As wonderful as summer weather is, all that sun really can take a toll on skin. In a few days, fall will officially arrive, and with it will come cooler days. I hate to say it, but the dryness of winter will soon be upon us, too. There’s no need to dread it, though.
Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be expensive in terms of money or time. I’ve got a few do-it-yourself home dry skin remedies that will see you through the worst of fall and winter. The bonus is that each of these recipes is quick and easy to make. No mess, no fuss, and especially no noise from the range hood fan!
This first recipe, oats and honey, is one of my favorites. It’s been my go-to skin moisturizer for a very long time. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Oats & Honey Skin Moisturizer
Mix equal parts pure honey and plain, rolled oats. Stir until the mixture forms into a thick paste. Smooth the mixture gently over your whole face and any other part of your body that needs moisturizing. Rinse off completely with a soft cloth and warm water. Store whatever remains in an airtight container, and place in the refrigerator.
Coconut Oil & Peppermint Extract
My poor feet suffer from dry skin more than any other body part. The fault, I’m sure, is completely mine since I don’t give my feet anywhere as much TLC as my face or hands. I always have coconut oil in the fridge because I make my own coconut milk. Once I’ve strained out the solids, I’m left with a spreadable mass. I take about a tablespoon of coconut oil and stir in a drop or two of peppermint extract. Then I rub it into my feet. Because the coconut oil doesn’t always dissolve cleanly into the skin, I like to put on a pair of socks so that the bed sheets don’t get soiled.
What are your favorite homemade skin remedies?