As we’re all aware, our skin gets the driest and our lips get chapped most during the winter season. Top reasons being are of course the weather, & low water intake. Of course we don’t consume as much water as in the summer time, our body tends to get more dehydrated with less water. We’re constantly in warm areas; heaters, under covers and putting on these warm clothes, so our skin isn’t getting much moisture as it should.
I’ve put together a couple ways for you to keep your skin moisturized during the winter season.
1. Consult a licensed professional. You never want to start any health or body regimen without professional consultation.
2. Drink tons of water. I know you’re reading and thinking it’s too cold to drink water. Well, warm water couldn’t hurt. Try and drink at least two warm cups a day.
3. Gather some natural butters and oils. Now most products promote ointment moisturizers that are oil based… with chemicals. I personally think that’s a no-no. I am a naturalist, so I believe anything natural will not harm you. Oils to use that will provide moisture: avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, or almond oil, shea oil/butter. Jojoba oil is a great moisturizer for your face; it cleanses, moisturizes and doesn’t clog the pores. Here are ways to apply the oil properly to your face.
4. Brown sugar or cane sugar is great for exfoliating your skin. You would simply make the sugar a paste with water and gently rub it on you legs, arms and feet. Finishing up with applying warm 100% organic coconut oil. Can used on your lips the same exact way.
5. African Black soap is great for healing many skin problems, eczema, razor burns and eliminating blemishes. Read more here: http://www.treehugger.com/style/what-is-black-soap.html
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- Peace and Blessings J