Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Skin Care

With winter weather comes itchy skin for me. My hands look like old alligator skin - yuk! And it's just not comfortable. Here's my remedy for winter skin:

Jojoba Oil

This natural oil is a miracle worker! It is the most similar to human sebum (skin oil) and it moisturizes and protects better than any commercial product I've tried. Jojoba oil doesn't evaporate like water based products do, and it's stable, meaning that it doesn't break down or become rancid like most other oils. You can use it as a cleanser, moisturizer, hair conditioner, it reduces wrinkles and stretch marks, it lightens and helps heal scars, treats acne, cold sores and skin diseases such as psoriasis. It's not an eye irritant and non allergenic. See, it is a miracle worker!

I keep a bottle of it in the bathroom and after I shower I slather it on. At times I have put several drops of my favorite essential oils in the bottle (making sure that it isn't a skin irritant) such as lavender. Lavender itself has great healing properties, plus it's one of my favorite scents! Please be certain that if you purchase jojoba oil that it be pure, without any additives and organic is a plus as well. The oil does permeate your skin, so if you wouldn't eat it ... please don't put it on your skin!

Do you have any special treatments you use during the winter season?


Pink Heels said...

Have you found that Jojoba Oil moisturizes better than Shea Butter?

Suzanne said...

I love Eucerin, and though it's a little greasy, they have a lotion version that isn't too bad. Burt's Bees also makes a great after sun lotion (don't laugh) and it's just perfect for winter wind-chapped cheeks!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, by the way, I've checked out yours many many times and really like it!