2014 has proven itself to be the year of extreme weather. From subzero temps to extreme snowfall to vegetable threatening droughts- the start of the year has been challenging- especially on our skin. It’s easy to forget that our skin is our largest organ and while it protects us from the elements, it too needs a bit of extra care. Good skin care, such as regular moisturizing, will also delay the natural aging process.
So how do we combat the inevitable dry patches and keep our skin soft and, most importantly, happy? Here are two easy DIY techniques that will make the winter go by more smoothly- literally! Both also make use of one of nature's greatest ingredients: Coconut Oil.
This first recipe both exfoliates and moisturizes your lips. For those of you who have our RHR lip stain, this is a great thing to do before using. The oil and sugar will remove any dry or loose skin and make your lips more receptive to the stain.
Coconut Lip Scrub:
1 Tablespoon Sugar (brown or white sugar)
1.5 Tablespoons Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Make sure it’s organic! you can find it on amazon or even at Trader Joe’s)
Mix the ingredients together and store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two weeks. If you want to get creative you can add an essential oil of your choice- peppermint, almond and vanilla are few suggestions. Just make sure they are meant for use on your skin.
Coffee Body Scrub:
1 Cup Ground Coffee (just use this morning's coffee grounds)
Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container or mason jar. Use 1-2 times a week. The coffee and sugar/salt will exfoliate your skin while the coconut oil will leave it feeling soft and supple. Added bonus- the caffeine in the scrub helps to firm your skin and may even reduce cellulite.
Let us know how these recipes work for you! Share your thoughts and experiences at facebook.com/redheadrevo