Oasis For Dry Skin

Hey All,

Today, I want to talk about dry cracked skin. It can be down right painful to endure dry chapped/cracked skin. Severe cases of dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding. Not good! The best way to handle dry cracked skin is by preventing it in the first place but, if you find yourself with dry skin woes, I have some great tips and even a home-made lotion recipe for you to try!

Having horses, I work outdoors a lot and my hands and face really take a beating in the cold weather months.

Here are some tips and a great recipe to try for your dry skin needs. Enjoy!

Tip 1: invest in a small bottle of Jojoba oil.  Use liberally all over, face, hands, body even your lips! Jojoba is a good hydrating oil which absorbs quickly and helps to heal dry chapped skin. (Purchase at Trader Joe’s / Whole Foods or GNC)

Tip 2: After washing your hands, dry them thoroughly and apply a moisturizer.

Tip 3:  Exfoliate your hands and feet with a simple sugar scrub, rinse and smooth olive oil on your hands and feet, wear cotton gloves and socks to bed. Remove in the morning to smoother skin!

Tip 4: For persistent problem hands, smooth honey on your hands and let sit for about 10-15 minutes, rinse with warm water, dry thoroughly and apply some Jojoba oil.

Tip 5: Wear gloves and keep your skin covered as much as possible when outside in the cold or wind. Keep an all natural lip balm handy. I love the kind that can be used as a lip balm and hand/body butter in one! (I’m working on creating my own unique blend myself)

Tip 6: Stay hydrated! The best you can do for your skin is from the inside out. Keep your water consumption up even in the colder months. You may not feel thirsty but, drinking water throughout the day is a very good habit to get into.

Recipe Time!

  • 3/4 cup of pure sweet almond oil 
  • 1 cup of distilled water or floral water (rose or lavender water)
  • 2 Tablespoons of finely shaved beeswax 
  • 30 drops of essential oil of your choice.  – (I love sweet orange and patchouli in this with rose water)
  • a glass container with a tight-fitting lid to store the lotion
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    *****  Keep a close eye on the beeswax as it melts. Beeswax can be highly flammable. Do not leave unattended!  *****
    The How To Of It All…

Pour the oil into a glass measuring cup and add the shaved beeswax. 

Set the measuring cup in a saucepan of water that reaches about halfway up the side of the glass measuring cup. Heat over the stove until the beeswax dissolves and remove from the stove immediately. 

Allow to cool for a minute or two but no longer than that (the beeswax will begin to harden)Pour the water into your blender and begin blending on high-speed with the lid on (with a hole left in the lid for pouring the beeswax-oil mixture). 

Slowly pour the oil-beeswax mixture into the water.  It will begin to emulsify as you continue pouring the oil. It normally begins to thicken after about three-quarters of the oil has been incorporated. 

Continue adding the oil until you’ve incorporated all of it into the water.Add the drops of essential oils you’ve selected. 

Blend them into the lotion.Pour the lotion into the glass jars you’ve selected for storing the cream.  Use the spatula to remove any remaining lotion from the blender.

Shelf Life: About 6 months and is best stored in a cool dark place. You may also store it in the refrigerator to keep it fresher longer however; it will be a tad harder to smooth on and cold to boot!  :)

 

All The Best To You!!!

& Have A Beautiful Day!

~Patti (Yeshuazgirl)

Recipe Credit: Michelle Schoffro Cook, BSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM
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