This time of year when it starts to get colder and colder and colder still, my skin really starts to dry out and look a little my friend Chuck here -
It’s not the end of the world but it is annoying. Lizards are cute but I don’t want to look like one.
So, here are a few strategies that I use when winter skin starts to set in and I get a little scaly.
1) I try to avoid hot, hot showers as they dry out your skin like nothing else .
3) Use a Sugar/Salt scrub – sure you can buy scubs at the store but I prefer to make my own. All you need is:
2 parts sugar or salt
1 part oil (almond, apricot or grapeseed)
a couple drops of fragrance.
Whole Foods is great for this sort of thing – I mix the almond oil or grapeseed oil with the sugar and then add a couple drops of fragrance oils or perfume. Right now I am using lemon scented oil that I got at Whole Foods but I have also used lavender, grapefruit and even perfume in the past. I mix everything together in a little Tupperware container and then use in the shower as needed. You will not need to put on a body moisturizer after you use this and your skin will glow! You’re welcome.
You know how you are supposed to use lotion as soon as you get out of the shower? You still do this but next time instead of using a lotion try a cream such as CeraVe’s. The creams hold moisture much longer than a lotion.
I wish you all luck!