Hydrating My Skin

by Peggy

Dry skin, what a big problem for me! It is so irritating. What can I do? It will always be with me. To prevent the problem, I have to take special care of my skin to prevent that parched look, itchiness or even worse, cracking.

I use Vaseline Cocoa Butter for hydrating my skin and I apply it right after taking a shower in the morning. It doesn't feel oily even though cocoa butter is full of it. I only use a little bit at a time so it works OK for me.

I have a great faith in natural treatments. So at home I often experiment with different remedies - for example my paste experiments include a paste of avocado and fresh lime juice, a paste of peanuts, milk and honey and a mixture of cooked oatmeal and honey. No luck with any of those pastes, btw.

That's not a problem though. I'll keep trying more home solutions to moisture my skin. I like the sound of this recipe: 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of orange juice, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, a few drops of rose water and some drops of lime juice. After it is well-mixed, I am supposed to apply it on my face 15 minutes before I take my bath. I'm pretty confident that it will work for me! It looks like it contains the right ingredients for adding some moisture to dry skin.

Can you guess what my mom says is the best and simplest treatment for hydrating dry skin, at least for her? She soaks her face with a lukewarm moist face cloth for 10 minutes. My mom says this it's amazing, but I never got the same result. I didn't get her gene pool! Thanks for your suggestions. I'll try them soon.

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