Dear Katie Exfoliate

Dear Katie,  Can you tell me how to cure my dry itchy winter skin? Thanks Ruthie

Dear Ruthie, the dry heat, cold, and wind of winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Using a humidifier and drinking plenty of water help. But don't forget the importance of  regular exfoliation ( an important part of your skin care regimen) and moisturize, moisturize moisturize! Keeping your skin hydrated is a year round objective.You don't need to buy expensive things to help your skin feel great.

Keep your "hot" showers and baths to a minimum.
Buy an inexpensive exfoliating mit, glove, or pad ( see photo below).
Use a mild cleanser ( look for a cleanser made with moisturizers).

You can make your own inexpensive exfoliate by combining 2 rounded Tbsp of oatmeal, 1 tsp of baking soda and  a little bit of water in a bowl. Mix the oatmeal and baking soda together and add enough water to make a sticky paste. Double the ingredients if you need more. Gently scrub your face and body in circular motions, massaging it onto your skin.Then rinse it off with lukewarm water, end with a splash of cold water and  pat your skin dry, then moisturize!

Ruthie, if your dry skin persists, or if you have itchy red patches, or unusual looking dry spots, please see your health care provider. Thank you for your question


Karen said...

Thanks! I'm mixing this concoction now.
Ladybug Creek

PoetessWug said...

Great info...especially since I'm almost a walking desert these days!! LOL

Odie Langley said...

Great advice Katie, Hope you are enjoying this tuesday. It is so beautiful here in NC with temps that should get into the upper 80's.

ethelmaepotter! said...

I'm showing this to Fred in hopes he'll try it. He's tried everything ever created over the counter and lots of prescription cures, but his fingers still actually crack and bleed during the winter.

Saw you're now following Kevin and Marion - do you know them?!

Dora Cruceru said...

Love the exfoliation home recipe :)Great post.


Thisisme. said...

Excellent advice and thank you so much for the home exfoliation recipe. Unfortunately, I suffer from very dry skin, and it's just not nice!

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Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great tips, Katie! I personally use a homemade scrub and it works just as well as those high-priced products.

By the way, you won my CSN giveaway. I need you to contact me ASAP (brambleberrycottage@rtmc.net). ;)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thanks for the tips, will try them out.


Melissa said...

Your blog is so cute. It's my kind of blog, it's got everything!

I'm following you from the tuesday bloghop.

Ms. A said...

This is the kind of thing I have to do. Too many unwanted things in the store-bought ones.

Carrie said...

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