Itís been really cold here in the American Northeast, and my skin has been suffering: dryness and itching, flakiness ó yuck! Then I found this wonderful book.
Just one day after trying some of these great tips, my skin is feeling more soothed, smoothed, and moist.
Learn how to prevent winter-dry skin, and how to make some quick and super-effective remedies for curing it if youíve already succumbed. Smoother, younger, delightfully moisturizing skin tips, right here:
1. Avoid caffeine, smoking, and alcohol. They act as diuretics and are guaranteed to suck you dry!
2. Increase your water level. Drink up! Make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of pure water a day to keep your skin and body properly hydrated. Drink more if youíre super active.
3. Add oil to your bath. Add a tablespoon or so of almond, jojoba, olive, or hazelnut oil to your bath water after youíve soaked for about 5 minutes. By soaking first, your skin gets plumped up by the water, then by adding the oil, it will seal in the absorbed moisture.
4. Protect your skin from the elements. Wind, sun, heat, cold, and dry office and airplane air can quickly cause or exacerbate the condition of dry skin. Apply a moisturizer before exposing your skin to these moisture-sapping conditions. A lavender, rose, or German chamomile aromatic hydrosol sprayed onto your face, neck, chest, and hands helps to keep your skin wonderfully refreshed and hydrated.
Adapted from Naturally Healthy Skin, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Stephanie Tourles. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Naturally Healthy Skin, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999).
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