So it’s getting to that time of year when our faces appear Rudolph-like and we endure the soreness of cracked hands. This winter, be good to your skin with GetPaidTo’s easy homemade budget winter beauty tips.
Homemade Remedies For Winter Skin Care:
Avocado Face Mask:
Not only good for eating, avocados are perfect for dry skin that needs extra moisturizing in the winter. They are packed with minerals such as iron, potassium and calcium, and vitamins A, E, B and K. Simply mash the flesh of the avocado with a fork, add a drizzle of olive oil and then apply and leave for around ten minutes. You can also vary it depending on what you have in the kitchen at the time. Good suggestions include mixing the avocado with other fruits such as banana. Or even exchange the olive oil with honey!
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Homemade Heating Pad:
If, like me, you’re fed up of sporting a clown-like nose after coming indoors from the outside chill, or you have an unfortunate bout of the sniffles, how about applying a warm (not hot!) compress to the affected area for a few minutes after coming inside? If a cold is the problem, make sure to use extra soft tissues and to only blot the affected area, not rub.
For super handy good-to-your-skin tissues, try Kleenex Balsam from Tesco from only 45p with up to 10% cashback!
(instructions for heating pad found here)
Sore And Cracked Joints:
Looking after your knees and elbows may not be top of your skincare regime, but they play an important part nonetheless. Fortunately there are kitchen cupboard remedies a-plenty to help them comfortably survive the winter. The key is to exfoliate. Once or twice a week if possible, combine a spoonful of sugar, a few spoonfuls of olive oil and a drizzle of lemon juice for a quick, simple, power scrub.
After exfoliating, rinse and moisturize with a thick lotion such as Aveeno from Boots starting at only £5.49 for a 200ml daily moisturizer
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• Up to 8% cashback.
This lotion is also handy for those pesky chapped hands we’re all accustomed to in the winter months!
Cold, dry air takes the moisture right out of nails and leaves them delicate and prone to breaks. To preserve your nails from the winter cold, try once again applying GetPaidTo’s handy staple, olive oil, or some body lotion containing lanolin to nails before bed; and sleep with gloves on to help aid absorption. Also handy to know, a thin coat of clear nail polish can protect brittle nails from the environment while maintaining their integrity. Although this is a bit of a splurge item, Dr Lewinns Renunail nail strengthener from BeautyMart with up to 6% cashback is a beauty staple, but if you’re pinching the pennies this month, how about L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Nails Parisian Crystal 000? A steal at only £4.99 with up to 7% cashback at Beauty Expert.
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