1. INVEST IN SOME GOOD BUTTERS
Cocoa Butter is rich in Vitamin E, antioxidants, and Oleic Acids, which mean that is great for soothing rough skin, but no so great for someone that has issues with acne.
Kokum Butter is non greasy and absorbs easily into the skin. “It’s produced from the fruit of the kokum tree that grows in the central east region of India. From the kernels of the fruit, the butter is extracted and processed”. It is great as protection against skin dryness and helps to restore damaged skin. It’s frequently used to create lipsticks and balms.
Shea Butter is a great ally in combating aging. It is a decent butter for use against sun exposure and it’s high in vitamin A and E. Shea butter is also great for use as a shaving cream.
Capauacu Butter is sourced from the Amazon. “Cupaucus seeds are pressed together which produces the oil”. It as an excellent skin and hair moisturizer. It also increase skin elasticity, offers protection against UV-A and UB Rays.
Mango Butter is excellent helping to fight dry skin, eczema, frostbite and dermatitis. It’s non-greasy and easily absorbs into the skin. It also packs antioxidants as well. Mango butter also supports healthy skin cells.
2. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Your skin cells are made up of water. Also, water eliminates toxins and removes waste products from the body. Water aids in skin moisture and increases the skins elasticity. Water is your first defense against dry cracked skin.
3. BATH SOAKS
Your skin is like a plant. Soaking is a great way to give the surface of your some moisture. Try adding a couple of drops of sunflower seed oil, or avocado oil to your water. Try to limit soaking to 15 minutes in warm water. Soaking for too long can actually cause dryer skin.
4. BODY SCRUBS
Body scrubs are great for removing dead skin cells. When dead skin cells are removed, moisturizing agents are able to penetrate the skin more efficiently. Salt, sugar, coconut oil, and coffee grounds are all popular ingredients for scrubs. Be sure to moisturize after applying a scrub.
5. YOGURT MASKS
Yogurt contains lactic acid, which is a great exfoliator. It also contains zinc, which aids in the fight against acne. It contains, B2, B12 and B5. Yogurt also has anti-inflammatory properties which work great against puffiness and dark circles.
BONUS: DIY Moisture Boosting Yogurt Mask
3 tablespoons of yogurt (plain unsweetened probiotic)
1/2 tablespoon of cocoa (antioxidant)
1/2 teaspoon of honey (moisturizes the skin and antibacterial agent)
Mix the ingredients in a bowl, until well blended.
Apply the mask to your face and neck
Leave on for 30 minutes
Remove the mask with cold water
Gently dry your skin
Try applying the mask at the beginning of a warm shower
The steam helps to open up your pores, which allows the better absorption of the nutrient
Stay warm and keep that skin nice and soft. Take care.
Janet Michelle, xoxo