Dry, itchy skin plagues most of us during the colder seasons. This comes from the lower humidity levels, as well as central heating, space heaters and more frequent hot showers. Being a New Yorker, I am already experiencing drier skin due to the drop in temperature. As they say, “Baby it’s cold outside…”
Dry, itchy skin is very unpleasant, and with it comes the nasty patchiness and flaky rough skin. Through trial and error and a ton of research I have rounded up some amazing natural products that can save you from the itchiness due to winter!
Bye Bye Dry Winter skin! 1 of 7
Bert’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Lotion 2 of 7
Moisturize for up to 24 hours!! This creamy body lotion will help free you from dry itchy skin, formulated with Milk, Honey and Vitamin E, along with Coconut and Grape Seed Oil.
Bert's Bee $8
Josie Maran Argan oil 3 of 7
Argan Oil provides intense hydration and soothes patchy itchy skin, and is great for hair and skin
- Apply generously to damp skin after a bath to seal in moisture.
- Use twice a day for really dry skin.
Josie Maran 100 % Argan Oil $48 found at Sephora
Ole Henriksen Nurture Me 4 of 7
Intense Moisture, literally feels like a splash of cool water!
Weleda Rosemary Hair Oil 5 of 7
-A deep conditioning treatment that restores moisture.
Honey! 6 of 7
AHH! nothing like spending little to no money for a product that actually works...Most of us can find this right in our pantry.
-Apply to dry cracked lips to smooth away dryness.
-Add brown sugar to exfoliate lips as well as elbows, knees, and the heels of your feet.
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Natural Oils 7 of 7
Applying oil to your skin will hydrate and lock in moisture.
Olive Oil: This natural oil is easily absorbed into the skin so don't worry about clogged pores!
Skin- Apply right after a warm shower (avoid hot showers) or bath to damp skin, then follow with your moisturizer.
Hair- Use olive oil as a hot oil treatment for hair and scalp, twice a month.
- Use lavender oil for chapped dry lips.
- Add a few drops to your bath water and soak.
- Lavender oil can be applied directly to the skin to treat eczema!