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How Essential Oils Can Bring Dry Winter Skin Back to Life


Winter skin dryness is tough to beat. The season’s freezing temps can wreak havoc on your beauty routine, leaving your typically healthy skin feeling rough, dry, and itchy instead of moisturized and soft. Because of this, it’s smart to keep a few easy DIY skin treatments in mind to battle typical winter skin problems.

A great place to start? Essential oils, which are low-cost and easy to use for some luxurious at-home pampering. As a bonus, the oils come in a variety of aromatic scents that can help you de-stress as you freshen your skin after (or before) a long day in the cold.

Here are our favorite ways to enhance our beauty routines for winter — and relax and unwind while we’re at it! 

Essential Oils for Dry Winter Skin 

One great way to revitalize your skin is to use your essential oil in a roll-on stick for an easy, rejuvenating massage. We love Nature’s Truth Peppermint Essential Oil Roll-On ($6.89, Amazon) to give us a boost whenever we’re dealing with dry or itchy skin. Plus, it’s much more convenient (and less time-consuming) than booking an appointment at the spa. And if you’re feeling creative, you can even make your own DIY massage oil for dry skin. Check out the video below for the perfect DIY winter skin care oil. 

Skin Care Tips for Dry or Sensitive Skin 

Dry scaly skin and dry skin patches can be irritating or even downright painful. If your skin tends to be oily, then we get that the idea of using an oil directly on your skin isn’t very appealing. Using a lotion for dry skin can also be a better alternative if you have sensitive skin. Luckily, you can find essential oils in a cream or lotion to help moisturize and soften sensitive skin without further irritation. Specifically, lavender is known for its ability to reduce redness and inflammation, while also promoting a sense of relaxation. Moisturizers like Nature’s Truth Lavender Essential Oil Cream ($7.49, Amazon) are made with just the right oil-to-cream ratio so that your skin is nourished and looking its best, all while smelling heavenly. The luxurious scent will help calm your skin — and your nerves along with it. 

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