I love the cold winter weather. I’m not a fan of the snow on the roads, but the cold never phases me; I guess, living in Canada for the past 30 years will do that to you.
The cold, fresh air in the winter makes my skin glow and my makeup stays put all day. But it does make my face extremely dry. I’ve bought expensive creams and serums to aid with the dry skin; nothing seems to work as good as my household remedies. So here, I’m giving you my best tested home remedy to soothe winter skin.
This is a quick and easy remedy that will allow you to conveniently find all the ingredients right in your fridge/cupboard or local grocery store.
The first and most important of all: honey. Honey has tons of healing properties. It’s known as a natural antibiotic and can be used as an anti-inflammatory and moisturizing miracle worker.
Yogurt has lactic acid in it; which will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores. It’s also cool and applying yogurt on your face just gives your skin a refreshing feeling.
Turmeric will help fight acne and heal scars. This ingredient also has anti-inflammatory properties which will target pores and calm redness in skin.
Mix the three ingredients together and you’ve got a magic mask to deal with all the cold, windy days of winter. Plus, you’re skin will feel refreshed, smooth and soft and love you for this magic potion.
- 1-2 tbsp yogurt
- 1-2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- Mix ingredients together
- Apply with a brush or fingers evenly on face and neck. You can even apply the mixture to your hair if you have time to wash your hair; otherwise stick to applying it to your face only.
- Leave on for 20-25 minutes or until mixture dries on your skin
- Wet hands with lukewarm water and rub on face in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes. This will give your skin a good massage and exfoliate dead skin. Make sure to use gentle circular motions as you don’t want to aggravate the skin.
- Rinse off with cool water
- Apply a light moisturizer, if needed. I personally don’t need it after this mask as it leaves my skin feeling hydrated and smooth.
- The next morning, I apply Vaseline to my t-zone and lips and my moisturizer on the rest of my face. The Vaseline creates a barrier for my sensitive area against the cold winter air. Plus, applying a light coat of Vaseline helps my makeup go on smoother.
Try this mask at least once or twice a week depending on how much healing and refreshing your skin needs.
Don’t forget to let me know how amazing your skin feels after trying this or share your remedies with me and get featured on my blog (I’m always looking for new people to feature).
Xoxo ~ Tamana
Sometimes skin problems just cannot be resolved without buying expensive drugstore or high-end products. But natural remedies can help take the pressure off your wallet.
For a Sunburn or over-tanned skin:
Aloe and Honey Mask
- Mix 1 tsp. aloe gel and 1 tsp. honey, apply to skin and leave on for 10 minutes. Then rinse with lukewarm water.
- Crush 1 cup green grapes to a pulp. Add 1 tsp. honey or 1 egg yolk. Leave on damp skin for 15 min and then rinse.
For blemished skin:
Oatmeal Tomato Mask
- Blend 1 ripe tomato, 1 tsp. lemon juice, and 1 tbsp. instant oatmeal or rolled oats. Apply to skin, making sure the mixture is staying on the blemished areas. Add a bit more oatmeal to thicken the mask, if necessary. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes, then scrub off with a clean washcloth dipped in lukewarm water.
- Blend ½ a cucumber (with skin) with 1 egg white, 2 tbsp. mayonnaise, and ½ cup olive oil. Apply morning and evening, and gently wipe off with tissues.
Wheat Flour Vinegar Scrub
- Mix whole wheat flour with vinegar and apply to freckles and dark spots.
For acne or pimples: (each one of the below are separate remedies that can cure acne and pimples)
- Nutmeg mixed with milk
- 3 tbsp. honey mixed with 1 tsp. cinnamon powder overnight
- 1 tsp. lemon juice mixed with 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
- Fresh garlic
- Fresh mint juice
- Lime juice mixed with boiled milk
- Equal parts lime juice and Rose water, leave for 20 min.
- Grated potatoes
Dark circles under eyes: (each one the below are separate remedies that can help cure dark circles)
- Cover eye with slices of raw potato or cucumber
- Lemon juice 2 x a day
- Crushed mint
- Almond oil
*note: these remedies were taken from books, websites and handed down from my mother
I’ve spent the last few days thinking and wondering on how to make myself look more youthful. You see, I am a smoker, I am overweight and just starting to work on my diet. My skin is starting to look aged and dull. I want to bring the pop back into my skin; get that natural glow!
Most of this evening has been spent by me searching the internet for tips and secrets from around the world. I’ve found a few interesting tips. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to give credit to all the websites and authors as I’ve mainly been putting in my notes into WordPad. However, I will let you know none of these tips are mine and have been taken through various sources.
Most of you that are reading these tips will have probably have come across them through other searches. However, what you will find different here is that I’m going to give you in-depth details on how I used these items and what the results were.
As I keep my research going, I will add more notes. So, stay tuned!