Published: 09/03/2018 - Updated: 02/28/2019
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
The cold is one of the things that dries the skin out the most, so it’s time to take precautions, and to not allow it to get damaged. During cold weather, it is advisable to add foods to your diet that contain vitamin E (olives, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, walnuts, peanuts, sesame, avocado, etc.), and vitamin A (carrots, mango, papaya, oranges, pumpkins, etc.). But you also need to take external measures to protect your hair and skin with a few masks and treatments.
We will suggest a few ingredients to you so you can make your own masks, or if you like, take a look at the masks that we recommend.
The ingredients you can use to make masks are:
- Natural mask for dry skin: potatoes, olive oil, sesame oil, rose water, rose hip oil, shea butter, avocado, aloe, ginseng.
- For normal skin: Peaches, honey, olive oil, aloe, almond oil, lavender essential oil, rose water, rose hip oil, lavender, rose, palmarosa or peach, chamomile (naturally calming, smooths the skin), green tea, etc.
- For oily skin: Papaya, tea tree, lemon, orange, or grapefruit essential oil, lemon drops, aloe vera, yogurt, banana.
Natural mask suggestions for cold weather
To make the following masks, all you need to do it blend the ingredients, and then apply the mask to a clean face. Let set for 30 minutes, and rinse with plenty of water, or bathe.
Natural mask for oily skin:
This is perfect for cleansing and eliminating dead cell and impurities, and it also nourishes.
- 2 Tbsp. papaya pulp
- 1 Tbsp. plain yogurt
- 1 drop of tea tree essential oil
Naturally moisturizing mask:
This mask deeply moisturizes the skin and protects it.
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. homemade yogurt
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp. almond or olive oil
- 1 drop essential oil (see recommended oils)
Natural mask for dry skin:
Helps fight dry, cracked, or dull skin.
- 1 Tbsp. grated potato
- 1 tsp. olive or sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp. plain yogurt
Before exposing your skin to cold wind and the strong winter sun, use a hydrating or moisturizing cream. This could be from honey, cucumber, oatmeal, or aloe. If you went out at night, wash your face, and wipe it with a cotton ball and rose water. Then apply a bit of olive oil to your face and hands. Try to use scarves so your face is not completely exposed.
Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 02/28/2019
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