Wintertime can cause unwanted dry and rough skin that lasts for months no matter how often you moisturize your hands. If this sounds like you and your skin is in need of some serious moisture TCL, keep reading. You are about to learn about three DIY moisturizers for dry and rough skin that can keep your skin smooth all winter all.
Shea Butter & Coconut Oil: The blend of shea butter and coconut oil is perfect for quenching dry and rough skin. The coconut oil is also great if you suffer from cracked skin as it acts as a natural antibacterial and can protect damaged skin. To make a homemade body butter, melt the shea butter and coconut oil together remove from heat and add in a couple of drops of pure essential oil such as lavender. Allow the mixture to sit out to solidify and then blend. Store in a glass container in a cool and dry place and use on rough skin. This body butter is even good for dry or frizzy hair this time of year.
Avocado Oil Exfoliator: Sometimes our dry skin needs to be exfoliated to shed away the rough skin patches and keep it moisturized. You can make your own exfoliator with avocado oil and some cane sugar. Use on your body to exfoliate dead skin and then follow that up with some of the homemade shea butter and coconut oil body butter. This is a guaranteed way to have super smooth skin, and you don’t need to exfoliate every day. Even just once a week is a great way to promote healthy smooth skin.
Cocoa Butter Body Whip: Cocoa butter is another great natural ingredient for moisturized skin. Try making another homemade body butter using cocoa butter and coconut oil and add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil if desired. Make this the same way you would make the shea butter mixture by melting the cocoa butter and coconut oil together, adding the essential oil, and then letting it harden before using an electric mixer or food processor to whip it into body butter. Use on dry, rough skin throughout the winter.
Skip the store-bought moisturizers this winter and choose something a little healthier for your skin. Not only will you avoid all of the yucky added ingredients from store-bought items but you will also boost skin health with the moisturizing benefits of cocoa, shea, and coconut oil.