Effective Head – to – Toe Winter Skin Care tips for Nurses!
You might not always have time to give your skin the routine it needs, between long hours and work schedules. But with the upcoming cold weather, you might give that a second thought!
Just think about flaky itchy skin! We all know that failure to have a skin care routine can bring these flakes and bleeding cracks!
Here are some quick and efficient ways to give all nurses their skin the care it needs this winter!
Try a hair mask
Keep your hair soft and bouncy with this quick hair spa!
Blend together 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 1 ripe avocado and
1 ripe banana to a right texture. Apply it to your hair and let it sit for only 20 minutes! Rinse off with shampoo and conditioner!
Fight dryness with a face mask
Don’t forget that the skin on your face is thinner than the rest of your body. Because of this, your skin is so much prone to irritation and damage. A hydrating face mask can combat severe drying effects more than a regular moisturizer. Skin and deseed ½ cucumber and cut into smaller sections. Blend these pieces together until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and mix well. Using your fingers, apply a good layer of the mixture on your face and neck. Let the mask sit on your face for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water after.
Don’t have lotion? Keep your hands soft with this DIY Lotion
Nurses are frequently washing their hands. Keeping your hands moisturized might need a deeper and more effective lotion. Make sure you don’t miss out or your skin can have dry patches and cracks. Combine ½ cup of coconut oil, ½ beeswax and 1 cup of olive oil in a small jar. Place the jar in a saucepan and fill the pan with water. It should be enough to submerge ¾ of the can. Place the pan on your stove and turn on the heat to a medium. Stir the mixture until melted. After that, you can set aside the jar until it goes back to room temperature. Check it every 15 minutes, giving it a gentle stir with a fork each time. After an hour, you can add ½ teaspoon of vitamin E oil and 20 drops of your favorite essential oil.
Don’t forget your Foundation
Give your feet love! They carry you everywhere! Having no sebaceous glands, the skin under your feet tends to remain dry, making it more prone to calluses, cracks, and peeling. If your feet are already experiencing these things from the long hours of walking, standing and running around during your shift, you can try soaking them first in warm water. Once the skin is soft, you can use a scrub or a pumice stone to gently buff away dead skin cells. Place ¼ cup of coconut oil, ¼ cup of shea butter, 3 tablespoons of beeswax, 10 drops of oregano essential oil, 10 drops of peppermint essential oil in a mason jar and put it in a pan with 1 inch of water. Start heating the pan until all the ingredients are melted. Once melted, let it cool to room temperature. Give it one mix before storing the cream in your fridge!
Happy Moisturizing to all Nurses!