Natural Dry Skin Remedies for a Holiday Glow
The holiday season is approaching, and with it cold, dry winter weather. For those with dry skin, this is not always a particularly exciting time, as the harsh weather can often have negative effects on your complexion. Lucky for you, we’re here to give you the best natural remedies to make your skin glow under the holiday lights.
1. Aloe Vera
If you’ve never tried an aloe vera mask, now’s the perfect time to reap the benefits of one! Typically, aloe vera leaves can be found in your local grocery store produce section, or some health foods stores will sell the gel already removed from the plant. If you are buying a leaf, remove the inside gel and blend it (using a few teaspoons of water if necessary) and spread the blended product onto the skin (and hair, if you’d like). You can choose to wash it immediately when it dries or leave it on overnight. The possibilities are endless for this mask, and storing the extra in the fridge will not only preserve it for longer, but create a cooling effect that will reduce any puffiness as well.
Honey has unlimited uses when it comes to natural remedies. One of its best qualities is its ability to moisturize and repair dry skin. Honey is a humectant, which means it keeps the natural moisture of the skin locked in. Using a honey mask a few nights a week will seal the moisture into your skin and help your other products such as serums and moisturizers perform even better. On top of this, due to its antibacterial properties, honey is also an excellent solution for acne. Oftentimes, anti-acne products can be drying to the skin, so switching to a more gentle alternative will do wonders for the skin.
3. Drink More Water
A bit of a no-brainer, but it can be hard to motivate yourself to drink water in the winter. Warm holiday drinks may seem much more appealing, but ultimately they are not doing much for your skin. Continuing to drink water even during the cold winter months will help moisturize your skin from within and improve your overall health in the process.
Not a mask or serum, but a humidifier machine can be very helpful in keeping your skin moisturized. Especially for those in dry winter climates, the moisture in the air that helps keep the skin moisturized during the summer has gone, and with it, your glowy skin. Putting a humidifier in your room while you sleep will help your skin soak in moisture from the air. Even better, a humidifier with a diffuser feature will also allow you to reap the benefits of stress-relieving essential oils.
Many people, especially those prone to acne, are afraid of putting oil on their skin because they believe oil is the root of their breakouts. However, almost everyone can benefit from adding oils to their skincare routine. There are many different oils that will benefit different skin types. Marula oil, grapeseed oil, and vitamin E oil are popular options, but there are unlimited possibilities and combinations of oils that will keep your skin dewy and hydrated all winter long.