Harsh winter weather and dry air can wreak havoc on our skin. Replenish your skin’s natural moisture with safe, healthy and natural ingredients. We’ll show you three natural ways to moisturize your skin this winter – all from plant oils!
Just like you check food packaging for ingredients you put in to your body, it is also important to check personal care products for ingredients you put on to your body. Scan the labels and check for these 5 Toxic Skincare Ingredients to Avoid. If you see any of those ingredients, you will want to find a safer, cleaner alternative such as the natural plant oils we’ve highlighted below. Take a look!
Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower seed oil is rich in linoleic acid. These essential fatty acids create a skin barrier that locks in moisture and protects from things like bacteria. Additionally, the vitamin E in sunflower seed oil can help treat eczema.
Try it out: Mineral Fusion Unscented Body Lotion – Sunflower Seed Oil, Cocoa Butter, Myrtle Extract, and Hyaluronic Acid provide clinically-tested, all-day hydration and encourage cellular renewal for smoother, more youthful-looking skin, while Vitamins B, C, and E help keep skin healthy.
Coconut oil contains a variety of fatty acids that are amazing for skin moisture for folks with normal to dry skin. It repairs the skin’s barrier and soaks the moisture in. Finally, coconut oil also makes a great cleanser – removing makeup, gunk and grime without stripping your skin of natural oils.
Try it out: Organic Fiji Virgin Coconut Oi – This comes in fragrance free and in a pineapple coconut scent. You will never find a moisturizer more effective than certified organic virgin coconut oil. This cold-pressed coconut oil is free of harsh ingredients, parabens, GMOs, and animal testing.
Argan oil is made from kernels that grow on the argan tree, native to Morocco. You have probably heard the buzz about it recently, and with good reason. It’s magic. OK, it’s not really magic, but people really like it. It’s great for all skin types, as it’s not too heavy and not too light. Best of all, omega fatty acids, linoleic acid and Vitamin E all found in argan oil lightly moisturize without clogging pores.
Try it out: Nourish Organics Argan Oil – This precious blend of nature’s most hydrating and nourishing oils is packed full of essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. This multi-tasking formula can be used to soften dry skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines, soften cuticles and help seal split ends. Great for everyday use, this oil blend is fast absorbing and ultra-nourishing.
Other Quick Tips for Winter Moisturizing:
- Skip the hot showers
- Exfoliate regularly
- Moisturize religiously
- Stay hydrated
Need more natural beauty tips? Check out our blog: 3 Rock Star Natural Skincare Ingredients for Mature Skin.