Dry skin is a very common problem, especially as we age.  Our fresh, youthful skin gets damaged, and it can turn into a dry, dull, flaky complexion. You might think it is impossible to prevent aging, but a few DIY recipes can give your skin that much-needed boost. Healthy fats and oils will add needed moisture and make your skin more supple. Here is one of our fave DIY recipes for dry and dull skin. Your skin will definitely thank you!…. And don’t forget to check out our Aromasol Mists – perfect toners to pair your cold cream with!

Cucumber Aloe Cold Cream

With age, your skin gets drier and duller.  Try this super-hydrating cream that will help you keep looking radiant and hydrated:


½ c plain organic Greek yogurt
¼ c cucumber, chopped and seeded
¼ c aloe flesh, peeled and chopped
½ lemon, juiced

Line a mesh strainer with a few layers of cheesecloth and set it over a bowl. Puree the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and then pour into the strainer. Cover the bowl, and place in the refrigerator for at least a few hours or as long as overnight. Transfer the thickened yogurt mixture to a clean bowl. The leftover liquid can be discarded or mixed with rice flour or almond meal to create a quick facial scrub.
Apply a thick layer of the cream to your face and leave on for up to 30 minutes. Remove the mask with a moistened washcloth, and follow with toner. Try UltraLuxe’s Aromasol Mist in Maintenance, Clear or Sensitive. Aromasol Mist is a natural mist that balances, tones, and prepares your skin for its’ daily regimen. This fast-acting, alcohol-free toner is infused with Lavender extract to help calm and soothe irritated skin, Tea Tree to purify problem skin, and Dead Sea Minerals to absorb excess oils to control unwanted shine.

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