A lot has been happening, we all go through good and bad times sometimes it gets too intense but at the end of the day we still have to keep at it. keep on keeping on as they say. My motto always look fabulous. Here are a few tips and tricks I do when I’m feeling low or not in the mood.
When I wake up I remember to always say a prayer thanking God for giving me a fresh new day and another chance to be better and improve on myself, Of course breakfast. I still don’t have a diet yet. If you do you should hook me up. that means ill munch on anything I get my hands on. I then hop in the shower do all my cleansing and everything remind me to blog about my morning shower routine that is if you are interested. After I’m out of the shower i do a few diys just to get the day going . I try so hard not to think about all that is wrong rather just be grateful for what I already have.
I did a research on a few DIYS that give you a fresh feel and clear skin for dry skin. Most people experience dry skin problems at some point in their lives. Dry skin is usually caused by environmental conditions, genetics or excessive bathing and can occur anywhere on the body. If you suffer from dry skin, don’t worry. There are many home remedies you can apply to hydrate your skin and prevent it from drying out again.
1) Either steam up your bathroom to create your own steam sauna or place a warm (not hot, as that can make your face more sensitive) wet towel over the face. This will open up your pores, help your skin’s circulation, and prep it for your DIY treatment.
2) Mix mashed up bananas (full of antioxidants and water, which will help hydrate), egg yolk (helps with skin elasticity and combats dry, flaky, itchy skin on top of hydrating and soothing), and flour loosely—all equal parts—in a bowl.
3) For extra points, you can add a couple drops of your favorite face oil into the mix.
4) Place your DIY treatment on your face, like a mask, or take the goop and massage it into your face for 10 minutes.
5) Simply wash it off with lukewarm water and proceed with the rest of your skincare regimen. Try this twice a week for best results.
Always make sure to moisturize. Dry skin leads to heightened sensitivity and vulnerability for infections and skin irritation make sure to be gentle. Use milk cleansers they tend to be more moisturizing than foaming cleansers which are meant for oily skin stay away from foaming cleansers.
If you have dry skin here are a few products that you can use at home they are in expensive and can be easily found go ahead and give them a try.
1. Petroleum Jelly
The hydrating properties of petroleum jelly cannot be understated. Petroleum jelly is very emollient and actually forms a barrier that prevents moisture from evaporating from the surface of the skin. It is also a cheap and cheerful option for treating dry skin on a budget.
As petroleum jelly can be thick and sticky, it may be best to apply it at night. Try dampening your skin, putting on a layer of your regular moisturizer, then a applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly to seal everything in.
You can also use petroleum jelly for dry hands and feet. Coat your hands and feet with a layer of petroleum jelly before bed. Cover them with cotton gloves and socks to promote absorption and prevent the jelly from rubbing off on your sheets. Your skin will be supple and moist in the morning.
2. Olive Oil
Olive oil contains many antioxidants and healthy fatty acids that are good for your skin. It can soothe and condition dry skin all over your body.
Dab a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil under your regular moisturizer.
About a half an hour before taking a shower, rub some olive oil on your hands, legs and other areas with dry skin and massage lightly. Take a shower and then apply a light moisturizer.
Mix equal amounts of olive oil and fine brown sugar. Rub this homemade scrub on your dry skin using light, circular motions for a few minutes. Take a shower and then apply a light moisturizer.
3. Lemon Juice and Sugar
An exfoliating scrub made by concocting lemon juice and sugar leaves your skin soft and glowing. With a circular massage of the skin with this beauty scrub, rough spots on the face become even. The vitamins C in the lemons is a good astringent that lightens the skin tone, removes patches on the skin and encourages cell growth.
Mix a teaspoon of sugar and mix it with juice of half a lemon, use cotton balls to scrub all over the face. Put a jar of it on your nightstand and apply it regularly.
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera helps rehydrate the skin and also naturally reduces redness and inflammation.
Break off a leaf from an aloe vera plant and rub the clear, sticky sap all over your face.
Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse off.
For best results, apply an aloe mask once or twice a week.
5. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil makes the skin feel softer and removes its previous scaly characteristic by moistening it in a natural way. Coconut oil has sufficient amounts of fatty acid that make up for any loss of moisture from the skin.
Apply warm coconut oil all over your body before going to sleep. Wash it off in the morning. Do this daily to make your skin soft and smooth.
Also, apply coconut oil on your dry skin after you take a bath or shower. When the skin is warm and supple from your bath, coconut oil is more readily absorbed. Do this daily.
Milk has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that greatly help get rid of dry skin. Plus, the lactic acid in milk exfoliates dead skin cells and increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Also, it helps lighten your complexion.
How to Prevent Dry Skin
Moisturize all year round. This may be obvious to some people, but not so much to others. By moisturizing all year round, your skin will be prepared for whatever the seasons throw at it, whether it’s biting cold winds or scorching summer heat.
People with sensitive skin should avoid creams containing fragrances or lanolin as these can cause the skin to react negatively.
Try to get your hands on products that contain either glycerin or hyaluronic acid, as both of these substances are fantastically hydrating for the skin.
Avoid excessive bathing. Do not shower or wash your face too much, as this will dry out your skin. In order to prevent dry skin, you should limit your bathing to just one bath or shower a day. You should also avoid steaming your skin and washing with water that is too hot.
Use warm or lukewarm water so hydration isn’t stripped from your skin. Water that’s too hot tends to wash away your skin’s protective lipid barrier.
For the same reason, you should also avoid taking long showers or baths.
Cover up. Protect your skin from the elements by covering up as much as possible. In winter, protect your skin from drying winds by wearing hats, scarves and gloves. Wear a protective chapstick to shield your lips. In summer, wear a baseball cap or sunhat to protect your face from harsh rays of sun, and wear loose, light, long-sleeved shirts and pants to prevent skin from burning.
Be sure to stay hydrated drink a lot of water. It can be done. Hope this was helpful ladies for questions, suggestions and additions post it on the comment bar I would love to know which skin type you fall under and how you go about it.
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