Missing that natural glow your skin seems to have during the summer? Us too! It’s right around that time of year when we’re getting reacquainted with dryness, allergies, and itchiness. The cold weather can be harsh, so it’s time to take extra care of our body and our skin. But don’t worry – there’s no need to spend lots of money on luxurious beauty products as there are a handful of budget-friendly remedies and routines that you can incorporate to feel healthier all winter long.
We always recommend researching any essential oils, creams, or products before purchasing them. Don’t make a decision based on a recommendation from a friend or family member. It’s important to remember that our bodies are different – some of us have oily skin, while others are dry throughout the year. See what works best for you, and in the meantime, here are some simple tips to try this season.
Because there’s less moisture in the air, lathering our bodies with moisturizer is a great way to combat dry or itchy skin. Try to remember to use your favorite cream or oil right after showering. Dryer areas, like hands, feet, and elbows, might require a little extra attention, so you can always add a deep moisturizer to these areas before bed. Plus, sleeping with socks or gloves can really seal in the moisture.
Use DIY masks
Although there are plenty of stores that sell face masks, you’re more in control of the ingredients when you make them at home. We always recommend using natural ingredients, like honey, avocado, jojoba oil, almond oil, banana, oatmeal, and apple cider vinegar. Homemade masks are affordable and simple and provide additional hydration throughout the winter months. Check out two of our favorite masks here.
Exfoliating helps get rid of dead cells, so it’s especially important to exfoliate at least once a week. There are a variety of exfoliating scrubs you can use in the shower that benefit your entire body (don’t forget your hands and feet, too!). Just remember to moisturize after you exfoliate to double up on the good stuff!
Buy a humidifier
Do you ever wake up with congestion or a bloody nose? Winter naturally brings low humidity, and with the heat on in our homes, our bodies and skin tend to dry up. Investing in a humidifier will help keep moisture in your home, especially overnight.
As soon as winter comes along, we tend to opt for drinks like hot cocoa or tea, but don’t forget that our bodies need plenty of H20. If you’re keeping your body hydrated, your skin will naturally follow! Be mindful of your intake of caffeine and sugary drinks, and consume enough water throughout the day. Plus, a cup of warm water with lemon is a refreshing way to hydrate and beat the cold at the same time!
Spend a few minutes in a sauna
Spending just 10 minutes in a sauna can provide a good sweat and help you kick that winter cold! The steam opens your pores and allows your body to release toxins. That’s why so many people leave saunas feeling refreshed and like they have a natural glow (which is often hard to get during the winter)!
What are some of your favorite ways to combat the cold weather? Share your go-to skin routines below!