Having steaming cups of tea, snacking on dry fruits, and snuggling up in warm blankets: winter surely has a charm of its own. Winter weather, however, has a downside to it. The dryness in the air can wreak havoc on your skin and hair and leave your skin looking and feeling dehydrated. With winter just around the corner, why not try the following home remedies for health and hydrated skin and hair? All you need is a few supplies from your kitchen, and you’re good to go!
Almond Body Scrub
Almond’s rich nutrient content is not only good for the internal functioning of your body; it is also quite useful for ensuring healthy skin. This body scrub is great for moisturizing and exfoliating your skin.
To make a simply almond body scrub, you will need:
- Brown sugar: 1 cup
- Almond oil: ½ cup
- Honey: 2 teaspoons
- Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
Instructions: mix all of these ingredients in a bowl. Simply massage the mixture onto your skin in circular motions. Spend a little extra time on the dry or rough areas of your skin. Rinse the scrub off with warm water. If your skin feels a little oily leave it as it is. This is a result of the almond oil in the mixture and will ensure that your skin stays hydrated.
Coconut Oil For Static Hair
This is a quick remedy to static hair that refuses to settle in place. Take a small portion of coconut oil and rub it between your palms. Then lightly dab it onto the top of your hair to keep wayward hair in place. Make sure that you use very limited portions of oil in order to prevent your hair from looking greasy.
Vanilla Scrub For Your Lips
Chapped and cracked lips can be painful and uncomfortable. This simply, natural mixture will prevent your lips from peeling and drying up during the winter season. You will need:
- Sugar: 2 parts
- Olive oil: 1 part
- A dash of vanilla extract for flavor
Mix the ingredients in a bowl and apply it whenever you feel that your lips need some hydration. This scrub is an excellent way to get rid of dead, dry skin on your lips and on the surrounding area.
Vinegar Foot Solution
Cracked heels tend to worsen during the dry winter weather. This easy-to-prepare vinegar foot soaking solution will take care of that concern right away. You will need:
- Apple vinegar: 2 parts
- Water: 1 part
Mix the ingredients in enough quantity to easily soak your feet in. The recommended time duration for soaking is 30 minutes, after which your feet will feel hydrated and fresh.
Taking Care Of Yourself
It can be easy to fall prey to the harsh winter weather. It can be worse for some, and not so much for others. Be aware of how your skin responds to the weather change and make use of these remedies accordingly. If you feel that one or more of these ingredients may not suit you, do not experiment without your doctor’s approval. If you are unsure, perform a test patch on a small portion of your skin and proceed only if there is no adverse skin reaction.
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