Quick and Easy Remedies to try This Fall Season to Help With Dry and Irritated Skin

Even if you despise door knockers and horror movies, it is hard to hate on Halloween because it offers the best excuse to go full-blown crazy with makeup. Whether you like creepy makeup with fake blood, pretty Halloween makeup, or to follow in the footsteps of celebrity Halloween costumes and pay tribute to your idol, this can give all the inspiration you need for this Halloween makeup. Halloween is the time for anyone to dress up in whatever you want whether its a basic, easy idea, or something more, like a full-out special effects look, with fake blood and liquid latex galore for a just-got-mauled look.

Some costumes that I see all the time that I personally love are superhero costumes, which are a staple of halloween for kids, but why can’t adolescent somewhat-grown-children have fun too? There’s also the typical things, like zombies, vampires, Mummies and, werewolves. There’s also clowns, or jesters, which give a little more creative freedom to the artist, as well as vaguely medieval styling.

The 1920’s are an iconic time for both mens and womens fashion, with flappers and the start of swing, the iconic dancers clothing are easy. The makeup of the time is another story. In order to do the look of a flapper, you need to be able to do extreme eye makeup- in the form of a smokey-cat eye.

October, however, is the beginning of cold-bite-your-nose whether,which brings us into another area of the fall time. Skincare. How many people have dry skin when the cold starts to set in? How many have flaky irritated skin? I know that I have at least one happen every year. I’ve done y’all the service of a lifetime, and I’ve found easy, quick, and cheap remedies that actually benefit your skin, and do more than just keeping it from being painfully dry. Thanks to five minutes of having trouble typing, I found four remedies that are cheap and pretty accessible considering where we live. If we lived, in, like, Nebraska, I dunno if people would know what these things are. But, we do! Lets go.

Number one on our list is Sunflower Oil. Now, this is recommended for dry arm skin, but it is duly useable on the face. According to a 2013 study by pubmed.gov, sunflower seed oil improved hydration when used as a moisturizer on participants in the study’s arms. Benefits of sunflower oil include properties such as:

  • Being extremely high in vitamin E – an antioxidant that helps protect skin cells from harmful UV rays from the sun and other environmental stressors.
  • Sunflower oil is also rich in vitamins A, C, and D, making it effective in the treatment of acne. Sunflower seed oil contains vitamins and fatty acids that act as antioxidants to regenerate new skin cells and help your skin rid itself of acne-causing bacteria.
  • Antioxidant properties of sunflower oil help in preventing premature signs of aging, as it helps protect the skin from exposure to sunlight. The vitamin E in sunflower seed oil can help protect the collagen and elastin in the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in your face.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties that help lower skin redness and roughness. Sunflower seed oil is high in omega-6 (linoleic) fatty acid and vitamin E. Omega-6 acid helps decrease inflammation in the skin and enhances the development of new skin cells.

Number two on our list is Coconut Oil, which is as safe and effective as petroleum jelly for treating dry skin. It was found to significantly improve skin hydration and increase the number of lipids (fats) on the surface of the skin. Also, coconut oil contains saturated fatty acids that have emollient properties. (An emollient is a fat or oil that acts as a moisturizer by filling in gaps in dry skin, making it smooth.) Number three is doing an Oatmeal bath, which is a full-body solution, for those who have more than just facial dryness. Add powdered oatmeal into a bath, and you have a natural fix to dry skin, that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, meaning that it can help treat dry skin. Number four is Honey, apply the Honey to the affected area, and let it sit for thirty minutes. After the timer sounds, get a washcloth that has been soaked in hot-as-you-can-take water, and gently scrub off of the area that has the honey on it. After all honey is off, wash your face using warm water and dry off. Note, you MUST do this after a shower/washing your face, as these remedies WILL trap harmful bacteria.

by Hannah Zolezzi

photo by Health Food Guide

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