T’is the glamorous season of static hair, dry skin and chapped lips. But don’t let these winter blues get you down. There are plenty of things around your house you can do to bash the harshness of the season.
Dryer sheets take static out of hair quickly and leave the hair smelling good. Open the sheet completely, grab a section of hair and run the sheet from the scalp to the bottom of the strand. Do all the hair working with a fairly large section at a time. Stroke the section this way several times before moving on to the next section. Some brands work better than others so if you try it and it doesn’t work well try sprinkling a few drops of water on the sheet then try it again. Dryer sheets are meant to work in a damp environment but you don’t want your hair sopping wet so use water sparingly.
For chapped lips this no brainer is by far the best au natural lip treatment money can buy. For around $2.00 this 100% natural Cocoabutter stick last for a very long time since its much larger than conventional chapsticks. Although you don’t get the SPF protection you would with chapstick its not recommended to use if you will be outdoors for a while. But I must say it is wonderful and hydrates beautifully. For additional beauty tips on how to get the perfect pout click here.
Flawless Skin can start with making your own sugar scrub just by mixing some brown sugar and olive oil in a plastic bowl. This scrub sloths off all the dry skin and keeps you glowing all winter long. It’s very easy to make, fresh since you are mixing it yourself and will save you lots of money. Use twice a week to keep your skin super smooth paying close attention to areas such as the knees and elbows. For super soft hands and feet rub some Organic coconut oil on your hands and feet before bed and sleep with cotton gloves and socks. For more tips to my favorite DIY home beauty recipes click here!
Most over the counter soaps have harsh chemicals that dry out your skin and the “moisturizing” body washes have perfumy fragrance that can cause irritation and are also loaded with harsh chemicals. Now if you are feeling extra festive this year you can make your very own all natural hydrating soaps that leave you skin silky smooth and will also make great gifts.
Shea Butter Soap (from Soothing Soaps by Sandy Maine)
2 cups glycerin soap base, melted in a double boiler
2 tbsp shea butter, melted separately
Several drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)
Mix well, pour into molds (you can use regular food storage containers), and cool.