Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Get Rid of Dry Skin

Ok, seriously excited about this!

I went to my allergist yesterday for a follow up and mentioned that my skin had been itching like crazy and would occasionally get really red and sort of rashy. I was worried I was allergic to something, but had started no new soaps/detergents/etc.

Dry skin. I’m taking antihistamines to manage my allergic responses while I’m receiving allergy shots and they can dry you out too. Plus it’s winter.

So my doc asked me my routine.

Shower. Lotion (something without fragrance).

His response.

Shower = oil afterwards

Through out the day = lotion

Water removes the oils from our skin so you want to replace the moisture with oil and then the oil also seals the moisture in. During the day, if your skin is dry you want to add moisture by using lotion. So last night I used olive oil after my shower and my arms went from itchy and patchy to 100% soft, smooth, and feeling fine.

Too good a change not to share. I will be trying this thing I read about where you whip oil with a mixer and it turns into a creamier substance (like body butter) that you can use for an easier application.

My favorite thing – evening shower, oil, satin pajamas.


I feel like a queen.

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