In the cold season, our skin often needs more TLC than ever before. And, while the classic egg-olive oil-yogurt combo can be easily replicated regardless of the season, taking advantage of the ingredients specific to the cold winter days can be a fun and interesting choice with lots of potential benefits for your skin.
Each season brings specific challenges our skin has to deal with and as result adapting our routine becomes mandatory for satisfactory results. Seasonal products can be a great budget-friendly option for natural beauty divas who are in need of a little variety in their life and are not willing to resort to exotic ingredients that might not deliver the expected results. Some of the following homemade facials are a great choice for a recession-proof pampering session:
Plum and sour cream facial
You'll need 3 ripe plums, 1 tbs of olive oil and 1 tbs of sour cream for this quick facial that is a perfect match for those who were blessed with a normal skin type. The anti-aging compounds found in these delicious fruits and the lactic acids from the sour cream will provide a gentle exfoliation, while the vegetable oil will ensure your skin stays well moisturized.
Oily skin pumpkin mask
Don't let the pumpkin season pass without trying this simple nourishing face mask for oily skin: take two teaspoons of pureed pumpkin pulp and mix them with one and a half teaspoon of honey and one quarter teaspoon of milk. Add one quarter teaspoon of apple cider vinegar or, for a more pleasant smell, one quarter teaspoon of cranberry juice to make a balanced mask for this particular skin type.
Vitamin rich grapes can be a fabulous solution if you are looking for a virtually risk free option to brighten your skin the natural way. Just crush the grapes in a food processor and add a few teaspoons of flour, mixing well. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it for 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water afterwards.
Figs are a fabulous choice for mature skin due to the impressive antioxidant content that has a myriad of benefits that range from repairing damage to stimulating skin regeneration. Use 2 or 3 smashed figs and mix them with 1 tbsp of olive oil for a quick facial that makes an easy exfoliant as well. Rub the skin gently and remove after 10 or 15 minutes.
If you bought too many beets and you can't exactly find use for all of them in the kitchen, try using some in your beauty routine instead. Just put a grated beet and half a cup of yogurt in a blender for an affordable, fun mask option whenever your skin needs a boost. Rinse after 10 minutes and apply moisturizer after the skin is perfectly clean.