Ahh…winter in Minnesota. Dry, itchy skin abounds. The force air heat and the cold winter air exacerbates any dry skin you might already have. One of my awesome (!) regular customers asked me “What’s good for dry skin?” It’s a common question so I thought it would make a terrific blog post.
Of course you know I’m going to mention that using my lotion is a good step in combating that dry skin. I carefully selected the oils and additives to ensure I had an excellent product. And to be perfectly honest, even though I researched and selected the oils based on their natural vitamins and skin loving properties, it even surprises me at how wonderful it is. I’m like “Damn! I made that? Yah me!” ☺
A little lotion will go a long ways, you don’t need to use a lot. It goes on a little tacky but that’s a handcrafted lotion for you. Give it just a bit of time and it will absorb quite nicely. It's not going to feel heavy on your skin at all. And added bonus is that all three fragrances I carry smell amazing. YumE!
But, truthfully, the easiest and most cost effective thing to do would be to only use soap only on the...um....'er...highs and lows while in the shower. IfyouknowwhatImean? Only use soap or body wash (of any kind) on the parts that get (putting this as delicately as possible)…smelly. Yup, just the smelly bits need “washing” regularly. The arm pits, down there and your feet. That’s it.
Your arms and legs, torso are the areas that are more apt to get dry in the winter, right? Do you really think as you go through your average day that they are getting “dirty”? Probably not. So why soap them up? Our skin was never designed to be washed as often as we modern Americans do it. Go ahead and shower daily if you feel you must, but just wash the smelly bits. You'd be surprised how much better your skin will be.
AND lastly…like you’ve never heard this before: Drink More Water!! The absolute best way is to hydrate skin is from the inside out. If you make a conscious effort to down an extra glass of water or four every day your skin will love you for it. Easy-peasy. By far cheaper and easier than buying any lotion, whipped body lotion or body oil.
Extremely simple and effective ways to battle dry skin: Drink water and wash selectively. And of course use Feeding the Habit lotions and soaps. =o)