How to Keep Your Body Well Moisturised During Winters?
Winter is everyone’s favourite season, but what most people hate about winters is the dryness it brings along. Flaky skin on face, cracked heels, chapped lips hence every part of the body becomes super dry. And if you are someone with sensitive skin your skin won’t take in most commercially manufactured moisturising products. In that case what you can do is try these simple methods to make moisturisers and lip balms at home.
How to make moisturisers at home?
It may seem like a huge jargon, but trust us when we say it is super simple to make moisturisers at home. Follow along to know how you can make moisturisers at home:
1. Coconut oil moisturiser
To make this simple moisturiser you need these things:
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 4 to 5 Vitamin E capsules
- Few drops of your favourite essential oil (If your skin is extremely sensitive it is recommended to take a heads up from a Dermatologist in Karachi before you use any essential oil on your skin)
After gathering all the ingredients what you need to do is put coconut oil in a mixing bowl. Prick your vitamin E capsules and squeeze their oil in the coconut oil. Now add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Tea tree essential oil is recommended if you have acne and if you want your moisturiser to be dimly scented you must use lavender essential oil. Mix all of these with the help of a whisk and store in an airtight container. Lather it all over your body whenever your skin feels dehydrated.
2. Aloe gel moisturiser
Aloe is the one and only natural ingredient that you can never go wrong with. Here is what you will need to make an aloe gel moisturiser:
- ½ cup aloe vera gel
- ½ cup rose water
- ½ cup glycerin
Break an aloe vera leaf from your aloe plant, cut it in the middle. Now scrape aloe vera gel from it and put it in a mixing bowl. You can also use store bought aloe vera gel but it is definitely better to use the natural one if you wish to reap the maximum benefits. Now dump in your rose water in the aloe vera gel. Rose water is what makes this moisturiser smell like heaven. Lastly add your glycerin and give all the ingredients a thorough mix. Store your moisturiser in a clean container. Use it on damp skin every day.
How to make lip balms at home?
Soft luscious lips are every girl’s dream. And what’s better if you can use natural products free from chemicals and toxins to achieve them. Keep on reading to know how you can make lip balms for your dry lips at home.
1. Coconut oil and beeswax lip balm
Here is what you will need to make this lip balm:
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp beeswax or soywax
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 vitamin E capsule
Using a double boiler/ bain marie method melt your coconut oil. Now add your beeswax or soywax to it and wait for it to melt. Now take your bowl off the stove and add the honey. Slit open your vitamin E capsule and squeeze it in the bowl. Give everything a nice mix and quickly transfer to a small container. Now allow the mixture to cool down and settle. Put the lid on and store the container in a cool dry place. Now you are all sorted for the harsh winter winds that make your lips feel like thorns.
You must connect with a dermatologist in your town via oladoc.com if you wish to get a commercially manufactured lip balm and want to skip the hassle of making one for yourself at home.