The cool breeze gives us a hint that the season we love and hate is just few moons away. Do you feel it, too? Winter is just around the corner. And what does it mean aside from thick clothes and snowflakes? Yes, ultra dry skin.
Winter is beautiful, for me at least. It is also the season that reminds us of the memorable yearly holidays that we anticipate the whole year. It is the season that makes cuddling more enjoyable. And also the season of big sales! But we could say it is not the best season for our skin. Especially when you have picked the wrong type of foundation that keeps clumping on your cheeks and under eye skin. But don’t worry, you don’t have to spend another pile of cash for pricey hydrants and moisturizers to keep your skin pretty and glowing. Here are super cheap products that you can prepare at home to make your skin adapt to the chilly weather:
Eggs and Olive oil
Olive oil is a good anti-oxidant for the skin. It also has vitamins like E and K that make the skin healthier. Together with egg, they make a perfect combination to get rid of flaky skin. These two also prevent the shedding of the skin, and make the skin supple and soft. To prepare your face mask, begin by separating the yolk of the egg and put it in a bowl. Beat the eggs with fork, and then add enough amount of olive oil. Make sure you’re face (or any part of the skin you’ll apply the mask) is clean before you put it on. Leave for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. You can do this at least once a week to keep your skin soft and smooth.
Coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer that replaces the loss of moisture with its healthy fatty acids. It treats scaly and dry skin while gently softens the skin. The best thing about coconut oil is it’s super cheap, plus it suits any type of skin. To use coconut oil, apply a proper amount on skin before hitting the bed. Though coconut oil is also a good cleanser, the skin should still be washed before applying to get rid of the accumulated dirt. Wash the oil in the morning with your facial wash. You can apply coconut oil every night to keep your skin’s moisture.
Avocado and Honey
Avocado is said to be the fruit of life. It is one of the most nutritious plants in the planet, and when you add with it honey, they don’t only sound delicious but are also definitely good for your skin. Avocados have vitamins B, K and E, and together with its teeming natural fatty acids, they could treat redness and dryness of the skin. With honey, avocado works as a good team with sterolin and humectant that provides moisture and softness to your dry skin. Just mash a half of avocado, and add with a half cup of honey. Mix them well, and apply as a mask on the affected area. Leave for 15-20 minutes, and rinse with warm water.
Banana and Yogurt
Banana and yogurt are not only a favorite breakfast nosh, they are also beneficial to your skin. This team refreshes your skin from exhaustion to cosmetics. They also exfoliate dead skin cells, while keeping your skin’s natural moisture. Yogurt’s lactic acid provides moisture to the skin, while banana contains vitamins like Potassium, vitamin E, A, and B. Together they attend your skin’s needs during the cold season. Banana and yogurt make your skin supple and glowing. Mash the bananas and the yogurt until it forms a pasty consistency. Apply this paste on the affected area, leave for 30 minutes, and wash off with water.
When it comes to beauty, curd is an inexpensive and reliable ingredient that would keep your skin and hair healthy. Curd is teeming with antioxidants that fight against harmful toxins, while also making your skin radiant and smooth. Additionally, its lactic acid gets rid of the bacteria that may harm the skin. Just apply the curd on your face, or any affected area, leave it for 15-20 minutes and then rinse. You can apply curd on your face regularly to fight dryness, and keep your skin clear.