Wintertime is hard on our delicate skin. Here is a cold-weather skin care routine you may like. It works great for me.
§ . . . I made some corrections; see it below.
- Extra Virgin olive oil
Moisturizers help prevent loss of the skin’s moisture. The best moisturizers are vegetable oils and cocoa butter. Store oils used for your face in a small labeled bottle.
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar * §
- 1 cup of distilled or boiled water
Store in clean jar or bottle with a label.
To use, pour toner in your palm. Apply to face then pat off gently. You may feel a little bit of burn/tingle.
Apple cider vinegar cleanses the skin as well as helps the acid mantle of skin. However, don’t use vinegar on the skin without diluting it.
*The recommended ratio of vinegar to water is 1:8 (1 part vinegar, 8 parts water) for use on facial skin. § One cup of water has 16 tablespoons and 2 tablespoons of vinegar keeps the 1:8 ratio; for half this amount use 1 tablespoon vinegar and ½ cup water.
See the link below for using vinegar to treat acne scars.
- Wet the hands slightly with warm water
- Put a pea-size amount (or more) of oil in one palm
- Rub both hands together well to mix the oil and water
- Apply oil/water emulsion to the face
- Put some vinegar toner in the palm and apply over the skin
- Gently pat off any excess
Do this before going out into harsh weather. Steps 1-3 are a good bedtime moisturizing routine also.
Remember these other beauty tips?
- Skinacea: Acne Treatments — Apple Cider Vinegar
- Acne Treatment and Care: Apple Cider Vinegar for Acne Scars
- The Handbook of Natural Beauty, Virginia Castleson
- Aromatherapy Handbook, Erich Keller