[an error occurred while processing this directive] Homemade Dry-Skin Remedies - Steven and Chris

Homemade Dry-Skin Remedies

in

Four easy homemade dry-skin remedies from beauty expert Christine Cho that will leave your skin feeling refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated—dry winter air be damned!

homemade_dry_skin_remedies1.jpg

1. Papaya Almond Body Scrub

Pineapple and papaya both contain enzymes that act as chemical exfoliators, while ground almonds and oatmeal manually exfoliate the skin.

2 tbsp papaya
1 tsp almonds
1 tsp oatmeal
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp pineapple juice

  1. Grind papaya, almonds and oatmeal in a food processor for 20 seconds or until the ingredients form a paste.
  2. Mix in honey and pineapple juice to smooth and bind mixture.
  3. Use scrub to slough off dead skin cells in preparation for the moisturizing sake soak. Do not leave scrub on your body for more than 5 minutes. Tip: Wash off scrub in same sequence it was applied to maximize your time!

2. Moisturizing Chocolate Face Mask

Tribes throughout South and Central America have used cocoa medicinally for centuries! It's not only rich in antioxidants that keep your skin healthy, but also stimulates the release of endorphins, which elevate your mood—perfect for combatting the winter blues!

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp oatmeal
3 tbsp cream

  1. Mix ingredients together and apply mask to face.
  2. After 10 minutes, remove with a warm washcloth.

3. Sake Soak

Koji-kin, which is used to break down the sake rice for fermentation, softens the skin while baking soda cleanses and detoxifies. And the lavender oil? Well, that's so you don't step out of the shower smelling like you've had a few too many drinks!

300 mL sake
2 tbsp baking soda
2 full droppers lavender essential oil

  1. Combine all ingredients in an empty sake bottle.
  2. Pour mixture into bath for a relaxing and moisturizing soak!

4. Nourishing Olive Oil Hand & Foot Treatment

Olive oil contains vitamins A and E, which act as emollients. It is natural and hypoallergenic so is great for all skin types.

2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
1 full dropper orange oil (for hands), peppermint oil (for feet) or 2 full droppers vitamin E oil (for both)

For your hands: Combine olive and orange oils to create a relaxing hand treatment with anti-bacterial properties. Tip: Orange oil is photosensitive, so it is best used at night. Apply to hands then put on gloves before bed and you'll wake up with smooth skin in the morning!

For your feet: Combine olive and peppermint oils to soothe tired feet. Peppermint has antiseptic properties and also relieves itching and cools tired or swollen feet. Tip: After applying treatment, wrap your feet in plastic wrap for an intense injection of moisture or wear socks to bed to really soften those tired tootsies!

 

Also on CBC