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Great ideas for helping dry skin
IF you find that your skin is very dry and uncomfortable after a bath or shower, why not try this quick and easy tip? Buy an inexpensive bottle of baby oil (most of the supermarkets sell their own brands). After every bath or shower – before you dry yourself – pour a small amount of baby oil into your palm and then rub your hands together. Smooth both hands over your wet arms and shoulders and then repeat, running your hands over your legs this time. Now pat yourself dry with a towel, so that you don’t remove all of the baby oil. Your skin will feel beautifully smooth and scented for the whole day.
EXPENSIVE eye creams that promise youthful results are everywhere, but did you know that you can make an effective one yourself? Vitamin E can rescue dry skin and help heal scars, but it can also revitalise older skin. Choose a vitamin E capsule that contains D-alpha tocopherol (you will see this listed in the ingredients). Then pierce your capsule with a clean, sterilised needle or pin (run it under boiling water for a moment to do this). Now squeeze the contents of the vitamin E capsule around the eye area and rub in gently. Do this before bedtime as your skin is more likely to absorb the vitamin E fully.
SAVE money on expensive lip balm and make-up remover by digging out the petroleum jelly. Even after wiping off make-up, the residue remains on the skin as a moisturiser.
IF your hair could do with a lift, try this moisturising treatment. You will need ½ cup of plain yoghurt, one egg yolk and one tablespoon of honey. Mix the ingredients together and rub into wet hair. Cover with a shower cap and leave for 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and shampoo again. The yoghurt cleans and softens, the egg yolk adds shine and the honey moisturises.
ARE your feet feeling a bit neglected? Pick an evening when you won’t be disturbed and gather together a pair of thick socks, a moisturiser (any kind will do), two mediumsized freezer bags and a towel. Wash and carefully dry your feet, then apply moisturiser generously to one foot. Now put that foot in a freezer bag and pull a sock over the top. Repeat for the other foot. Then sit with your feet up on a towel and relax for at least an hour. Remove freezer bags and pat feet dry with the towel for smooth and pampered tootsies.