Friday, December 9, 2011

Preventing and Helping Dry, Winter Skin

This year sure has been brutal on my skin.  I am itchy and dry feeling all of the time. 

Here are a few tips to help you prevent and HELP the horrible itching and dryness of your skin this winter.

1. When showering, don't use super hot water.  The heat will contribute to your dry skin. 

2. Once you get out of the shower, PAT yourself dry or drip dry.  Your skin will retain the moisture.

3. Use a skin friendly lotion, such as Nature's Gate.  Pat some water onto your skin first, then lotion up that area.  The lotion will lock in the moisture.

4. For itchy, dry scalp try a rinse of vinegar and water after you shampoo.  It will soothe your scalp, help remove some of the chemicals from the shampoo and conditioner and will leave your hair silky smooth.

5. For stubborn, dry, cracked feet rub some petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on your feet at night and wear socks.  Do this for several nights to relieve the dryness.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to comment and share the info!

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