My house is full of all things promising a speedy recovery from severe dry skin and all the accompanying irritating symptoms.
What’s more is have spent a fortune on all of those creams, lotions, salves, etc. and I feel like a fool because some of them didn’t even work!
- Exfoliate: The first step is to brush away dry, dead skin cells. For this blend, I used salt and oatmeal. For best results, use sea salt, which is full of minerals that match your skin’s composition and help you retain moisture. Oatmeal (don’t use instant oatmeal, which usually contains added sugars and extra ingredients) is very gentle, making it great for those with sensitive skin.
- Cleanse: Honey and cinnamon both are natural cleansers with antibacterial properties. Honey, a humectant, also hydrates the skin by sealing in moisture. If you have sensitive skin, substitute cinnamon for a small spoonful of honey – too much cinnamon can irritate the skin.
- Moisturize: Next, select a carrier oil. On my first trial, I used only coconut oil, but it left my skin feeling too greasy. I ended up using two parts olive oil to one part coconut oil. I took her advice an I loved the amount of moisture my skin received- it was a perfect equation!
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