Natural Beauty Remedies To Survive The Winter Season
By Merin Mentex
Tis’ the season of twinkling lights, Christmas tunes, hot chocolate and woolly jumpers. Winter has slowly crept up on us and amidst the busy days we often forget to have ourselves some “me time”. Here are a few natural DIY remedies to pamper yourself during the cold weather.
Moisturising Face Mask
Face masks are a fun way to rescue your skin from the dull weather. This easy DIY face mask combines three natural ingredients to save your skin during winter. Turmeric, a holy grail for Indian women’s beauty routine is a must in this mask. Here’s why it’s one the best, the anti-inflammatory property will help to reduce scarring, calm your skin and give a bright complexion. The second ingredient is common in every household and that is yogurt. The main property of yogurt is lactic acid, this helps to tighten pores and dissolve the dead skin cells. Finally, the third ingredient is oats which is extremely moisturising and helps to reduce any inflammation. To make this mask mix one tablespoon of full fat yogurt, half a teaspoon of turmeric and one tablespoon of oats together. Apply this mixture evenly on your face and wash it off after 10 minutes. Your skin will instantly feel hydrated and glow.
TOP TIP: Only use a small amount of turmeric, to avoid a yellow cast on your face.
Hydrating Hair Mask
The wind and cold temperatures can dehydrate your hair and make it frizzy. Coconut oil on its own is a magical ingredient that can do wonders to your hair. The essential fatty acids and vitamins will help to nourish and hydrate your hair. Firstly, brush out your hair to make sure there are no tangles, be careful not to pull or tug on your hair. Grab a bottle of organic coconut oil, rub it in your palms to warm and melt it. Evenly spread it across on your hair and gently massage your scalp. Wrap your hair in a bun and wait for at least two hours for your hair to soak in the oil. Step into a nice hot shower and wash it off with shampoo and conditioner that has some form of a hydrating ingredient such as cocoa butter, shea butter or argan oil. After your hair dries out, it will look silky and feel smooth. Using this mask at least once a week will help the growth of your hair, a bonus!
TOP TIP: Avoid blow drying your hair after as it can dry out your scalp and hair. Try to let it air dry naturally.
Luscious Lip Scrub
We often forget to take care of our lips, resulting in dry and chapped lips. Most important step to do before applying your lip balm is to remove the dead skins cells. By using a gentle lip scrub the flaky skin will be removed. The recipe is dead easy and only consists of two ingredients that you can find in your kitchen cupboards. The golden ingredient honey contains moisturising properties that will soften the lips. Plus, as a bonus it also has antibacterial properties that will help with healing the chapped skin. Secondly, brown sugar acts as a natural exfoliant that will remove the dead skin cells to reveal your healthy glowing lips. Mix half a tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of brown sugar, gently scrub your lips using this magical scrub and remove the excess using a wet towel. Apply some lip balm or dab a bit of honey to moisturise your lips. Your lips will be soft and supple.
TOP TIP: Try to use lip balms that contain natural ingredients and not ingredients that can further dry out your lips.
It’s time to pamper yourself. Play a movie, put on your face and hair mask, make frothy hot chocolate and grab a seat. Now go on, what are you waiting for?