DIY Solutions to Winter Beauty Problems

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Yes, we're still talking about winter... and it's March.  If you're still facing these winter beauty problems, it's time you get rid of them, because Spring is right around the corner! Here are five of the most common conundrums and easy DIY solutions.

Problem: Chapped Lips

Solution: Exfoliate then hydrate. Make your own lip scrub with brown sugar and olive oil and use it once a day before you apply your lip balm. If you use lip balm alone, you’re  protecting your lips, but not healing them.

Problem: Dry Skin

Solution: Start to embrace luke warm showers. While taking a hot, steamy shower is coveted in the wintertime, the hot water strips your skin of its natural oils and therefore, dries it out.

Problem: Itchy Scalp

Solution: Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo. The oil has anti-inflamatory and moisturizing properties so it’s a great solution for soothing and ridding dandruff.

Problem: Frizzy Hair

Solution: Hair frizzes because it’s dehydrated and coconut oil is able to penetrate the hair shaft and deep condition.  If you have thick hair, mix 2 parts coconut oil with 1 part olive oil. For thinner hair, leave out the olive oil as it’ll be too heavy. Apply all over your hair, focus on the ends. Wrap it in a bun and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse and shampoo as usual.

Problem: Peeling Cuticles & Brittle Nails

Solution: Warm Olive Oil mixed with a Vitamin E capsule in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Dip your fingers into it for about 20 seconds and massage the solution all over your nails and cuticles. Wipe the excess off with a paper towel. Heating the mixture will allow for better penetration and will help to moisturize and nourish your hands.