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Natural Skincare for Winter

By Edited Jun 2, 2015 1 2

Natural remedies for winter skin care are perhaps the best way to care for skin in colder months. Skin becomes drier in winter months as the weather turns colder. The chilly winter weather can wreak havoc on the skin, leaving it dry and flakey. Natural products are better for the environment and for your health. Before you reach for that store-bought lotion or moisturizer you want to try some natural, chemical-free alternatives. This winter the best moisturizers for your skin might be found right in your kitchen’s pantry.

 

Honey

Honey is one of nature’s best moisturizer. Cleopatra was famous for her milk and honey baths and for good reason. Honey’s natural properties make it a great humectant. Humectants are good for drawing in and retaining moisture. This keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized. Using honey in winter months will soothe and hydrate even the driest skin. Another great thing about honey is that it's also full of natural antioxidants. This makes honey a great ingredient to include in homemade moisturizing and anti-aging recipes.[1365]

 

Olive Oil

Olive Oil is another great natural skin moisturizer. Olive oil is a great natural ingredient to use on your skin in the winter months because it seals in moisture and forms a protective barrier between your skin and the harsh winter weather. Natural properties in olive oil make it great for moisturizing skin without making it greasy. Besides being a great moisturizer olive oil is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and has many great beauty benefits. The main vitamins in olive oil are vitamins A and E. Vitamin E is a staple in many beauty products, especially those that are aimed at healing scars and blemishes. The vitamin E in olive oil is great at soothing and healing dry cracked winter skin. The antioxidants in olive oil are good for promoting cell regeneration and help to get rid of dead skin cells. [1366]


Shea Butter

Shea Butter is a must have natural ingredient for year round usage. Natural Shea butter is a thick skin moisturizer that won’t clog pores. It has great moisturizing properties and like Olive oil,  Shea butter is made up of Vitamins A and E. Shea butter also has Vitamins F and good for you fats. The beauty benefits of Shea butter are numerous which is why it is often found in many lotions, and face creams. Shea butter can be used, with great results on hair and skin and is gentle enough for your face. Using Shea butter as winter approaches will keep your skin moisturized and prevent it from drying out. If you suffer from dry winter skin,  Shea butter will help soften dry damaged skin and restore your skin’s natural elasticity and prevent painful cracks. [1367]

 

Battling winter skin doesn’t have to put a strain on your wallet. Incorporating these natural skin moisturizers into your current winter skin care regimen will have your skin ready to show off when its time to pull out the shorts and sundresses.

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Comments

Dec 2, 2011 1:36pm
AuroraWindsor
Good suggestions of natural skin care ideas. I haven't tried honey, but I have tried olive oil.
Dec 6, 2011 4:47am
InfoJunkie
Aurora, olive oil is a staple in my kitchen and bathroom. I don't know what I would do without it.
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  2. "Beauty and Olive Oil." http://www.oliveoilsource.com/. 28/11/2011 <Web >
  3. "Shea Butter Benefits." http://www.africansheabutter.org/. 28/11/2011 <Web >

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