Christmas is just around the corner, but the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ isn’t always the best time of the year for your skin. Wherever you may be, whether it’s just really chilly outside or if it’s an entire winter wonderland, remember this: The cold can bring dry skin.
Dry skin is a sin and is the root of all wrinkles.
So, to keep your skin nice and moisturized, check out this great winter skin care roundup. Even if the weather outside is frightful, your skin can still be delightful. Let it snow!
Homemade Holiday Treats:
No matter what the season, nothing quite beats DIY skin care products. As long as done right, DIYs have proven to be safe, effective, and affordable (not to mention a whole lot of fun, too) Make the Yuletide YOU’LL-tide, and see what you can make. Not only are these homemade holiday treats great for yourself, but with some festive packaging, are excellent gift ideas as well.
Homemade Moisturizing Toner
A great homemade toner to keep your skin moisturized even on the coldest days. Made with only 3 ingredients: Fresh Aloe Vera Gel, Water, and an Essential Oil of choice. When it comes to choosing EOs to help combat the cold, these are our top picks:
- Chamomile, Argan, Geranium, Lavender, Sandalwood
- Rose, Rosemary, Calendula
Homemade Face Moisturizer
When it comes to dry skin, your face is probably the most prone because it is the part that is always exposed. You can pretty much cover up every other part, after all. So you need to make sure to slather on a good moisturzer. This homemade recipe pretty much needs fresh Aloe Vera Gel (yes, Aloe again! It is one of the best plants you can get- low maintenance, high benefits- anything from homemade beauty products to healing burns. If you don’t have one, get one!), vegetable glycerin, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, plus an EO of your choice.
Homemade Almond Body Scrub
As mentioned earlier, you can pretty much keep your body covered up, but you still need to give it some love. This homemade almond body scrub will not only clean your skin and keep it moisturized, but it will also leave you smelling oh so sweet this Christmas season.
Homemade Peppermint Lip Scrub
You wanna make sure you’re mistletoe ready. After all, you never know who you might find standing underneath one beside you. So to keep your lips kissable, and keep up with the Christmas spirit, this Peppermint Lip Scrub is just perfect.
WINTER HAIR CARE BONUS:
Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask
Just like your skin, when the the temperature drops, you hair can get dry and damaged too. When it’s cold outside, this three ingredient hair mask (Avocado, milk, Argan Oil), should do the trick and keep your crowning glory soft, silky, shiny.