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These DIY Beauty Products Will Keep You Covered From Head To Toe This Winter

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For many people, the thought of winter conjures images of shimmering snowflakes, spirited snowball fights, and handsome snowmen. Though beautiful, this winter wonderland can wreak havoc on your skin.

If you've been struggling to find the right solution to seasonal dryness, try these easy DIY moisturizers, oils, and scrubs and experience lasting relief.

1. All-Natural Face Oil for Acne-Prone and Oily Skin

Via bodyunburdened.com

Ingredients:

Jojoba Oil

Tamanu Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

Directions:

1. Wash and prepare a 2 oz. glass bottle with a dropper.

2. Pour jojoba oil into the bottle until it is ¾ full.

3. Fill the remaining ¼ of the bottle with tamanu oil.

4. Add 9 drops of lavender EO and 9 drops of frankincense EO.

5. Put the cap on and give it a shake.

This all-natural recipe is one of the best ways to combat dryness this season. Face oils are filled with essential oils derived from botanicals, which are packed with antioxidants that protect skin from harsh exterior forces. When applied, the oils penetrate the surface layer of your skin, rejuvenating the epidermis and keeping it moisturized for an overall brighter appearance. The best thing about face oils is that they absorb instantly and leave the skin luminous rather than greasy. During the winter, face oils can save your skin from the dryness and irritation typically associated with the drop in temperatures.

Once all the ingredients have been gathered, it's also quick and easy to make. For the best results, it’s recommended that you only apply four to five drops at a time—one on your forehead, one on each cheek, and one for your chin and jawline. But if your face is really dry, feel free to apply more. The best time to use this face oil is in the morning or evening immediately after cleansing your skin, and this can be done as often or as little as you like.

2. Homemade Hand Scrub

Via livingthenourishedlife.com

Ingredients:

1Tbsp. Coconut Oil

2 Tbsp. Raw Honey

¼ Cup Sea Salt

¼ Cup Organic Sugar

1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, stir together the honey and coconut oil.

2. In a small bowl, blend the salt, sugar, and lemon juice until crumbly.

3. Combine both the salt and honey mixture and stir until smooth.

4. Store in a small glass container.

Exfoliation is a crucial step in skin care, as it rejuvenates the skin by ridding it of dead skin cells and exposing a layer of young, supple skin. During the winter especially, it can be almost impossible to maintain soft hands, and often times, moisturizers are not enough to get the job done. Therefore, hand scrubs are an excellent way to quickly rejuvenate your skin and get noticeably softer hands.

And this simple homemade hand scrub will do just that. By gently massaging a marble-sized amount into your hands for 30-60 seconds and rinsing with warm water, your skin will be void of all its nasty red splotches and feel softer than ever. For the best results, you should use this scrub once or twice a week. The coconut oil will keep your hands sufficiently moisturized, so you won’t have to worry about drowning them in moisturizer. But if your hands are extra dry, you could always follow this hand scrub with an application of whipped coconut oil.

3. DIY Cuticle Cream

Via gimmesomeoven.com

Ingredients:

Aquaphor Healing Ointment by Eucerin

1Tsp. Olive Oil

¼-½ Cup Lemon Juice (approx. 1-2 lemons)

Directions:

1. Squeeze entire tube of Aquaphor into mixing bowl.

2. Add lemon juice and teaspoon of olive oil.

3. Mix ingredients until they turn into a blended cream.

4. Transfer cream into an airtight container.

Although you may not realize it, your cuticles play an important role in the growth and development of your nails. Cuticles are used to protect the new cells that emerge from the base of the nail. When your cuticles are dry and cracked, it creates an opening for bacteria and fungi to infect your nails. Using a cuticle cream not only reduces dryness, but it also helps fight possible infections.

This homemade cuticle cream will help you fight the effects of dryness this winter and keep your nails healthy. It will also improve the overall appearance of your nails by keeping your cuticles soft and moisturized. One of the best things about this cream is that its prep time is rather short. Once ready, it should be applied as needed and stored in the refrigerator when not in use, as it does contain lemon juice.

4. Homemade Coconut and Beeswax Lip Balm

Via instructables.com

Ingredients:

Yellow Beeswax

Coconut Oil

Vitamin E Oil

Directions:

1. Add a few drops of Vitamin E oil to a measuring cup.

2. Measure out 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and scrape it into the measuring cup.

3. Measure out 1 teaspoon of beeswax and scrape it into the measuring cup.

4. Heat the mixture in the microwave in 30-second intervals until the beeswax melts completely and the oil is golden.

5. Pour it into a small container.

6. Leave it out until it hardens and becomes a nice cream color—no more than a couple hours.

Your lips are one of the gentlest parts of your body, making them one of the most vulnerable during the dry seasons. Lack of moisture can cause your lips to crack, peel, and bleed. But lip balm offers a great way to protect your lips from the cold. This homemade coconut and beeswax lip balm is sure to soften your skin and keep your lips hydrated. It will also reduce the development of cold sores around your mouth. The preparation can be a bit tedious, but this product works great on lips, and can be used on a variety of other dry patches as well, like your hands and nose. Feel free to apply it liberally whenever and wherever you see fit.

5. Natural Non-Greasy Hand and Body Moisturizer

Via diynatural.com

Ingredients:

1 Cup Aloe Vera Gel

½ Cup Grated Beeswax

½ Cup Jojoba Oil

1 Tsp. Vitamin E Oil

15 Drops Essential Oil

Directions:

1. In a medium-sized bowl combine Aloe Vera gel, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils. Set aside for later, allowing it to reach room temperature.

2. Add grated beeswax and oil to a glass measuring cup.

3. Place measuring cup in a small pot of water and bring water to a gentle boil. Heat, stirring occasionally, until beeswax is completely melted. Then, remove measuring cup from pot.

4. Pour beeswax and oil mixture into blender and allow it to cool.

5. Once the mixture is cool and soft, turn blender on low and pour in Aloe Vera mixture in a slow, continuous stream.

6. Continue blending until desired consistency is reached. This may take anywhere from 10-15 minutes.

7. Transfer moisturizer to clean jars, or any other container available, and refrigerate any portion that will not be used within a few weeks.

When temperatures begin to drop, it’s common to break out your favorite bottle of body lotion and begin slathering it all over your dried skin. But as users of body lotion know, it often leaves your skin feeling greasy and slimy. That is why this all-natural moisturizer is the perfect remedy to this winter’s dry skin, because it’s light and fluffy yet extremely nourishing. Although the preparation is a bit intensive, this lotion does an excellent job of re-hydrating your exhausted skin, replenishing any rough spots or dry patches, and soothing those pesky callouses. Unlike many heavier lotions, this cream can be applied as often as desired.

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