Winter’s cold temperatures, wind, and dry air can all wreak havoc on the face, scalp, hands, and feet.
While there seems to be an endless number of drugstore and high-end products to treat winter skin, some household items can be just as effective.
Here are 10 insider tips for winter skincare solutions.
1. Rub Away Foot Fungus
While treating foot fungus may not be at the top of everyone’s skincare regimen, keeping it at bay can prepare feet for sandal season.
Vick’s VapoRub contains menthol, camphor, and eucalyptus oil that have anti-fungal properties when applied nightly to feet and toes.
2. Multitask with Lip Balm
Cracked fingertips can be unsightly and uncomfortable in the wintertime.
Your lip balm can work double duty by moisturizing lips and fingertips for soft and smooth skin.
3. Replace Expensive Facial Primers With This Surprising Item
Vagisil is probably the last product most people would consider as a replacement for a high-end facial primer.
However, it’s dimethicone makes it an excellent primer alternative, and it also moisturizes skin.
4. Use This Well-Known Garnish to Calm Winter Skin
Whip up a mask containing parsley, yogurt, and apple cider vinegar to increase facial hydration and reduce redness.
In addition, the Vitamin K in parsley can produce a healthy glow.
5. Say No to Coffee
While it may be a part of your morning routine or a much-needed energy boost, the caffeine in coffee can cause dehydration and lead to dry, flaky skin.
6. Soothe Acne With This All-Natural Sweetener
100% raw honey contains anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and swelling in active acne. It can also prevent future breakouts because it is anti-bacterial and anti-microbial.
In addition, 100% raw honey contains anti-oxidants that protect skin against free-radicals that cause photo damage and signs of aging.
7. Scrub Your Lips
You can purchase a pre-made scrub that will remove dead skin cells to leave lips soft and smooth.
For a homemade treatment, dampened a washcloth with water and use it to exfoliate your lips.
8. Ditch Dandruff by Adding a Special Ingredient to Shampoo
For winter-related dandruff, sugar can be added in your shampoo to slough away dead skin cells.
As a result, conditioner will be better absorbed to moisturize a dry scalp.
9. Grab Some Goat Butter for an After-Bath Moisturizer
Goat butter is made from goat milk, jojoba, and urea and is able to exfoliate and hydrate skin.
It works well after a shower to seal in moisture.
10. Superglue Your Dry, Cracked Heels
Superglue allows dry, cracked heels to recover while ointments and cotton socks repair the skin.
For additional information about winter skin-care, please call Sanctuary Cosmetic Center today to schedule an appointment.