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The cold climate and dry air cause the outermost layer of skin cells to shrink, which impairs the action of proteins that form the skin barrier – responsible for not allowing external agents to penetrate the skin and scalp. With days of isolation away from beauty salons, care needs to be even greater.
The homeopathic pharmacist Jamar Tejada from São Paulo explains that when this barrier is broken, the skin becomes dry and subject to flaking and affects mainly areas such as the cheeks and hands, giving that aspect of carelessness. natural increases the risk of sensitivity, irritation and inflammatory processes that can be more serious, so it is worth the warning: “Wrong habits in winter can also worsen the quality of the skin and scalp, but it can be avoided”, says Jamar.
• Care for long and very hot baths: the water at high temperature removes oiliness and favors the appearance of seborrheic dermatitis, inflammation of the skin characterized by flaking (on the scalp, the popular dandruff, for example).
• Loofah not: Excessively rubbing the skin of the body with loofahs also damages the tissues too much and dries out even more.
To minimize the effects of cold days in isolation, the pharmacist reveals three interesting recipes to make at home and still leaves the tip: “In all recipes you can also add a few drops (from 10 to 20 drops) of copaiba oil, rosehip, marigold and grape seed, which in addition to moisturizing have antioxidant properties to protect and inhibit external agents such as fungi and bacteria ”, he says.
Homemade cream for dry skin
- 1 cup of shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon of oats
- 1 cup of warm milk
Beat all the ingredients in a blender until it becomes a uniform cream and apply it to all areas where the skin is very dry. Leave to act for 15 minutes and then rinse with water.
Mask for dry hair
- 1 avocado
- 2 teaspoons of lemon juice (for blond hair) or 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar (for dark hair)
- 1 liter of water
Crush the avocado well and apply it to the hair and scalp, massaging vigorously for 5 minutes. Put on a plastic cap to keep warm. Wash with non-alkaline shampoo. Add the 2 teaspoons of lemon juice (blond hair) or the 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar (dark hair) to 1 liter of water for the final wash. Dry well with the towel.
To get rid of dandruff
- 1 tablespoon of sage
- 1 (rosemary) soup
- 1 cup boiling water
Mix everything, let it cool and apply on the scalp. Do this treatment before applying the shampoo.