As we enter December and the temperature drops a few degrees, beat the winter blues before it gets you with these 4 simple tips for avoiding dry, lifeless skin.
Vaseline Is Your best Friend
Nothing tackles dry winter skin like vaseline. A tub of the stuff goes a surprisingly long way. With multiple uses, it’s great for softening lips, locking in moisture, and even works great as an eye makeup remover, and ridding those under-eye bags.
Coconut oil is an inexpensive natural remedy that will prevent your skin from losing moisture. A large tub of the stuff will get you through the winter and can also be used on hair before shampooing, to keep it extra soft.
Hydrate With Herbal Tea
Nothing hydrates and retains the skin’s natural healthy glow than a simple glass of water…or three. Herbal tea is just as good, plus a hot drink is much more appreciated in the colder months. Experiment with the many flavours- from ginger, to lemon, peppermint and spiced apple, they’re not only tantalising to the tastebuds but also rich in antioxidants.
Hold on to Your Sunscreen
Sun tan lotion in winter!? The very thought. A natural misconception is that sunscreen is only for those harsh blazing summer monthsbut you’d be surprised that it actually works wonders for winter dryness. Applying a sunscreen of SPF15 or more will protect your skin from those unforgiving elements.