In the middle of these cold winter months, it’s easy for our skin to be stripped of its natural moisture due to the temperature and low humidity levels. Not only can this weather create raw, red and itchy skin, but a dry complexion can also contribute to facial aging. That’s why it’s important to keep your skin hydrated when heading out into this winter wonderland.
However, we know that quality face creams and serums can be costly, so we’ve decided to share some of our favorite DIY moisturizing skin care recipes! These homemade methods consist of basic household items and are quick and easy to make, being both kind to your wallet and your busy schedule.
Before using any of these recipes, it’s important to first test them on a patch of skin to make sure that it doesn’t cause any irritations to your specific complexion.
Nourishing Oat & Honey Face Scrub
This is a quick and simple recipe that will flush away all of those dead and dry skin cells from the long winter months, while still renewing and softening your complexion. This recipe includes oatmeal, honey and milk, which all work together to exfoliate and hydrate your skin.
- ½ cup of oatmeal flakes
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 3 tbsp. milk
- 3 tbsp. water (or add until you achieve desired consistency)
- First, mix the oats into either a blender or a coffee grinder and pulse for 3 seconds
- Pour the oats into a bowl and add in the milk and water (add water until you achieve the consistency you desire)
- Add the honey and stir until all the ingredients are blended equally
- Gently scrub and massage your clean face with the mixture, using circular motions
- Rinse the mixture off with cool water and then pat your skin dry with a face towel
Moisturizing Facial Avocado Mask
This recipe works miracles on dry, aging and chapped skin. It uses naturally moisturizing ingredients such as avocados, honey, coconut oil and egg yolks. When combined, these ingredients will provide your skin with the nourishing anti-oxidizing agents that it needs to help combat dry skin and facial aging! This recipe was inspired by Julyne Derrick’s Carrot & Avocado Mask for Dry Skin
- ½ of an extremely ripe avocado
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil (if you don’t have coconut oil, feel free to use extra virgin olive oil)
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- Mash up the ripe avocado until it has a smooth and creamy consistency
- Mix in the coconut oil (or olive oil), egg yolk and honey until it’s all blended equally and has a homogeneous consistency
- Spread the mixture over a clean face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes
- Rinse the mixture off with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry with a face towel
- For optimal results, combine with your favorite moisturizing cream
With these recipes, you can fight off the damaging effects of the cold climate, all from the comfort of your own home. So sift through the pantry and take a trip to the kitchen to start this new moisturizing regime!
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Identify your skin
type in 5 easy
steps and be one
step closer to
beautiful looking skin!
When picking a skin cream, serum, cleanser, or toner it’s very important to pick one that’s appropriate for your unique skin type or you may be creating more problems than solving. At first, this may seem like a daunting task, especially since skin can encompass characteristics from all skin types and since the characteristics of skin are known change over time.
To help simplify the process, dermatologists and aestheticians have created 5 easy steps to help you identify your unique skin type. Hopefully, with the aid of these suggestions you’ll be well on your way to informed skin care shopping and healthy beautiful skin.
Wash your face Use a gentle cleanser to clean your skin of all oil and makeup traces. Be careful not to over wash and pat your face dry with a clean towel when finished.
Waste some time Spend an hour watching TV or on Facebook to give your skin a chance to dry and return to its natural state. During this time, take extra care not to touch your face.
Check for oil Dab your face with a white tissue. Make sure to pay attention to the T-zone (Nose and Forehead).
Determine your skin type
Identify Unique Skin Issues When choosing skin care products, it’s also vital to be aware of specific and recurring issues your skin may have. Typically, there are two problem categories that your skin can fall under:
Try out these 5 easy steps today and be closer to the beautiful radiant looking skin you have always wanted!
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Aloe Vera is a common main ingredient in many diverse beauty products such as face powders, hair conditioners, sunscreens, lotions, lipsticks, soaps, facial masks, and anti-wrinkle creams.
Aloe Vera, a plant extract, has been widely used for beauty care since ancient times. Its popularity is owed to its natural abundance in vitamins, amino acids, and minerals like magnesium, calcium and sodium.
So what can Aloe Vera do for your skin?
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The right amount of makeup in the proper color tones can accentuate the results of any skin care regimen and helps make you look years younger!
When applying makeup to cover the signs of aging, a common error is to apply too much. As a result, it can draw attention to lines and crevices and can render a cakey skin appearance.
Thanks to experts at Allure Magazine, here are a few tips to help you apply your makeup and look your best!
Dior: Hydra Life Cream Yves Saint Laurent: Radiant Touch Bobbi Brown: Cream Smashbox: Powder Bobbi Brown: Blush Laura Mercier: Eyebrow Pencil Lancome: Eclat Miracle Urban Decay: Eyeliner Sephora: Eyelash Curler Jane Iredale: Lip Fixation Smashbox: Under-Eye Primer
Knowing your skin tone can help you make informed decisions about cosmetic procedures.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal therapy uses optical energy to disable hair growth. The method is effective because of a hair pigment called ‘melanin’, which absorbs the energy emitted by the treatment flash and directs it towards the hair follicle, transforming light pulses into heat. The process disables the hair follicle and prevents future hair growth, allowing for long-term results.
The Fitzpatrick skin type scale is one of the most common methods of classifying skin types, and ranges from Type I to Type VI. The scale was created by Dr. Thomas B. Fitzpatrick in 1975, and has been widely used as a standard for dermatologists and skin care experts ever since. Based on this classification model, the chart provided below is a basic guideline to help you determine if IPL is right for you.
Unfortunately, IPL is not suitable for all skin tones. Naturally dark pigmented skin (or tanned skin) contains more melanin in comparison to lighter skin tones, which allows for more energy to be absorbed. As such, individuals with darker skin tones are more susceptible to burns and hyper/hypo pigmentation following an IPL treatment.
IPL is considered a safe and effective hair removal option for individuals with skin tones that are classified as Ivory, Beige, and Light Brown.
Take a look at the chart below to identify your individual skin tone and discover if your complexion is more similar to that of …
Michelle Dockery, Katie Holmes, Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, Zoe Saldana, or Gabrielle Union.
Robert Pattinson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Barnes, John Stamos, Will Smith, or Don Cheadle.
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