Winters have finally arrived and the reduced humidity with cold temperature will make your skin dry itchy and flaky. Dry skin will get worsen and other skin types will also start feeling stretchy and dry. In winters skin is depleted of moisture that is why skin feels dry and itchy. It’s very important that you take proper care and provide nourishment to your skin to prevent any further skin damage.
If you don’t want to spend money on expensive creams and lotions, you can try oils which are easily available in your kitchen. Here are some oils that are best suited for dry skin:
If you have dry or any other skin type, you can use grapeseed oil blindly all over your body. Many beauty experts consider it as one of the best skin oil for all types even oily. It’s very thin oil but still very nourishing and hydrating. You can also use this oil as under eye oil to keep under eye area nourished. Grapeseed oil is rich in vitamin C which not only keeps your skin hydrated but regular usage will also make your face glow and reduces marks. You can also use it as anti-aging oil.
Pure coconut oil can do wonders for your dry flaky skin when applied topically. You can apply coconut oil all over your body after taking bath and your skin will be hydrated for at least 5-6 hours easily. You don’t need to reapply any other cream because coconut oil is very hydrating without being oily or sticky. Not only is it hydrating but it is also anti-aging and regular usage reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Coconut oil also provides protection against harmful sun rays so you don’t need to layer yourself with any extra products as it’s enough to protect you. You can also use coconut oil on your lips as it acts as a nice lip base and then you can top it up with your favorite lipstick.
Olive oil is used as a moisturizer since ages and is also main ingredient in many lotions/creams. Its nourishing oil and it will prevent dry flaky skin when used regularly. It not only deeply nourishes your skin but also provides extra benefits as it is rich in antioxidants. Just take small amount, add few drops of essential oil and apply it all over your body to not keep your skin warm and glowing but also add a subtle fragrance. DIY olive oil body mist >>
Some quick tips to avoid dry flaky skin:
Dry brush your skin daily before wetting your body so that you get rid of dry flaky skin.
Soap can worsen your dry skin so don’t use soap more than once in winters. You can just use a body scrub and it’s enough.
Hot water will also make your skin dry so avoid using hot water for bathing, use warm water.
Shaving can also make your skin dry, best time to shave is after shower using olive oil as shaving cream to avoid dry, flaky skin.
Last but not the least is don’t skip your sunscreen as it can worsen your dry skin. Always wear sunscreen even when it’s cloudy.