Flaky. Itchy. Red and raw. When your skin’s dry, you’re not at your best. But before running out to the store to stock up on pricey products, take these Kristals skin care tips and turn to your kitchen for Mother Nature’s best natural soothing ingredients instead of harsh synthetic ingredients.
Dry skin care basics:
- Remember to protect your skin from harsh, drying conditions indoors and out
- When you shower or take a bath keep water comfortably warm, not hot
- Use a gentle, simple cleanser that’s fragrance-free to reduce risk for irritation
- Get out of the bath or shower after 5-10 minutes if skin is extremely dry
- Pat dry (don’t rub) and apply a gentle moisturizer right away
- Before heading outdoors apply lip balm, an SPF moisturizer to protect from sun and dry air, then pull on gloves in cold weather
Kristals Skin Care Tips: 5 Natural Dry Skin Remedies
When your skin cries out for more help, feed it well with these all-natural strategies:
1) Soothe with “EVOO”
Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) soothes, protects, and moisturizes the most parched skin. It nourishes and improves the look of dried-out cuticles and provides TLC for scaly spots on elbows, knees and feet, too. Try gliding a tiny bit on dry areas before you apply moisturizer to lock in benefits.
2) Exfoliate deliciously
Removing dull, dry, dead surface skin reveals the younger, fresher skin beneath. But dry skin can also be extra-sensitive. Choose naturally gentle exfoliants for a gorgeous glow, without irritation. Mix and match foods with natural acids for a natural “peel” such as yogurt or kefir, berries, even canned, plain pumpkin. Add spices like ginger, nutmeg or cinnamon for a luxurious aroma.
3) Try a sweet scrub
Combine olive oil and extra-fine white or brown sugar for a delicious body scrub. It’s especially effective on feet, elbows and knees. For more appeal, add a squeeze of lemon. Wash well afterward, of course.
4) Guacamole, anyone?
Whip up a moisturizing mask by blending a ripe avocado with a squeeze of lemon and a teaspoon or two of olive oil. Apply to your face, leaving room around your eyes of course, and relax with a good book or as you soak in the tub for 20 minutes, then wash off gently.
5) Give itchy skin some oats
Compounds in oatmeal called avenanthramides soothe inflamed skin. There are plenty of oatmeal-based products on the market, but you can make your own by grinding up old-fashioned or quick oats to a fine power in a food processor. Pour into a warm bath and soak, then rinse off with a brief, warm shower. Ahhhh! That’s better!
About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics specializes in formulating leading-edge skincare products using gemstone-infused technology. Kristals’ bioenergized formulas blend the holistic health benefits of amber, ruby, sapphire, rock crystal, and other precious and semi-precious stones with proven skincare ingredients such as peptides, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid to help promote gemstone-based beauty rooted in organic ingredients.