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A Winter Skin Care Routine with Aloe, Avocado, and Rose

A Winter Skin Care Routine with Aloe, Avocado, and RoseCreate a winter skin care routine with natural ingredients to cleanse, moisturize, and hydrate.

Does your skin feel tight and dry this time of year? Sometimes, skin can lose moisture and some of its natural oils can become depleted. It can be so uncomfortable. And using soap—even all natural, organic soap—can just make your skin feel more dried out. 

I have a winter skin care routine you can try that uses all natural ingredients. It’s a nourishing cycle that keeps skin clean, healthy, and feeling great . . . and looking great, too!

The first step is cleansing…

…and for that you can use aloe (Aloe barbadensis). Just pure aloe vera gel! Aloe is soothing and cooling, and can cleanse impurities from skin. Fill a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle with aloe vera gel, and use it every night instead of soap to wash your face. Just massage it into your skin, and then rinse with warm water. You can use a cotton face round if you like.

The next step is hydrating…

…and for that, use a few spritzes of Rose hydrosol (Rose damascena). You can just pour 1 oz (30 ml) Rose hydrosol into a glass spray bottle, and dampen your skin with it. This helps to restore hydration, and to tone skin at the same time. (And it smells so good!)

The next step is moisturizing…

…and for that part, use avocado oil (Persea gratissima). Again, you can use a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle, and fill it with pure avocado oil. When your skin is still a little damp with the Rose hydrosol, massage a small dab of avocado oil into it. This works as a moisturizer and humectant, which means it helps skin to retain its natural moisture.

You can keep your skin hydrated throughout the day with your Rose hydrosol spritz.

Carry it with you in a bag, and spritz it onto your skin whenever it starts to feel a little dried out. This is so refreshing, both for your skin and your energy—you might want to make a bigger spray bottle of it and use it as a body spray!

Moisturizing Body Oil With Ylang Ylang

Founder at Aromahead Institute
Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

Topics: Recipes and Blends, dry skin, essential oils and skin healing, skin care, skin cleansing

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