Winter weather can do a number on your skin.
For those with eczema, psoriasis and acne, the colder months can be particularly problematic.
I am one of those mentioned above. I am a dry winter skin human, really dry and really uncomfortable especially on my shins and around my waist. It has been so bad some years that I would scratch until I bled...
But in the past 2 years here are some things that I have done that have changed how I support my wellbeing and in turn have reduced and eliminated my eczema.
1) I Drink more water, I use Lemon Oil in my water to keep my body hydrated and try to drink eight glasses a day.
2) I use Omega supplements ( Plant or Fish oil )
3) Sugar Body Scrub in the shower!!! Read below to DIY...
From the doTERRA Blog:
One way to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy is to exfoliate regularly. Unfortunately, many body scrubs contain unnecessary ingredients and artificial fragrances. This natural, simple-ingredient scrub will help eliminate dead skin cell buildup, and simultaneously boost your mood.
¾ cup white sugar
½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
4 drops Cassia oil
4 drops Clove oil
2–4 drops Ginger oil
Tip: You can use brown sugar or sea salt in place of white sugar. You can also use almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil in place of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Melissa Johnson is a doTERRA advocate, heart mind-educator, and mother to three boys. She runs essential oil workshops monthly in Kelowna BC. She can be contacted at email@example.com.