Winter is when dry skin problems can really flare up. The temperatures are cold, the air inside is dry heat, and then the warm (hot!) showers that we take do not help our skin at all.
When I was sick for two weeks recently I didn’t take good care of my skin. Making sure I washed my face and moisturized it was not a priority while I was lying in bed with a fever! When I finally started feeling better, I looked at my face in the mirror and saw dry flakey skin all over. Yuck!
If you struggle with dry skin, here is what I did that greatly helped.
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First I used a facial peel from L’BRI. You put it on your dry skin and let it sit there for about 30 seconds. Then you start rubbing your face in circular motion with dry fingers. It was amazing (and gross!) how much dry skin I had come off my face. You could see little beads of dead skin all over. EWWW!! Ok, time to move on!
If you don’t have this awesome facial peel that is made with unique fruit enzymes, (and of course the aloe vera that L’BRI products are known for), you could try making a scrub at home. It won’t have the same feel at all, but it might help scrub the dry skin off. I tried to find recipes on making your own peel at home, but I couldn’t find anything I felt good about sharing on here.
The next thing I did was to apply this intense moisturizing cream. Ladies, this stuff is good. Like chocolate truffles melting in your mouth kind of good, except its for your skin! If you suffer from dry skin, this is the moistest, richest stuff your skin could ask for to be applied on your face.
Another DIY option would be to try putting coconut oil on your face to moisturize it. I personally have seen better results using the Intense Moisture Cream from L’BRI, but I know other ladies love using coconut oil. It needs to be a natural coconut oil. I have used Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil before and can highly recommend that brand.
My skin felt so yummy after doing that. To keep that wonderful feeling going, every night I make up a special mixture that takes great care to make, with a lot of attention to detail.
Wait a minute, I’m a busy mom with very little time to spend in the bathroom tending to my face, right? Forget what I said above. What I really do takes one minute!
Aloe Vera Jelly has many healing properties. Aloe vera contains 75 nutrients, 200 active compounds, 20 essential minerals, 18 amino acids, and 12 vitamins. Your skin will love this amazing jelly! I love to mix the High Anti-Oxident Night Repair Treatment, with the Aloe Vera Jelly for an amazing mixture that sits on my face all night as I sleep.
I just put a squirt of both products in my hand and mix them together.
I rub it on my face and I’m ready for bed!
If you are interested in the L’BRI products, you have to register as a new customer on the website to be able to view all the products. It just takes a minute to register, then you have access to all the products! I’ve been very impressed with the skincare line, and they have an awesome sample selection you can try for free – you just pay the shipping!
Click on the Free Samples image on the front page and you can select which skincare you want to try!
L’BRI has an awesome special going on right now for those interested in joining as a consultant!
When you join in January you receive either $97 or $216 worth of extra products, depending on which starter kit you choose! You can find out more about becoming a consultant here.
Some other helpful tips to avoid dry skin:
1. Drink lots of extra water! This is the best source of keeping your body hydrated.
2. Don’t take long hot showers, make them lukewarm instead. Hot water strips all the natural moisturizing oils from our skin. This is a hard one for me as I love my long hot showers!
3. Some people say Fish Oil Supplements can help dry skin. You can boost your Omega-3 by taking a supplement or eating more salmon, walnuts, or put flaxseed oil in a shake.