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Wake-up tired skin and eyes
Christmas and the festive period can leave skin looking tired and dry. Late nights, rich food and alcohol all contributes to make you feel sluggish, and it has the same effect on your skin.
Team this with the effects of freezing rain and dry central heating, and it is unsurprising skin starts to suffer and bags appear under your eyes.
But instead of reaching for greasy moisturisers, consider taking a natural approach to skincare first.
Sleep is always the best treatment for tired-looking eyes, but where that is not possible, there are other ways you can get back your sparkle.
Cool cucumber slices may seem clichéd but they really work. The high level of water in cucumber is a gentle way to rehydrate the area, and low temperatures will sooth puffy skin.
“They need to be thin and flexible so the flesh of the vegetable will come into contact with your skin. Lie down, close your eyes, and place the slices over closed eyelids. Relax for about ten minutes. This is not only a great beauty treatment, but it is a great way to unwind after a long day,” explained Brenna Stone for DailyGlow.com.
Rosehip Oil is well known for its anti-aging properties, but it is also ideal for rejuvenating tired-looking skin according to Candice Batista, Eco Expert on The Marilyn Denis Show.
“It has a high content of vitamin C and is prefect used under make-up because it helps protect the skin from the harsh winter weather,” she told the Huffington Post.
This oil, made from pressed rosehip seeds, will make skin feel soft and smooth without leaving a greasy residue. Add a few drops drops to your normal gentle moisturiser and apply to the face, neck and chest.
Winter dry hair
As well as the skin and eyes, cold weather, poor diet and central heating can dry out hair. This leaves it looking at its worst just when you want to look your best.
Argan oil is the perfect natural remedy to get your locks back on top form for all the festive frivolities.
Ms Batista explained that it is “rich in vitamin A, phenols and fatty acids” and a generous few drops will provide “deep hydration for your skin and hair”.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks