5 Natural Ways to Moisturize Your Skin
Posted on 13 December 2017
Skin needs caring and a way to keep it healthy is to moisturize it.
Different skin types have different needs so here are 5 natural remedies that will significantly improve your skin's moisture and hydration.
1. Natural Oils
Baby oil, coconut oil, olive oil, argan oil, they all do wonders for your skin. Apply the oil by massaging it to your skin for a minute or two, and let the skin absorb it. A great tip, for very dry skin, is to apply it at night and shower in the morning; or apply it right after your shower, every day or three times a week.
2. Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter replenishes skin's moisture, creates a barrier to protect the skin from moisture loss, and absorbs well without leaving the skin greasy. It's also rich in saturated fats that contribute to skin's elasticity. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents of cocoa butter fight skin-aging effects leaving your skin looking young and healthy.
3. Milk or Buttermilk
Milk or buttermilk are great for all skin types. Because they are rich in lactic acid they help clean, exfoliate and soften the skin, especially acne-prone skin. Milk and buttermilk fats prevent skin dryness by providing moisture to the skin. You can apply it directly to your skin with a cotton pad, or make your own spa at home and add it to your bath water to hydrate and lock the moisture in. Note: if you're allergic to milk or dairy products consult your doctor first.
Yes, avocado is good for you, and great for your hair and skin. A super quick recipe is to make a quick avocado mash and apply it to the skin. Leave it for 5 or 10 minutes and rinse it with cold or warm water. You will notice a firmer, smoother and younger looking skin.
Mangoes are delicious and abundant in nutritional values and benefits to the skin. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, skin-healing antioxidants, and potassium that rejuvenates and hydrates. Mangoes are also rich in magnesium that helps reduce excess oil, rosacea and acne-prone skin. Just like the avocado recipe, you can make a mango mash and apply it to your skin. Leave it for a few minutes and wash it with cold or warm water for a smoother and rejuvenated skin.