As the winter season approaches, you might be excited about the holidays, sweater weather, and enjoying more quality time with loved ones. However, your skin and lips also have to deal with cold, dry air, which can strip it of its natural moisture. If you’re looking to moisturize them naturally, these tips can help.

Skin

Moisturizing your skin should be top priority either when it is dry, or during the winter when the cold air causes lack of hydration. Moisturizing is a combination of hydrating inside your body, hydrating the outside of your skin, and using a few other natural remedies.

Drinking More Water

Naturally, you need to increase your hydration as much as possible, but this often starts from the inside. By drinking more water on a daily basis, you are able to increase the hydration of your skin as well. Remember also to eat foods that are high in water content, like celery, lettuce, cucumbers, and citrus fruits. Combine these with water and beverages like coffee and tea, and you will be well on your way to softer skin.

Coconut Oil

Have you ever considered using coconut oil for your dry skin? Coconut oil is an amazing substance that provides massive amount of benefits for the body. Even when looking at what it can do for the skin, its effectiveness is clear. Some of this is due to its concentration of plant based saturated fats that can fill the spaces between deficient cells and give your skin a smoothing effect. This process also makes it hard for moisture to escape the surface of your skin in a healthy and natural way. It’s also mild enough for direct and daily uses.


Aloe Vera

This gel that can be found in most stores comes from the aloe vera plant. This gel is a natural moisturizer and has properties that help your skin to carefully get rid of dead skin cells that can contribute to the loss of moisture in the top layer of skin. A thing about aloe vera to note is that you don’t have to remove it from the skin as it can be absorbed right into the skin directly.

Lips

The next way you can moisturize your skin naturally is with your lips. If you have ever been outside in the cold, dry winter air, then you understand how important this is. Even if you have lip balm that seems like it would be effective, it can often moisten your lips for only a few minutes, then they become sticky or just get dry all over again.

If you want to avoid this unfortunate side effect, try some of these natural remedies for dry lips:

Honey

Honey is one of the best natural substances for healing. Much of this is due to its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. If your lips are chapped and dry, then you can take a small amount of honey and rub it onto your lips. This will help heal and soothe the skin.

If you want to leave it on overnight, you can mix it with glycerin.

Rose Petals

A little-known remedy that you can try would be to make a rose petal paste. If you take a few rose petals and crush them into a carrier fluid like glycerin, you can make a paste and apply it to your lips. This paste will have healing benefits, as well as help keep moisture on your lips.

Stay Hydrated

One of the most important things to make sure that you don’t forget, is the basic habit of being sure that you are properly hydrated. This is because these methods above will be of little help if your body doesn’t have the moisture that it needs to keep your lips hydrated, and the nutrients that your lips need to be repaired. Try to carry a water bottle that you fill up. That will make sure that you maintain a minimum level of hydration, and make it easier to know how much water you drank each day.

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