Winter Proof Your Skin

Winter Proof Your Skin

Give tired, dry, cracked winter skin the boot ! Winter proof your skin + moisturize the hell out of it, that is the only way you are going to make it to another Spring.

Even for a tropical girl like myself the cold eventually hits everyone at some point during the year. Sometimes it even sneaks up on me {one day 70 degrees +the next you wake up to 50 degrees!} A huge change when you’re used to warm {humid} weather more often than not.

Extreme changes in temperature can cause anyones skin to go out of whack. Exfoliating scrubs may seem like a dream…a quick scrub + slather on some moisturizer +you are good to go, right? In theory yes but under microscopic scrutiny, not so much. You can stave off the botox a bit longer + turn to your kitchen fridge + cupboard {which should be chock full of veggies, whole grains + awesome fruits} There you’ll find loads of  goodies to rid dead skin as well as grain worthy items to repair + heal.

Some beauty tips for a spa worthy pantry facial:

  • Keep cotton balls + a clean cotton washcloth + hand towel close by
  • Certain fruits + veggies can stain clothing, wear expendable threads
  • Have fun + relax!

Using natural food ingredients in your skin care regimen are a prepped to order process {read: only make what you are ready to use}

Calming Lavender Mask ~ Under normal circumstances I treat myself to this ultra relaxing mask at night. If my day has been extra hellish though I hop to it asap! The kaolin clay fights breakouts + balances without draining skin of its natural moisture.  Lavender calms + soothes.  Both almond + grapeseed oil promote healthy, soft + balanced skin.

What you need:

White Kaolin Clay

Lavender Essential Oil

Almond Oil or Grapeseed Oil {both work wonders on skin}

Small glass container {bpa free plastic works too} with a lid

What to do:

Mix 1 tbsp white kaolin clay + 1 tsp almond or grapeseed oil. Add  2-3 drops of lavender eo {essential oil} to the mixture  in your small container.

Apply mixture to your face {avoid eye areas} Relax for about 10 mins

Rinse with tepid water then splash face with cold water + follow-up with moisturizer immediately on damp skin.

Note: Use a few drops of water to dilute the mixture for easy application. Store the remainder for up to 7 days.

Let the juices flow! Fruit juices that is. Fruits have natural occurring enzymes that exfoliate + soften skin naturally. Once seeded fruits should be mashed or {my personal preference} puree in a blender. Apply with a cotton ball + leave on for 5-10 min before rinsing off.  Here are some stand alones + personal favorite blends that I use.

tomato {yes it is a fruit}

papaya + pineapple {1 ripe slice of each. massage on to skin}

grapes {skin peeled off}

apple + avocado {1 part apple, 1 part avocado, both pitted}

For skins sake, moisturize! If you love your skin you will cleanse, tone, moisturize + repeat. This goes for those of you who hold “oily” skin memberships as well. {I am a life long owner of one} Contrary to popular belief some {not all} oils are actually good for balancing out sebum {an overdose/underdose is what causes those nasty little zits} + do not make your skin more oily.

Fruits + Veggies A little {good} fat can go a long way. Try mixing 1/2 ripe avocado, 1 {boiled} carrot + 1 tbsp olive oil or almond oil. Apply the mixture to your face + leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing. {Umm you should eat the other half, ya know}

Honey An especially easy moisturizing treatment is a honey mask. Use raw honey {about 2 tbsp} and spread along face + neck. Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing with tepid water.

Last but never least protect your skin. I am currently using Borba Super Creme to keep my skin sun blemish free + moisturized {sans the excess oil}

 

 

 

 

 

 

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