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DIY beauty products for dry winter skin

The winter months can be very unkind to your delicate skin. Store-bought skin care products are loaded with chemicals and can be downright expensive. Meanwhile, your fridge and pantry are likely stocked up with natural ingredients that can help your skin feel amazing. So if you want to stay looking and feeling good all winter long without breaking the bank, here are some easy DIY beauty products for dry winter skin that you can make at home.

DIY beauty products for dry winter skin

Bicarb for bright, beautiful skin
This scrub is so simple you’ll wonder why you’ve never used it before. Bicarbonate of soda isn’t just for the kitchen, you can also use it to get rid of pesky blackheads, clear your pores and prepare your skin to better absorb moisturiser. The antiseptic quality of it makes it a wonderful cleanser for your skin and it works as an exfoliant to scrub away dead skin cells and leaves your skin soft and smooth. it’s the prefect prep for your DIY beauty products for dry winter skin

Ingredients:

  • Juice from ½ a small lemon
  • 1 Tbsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of honey

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients. You want a paste-like consistency. If it’s too runny, add more baking soda. If it’s too thick, you can thin it out with a little water.
  2. Gently apply the mask mixture to clean damp skin using your fingers. Be careful not to scrub.
  3. Let the mask sit on your face for about 5-10 minutes. You might feel some slight tingling and tightening. 
  4. Wash off with warm water.
  5. Finish with your favorite moisturizer and bask in your soft silky skin.

Whip up an olive oil moisturiser to soothe dry skin

A great natural oil to use is olive oil, which works as a natural cleanser and moisturiser. Olive oil is high in vitamin E, an oil-soluble antioxidant that is often used in anti-aging products. The vitamin E also makes it incredibly anti-inflammatory for skin experiencing free-radical damage from exposure to harsh weather.

Ingredients:

  • 100g unscented shea butter
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Gently melt the shea butter over the stove using a steamer.
  2. Stir the olive oil into the melted butter, then place the mixture in the fridge to cool for 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Once cooled, whip the mixture with a hand mixer until the lotion has a creamy texture.
  4. Apply and absorb all those lovely cool moisturising oils.
  5. You can keep this butter for up to 6 months.

Keep as cool as a cucumber

Cucumber is naturally full of moisture and it has amazing cooling properties that reduce redness and keep skin soft and supple. Apart from smelling delicious, this mask exfoliates gently and leaves the skin noticeably softer after just one use. Another nifty tip from DIY beauty products for dry winter skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cucumber, pureed and peeled
  • 60ml milk
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar

Instructions:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Gently apply to clean dry skin using your fingers rubbing in a circular motion.
  3. Allow to sit for 5 – 10 minutes.
  4. Wash off with warm water.
  5. Sit back and enjoy your fresh, cool and bright skin.
DIY beauty products for dry winter skin

Keep sensitive skin happy with a yummy yoghurt moisturiser

If you have sensitive skin, then you want to stay away from harsher ingredients like lemon. So for those who have softer skin try this yummy yoghurt mask. It’s rich in probiotics and soothing skin proteins. Flavanols from the cocoa powder calm irritation, while the honey tightens the skin. The combination makes for a gentle but powerful mask that will keep you looking and feeling wonderful.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp unflavoured Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl mix the ingredients together.
  2. Gently apply to clean dry skin.
  3. Allow the mask to sit for 5 – 10 minutes until some hardening begins to happen.
  4. Wash off with warm water.
  5. Boom! Soft, moisturised skin with no irritation.

There’s no reason to let the winter blues detract from your natural beauty. Try these awesome DIY skin care products this winter and see the results for yourself. These DIY beauty products for dry winter skin will leave you looking and feeling great, plus the money you save on beauty products is sure to put a smile on your fresh skinned and radiant face.

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