WINTER SKIN CARE TIPS
• Get a humidifier. Our winters are dry and cold. A humidifier can add moisture to the air and help keep your skin hydrated.
• Moisturize frequently. Keep your skin healthy with good quality moisturizers applied after handwashing, showering and bathing.
• Sunscreen matters year-round. UV rays are out there even in the dead of winter. Apply a moisturizer with sunscreen every day all year long.
• Drink water. It’s just as important to stay hydrated in winter as it is in summer. Drink up!
DIY SCRUBS FOR WINTER
Peppermint Epsom Salt Foot Scrub
1 c. Epsom salts
¼ c. olive oil
10 – 15 drops peppermint essential oil
In a small bowl, mix Epsom salts, olive oil and essential oil together. Store in an airtight glass jar. Use a tablespoon-sized amount to vigorously scrub each foot. Rinse well and dry.
Winter Sugar Hand Scrub
½ c. white sugar
½ c. brown sugar
1/3 c. olive oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
In a bowl, mix sugars and oils together. Knead to blend well. Pack into an airtight glass jar. Use a teaspoon-sized amount to vigorously scrub each hand. Rinse well and dry.
Himalayan Salt Body Scrub
¼ c. sweet almond oil
1 c. Himalayan salt
5 – 10 drops lavender essential oil
5 – 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
In a bowl, place Himalayan salt. In another bowl, mix almond oil and essential oils. Add oil mixture to salt and stir. Pack into an airtight glass jar. Use ¼ c. of scrub to gently exfoliate all over body (avoid your face as salt can be hard on facial skin). Rinse well and dry.
Wake-Me-Up Coffee Body Scrub
2 c. cane sugar
1 c. ground coffee
½ c. olive oil
In a bowl, mix together sugar and ground coffee. Add olive oil and stir until well-combined. Pack into an airtight glass jar. Use ¼ c. of scrub to gently exfoliate all over body (avoid your face as scrub can be hard on facial skin). Rinse well and dry.