More authentic than ever, beauty is looking for natural ingredients to deal with all the ills of everyday life. Exit extended formulas, make way for oils, butters and milks free of chemicals of all kinds. Here are a few that will allow you to protect your skin from all the inconveniences of winter.
Avocado and shea for crocodile skin
The drop in temperature often rhymes with dry and dehydrated skin, as well as with redness and a feeling of tightness. However, there is no question of giving in to the temptation of creams and lotions – unless indicated by your doctor – whose labels remain far too long to be understandable. Simple ingredients with powerful moisturizing powers, available in the form of oil or butter, will do the trick. More ecological and more economical, they will accompany your skin until spring, and even beyond.
If there are a host of vegetable oils that will deeply nourish your skin, it is better to favor natural products. Avocado oil is undoubtedly one of the most nourishing, to be used preferably at night to also take advantage of its regenerating and antioxidant properties. But if your skin is already starting to feel tight, shea olein oil, or shea butter, will hydrate it enough to avoid crocodile skin. The advantage is that it also has equally appreciable restorative and anti-aging properties.
Olive for dry hands
It’s a grandmother’s secret that has never been very well kept, but which resurfaces on social networks via the younger generations. In search of ever more natural skincare products, they (re)discover the thousand and one virtues of olive oil, an ingredient as important in the kitchen as in the bathroom, and moreover accessible. Vegetable olive oil is the perfect ingredient to fight against dryness in the hands, often attacked in winter, thanks to its nourishing properties.
Not content with moisturizing the skin in depth, vegetable olive oil also helps to put an end to redness and other sensitivities due to its soothing properties. And to top it all off, it is as effective on the hands as it is on the rest of the body, and even certain areas of the face, and can be used as the basis for slightly more elaborate treatments.
Calendula against chapped lips
When the skin of the face, body, and hands is victim of negative temperatures, there is a good chance that cracks will point the tip of their nose on your lips. An inconvenience that we would do well at this time of year. Fortunately, calendula flowers are ideal for relieving chapped lips, and regaining a soft, rosy mouth.
Calendula oil, which you will also find under the name ‘oily calendula macerate’, has all the necessary properties to achieve this. While people with sensitive or itchy skin are used to using this oil to soothe their skin, few know that it is also very effective in fighting chapped lips thanks to its soothing, anti-inflammatory, and regenerating. Applying a drop to the lips will be enough to give them a new youthfulness.