Most people tend to get an extremely dry, patchy and rough skin during winter time. This is a perfectly normal phenomenon which occurs because the level of humidity decreases and the air becomes colder and dryer. This is what absorbs the moisture in our skin. Still, this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try to hydrate our skin the best we can. And while there are thousands of moisturizers on the market, both drug store and high end, the best remedies are sometimes the ones we tend to ignore. Like the natural moisturizers we can find in our kitchen or garden.
The natural moisturizers we tend to ignore
One of the most efficient remedies against dry skin in winter is live oil. It appears like this ingredient is not only good in salads, but on our skin too. The secret is to apply a small amount of olive oil on your skin and try to sleep with it on overnight. It will work wonders because of the antioxidants in the olive oil. It repairs the cells and even helps with reducing and preventing age-related wrinkles.
Honey acts the same way but you only need to keep it on your skin for about 10 minutes. If you will repeat this ritual regularly, your skin will begin developing that natural glow everyone is looking for.
Another good oil is the coconut one. Apply a small quantity on your face, elbows, hands and knees and leave it on overnight. Repeat this daily and your skin will become moist and will glow. Almond oil does the same thing if you don’t have coconut oil.
A more mysterious remedy against dry skin is the Aloe Vera plant. The natural moisturizer is in its big leaves and it looks like a gel. The idea is to cut a leaf and squeeze out that substance. Then apply it to your skin, leave it on for a few minutes, and rinse with water. Papaya and yoghurt also act as excellent moisturizers for your skin, so you can try those too.
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