How to Care for dry sensitive skin
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.