This winter has been quite freezing and I spent a part of my New Year's celebration out in the cold (it was around -14 Celsius). The low temperature did not destroy our celebration, however, and we happily ignored the cold with our hats, scarfs and warm mittens (and a sip or two, or three... or five of champagne). Sadly, I couldn't hide my face from the low temperatures and I could definitely feel the dry skin when I woke up the next morning. Do you get this feeling as well? I get it almost every morning and sometimes even during the day; my dry skin makes my face feel it is about to explode. Luckily, I have my (not so) secret treatment that always saves my dry skin. It is very simple and natural and I am sure you have some in your kitchen: OILs.
I find this treatment great, because it is also quite inexpensive and animal friendly, as it is not tested on these beautiful creatures, unlike many well-known brands. I make sure I buy unrefined, cold pressed and possibly organic oils, which make my skin feel soft and fresh again. There are countless different oils out there, but some of my favourite that I use for my skin are:
* Coconut Oil
* Avocado Oil
* Argan Oil
* Jojoba Oil
* Walnut Oil
and I mustn't forget
* Shea Butter
I gently massage them into my skin. Sometimes I only apply one of the oils, other times I combine different oils. My currently favourite combination is avocado oil, which is followed by shea butter, which moisturises my skin throughout the day. I also apply different mixtures after I take a shower to prevent my skin from getting dry again.
While applying the oils, I also massage them into my hands, hence I avoid cracked skin on my hands as well. This is what I call a win-win situation.
As you can see I am a big fan of oils and I obviously use them for other treatments and around the house as well.
Do you want me to talk about that in one of my future posts as well? Let me know in the comments below.
How do you treat your skin during winter? ♥