Cold weather, low humidity and winter wind got your skin feeling all dry and itchy? Us, too.
Which is exactly why we wanted to share these all-natural DIY treatments for dry winter skin from Dale Noelle, founder of TRUE Model Management. She partnered with the Epsom Salt Council, and we’re HUGE Epsom salt fans. Not to mention that if Dale says they work for their models, well, then, we’re kinda thinking they can’t do us any harm either!
All-natural, eco-friendly and easy to make, try ’em this winter!
Epsom Salt and Oatmeal Facial Mask
Try applying this moisturizing mask just before bed.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons Epsom salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon honey
Directions: Mix the ingredients together until they are combined. Wet your face before you apply the mixture to your skin in circular motions, covering your face evenly. Once the mixture is applied, leave the mask on for 5 minutes. Finally, rinse your face with warm water.
Fresh Lip Treatment
Use this recipe to exfoliate and moisturize your lips.
- 3 tablespoons Epsom salt
- 1 fresh strawberry
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Directions: Crush 1 fresh strawberry — be sure to remove the stem — and mix it with the Epsom salt mixture. Apply the mixture to your lips using gentle circular motions. Do this for a minute or two, then rinse with warm water. You can proportionally increase the amount of ingredients to create an additional body scrub.
This recipe is super easy to make and requires very few ingredients.
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon Epsom salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 – 3 drops of essential oil of your choice
Directions: Mix the ingredients in a shallow bowl, then submerge your fingers (or toes) into the mixture and let soak for 5-10 minutes. After soaking, your cuticles should be soft and moisturized and will be easier to cut and/or push back.
Epsom Salt Body Butter
This recipe is great for replenishing moisture back into your skin. Switch it up by using different essential oils, so that the scent goes along with the season.
- 1 cup coconut oil (you can use Shea butter if you prefer)
- 2 teaspoons Epsom salt
- 1 – 3 drops essential oil of your choice (lemon and lavender are particularly nice)
Directions: Mix the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Apply a thin layer to your skin by massaging in circular motions. Store the remainder in an air tight container.
Moisturizing Foot Scrub
This food scrub will remove dead skin and leave your feet feeling brand new.
- 1 tablespoons Epsom Salt
- 1 avocado
- ¼ cup cornmeal
Directions: Scoop out the avocado and mash it in a bowl. Add the cornmeal and Epsom salt to the mixture and combine well before applying the mixture to your feet in circular motions. Let your feet set for 5 minutes and rinse with warm water. For stubborn calluses or dry spots, rub the inside of the avocado peel onto your skin. The avocado oil will help soften your skin. For an extra dose of exfoliation, take a dried out avocado pit (two to four days should do the trick) and grind it up. Add the grounded up avocado pit to the cornmeal and sea salt mixture.
Don’t these sound glorious, especially this time of year? Which recipe will you try first? Fresh lip treatment here I come! —Jenn