Jan 23, 2018

Winter Wellness: Beauty and Wellness Remedies

As the cold months of winter set in, it’s a good idea to make some smart changes to your beauty and wellness regimens.

Keep Skin Moisturized with Manuka

We all know the cold weather puts pressure on our immune systems, but winter can also damage our hair and skin as well. Less moisture in the air outside, and heat blasting in every room indoors can leave your skin dry and cracked, and cause your hair to lose its texture.

“Your skin care should change with the seasons,” says Dr Cynthia Bailey M.D. “To keep your skin healthy, the focus of your winter skin care needs to be on retaining skin moisture.”

For an added layer of skin protection, try a Manuka Honey Brightening Mask on your face to rid dry, dead skin and other impurities from your pores. Just mix 2 tablespoons of UMF 15+ Manuka Honey with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (about ½ a lemon) or 4 drops of lemon oil, and 2 drops of Tea Tree Oil. Apply it to the face, let sit for 10-15 minutes, and gently rinse off.

Moisturize Your Mane

Masks can also work for your hair to keep it moisturized. Follow this link for directions on a bevy of specialized hair masks depending on if your hair is dry, oily, color treated, thin, or curly. These recipes involve only natural ingredients that will help get your hair under control without spending a fortune.

"Inexpensive products work just as well as high-end ones," says David Voron, MD, a dermatologist in Arcadia, California. Natural products are also better for the environment.

Every-Day Wellness Tips

Finally, attain beauty from the inside out: eat well and exercise to cast a radiant glow on your hair and skin. Dark leafy greens, carrots, and omega-3 foods like salmon, walnuts, spinach and strawberries provide nourishment to cells that result in shiny hair and healthy skin. Staying hydrated and reducing junk foods greatly help. What’s more, you’ll physically and mentally feel better when you’re taking care of your health.

Preserving your health is crucial during the winter. Prepare well and stock your home with natural remedies, like an herbal extract elixir with echinacea and propolis, lozenges with Manuka honey and olive leaf, and an oral spray to help maintain oral hygiene and overall health.