TLC for Winter Skin (Part Two)
If you are like me, you surround yourself with heat in the winter time. It can never be to warm in my house and my showers can never be too hot. But the downside is my skin suffers for it. Dry, winter skin is always a problem for everyone this time of year. But the good thing is there are some simple homemade remedies that can smooth the winter dryness away. Here is part 2 of TLC for winter skin, just for your body.
Take warm, or lukewarm baths and showers. This may not seem very inviting but hot water zaps your body of all its moisture and natural oils.
Take a warm, (not hot) soothing both with some moisturizing ingredients. Simply blend some baking soda, oatmeal, and vanilla extract in to a paste and mix it in a tub of warm water. Soak in the tub for as long as you like and say goodbye to dry skin. Smooth on some sesame oil or olive oil to seal in the moisture. You can add a little lavender or rosemary oil for a nice, floral scent. Grapeseed oil is also very effective for dry skin.
Another thing, make sure you moisturize IMMEDIATELY after stepping out of your shower or bath. Don’t rub your skin with towel in order to get dry. Blot instead,then apply your moisturizing lotion or oil on damp skin.
Make sure you drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.
Fill a pot with water water and put it on a slow boil on your stove. This will raise the humidity in your house.
Do you have any other ideas that have worked for you?