Winter Wellness: 8 Tips for Healthy Skin and Hair This Winter

Winter wind, dry air, and the chilly temps of winter can really do a number on our skin and hair. But don’t worry! I have 8 helpful tips to help keep your skin and hair healthy during the winter months.

Dry Skin РFor the perfect dry skin remedy look no further than your kitchen cabinets. Using Coconut Oil is the perfect solution for dry skin. Coconut Oil has saturated fatty acids and alpha linoliec acids that are great for nourishing, repairing, and rejuvenating your skin. You could even make a whipped coconut oil to make it feel more like a lotion.

Brittle NailsThe main culprit behind brittle nails is lack of moisture. The solution? Vitamin E oil is a great remedy to keep your nails moisturized, hydrated, and also helps to strengthen and nourish your nails and cuticles. Just break open a Vitamin E capsule and massage the oil on your nails for a few minutes

Itchy & Dry ScalpNothing is more annoying than having an itchy, dry scalp! The solution? Aloe Vera! Aloe Vera helps to soothe irritated skin. You can massage the aloe vera directly on your scalp and then rinse and shampoo your hair.

Irritated or Dry EyesThem eye drops are an okay solution for your irritated or dry eyes. But an even better solution is Flaxseed Oil. You can find Flaxseed Oil in capsules or liquid form and should be taken orally.

Dry HandsWho wants dry hands? I know I don’t! The best solution for dry hands is to take some Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a bowl of warm water and dip your hands in there for about 5 minutes, then rinse your hands with lukewarm water.

Chapped Lips –¬†I have read and heard about many different remedies for treating chapped lips, but one that is the most effective is cucumber. Rub a cucumber slice on your chapped lips.

Static-y HairThis is something that I really struggle with throughout the winter months and it drives me CRAZY!!! What I usually do is just wet my hair down, but that is only a temporary solution. So I decided to do a search for a better solution. The next time I have static-y hair I will be using baking soda in my shampoo.

WindburnThere are a whole list of reasons why I hate winter, and one of those reasons is windburn. The restorative nutrients found in cocoa butter will help soothe windburned skin and helps to encourage the healing process.

I hope these tips will help you with your skin and hair during the winter months.

 

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