Much as I love winter, it also brings along dry and itchy skin that looks bad and feels awful. Then last winter, I was introduced to this terrifically hydrating body glaze by one of my Polish friends and it has made all the difference! Seriously, my skin has never looked this soft and supple at any point in the year, leave alone winter. And all this sans any greasiness. Tempted to try it out? Here’s what you will need.
What to do
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Lightly massage this mixture all over your body and let it remain in the skin for half an hour; then rinse off with plain water.
PS: If your skin is extremely dry, wrap a plastic sheet around your body in a cocoon-like fashion to hold in the moisture when the oils are resting on your skin.
Why it works
Rosehip oil consists of 80% essential fatty acids that are terrific at battling winter’s dryness-inducing elements. It also contains high levels of Vitamin C, making it ideal for healing damaged skin and soothing itchiness.
Just one molecule of grapeseed oil neutralises up to 2,500 skin damaging free radicals, while its potent hydrators make it a superb moisturiser. Added bonus: it will also reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Honey is one of the best skin softeners or humectants (materials that hold moisture) available across the world… Balinese women use sweet honey as a body mask and Polish women apply honey to their faces as an intensive moisturiser.
What’s your secret recipe for keeping skin soft and supple through the winter months?