Friday, October 19, 2012

Winterize You Skin On A Budget

Cheap Tricks for Healthy Skin
As the dry winter weather wreaks havoc on our delicate skin, there’s no need to overpay for skincare products whose ingredient list you can’t even pronounce.  Check out these  tips to keep your skin happy, healthy and winter ready the natural way!

Moisturize Naturally
Seal in the moisture by applying  plant-based oils like cocoa butter, aloe-vera or jojoba on your face and body right when you get out of the shower.  These affordable oils go a long way, and will help protect your skin from the elements.  Rub a little on you lips for some moisturizing luster too!

Homemade Masks
There’s nothing better than a cool face mask to refresh your skin.  No need to spend your cash on expensive lotions or store bought products because everything you need for an amazing face mask can be found right in your own kitchen!  A great way to keep dry winter skin at bay is by mixing one egg with Greek yogurt.  After your mixture is made apply it straight to your face and leave it on for five minutes and then rinse and pat your face dry (And for goodness sake, take the same precautions you would when cooking – don’t eat the raw egg, and make sure you wash your hands well to avoid the remote risk of salmonella!)

Sweet Exfoliation
To help keep your skin soft and glowing, it’s important to exfoliate your skin once a week.  If you’re in the mood for something sweeter, good old sugar is an excellent exfoliate!  The rough texture gently scrubs away dry skin and helps clear pores.  To create this sweet smelling scrub, take an equal amount of olive oil, white sugar and brown sugar, and then add 6 drops of vanilla extract.  Massage the mixture right onto your face in gentle circular motions and soak in the beautiful aromas while you exfoliate!

Recycle Your Coffee Grinds
Looking for another deep cleaning face and body scrub that will leave your skin silky soft plus smooth & lighten rough skin on your elbows?  Concoct your own inexpensive coffee exfoliate!  Just take your morning coffee grinds and mix in a tablespoon of lemon juice.  It’s a little messy when you apply the scrub, but you’ll be shocked at how good your skin looks & feels!

By Naima Muhammad @Queen_Naima

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