Can you imagine how much happier your skin would feel, if you pampered it with an all natural moisturizer? And what if I told you that the best natural body lotion is right in your kitchen?!
No matter what the advertisements tell you, when it comes to winter care for dry skin, mother nature gives us all we need! Store-bought products, on the other hand, often contain unnecessary chemicals that you should never put on your skin. Go ahead and try these Ayurvedic ingredients as moisturizers for the winter. We promise, you’ll be glad you did!
7 Natural Moisturizer Ingredients That Are In Your Home Right Now
1. Chamomile: Fragrant And Soothing
Chamomile works as a great natural face moisturizer for dry skin. Add a tablespoon of chamomile flowers to 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Then, simmer for about 30 minutes. Let it cool and then apply it onto your face as a moisturizing mask. Wash off after it dries completely.
2. Aloe Vera: A Classic Dry Skin Remedy
Used as a natural body lotion since ancient times, aloe vera is deeply hydrating. It also disinfects the skin and soothes irritation. Break an aloe vera leaf and extract the fresh gel into a container. Apply it onto your skin at night and wash off the next morning. You can also apply it onto your scalp.
3. Sesame Oil: The Ideal Vata-Skin Moisturiser
Sesame oil is excellent for dry skin and it also pacifies Vata, which tends to go way out of balance during the winter. It’s very warming for the body. Massage your entire body with sesame oil about an hour before your shower in the morning. Your skin will become softer and smoother in a matter of days.
4. Olive oil: Nourishing And Hydrating
Olive oil also makes for an effective natural body lotion. It’s packed with antioxidants, including Vitamin E which boosts skin repair. Simply take some in your palm and massage it onto the dry skin. If you have dandruff, you can also apply it onto your scalp before washing your hair.
5. Honey And Milk: Ultimate Skin Pampering
Honey with milk is a great all natural moisturizer for dry skin. It also gets rid of acne and blemishes on your skin. It brings softness as well as brightness. Take 1 part honey and 4 parts organic cow milk. Mix them well together and massage it onto your skin. Once it dries, wash off with lukewarm water.
6. Castor Oil: Simple But Powerful
Another all natural moisturizer in most people’s homes is castor oil. Packed with fatty acids, it is incredibly hydrating. It penetrates quite well into the skin. And it’s a great remedy for chapped lips. Simply take some drops and rub them onto the dry skin after you shower.
7. Coconut Oil: An Ayurvedic Treasure
The last natural body lotion is in most Indian homes – coconut oil. With its moisturising and anti-viral properties, this oil makes for the ideal winter care ingredient. Grab that bottle of virgin coconut oil and massage it onto your skin. Here are some more beauty benefits of coconut oil.
A Word Of Caution…
Just make sure to always test a bit of the ingredient on a small patch of skin. If you experience irritation, burning, or an allergic reaction, stop using the remedy.
Note: Posts on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness about natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.