7 Solutions for Dry Skin

By Robyn Church, manager of the Salon & Spa at Shell Point Retirement Community
Dry skin develops when there is a lack of natural oils and moisture; in particular, winter months can be brutal. The winter air has low humidity, and the air is even drier inside our homes when we have the heat on. Here are 7 ways to help your skin rehydrate:
Dry Skin Solutions

  1. Take a warm (not hot) shower. Hot water eliminates natural oils from the skin.
  2. Don’t use soap. Stick with a body gel and facial cleanser. Soap is very drying.
  3. Don’t rub; pat yourself dry so some moisture remains on your body.
  4. Apply body lotion and face moisturizer within five minutes of showering or washing your face. This will help lock moisture in the skin.
  5. Look for products rich in moisture for dry or sensitive skin.
  6. Avoid fabric softeners and try fragrance free detergent.
  7. For any itchy scalp, try shampoo with tea tree oil. A light spray to the scalp with a vinegar and water mixture after shampooing can provide relief. Mix 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water in a spray bottle and spray lightly on the scalp. The odor of the vinegar disappears relatively quickly.

Mix 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water in a spray bottle and spray lightly on the scalp. The odor of the vinegar disappears relatively quickly.
The Salon & Spa on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community is open to the general public. The friendly and professional staff offers a variety of services, including hair care, manicures and pedicures, massage, skin care, makeup application, and more. All new customers will receive a 20% discount for use during their first visit – just mention this blog during checkout! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (239) 454-8400 or visit http://www.shellpoint.org/salon

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