• United States
4 Nov 06
1-take your bath at night, not the day, during the cold months. 2-exfoliate, one way to do this is to mix salt or baking soda with your favorite bath gel, and scrub, scrub, scrub all over. Rubbing it in with a loofa. Soap and shave AFTER you washed off the salt, or it will sting. 3-after washing,shaving and drying, now rub oil all over your body. Concentrating on the dry patches like knees and elbows. If you don't want to go slipping away under your partner, you can mix some oil with your favorite lotion, and it will be a bit less greasy. 4-Jammas and bed! YOur skin will be as silky as a fresh rose in the morning when you wake! Do the exfoliating about 3 times a week. On off days, just rub down with oil before you bathe too. Drink more water, about 6-8 glasses throughout the day. Also, take a multi-vitamin. Make sure to take at least 2 tablespoons of unsaturated oils a day. Examples are mayonaise, cooking/salad oil, natural peanut butter, avacados and nuts and seeds. Also try about 400iu of vitamin E a day WITH the oil you eat. This works miracles, because the E has oil to work with and you absorb the vitamin better. You will see a difference in less than a week!
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4 Nov 06
Virgin coconut oil is the best for dry skin attacks. While I live in the tropics, it does get very chilly here in Manila between December and February. Two years ago, I discovered VCO and how it was effective as an alternative to lotion. The ones made cold-pressed has absolutely no water content, which is what lotions -- no matter what other ingredient they claim to contain -- has in abundance. (Check out the number ingredient in the label). Quality VCO will be instantly absorbed by the skin and won't leave a greasy feeling. We make our own and added scents to mask the coconut odor, although because its moisture content is negligible, the original scent isn't so bad either. Anyway, VCO has vitamin E, anti-oxidants and is even anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. You probably need to apply it more than once during winter, but you'll appreciate it because it will protect your skin.