Winter tips!

Warm tea,

Good books,

Soft pillows,

Fine company!

Winter (a.k.a cuddle weather)  has officially arrived!

Today I want to talk about winter problems like; dry/rough skin , frizzy hair, winter hands, cracking lips etc. But my biggest problem is probably getting out of bed!

So I decided to do a post about winter tips that actually work. I tried most of these tips and tricks and I absolutely love the end results!

I’m going to start with some diy  facial masks you can make at home. This masks are all for dry skin, especially during Winter!

1. Papaya and avocado paste

This may sound weird and maybe you’re thinking about the smell that comes from this paste, but it actually doesn’t smell that bad.

Just make a mixture of these two and apply it all over your face. Leave it for 15 minutes. This will help in easing on cracks, reducing dryness and removing scars from your face.

2. Egg yolk paste

I haven’t actually tried this one before, but the results seem pretty amazing.

Make a mixture of a teaspoon of honey , egg and a teaspoon of milk powder. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it for atleast 20 min. Then wash the paste away and make sure you rinse your face with plenty of clean water.

3. Cucumber face pack

This mask is well known for spa-days and makes you feel so relaxed.

A mixture of cucumber applied on te face and left for 30 minutes has a great effect on your skin. Cucumber face pack doesn’t just nourish your skin but also leaves your skin lighter.

4. Honey and rose face pack

When mixed with rose water, honey is very good for the skin. It leaves the skin glowing and cleansed. It can be used on your face and around your neck.

5. Banana paste

Take a whole banana and mash it together with the peels. The mixture nourishes the skin and reliefs the skin of inflammation and this leaves it smooth and soft.

I know a lot of people are allergic to a certain protein in a banana, so if you know bananas makes you  go bananas or you get a rash after you ate one, I would certainly not recommend this mask for you!

6. Aloe vera gel

Take a slice of Aloe Vera and squeeze it to get the gel. Apply the gel gently on your skin amd leave it on for about 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water. This helps to remove dead skin and keeps your skin looking luminous and soft.

7. Oil therapy 

Oil therapy is good before a bath. Use coconut oil, almond oil or olive oil to massage your whole body. After a few minutes of massaging , take a shower/bath. This leaves your skin smooth and soft.

I use this technique a lot. I use coconut oil ( available at any super market, but I bought mine at Dischem). I would definitely recommend this treatment to anyone, even if you don’t have winter problems.

Coconut butter also helps dry skin a lot. It removes dead skin and makes your skin feel so smooth and soft.

I also got a delicious Nutella Hotchocolate recipe for you guys! It’s so yummy and really easy to make!

Ingredients: 

  • 4 cups of milk 
  • 2 tablespoons of Nutella
  • 2 tablespoons unsweatened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons natural sweetner

Optional toppings:

  • Marshmallows 
  • Crushed hazelnuts
  • Chocolate chips
  • Extra Nutella

Last but not least: 

Your own microwave warm sock

  1.  Fill an old sock with rice.
  2. Tie the sock.
  3. Warm the sock in the microwave (not hot) 
  4. Use ot to warm yourself. 

Easy right? 

I hope these tips will help you during the winter! It definitely helps me a lot!

I wish you all a lovely, warm winter with warm cuddles and a big cup of Nutella Hotchcolate! It sure makes me NUTS.

Comment down below which home remedies you’ve tried and of it helped your skin feel smoother and softer!

Love

Liza

xxx

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