitamin E and all of these components work together while the avocado is on your skin, so that you will, in turn, be left with moisturized skin.