Fight Dry Winter Skin with 3 Surprising Remedies
Dry skin during the winter is equivalent to eating ice cream in the summer. It’s bound to happen. The combination of low humidity and high indoor temperatures, leaves your skin feeling dry and scaly. We’ve all heard the same old suggestions a million times. Lower the temperature of your water, apply moisturizer, use a gentler soap…the list goes on. Where are the interesting dry skin remedies? I’ve compiled a few surprising yet simple homemade remedies that you can whip up tonight. Try out some of these unusual recipes and let me know how you like them:
Good Old Milk
This soothing remedy from Prevention includes one lone ingredient: milk. The instructions are even simpler. Buy some milk. Pour it in a bowl. Grab a washcloth and dunk it in the milk (make sure it’s cold). Next, lather body in milk (or spot treat) for 5 minutes. It’s as easy as that.
Pumpkin Two Ways
Puréed pumpkin and pumpkin seed butter are the highlight of this next remedy courtesy of The Huffington Post. With a banana and yogurt added to the mix this concoction packs both vitamins and proteins to keep your skin feeling rich.
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin purée
- 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seed butter
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup yogurt
Mix everything together and rub onto your face. Leave on for 20 mins and rise off.
Buzzing With Honey
Honey is a humectant, which means it absorbs and attracts moisture. This makes it perfect for dry skin. This recipe from The Nourished Life brings together avocado, yogurt and honey for a tantalizing blend of natural oils and vitamins to help skin glow.
- 1 teaspoon mashed avocado
- 1 teaspoon plain whole milk yogurt
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
Combine ingredients in a bowl. Apply to your face and let it soak in for 20 to 30 minutes. Done and done. This is easily my favorite!
Which one will you try first? Have any of your own remedies to suggest? Let me know in the comments below.