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Winter Troubles: How to Heal Intense Dry Skin

Hello, radiant redhead skin.

Recently, my sensitive skin matched the winter season perfectly: bright red rashes and hives from head to toe. My skin was severely dry and cracked, and it was all due to the cold weather and use of products with chemicals. Now, it is time to heal it all.

If, like me, you’ve had a little run in with a skincare, makeup, body care.. or that bristling weather outside, then use these tips to begin the healing process*:

1. Keep your showers cool and quick

It is known that cold showers prevents dry hair, improves blood circulation and makes skin cleaner.

2. Avoid abrasive products

Products full of chemicals and fragrances will only make your skin more irritated. Opt for an all-natural body moisturizer like Alba Very Emollient Body Lotion – Unscented.

3. Itchy skin?

Use Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment when taking your next bath to help with itching, burning and redness.

4. Dry Face? 

Buy oat flour or natural oatmeal and put 1/3 cup in a portable grinder and pulverize till powdery. Then, mix with one overripe banana and some heavy cream. Mix well.

This is also a great face cleanser that will keep any reactions at bay & naturally clean your face without irritation. Keep in refrigerator when not in use. Toss it out after 4 days.

5. Dry Body?

Oh, I can only imagine. Reactions, high temperatures and scratching will take its toll. You need to get back on a smooth path. Treat that precious redheaded skin to some moisture that is safe and effective.

Try Eucerin Intensive Repair Very Dry Skin Lotion. I love that its formula uses a moisturizer naturally found in the skin. In addition, it gently exfoliates without any abrasives. It’s important to have smooth healthy cells on the skin’s surface. And best of all, it is fragrance-free and won’t clog pores.

6. Dry Lips?

Yup, I even had a rash with blisters there, too. The skin was peeling and burning terrible. Anything minty, medicated, scented, colored or flavored made them even worse! So what am I using? Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm Naked. It keeps my lips smooth, moisturized, non-flaky and no irritation.

Get your skin on the mend after an irritating run-in ASAP. Remember to stay calm (because stress makes it worse) and be super gentle during your healing process.

Rock it like a Redhead!

*Consult your doctor if conditions worsen.