My Dry Skin Remedy

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Have hands or feet (or both) that look like this?

 

 

 

 

 

Then I would like to offer my dry skin remedy for you to try.

Nightly Treatment

What you need:

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt or Sugar
  • Mild Soap
  • Hand Towel
  • Smooth (not exfoliating type) Spa Gloves and/or Cotton Socks

What to do:

*Note* It is best to do this after a bath or shower, but it is most important to do this treatment right before you are going to not be using your hands and/or feet for an extended period of time (like when you sleep).

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil with 1 teaspoon of either salt or sugar in a small bowl. Apply to your hands and/or feet like lotion.  Rub gently, on all surfaces of your hands/feet, for 2-5 minutes.  Rinse well with lukewarm water.
  2. Wash your hands/feet with mild soap, gently. Dry by patting your hands and feet with the hand towel.
  3. Apply a small amount of olive oil onto your hands/feet and rub in like lotion, but do not have all the olive oil soak in.  If it does, apply a little more oil to your skin.
  4. Apply gloves and/or socks and go to bed.
  5. Wake up and smile at the improvement in your skin!  Do this daily until your skin is supple and no longer cracked/flaking.  Then switch to doing it weekly.

To Maintain Soft Skin

What you need:

  • Burt’s Bees Hand Salve, large tin
  • Burt’s Bees Hand Salve, small tin

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to do:

Keep the large tin of hand salve next to the sink you use most often to wash your hands. Apply after washing/drying your hands every time.  A little goes a LONG way, so the tin will last a long time. Keep the small tin in your purse, makeup bag, or whatever you carry with you daily to hold your belongings. That way you can maintain while out of the house, as well.

I am not affiliated with Burt’s Bees and have not been paid to promote their products.  I have learned from trial and error what works best for me, and their product is the best I’ve found… hands down.

These tips will work for dry skin anywhere on your skin, but you will get the best effects on areas, like hands and feet, that you can cover closely with a cotton fabric for protection.

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