It may be a new year but unfortunately, dry skin isn’t something most of us can leave behind in 2018. Even though there are thousands of moisturizers on the market, most of us see little to no results from them. However, the solution may be hiding right under your nose… or in your kitchen cabinet! Here are some of my favorite holistic ingredients that will give you healthy, hydrated skin.
Think of coconut oil as nature’s petroleum jelly- it has many different uses and is safe to use on the skin. Research has shown that it significantly improves skin hydration by adding more lipids to the surface. These fatty acids also have emollient properties, which fills up the gaps in the skin, leave you with baby soft skin.
After you wash your face, rub a small amount of oil into your hands and rub until becomes a warm, oily consistency. Gently massage it into the skin and leave it for about 10-15 minutes before wiping away any excess.
Extracts from oatmeal have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that work together to improve dry patches on the skin. Adding some powdered oats to a nice warm bath will help your skin soak up all those nutrients.
Honey’s humectants, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties make is a staple in holistic skin care. Especially since the fights wrinkle formation and maintain the pH balance of your skin as well. Whip up a honey face mask, wear it for 20-30 minutes, and see the results for yourself!
It’s not just for treating sunburns! Whether you’re selecting products with aloe vera or manually removing the gel and applying it directly to the skin- it’s one of the best natural moisturizers out there. Before testing it on yourself, perform a patch test first. According to Tsippora Shainhouse, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Los Angeles Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center, people can develop allergic contact dermatitis to the plant.