Love The Winter Skin You're In

Have you gotten that dreaded winter itch yet? You know the one, It just seems too move from your arms to your legs then your scalp. Did you know the cause of this itch could be the humidity levels?

Once the humidity drops below 40 percent, your skin begins to lose moisture, causing dryness and irritation. This could very well be the reason your normal body moisturizers aren't working for you. Fear not! Here are some product suggestions and tips too best quell that prickling.

Scalp: Having a dry scalp is never good, during these drying times a hot oil treatment is always a good idea. You can purchase one from your favorite brands or make a homemade treatment. Here is what you would need to make your own scalp treatment:

  • 1 tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Organic Raw Honey
  • Sauce Pan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Towel
  • Shower Cap (optional)

Simply mix your ingredients together thoroughly. Apply this mixture to your hair, making sure to massage your scalp. Leave your mixture on for about 30-40 minutes and continue with your normal shampoo and conditioning regimen.

If you would rather have a trusted brand to cure your scalp issues, you could look to Shea Moisture. Shea moisture formulated an entire line based on African black soap. African black soap is known for clearing acne and relieving skin ailments. It makes sense that their most healing collection of hair, skin and body products would use African black soap as its main ingredient. In this collection, they happen to have a hair masque which boasts that it conditions and removes product buildup in hair while relieving itching, flaking and scalp irritation. This product uses certified organic ingredients to seal in moisture and reduce breakage. This hair mask is perfect for a dry and itchy scalp.

In between scalp treatments be sure to oil your scalp. You can use the Indique hair care essentials French Argan oil in order too provide your scalp with much needed protection in between treatments .

Face: During this harsh weather adding oats to your beauty regime couldn't hurt. Oats can exfoliate moisturize and cleanse your skin. Oats can also soothe dry itchy skin.  If you are looking for a fresh paraben-free mask check out Lush's Oatifix.

Oatifix has a blend of oats, banana, and glycerin that locks in moisture, gently buffs skin and leaves you feeling soft and dewy.

You can also make your own oat face masked. To make your own fresh face mask all you would need are oats, honey, and milk.

  • Mix one tablespoon of oat flour with two tablespoons of honey to make an oatmeal and honey face mask at home for dry and irritated skin.
  • Add one tablespoon of milk to this mixture and apply onto your face and neck.
  • Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

This natural mask will help your skin stay smooth. The anti-inflammatory properties in the grains make it suitable for sensitive skin.

Body: It is very important to exfoliate during the winter. Due too the bitter chill we sometimes neglect basic skincare habits. Exfoliating your skin rids your pores of dead skin cells and reveals healthy skin underneath. There are plenty of exfoliates on the market, but few that can help relieve eczema ,psoriasis,  and moisturize all at the same time.

Sabon's dead sea salt body scrub is said to do all do the above and then some.

This body scrub is made from dead sea salts. The salts from the dead sea are told to have healing properties due to it being mineral rich and high in salt content. This particular scrub also has 5 essential oils partnered with the salts to leave your skin, soft and moisturized.

If your skin is still parched Design essential's has a rich balm that will do the trick.

This product is said to contain a sophisticated, blend of all natural, no preservative efficacious oils for repair, strengthen and shine. This balm can be used on your hair or your body. If you struggle with breakage heat damage, frizz, this highly moisturizing balm can be used as a hair and scalp moisturizer. It can also act as a reparative balm on your skin. The marula it contains deeply penetrates skin while the monoi butter acts as a skin conditioner slowing the loss of water.

We hope that these tips will help you glow and keep you moisturized.