As the weather gets chillier, common wintertime skin woes will occur. While lotions and creams can help prevent dry, dull and irritated skin, you can keep your skin healthy and hydrated with a few proven, all-natural skincare methods, too.
This is a holy-grail product for many all-natural skincare enthusiasts. A truly unique gift from nature, coconut oil deeply hydrates skin and hair, adding a lustrous shine and healthy glow. The trick to avoiding a slick, oily feel is to mist your skin with water before applying the coconut oil. Rub a dime-sized amount into your skin using short, circular motions. This application method helps the oil penetrate the skin more effectively.
Water hydrates your body from the inside out. Not drinking enough water is one of the leading causes of dull, dry skin. To calculate how much water you need each day, divide your body weight in half then convert it into ounces. For example, a 120-pound woman would need at least 60 ounces, or about eight cups, of water each day. Physically active individuals should drink their full body weight in ounces. This approach can ensure that you meet your daily water quota and reap the countless health benefits that follow.
A staple in all-natural skincare and beauty routines since ancient times, Shea butter is one of the oldest and most effective moisturizers available. The reason behind its hydrating power is its extremely high vitamin A and vitamin F content. Both of these nutrients contribute to younger, healthier and softer skin. Shea butter is ideal for sensitive skin and can even be used to condition dry hair.
There are a variety of skincare purposes for raw honey. It’s a soothing ingredient in facial masks, a natural exfoliate and a deep moisturizer for problem areas. Apply a small amount directly into dry hands, feet, elbows or cheeks. Allow it to sit on your skin for 10 minutes then rinse it off and pat dry with a towel. For deeper penetration, apply it to hands or feet and cover with gloves or socks while you sleep. Rinse it off in the morning, and be prepared to be amazed.
Perhaps best known for its heart-health benefits, olive oil is also an effective moisturizer. First popularized by ancient Greeks, it’s ideal for severely dry and cracked skin. Olive oil also produces a dewy glow. Apply a small amount of olive oil to your skin right after a warm bath or shower, while your skin is still damp, to produce a dewy glow.
These all-natural skincare products are excellent choices for maintaining healthy, hydrated skin during the winter. Try them out to find which one works best for you.