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Dry skin tends to come with the territory during the winter months. Even if you live in the Dominican Republic full time, the temperature fluctuations are still enough to have an impact on your skin.
Dry skin can lead to itching; scratching and even scarring if you’re like me and just can’t stop once you’ve started scratching. Instead of going through this, there are some easy ways to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Dry body brushing is a fantastic way of stimulating the skin and removing dry, dead, old skin cells with it. Not only that but it can also stimulate your lymphatic system, helping your body get rid of toxins, and may even help boost your immune system.
All you need is a natural bristle brush (stay away from synthetic, plastic bristles). Start at your feet and always work towards your heart instead of away from it, either in long sweeps or in small circles.
Try incorporating this ritual twice a day if you have very dry skin but at least once a day before showering. When you shower avoid hot water, which can create even more problems when it comes to dry skin and try to use natural soaps without harsh chemicals that can also dry out your skin.
As soon as you’re out of the shower lather yourself in organic coconut oil. This natural oil is deeply moisturizing and its many vitamins can even help firm up your skin so not only will you have soft hydrated skin but in the long run it can even help you look younger!
Photo by Stephanie Rodriguez on Pinterest.
Jacqueline Banks, who grew up in Casa de Campo, is a certified holistic health counselor and busy mother. Her focus is on helping other busy moms in all stages of motherhood keep themselves and families healthy and happy. She uses natural and organic solutions to solve individual health problems and promote clean living.
Check out her website at: www.jacquelinebanks.com