Don't take extremely long hot baths.
If you are anything like me...you love taking long hot baths. Taking baths is the perfect way in my opinion to totally hydrate your skin. In rare cases for those who suffer with extremely dry skin this can be very drying for your skin if your soaking in hot water. Hot water can actually strip the moisture and oils out of your skin, leaving it parched, dry and scaly. To make matters worse many people add bubbles (99% are synthetic and toxic) which will also strip the oils your skin needs.
For those that suffer with excessive dry skin,
Pat dry, don't rub dry when you get out of the bath and grab your towel, gently pat the water off of your skin instead of rubbing your skin dry. This will save your skin the misery of "towel abuse" most men (and some women) habitually inflict on their skin.
By patting dry (or gently rubbing), your skin will be able to retain more of the moisture you're going to seal in when you apply a moisturizer (lotion/cream) afterwards.
See ya next week,
- Demeka Scott
Demeka Scott - is a mom, wife, entrepreneur, author, herbalist and nutritional consultant. She spends her time learning new things and encouraging others.
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