The Best Home Remedies for Skin This Winter
The dry and cold weather has been persisting and it’s our pleasure to introduce different ways to treat your skin. Sometimes your kitchen has some of the best ingredients for a glowing skin; keep reading to explore how everyday items can help you look your absolute best for the holidays.
Dry skin can be super inconvenient, and most of all uncomfortable, for our daily lifestyle. Knowing your skin type should be a prerequisite for anyone trying to find new remedies and products that can benefit their skin. The four basic skin types that we see often consist of: normal, combination, oily, and dry. Whether your normal skin has even texture and tone or your dry skin has a coarse texture, the right home remedy can save your glow in the winter without all the chemicals you hate.
How Is Winter Skin Different?
The main issue individuals see with their skin quality during colder seasons is dryness and retaining moisture. The Cleveland Clinic recently reported that colder temperatures hold less moisture, making humidity levels low. Parched air can result in a dehydrated epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. We usually begin turning on our heaters near the end of October or November; high heat indoors with low humidity levels can potentially keep our skin from staying moisturized. High winds in the wintertime can also be your skin’s biggest hater, bestie! With many environmental factors trying to steal your glow, being aware of characteristics of dry skin can be a game changer. Here’s some ways to tell if the December air is drying you out:
- Skin feels rough and/or tight
- Flaking or cracking
- Lack of color, appearing dull
Easy Remedies At Home
Some of the best, natural skin hacks can be available to you right in your kitchen. Try some of these easy home remedies to attack the dryness for your next self-care Sunday.
Invest in a Humidifier. A humidifier can be the most effective way to keep your humidity levels balanced indoors. This can maintain moisture for your skin as well as throughout your body. You can find a quality humidifier at your local Target or Walmart or from your favorite e-commerce site, such as Amazon.
Refrain From Long, Hot Showers. We all love a steamy shower when it's cold out. While this may give a feeling of instant gratification, taking a scorching shower can increase dryness and damage the skin’s surface. The Baylor College of Medicine recommends considering lukewarm or room temperature showers.
Oatmeal Baths. Dermatologists studies have shown oats to be healing towards skin barrier conditions and benefiting dry skin. A milk and honey oat bath has been proven to be one of the most moisturizing. Simply using 2 cups of oatmeal, a cup of milk, and a few tablespoons of honey can combat dehydration.
Don’t Skip Your Face Masks! Face masks are the perfect way to target problem areas on your skin while still increasing hydration and getting rid of excess oils. Try these 2 masks as a way to beat dry skin:
-Turmeric & Aloe Vera Face Mask
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Wash hands and ensure face is makeup-free or rid of any excess dirt. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and smooth on skin in even layer.
-Avocado Face Mask
- 1 ripe avocado
- ½ tablespoon honey
- Juice from half a lemon
- Wash hands and ensure face is makeup-free or rid of any excess dirt. Combine ingredients in food processor or molcajete until avocado is smooth. Apply on skin in an even layer.
What About Us?
We can’t discuss reclaiming your glow without highlighting our products here at Ornami. Products in our body care collection such as ‘Let That Mango’ Body Butter and ‘Glo Getta’ Body Oil pack the nutrients you need to stay hydrated during the holidays. ‘Let That Mango’ is filled with shea butter, also known as nature’s conditioner, that softens the skin. ‘Glo Getta’ is the body oil you need to lock in moisture, all while staying cruelty free! Head over to shop this collection and glow your brightest all winter.
The sun is hiding and we’re going out less, but our skin still needs that care and attention to maintain its health. Proper skincare is self-care, sis! Never forget to indulge in yours.