If there is one thing my mama taught me it was always take care of your skin. For that, I am forever grateful. I have been blessed with pretty good skin. But when winter comes I get the usual rough skin and dry flakiness that drives me crazy! I have always believed that the purest (and some times cheapest) ingredients are the way to go when caring for your skin. I clean my skin with nothing but Dove soap and these secret (not-so secret) recipes below.
When I’m in desperate need of some deep moisturizing I turn to my kitchen cabinet for some EVOO. The wonder ingredient and star of my kitchen. Just a small dab smoothed onto your face before bed works wonders on dry skin.
I remember one time while visiting my mom she had the most amazing exfoliating cleanser by Laura Mercer. Sadly, my wallet didn’t much approve of this cleanser. So I went on a mission to find my a cheaper version and I was so excited to come across this recipe for it. This cleanser got rid of all the flakiness on my forehead and chin. It left my face clean and silky smooth.
3 part baking soda
1 part water
Blend ingredients together. In circular motions, gently massage on to face. Rinse clean.
If you want your feet to feel like they’ve died and gone to Heaven, whip up this magical foot scrub. Ava and I adore massaging our tootsies with this. Feel free to add some lavander oil for an extra special treat.
All Natrual Foot Scrub
1/2 C granulated sugar
3-4 T EVOO
Few drops of lavander oil or lemon juice (optional)
Combine all ingredients.
In a tub filled iwth warm water soak feet for a few minutes.
Massage scrub into feet, working your heels and sides more intensly.
Dip feet back in water and let soak a few minutes longer.
Pat feet dry and apply good moisturizing cream.
I love this next facial cleanser/scrub. It leaves my skin soft and delicious. The honey and lemon combo are so relaxing you could just melt.
Good for the soul facial scrub
1/2 C sugar, granulated
1 T EVOO
3 T local honey
A Few drops lemon juice
Mix all ingredients.
Massage into face.
Let rest a 1-2 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
One more tip: Drink your WATER. There is no replacement. Keeping hydrated is crucial for gorgeous looking skin all year round.
I hope these recipes help you keep your skin glowing all winter long!