Do you love everything about winter except what the seasonal change means for your skin? Then you are definitely not alone…
Winter Skincare Home Remedies
Many people are excited about the arrival of winter and everything that comes with it: snowfall, the holidays, family gatherings and of course warm apple cider by the fire! Yet, along with all the good winter may bring, it also takes quite a toll on our skin – just ask Lowen’s ambassador and professional skeleton racer, Cassie Hawrysh!
Caring for Your Skin in Winter
Itchy, irritated, and dry skin are the most common skin issues during the cold, dry months. When the months grow colder, the heat is turned on which lowers the amount of humidity in the air and leads to dry skin conditions. As a result, our skin does not have enough moisture and that leads to dry, scaly skin and irritation.
Thankfully, there are some really inexpensive, natural ways to combat dry skin during the winter months.
Give these tried and true techniques a go so you can deal with that winter itch and turn your full attention to all the good things the winter season brings!
Go Tropical This Winter: Use Coconut Oil!
Ahhhh yes….you can just picture it now can’t you? A piña colada in one hand, the warm breeze of the midday sun, and the sound of the ocean…
Except – it’s the middle of winter and you’re daydreaming away as you open your coconut oil.
It’s been praised as the “miracle oil,” the must-eat “superfood” and of course with celebs like Emma Stone, Miranda Kerr, and Gwyneth Paltrow shouting their love of this multi-tasking ingredient tropical from the rooftops…it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
Consumers are educating themselves about the vast difference between their regular drug store skin care products and the natural alternatives. We’re seeing a shift in the use of more conscious and natural choices like Lowen’s, which serve the same purpose of helping consumers tackle their skin problems using natural ingredients like Certified Organic Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil (specifically formulated to be safe for use on adults and babies alike) used in our intensely hydrating RIIWDY lotion.
Here’s a few of our favourite uses of coconut oil and a simple DIY exfoliater recipe you can use all winter long to keep your skin hydrated:
- As a makeup remover
- As a remedy for cracked winter skin (lips, heels)
- As an anti-inflammatory
- To help reduce the appearance of varicose veins
- To soothe eczema or psoriasis
- To prevent stretch marks
Make your own DIY Coconut Oil Exfoliator:
- Combine 1tsp brown sugar and 1tsp coconut oil
- Rub the mixture into dry skin areas in small circular motions.
- Continue the process for two to three minutes before (or while) you shower.
- Wash away the excess and follow up with our hydrating lotion!
Cleopatra’s Miracle: Powdered Milk
From the Tropics, off we go all the way to Egypt where Cleopatra used an all-natural solution as simple as milk for soothing her dry skin. Add one or two cups of milk to a hot bath to get the same benefits. It’s beneficial to know that milk contains lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid (say that 10 times fast!) that serves as an all natural skin cleanser and dead skin cell releaser!
There are plenty of alternative bath recipes when it comes to having relaxing, skin moisturizing milk baths. Some ingredients you can add include sea salt, which helps to draw out skin impurities, or you can add fresh rose petals and a touch of lemon juice for a lovely rose milk bath.
Don’t have time to soak in the tub for 20 to 30 minutes? Take a washcloth and soak it in some cold milk; then take the cloth and dab the dry and irritated skin areas you want to treat.
Make sure to follow up these treatments with our lotion to seal in the moisturizing benefits and to say bye to dry skin once and for all!