Happy Monday! After a peaceful and relaxing weekend, I am feeling rested and ready to hit the ground running this week. We had our first snowfall this past weekend, and you know what that means … dry skin! As I’ve mentioned before, I have sensitive, dry skin, so winter can be a real drag! Here are five of my natural remedies I rely on to keep my skin soft all winter long.
Did you see this the other week in my friday favourites? The Warsh cloth cleans my face and removes ALL makeup without any harsh soaps or chemicals! I’ve been using this cloth for almost a year now and have never looked back. Raccoon eyes are a thing of the past, and water proof mascara stands no chance against this baby!
If you are thinking to yourself that the Warsh cloth will never cut it, and your skin needs something more powerful that will exfoliate, look no further than your kitchen pantry. One tablespoon of baking soda, mixed with about a tablespoon of water makes the perfect exfoliant. I keep a box of baking soda in my washroom, and use it once or twice a week to exfoliate. Bonus: baking soda is a great substitute for toothpaste in a pinch!
Rose Hip Oil
Once my face is nice and clean it’s time to moisturize and rose hip oil is a great, natural solution. I’m sure you’ve seen a million things on pinterest showing you how amazing coconut oil is, and I love coconut oil as a moisturizer for my body, but it doesn’t absorb as much as I would like on my face. A couple of drops of rose hip oil go a long way, and it absorbs quickly so I don’t have to wait ages to apply makeup or walk out the door.
Ditch the Perfume
I think we all like smelling nice! 🙂 I don’t, however, love strong perfumes and they don’t do anything for our skin. A couple drops of essential oils mixed with coconut oil provide a great alternative to perfume and hydrates my skin in the process. I’m a fan of a lavender scent, but play around until you find the right blend for you!
This one is a no brainer, drink water and lots of it! If you’re like me and struggle to drink enough water because you forget, it tastes so boring, etc. here are a couple of my go-to solutions to increase my water intake :
- Chug a glass first thing in the morning
- Carry a water bottle with me everywhere (out of sight, out of mind!)
- Herbal tea
- Hot water and 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- Water (hot or cold) with a squeeze of lemon or lime
- Eat lots of hydrating fruits – watermelon, melon, grapes, etc.
- Water and 1-2 tbsp. chia seeds
Do you have any tips to keep your skin hydrated and soft? Help a girl out!