Hello, cold weather, and welcome to dry skin season! Winter weather and brisk winds bring on the inevitable dry, scratchy, red hands. Nobody wants it, but once the temperatures start dropping dry skin is hard to avoid.
There is a simple, inexpensive solution to cold weather dry skin, and it can be made using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
Once cold weather season hits keeping skin moisturized becomes nearly impossible without constant care. This detoxifying and moisturizing DIY hand scrub is all that you need. Himalayan pink salt will scrub away the outer layer of dead skin allowing the rejuvenating coconut and lavender oil to bring scaly, dry skin back to life.
Coconut oil plays the leading role in this skin-healing concoction. Your skin will instantly soak up the moisture from the oil and leave it feeling ever-so-soft and supple. Once the coconut oil sinks into the cracks of your skin, it will begin to soothe away the dryness. Since coconut oil is an anti-fungal, it also works wonders for eczema and psoriasis.
Next comes the magic of the salt, Himalayan pink salt crystals to be exact. If you've never heard of this miracle of nature, Natural Living Ideas has packaged up a beautiful list of all of its benefits. For the purpose of this scrub, we chose it for its detoxification and purification qualities.
Last, but not least, is lavender essential oil. Nothing is as relaxing as the scent of lavender. With its calming, stress relieving properties, lavender is the perfect essential oil for a healing, DIY skin scrub.
Makes enough hand scrub for approximately 8 uses
Recipe adapted from The Coconut Mama
Don't hesitate to try this beautiful and healing DIY scrub today. Your skin won't be disappointed!