Winter Skin Care
For many people the cold days of winter bring uncomfortable general tight dry feeling to the skin. Some skin conditions become so dry that it results in flaking and cracking and even triggers conditions such as eczema. As the weather conditions change so too should your skin care routine. In winter you may need to moisturise your skin more and if your summer moisturiser routine is no longer doing the job then you may need to switch to an oil based moisturiser. Choose your oils with care when especially when using them on your face. Some oils are too heavy and may be clogging to the skin. Look for non-clogging oils for the face like avocado, jojoba, and evening primrose oil. Shea oil is best suited for the body.
Oils applied to the skin after bathing or showering can have a nourishing and moisturising effect to combat the drying air of winter. But you don’t have to spend a fortune on brand name skin care products. You can find good quality oils in many health care shops.
Try these tips to make your own oil body moisturiser
- Use base oils of almond, avocado or sesame seed oil as these are easily absorbed into the skin.
Use organic and cold-pressed oils when possible
- Add your own essential oils to customize your blend. Stimulating essential oils to use in your blend can be peppermint, lemon, grapefruit and or geranium. For a calming night time oil use lavender, chamomile, lemongrass or jasmine
- Store in a dark bottle in a cool place to prevent oil from going rancid
- Apply oil to slightly moist skin for after a shower or bath to increase its absorption and coverage
Try this blend…
- 60ml almond oil
- 60 ml jojoba oil
- 10 ml avocado oil
- 10 ml pumpkin seed oil
- 2 ml vitamin E oil
In this blend 8-10 drops of your desired essential oil is the perfect amount. Add all ingredients to a glass bottle and shake. It’s that simple!