A recent social media conversation that I started made me want to find more natural ways to beat this winter dry skin. It has always been rough on me, but since moving to Colorado, I have noticed crazy cracking of my skin and my knuckles are bleeding. The combination of the work that I do requires that I was my hands frequently. This is probably cause number one, but guess what, I will not stop washing my hands. (Especially around small children…EWW..Germs!)
So I decided to take a new look at ways to heal this winter dry skin more naturally. Here is what I have found so far. Making an olive oil scrub can help to put moisture back into your skin. It will hurt the red parts for a little bit, but as soon as that passes, you will start to feel the soothing sensation. All you need is 4 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix them together and put it on the parts of your skin that are the driest. Leave it on for about 5 or 7 minutes, take a shower and you will feel the change almost immediately.
Honey is another product that you may just have sitting around in your kitchen. Did you know that you can use it for relieving your winter skin too? It has vitamins and minerals that can help to keep your skin soft and looking youthful. Before you take a bath or shower, rub honey on the spots of your body that are suffering the most from the pain of winter dry skin. Leave it on for about 5 minutes. I do realize that you will be a sticky mess, but it will work. After your shower, your skin will feel so much better.
Last, but certainly not least, try coconut oil. It works on nearly everything! Coconut oil has become the fastest growing oil in the past decade. You can cook with it, use it on your skin, and in your hair. Is there anything it can’t do?! Put it on your face and hands when you wake up and before you go to sleep. You will notice how great your skin feels almost instantly.