Cold weather is coming and that means dry skin. Or at least for me it does, I don’t know about you. But if you, like me, suffer from this seasonal ailment, there are a couple of remedies you can use to placate your angry dermis. Best of all, the ingredients can be found right in your pantry, so you can have your facial and eat it, too.
I’m just kidding, please do not eat these recipes, you will probably get violently ill/die from salmonella, or E. coli, or listeria, and I do not want that on my conscience.
*Disclaimer* : I am not a licensed dermatologist, or cosmetologist, or aesthetician, or really licensed anything other than driver (and barely at that). These are simply home recipes I’ve made for myself and have worked.
This scrub is particularly great for getting rid of dry, rough patches. In a small bowl, take one tablespoon of raw honey, 5 drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice, one tablespoon of baking soda, and mix well together. Apply the scrub to your lightly dampened face and exfoliate gently for 1-2 minutes, using small circular motions. Leave the mixture on for an extra 5-7 minutes, and then wash off. Refrigerate any leftovers if you so please. Like other scrubs, this should be used only once a week, twice max. Exfoliation should be done before applying your mask.
This is a great mask to use for dealing with moderate acne, as it dries up zits without drying up the rest of yo' face! In another small bowl, mix two tablespoons of plain kefir, one tablespoon of raw honey, one teaspoon of olive oil, and one egg. This will result in a super liquidy mixture, but no worries, you’re only going to apply a thin layer all over your face. Let the mask dry and sit for 15-20 minutes, then wash off. If you so choose, you can refrigerate the leftover mask (but not for too long, as there are raw ingredients in it; if left for too long, it could do the opposite and cause you to breakout). Unlike the scrub, this mask can be used daily.
And that’s it! Angry skin no mo'.