Winter weather can leave our skin dehydrated from cold temperatures, wind and the effects of indoor heat. Dry skin can also lead to irritated or sensitive areas, so nourishing and hydrating products are crucial. But serums and sprays to repair skin can be expensive! These simple, natural alternatives to store bought products are sure to keep your face glowing and hydrated all winter long. Read on for our favorite methods for moisturizing skin in winter.
- bottle of mineral water
- essential oil
- mist spray bottle
Mineral water provides a nice pH balance for our skin and also helps us absorb minerals. Adding a few drops of an essential oil like geranium or lavender can be very beneficial for hydrating dry skin. Combine and pour into a spray mister and apply throughout the day as needed for added hydration.
2. Apply a Weekly Hydrating Honey Mask
This moisturizing mask is a wonderful treat while enjoying a nice bath soak. Honey retains moisture, vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, and the oil in avocados treats the dry patches that sometimes pop up during the winter season.
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (about 3 vitamin E capsules)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 avocado
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and apply to your face and neck for 10-15 minutes, rinse off with warm water.
3. Make a rich Moisturizing Face Oil
- almond oil
- choose one of the following essential oils for your skin type: chamomile for sensitive/redness, lavender for dry, ylang ylang for oily
Add about 10-15 drops of essential oil for every ounce of almond oil. Keep the oil in a dark, glass jar to retain its potency.
Do you have any remedies to combat winter dryness?
Photos by Lindsey Rose Johnson