I love the winter months. Sure it’s cold and you have to pull out the long coats and furry boots. But, it also means that you can start using the most luxurious beauty treatments to make sure you maintain the healthy looking glow your skin has had all summer. It is recommended that you use different products and techniques to help your skin adjust to the cold season. But, having to buy completely new products can be costly. Here are some do it yourself options, that are not only good for your skin, but taste great too!
Cold weather can cause lips to become dry and flaky. Exfoliate your pout with a lip scrub 1-2 times a week.
DIY: For yummy, kissable lips, combine a little petroleum jelly, honey or ChapStick with sugar to create a paste-like consistency. Gently massage the paste over lips in a circular motion, and remove with a wet washcloth. Immediately hydrate lips with a deep penetrating lip balm.
BUY: The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ ($24) at bathandbodyworks.com
Just because your bundled up, that doesn’t mean you should neglect your body. Use a hydrating body mask to maintain your skin’s moisture.
DYI: Avocados are full with vitamins and minerals to condition and moisturize the skin. Mash together 1 avocado and 1 banana with a drizzle of warm honey. Apply the warm mix onto the entire body and leave on for 20 minutes. Remove with warm water.
BUY: Fruits & Passion Nourishing Collection Body Scrub and Butter, Avocado ($22 at fruits-passion.com).
Exposure to cold weather can dry out your face causing itchy, flaky skin. Combat the effects of the harsh chill with a hydrating mask.
DYI: Combine 1 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of honey and olive oil, and apply to your freshly washed face. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse with warm water. Enjoy the feeling of silky smooth skin.
BUY: L’Occitane Olive Tree Organic Moisturizing Face Mask ($36 at loccitane.com).