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  • 4 DIY Remedies for Common Winter Skin Problems

    The season of gentle snowfall can be rough on your skin. These four homemade remedies ease the skin redness and dryness that come with winter:

    1. Shea Butter Body Lotion

      Infused with shea butter and almond oil, this body lotion is ultra-hydrating. Use it frequently throughout the day to prevent your skin from becoming too dry.

      Ingredients: 1/2 cup shea butter, two tablespoons almond oil, 10 drops lavender oil

      Instructions: Using a double boiler (you can create your own by resting a stainless steel or glass bowl in a saucepan of water), melt the shea butter and blend it with the almond oil. After heating, place the bowl in a fridge to cool for 15 minutes. You want the mixture to start to solidify and become translucent, but you don’t want it to be fully hardened; if it does, you’ll have to start all over again. Remove the bowl from the fridge and add the lavender oil. Using a hand mixer, mix until creamy and transfer to a jar.

    2. Facial Moisturizer

      Harsh winter weather can easily dry out your face, which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. This all-natural facial moisturizer prevents that, though; it’s infused with soothing aloe vera gel and rich coconut oil.

      Ingredients: one cup aloe vera gel, one ounce beeswax, 1/4 cup almond oil, and 1/4 cup coconut oil

      Instructions: Using a chocolate melter, melt the beeswax and coconut oil in the almond oil. Then pour the melted oils in a blender and let cool before you start blending (this usually takes about 90 minutes). Then begin blending the oils as you slowly pour the aloe vera gel in the blender as it whips. The mixture should be light and fluffy. Store in a small jar and you’re done. Apply this moisturizer to your face in the morning and at night.

    3. Hand Cream

      Exposed to harsh elements all year, hands take an extra beating in winter. Keep your hands silky soft with this all-natural DIY hand cream that’s infused with sweet almond oil.

      Ingredients: 1/4 cup shea butter, 1/8 cup sweet almond oil, one tablespoon beeswax, ten drops essential oil of your choice

      Instructions: Using a double boiler, melt the shea butter, beeswax, and sweet almond oil together. Be sure to stir the mixture continually as it melts. Once the mixture is completely melted, remove it from the heat and allow to cool for ten minutes. Stir in peppermint oil, lavender oil, or another essential oil of your choice. Pour the liquid hand cream in a small glass jar and allow it to harden for several hours. Apply this cream to your hands as often as needed.

    4. Moisturizing Lip Balm

      Your lips quickly become cracked and dry when exposed to winter weather. This all natural ultra-emollient lip balm will keep your lips soft and supple.

      Ingredients: four grams beeswax, five grams shea butter, three grams cocoa butter, four grams olive oil, four grams avocado oil, a few drops of vitamin E and peppermint oil

      Instructions: Weigh all the ingredients except the vitamin E and peppermint oils in a heat-resistant glass measuring cup. Then place the cup in a pot of simmering water to melt the oils. Stir in the essential oil and vitamin E. Pour the melted lip balm into four or five lip balm tubes and let cool.

    *Results and patient experience may vary.

    Pamper Your with Photo Facials

    Winter is upon us, and that means your skin is probably drier than usual. Rather than relying on conventional lotions and creams, which are filled with chemicals and petroleum products that dry out your skin even more, make use of DIY remedies for redness and dryness.

    To care for your skin you should also make use of photo facials, an innovative, noninvasive treatment which instantly improves the appearance of fine lines, hypopigmentation, acne scars, and more.

    Your go-to photo facial source is LaserAway. Committed to providing the best customer service, we use only innovative techniques and cutting-edge technology. And our highly trained staff is experienced and certified in laser and other dermatological procedures. They strive to make sure your visit is comfortable, enjoyable, and satisfying.

    Want to learn more about what a photo facial can do for you? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing us at LaserAway.com or calling us at (888) 965-2737.

    *Results and patient experience may vary.

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