“Winter” skin

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OK… right now if you’re like me you are scratching your body day and night. While I don’t see any obvious redness or flakiness on my skin, I feel the effects of dry, irritated skin! Now is the time I pull out of my ‘bag of health tricks’… oatmeal and goat’s milk.

 Why oatmeal and goat’s milk?

In addition to eating a bowl of hot oatmeal for breakfast or my all time favorite oatmeal pancakes, I use oatmeal as a health and beauty treatment. Oatmeal is a fantastic skin protector! “It helps soothe skin that’s itchy, painful or irritated.” http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/problems/treating/oatmeal-baths.htm

Goat’s milk is wonderful to use as soap – anytime – but especially in the winter. Using goat’s milk soap is beneficial for dry, sensitive skin or skin prone to eczema and psoriasis. It contains vitamins, cream and minerals in addition to alpha-hydroxyl acids. ‘Alpha-hydroxyl acids such as lactic acid help remove dead skin cells…leaving new cells on the surface of your skin that are younger looking.’ http://www.goatmilkstuff.com/Goat-Milk-Soap-Benefits.html

And one other ‘trick’ I use is taking a soft all natural bristle brush and gently brushing the surface of my body before bathing to remove dead skin cells and stimulate oil and sweat glands. Taking SHORT warm baths with sea salts, oatmeal and a bar of goat’s milk soap leaves my skin nourished, soothed and cleansed. My final step is lightly spraying my body, while the skin is still damp, with high quality vitamin E oil.

For a great ready-to-use bath salt with oatmeal go to https://www.etsy.com/listing/214607502/all-natural-bath-salts-oatmeal-milk-and?ref=shop_home_active_1

What are your remedies for “winter” skin?

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