If you're one of the 100 million Americans with dry, itchy skin, find relief with these home remedies and lifestyle tips.
You Will Need
* 2 eggs
* 1 tsp. orange juice
* 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil, divided
* Rose water
* Lime juice
* 1 tsp. honey
* Lavender oil
* 1 c. powdered milk
* 1/2 tbsp. almond oil
* A humidifier
* A soft cloth (optional)
* Tea tree oil (optional)
* Night cream (optional)
Make a daily skin cleanser by mixing together an egg yolk, orange juice, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and a few drops each of rose water and lime juice. Apply to your face, wait 15 minutes, rinse, and pat dry.
Use a soft cloth to dry your skin, and avoid rubbing.
Moisturize immediately after your morning cleansing with a moisturizing cream. Thicker moisturizers provide a seal that keeps water from escaping.
Tea tree oil penetrates the skin's cells. Add a drop to your moisturizing cream to keep your skin smooth.
Make a toning mask with the other egg, honey, a half-teaspoon olive oil, and a few drops of rose water. Apply, wait 15 minutes, rinse, and pat until the skin is damp.
Use a thick cream moisturizer at night. Allow five minutes for absorption and then blot the excess.
Apply night cream a half-hour before going to bed to prevent puffiness around the eyes.
Limit bath time and use moisturizing soaps. Add lavender oil to bath water to promote moisture.
Take a bath once a week with the powdered milk and almond oil in warm water.
Use a humidifier, especially in the winter months.
Fact: Skin is your largest organ, weighing an average of eight pounds and measuring 22 square feet.