8 tips from Grandma’s secrets!
During the winter months our skin tends to feel very dry due to the drier air because it lets out more water. Skin becomes rough, it is uncomfortable, it pulls, it itches. The parts that are the most exposed are the most prone to drying out: hands, feet, legs, face … And with age, the sebaceous glands that produce a large part of the fats of the skin, become scarce and are less active. For them, the barrier function of the skin is impaired and water losses are even worse
1.The benefits of vinegar
If you really want to take a hot bath, you can add vinegar. This is actually cider vinegar, in which we have macerated flowers during a fifteen day period. This used to be a very prominent during the mid-nineteenth century, and was very popular. Then completely fell into disuse. Still, it is very interesting for dry skin. Mainly because it neutralizes the limestone (we will find it solid in the bottom of the bathtub) and it makes the water less hard.
To prepare it You have to heat 1 liter of vinegar until the first signs of boiling. Then add a good handful of softening flowers (burdock, mauve, verbena, lavender …). Once the vinegar is cool, pour it into a large jar and let it sit for two weeks. Then filter and pour scented vinegar into a glass bottle. A cup in the bath is enough.
2. Use moisturizing products adapted to your skin, ideally based on urea.Apply your moisturizing product to skin that is still we regularly and generously apply a moisturizing product to the face, hands and the rest of the body.
3. Apply your moisturizing product to skin that is still wet
4. Regularly and generously apply a moisturizing product to the face, hands and the rest of the body.
5. Use a neutral or slightly acidic cleanser
6. Take showers rather than baths, lukewarm (or cool) water in hot water. Space them and limit their duration.
7. Pat dry rather than rub
8. Wash your hands in cold water
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