The holidays are over, the days are getting longer and you’ve finally begun to lose your winter weight. While there is a light at the end of the tunnel, most of the country still has a few months of cold weather ahead, and nothing takes its toll on sensitive skin quite like blustery winds and freezing temperatures. If you are suffering from chapped lips and dry skin, it’s time to take off the ski mask and slip into something a little more comfortable. Natural supplements like Parker Naturals Skin Hydration, Biotin and Matcha Powder can help and believe it or not, you may even have several chemical-free skincare solutions in your pantry.
We put together a list of 5 ways to keep your skin soft and glowing through the harshest of winter weather.
Ceramides are fatty lipid molecules naturally found in your skin. Their job is to hold skin cells together, forming a protective layer which helps absorb and retain moisture. As we grow older, we naturally lose ceramides, leaving our skin prone to weather damage and aging. Phytoceramides supplements replenish these natural lipids from the inside out and protect skin from harsh environmental factors.
Try Parker Naturals Skin Hydration, these clinically proven skin restoring ceramide supplements will leave you looking dewy and fresh no matter what time of year it is.
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has recently stepped into the natural healthcare spotlight and for good reason. As well as being a delicious alternative to more traditional cooking oils, it’s antibacterial, antifungal and moisturizing properties make it a great natural skin care ingredient too.
You can use coconut oil in its pure state for everything from a gentle skin cleanser to a makeup highlighter and illuminator. If you’re suffering from chapped winter lips, try this recipe for a delicious homemade lip balm. Mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and ¾ teaspoon of honey, stir well and store in a small container with a lid.
3. Raw Honey
Studies have linked raw honey to everything from weight loss to immune health and taking a daily dose may help to raise the levels of antioxidants in the body. Raw honey is also a great source of nutrients and skin-boosting vitamins.
If your skin is in need of a quick pick-me-up, try this simple raw honey facial scrub to slough off dry skin cells and restore that youthful glow. Mix 2 teaspoons of coarse-grained sea salt with 4 teaspoons of raw honey. Apply evenly in a gentle circular motion. Leave for 15 minutes and rinse with a warm damp cloth.
Biotin is a B vitamin which helps the body break down fats and carbohydrates. Healthy levels of biotin have been linked to proper function of the nervous system along with glowing skin, glossy hair and strong nails. Biotin deficiency could be a factor in skin problems like eczema and dermatitis so it’s a good idea to make sure that you’re getting a lot of B vitamins in your diet. Eggs, cauliflower and spinach are all great sources of Biotin and a supplement like Parker Naturals Biotin can also help keep your skin, hair and metabolism in check.
5. Matcha Powder
Matcha isn’t just for lattes! Your favorite green tea powder is a powerful antioxidant containing catechins which may help thwart the signs of aging by inhibiting the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. Experts estimate that matcha has 3x the antioxidants than regular green tea and it can even be used to treat rosacea and acne.
6. Bee Pollen
With an abundance of antioxidants, bee pollen also can benefit numerous other parts of the body. One study of the enzymatic hydrolysates found in bee pollen increased antioxidant activity and high scavenging activities that reduce the damaging effects of oxidative stress. Antioxidants are important defenses for our bodies fight off the damaging effects of free radicals which helps keep our skin, hair, nails, eyes, and hearts healthy as we age. To get your daily dose of bee pollen, try a natural supplement like Parker Naturals Bee Pollen with Royal Jelly.
Try using a supplement like Parker Naturals Matcha Powder in a homemade matcha mask. We like this simple recipe. Blend together a tablespoon of matcha powder with a half to a full tablespoon of raw honey. Smooth onto a freshly cleansed face and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Remove with warm water and voila! Say hello to fresh, naturally glowing skin.
This winter, ditch harsh chemical treatments and look after your skin naturally. Everyday ingredients like coconut oil and raw honey can be used to give your complexion a boost along with drinking plenty of water. Remember to try Parker Naturals Skin Hydration, Biotin, Bee Pollen and Matcha Powder to help dry winter skin stay soft, supple and ready for spring.
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