Thursday, January 20, 2011
Winter Dry Skin...!
One of the worse things for me as I've become older...is the dry skin I seem to get during the Winter time.
I don't really know why it seems worse in the cold months, but it does seem to be a lot worse in the past couple of years.
In searching around for something to help prevent it, I found some information in the Farmer's Almanac that I intend to try. I'll share it with you, just in case you may need it! OK?
Winter’s low humidity and harsh conditions can do a number on your skin, leaving it flaky, itchy, and dry as an old bone.
• Try adding lemon juice or vinegar to your bathwater. Soap, being highly alkaline, may make your skin feel itchy.
• To soften dry skin, add 1 cup of powdered milk to your bath.
• Avoid steaming water or long immersions, which will strip your skin of its natural oils.
Here's a few more tips from the almanac that relate to dry skin!
* As soon as you get out of the shower or tub, while your skin is still damp, slather on the moisturizing lotion.
* Choose a lotion brand that has petroleum jelly or lanolin high on the ingredients list.
* Don't go outside in any season without using SPF of at least 15 on your face and hands.
* Try adding lemon juice or vinegar to your bathwater. Soap, being highly alkaline, may make your skin feel itchy.
* To soften dry skin, add 1 cup powdered milk to your bath. (It worked for Cleopatra.)
* Avoid steaming hot water or lengthy immersions, which will strip your skin of its natural oils.
* Wash gently. Vigorous scrubbing can further irritate sensitive skin.
* Forgo skin products that contain alcohol, which is drying.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. –Samuel Ullman
The only reason I don't like the dry skin is that it is a bit more itchy than during the Summer! I just don't like anything that itches! I don't care if it's 'skeeter bites or wool underwear...if it itches, I don't like it!
How about some hot chocolate in the kitchen? Of course, there's coffee as well! Heck, I might even whip up some biscuits and gravy, if ya want some!