Take Five . . .

. . . prac­ti­cal, in­ex­pen­sive so­lu­tions for all your dry skin prob­lems.

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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.

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