It's not even officially winter yet, but dry skin is all around. Here are some home remedies to help fight that dry, winter skin:
Crisco shortening is a great remedy for chapped hands and cracked elbows. It’s made of soybean and palm oils and contains no water, so it doesn’t evaporate like many body lotions. Because it has no chemicals or fragrance, it won’t sting or irritate sensitive skin. Stay away from dogs, though, because they might try to lick you!
Macadamia nut oil is a wonderful body moisturizer. In Australia it’s a popular cooking oil that’s used for baking and frying and in salad dressings. It contains a high level of naturally occurring vitamin E, which helps soothe irritated skin. It’s a heavy oil, so while it’s great for dry arms and legs, most people find it too greasy to use on their face. You can also try adding a spoonful to your bath.
Sweet almond oil is one of my favorite treatments for hangnails and ragged cuticles. Rub a drop or two onto each fingertip and massage into your nails and cuticles. It’s not as heavy as olive oil or coconut oil, so you can still type and text afterward. Plus, I love the smell.
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