With the constant seasonal changes going on, from terrible cold, dry air in the winters to thick, hot steamy humid air in the summers it is very difficult to manage our skin’s health.
If you haven’t gotten on track, here is where you may want to start a good regimen. . Coming out of the fall and entering into a harsh winter, or out of a dry cold harsh winter into a lovely warm spring, anytime is the perfect time to begin you year.
During the spring, when we start to really want to get going to the outdoors more often, the sun is shining and everything is blossoming. Our skin is coming out of the harsh winter weather and it has been fighting the cold wintry air. It is most likely dry due to the air not only outdoor, but also because of the dry heat that we use to heat our homes. We need to exfoliate the dry skin at this time to get rid of excess scaly dead cells and get into moisturizing.
The humidity of summer is good for the suppleness of our skin, although it can bring out the oiliness. The sebaceous glands become overactive during high humidity and the natural oils become excessive. You really need a good skin care plan during this time, with some good products and need to follow faithfully. You will need to use a facial cleanser with salicylic acid. Also use a facial toner (non alcohol) and a lightweight moisturizer.
As always, I will tell you to use a sunscreen, never go without sunscreen, and reapply every 2 hours at least, and if you go in the water. This is EVERY time of the year.
The fall is no different in regards to exfoliation. There will be plenty of dead cells. Keep your skin well hydrated going into the winter to prevent that cycle from beginning again Winter is the very worst for skin. Chilly temperatures, low humidity and the dryness indoors give the worse conditions for your skin. As always, but much more so, consume as much water as you can, and moisturize often. Try to stay away from hot showers, use lukewarm water as the hot water takes away your natural oils.
Why go out and spend a ton of money on “natural skin care products” made by some huge companies when you can do it at home yourself, for a lot less money. Advertisements for new products keep bragging about how they use natural ingredients like coconut oil and honey. Well, those are things that a lot of us actually have in our pantries already.
Here are some of the best natural body scrub recipes for glowing skin without any chemicals.
Coconut Oil Honey Lip Scrub
Here is a Lip Scrub you may want to try. Since I just wrote about lips recently, get these ingredients together and try it! The best part about this one is it organic if that is what you are in to.
- 1 tablespoon of honey.
- 1 tablespoon of pure coconut oil.
- 2 teaspoons of brown sugar.
Make sure your coconut oil is on the more solid side, if it isn’t, just put it in the fridge for a bit until you can work with it. Mix the honey and coconut oil together nicely together until it is smooth. Fold in the brown sugar until mixed well. Take some melted coconut oil and drizzle a little into the mixture to soften it.
Place the newly made scrub into a small jar or container of choice. Use the scrub in a small amount in a circular motion on your lips for 2-3 minutes then rinse with a wet, warm, soft cloth. Enjoy.
Lemon Salt Scrub
This comes right out of Betty Crocker’s Kitchen
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
- ½ cup kosher salt
Mix all together in a container with a tight lid. To use, place approximately 1 tablespoon scrub at a time on skin (avoid eye area). Scrub onto skin in circular motion using washcloth or hands. Leave on 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water, and pat dry with towel.