We know – it’s been a rough season for your skin. The dryness of the winter months is harsher on skin, and the same skincare rituals you’ve been performing all spring and summer won’t have the same effect anymore. Change it up by experimenting with the spices of life – spice itself! These recipes include ingredients you will already have in your home. Prepared and tested by Rianna Loving, founder of Beauty Cirque and ORGO Skincare, these at-home remedies are sure to keep your dermis supple and smooth for the remainder of the dry season!
½ Ripped Avocado
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (if you have sensitive skin, use 1/2 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon of raw cocoa powder
Directions: Mix raw cocoa powder and cayenne pepper then blend avocado into mix until the texture is smooth.
Use it to: Increase blood flow and circulation and fight off breakouts. Enriched with vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, antioxidants and additional necessary nutrients to provide a healthy immune and digestive system.
1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
½ tablespoon of almond meal
1 teaspoon of Paprika
Directions: Mix paprika and almond meal in a bowl then slowly pour jojoba oil into the mixture. Blend until all ingredients are evenly combined.
Use it to: Brighten complexion, treat and prevent age spots and protect skin from damaging effects of pollutants and environmental factors. Paprika is also high in Iron and Beta-Carotene, known to aid in preventing wrinkles.
1 cup of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of turmeric
1/2 cup of shea butter
Directions: Apply coconut oil and shea butter in bowl, mix well until smooth then slowly apply turmeric and blend well until all is even.
Use it to: Even out wrinkles and limit stretch marks. It also heals acne and has great anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin is known to have potential anti-cancer properties and is a popular anti-aging ingredient in beauty.
As featured in:
A Girl’s Gotta Spa, Love Inc., SheKnows.com