Winter Skin Only Earth

Winter Skin

Here we are again in the Northern Hemisphere, dealing with our severe dry skin. And, even during my life of traveling during the months of January, February, and March, dry skin is an issue even if it's not cold outside.

So, how on Earth do we solve the itchy dryness?

We’ve put together 6 ways to combat dry and itchy skin from your hands, lips, and body to your sinus and headaches.

  1. Gramma’s Salve:
    This year our hands are extra dry to do all the hand washing and sanitizing. So, if your hands have visible cracks, use Gramma’s Salve before going to bed for one night. This product contains tons of pine sap aka rosin, you know, the stuff that oozes out of pine trees? Nature provides this to us, just as it provides it for the trees. When a tree loses a limb or has any other type of damage to it, pine seeps from its branches, healing and bringing the bark back together by forming a sort of glue. And, rosin is inside Gramma’s Salve! This Salve brings the cut areas of your skin back together. The pine, beeswax, flaxseed oil and touch of camphor is also very healing for the skin.
  2. Lavender Balm:
    Then, after your cracks are no longer visible, apply Lavender Balm nightly. This should help prevent the cracks and cuts from forming. But, if they do, just put a dab of that wonderful Gramma’s Salve on them again. BTW, this also works super well for the feet and cracked heels. First, Gramma, then Lavender Balm.
  3. Lip Fix:
    If you haven’t tried our little tube of Lip Fix, you simply must! Nightly application is recommended and any time after you brush your teeth. This product looks different from what you’re used to buying in the stores. We know. BUT, we packaged it this way to help the Earth! It’s in a biodegradable tube that you simply push from the bottom up to dispense. Like a push-pop! When you’re done with the tube, just toss in your garden or compost.
  4. Limit Hot Shower Time:
    I know, I know, you love a long, hot shower, don’t you? Well, if you’re like me you do. So, during dry seasons, it’s best to limit the shower time and heat of the water. BUT, because you may be like me and enjoy the warmth, simply use some of the Lavender Balm and apply it to your damp skin. This process is like making your own body lotion minus the chemical preservatives.
  5. Use A Humidifier:
    Using a humidifier will also help your entire body and sinuses. Get one if you don’t already have one. Replace the filters, too! That’s super important to the operation of the humidifier.
  6. Try A Netti Pot:
    This time of the year can also bring excruciating headaches and oftentimes, they’re caused by dryness and irritation in the sinus cavities. Look, I’m no MD so you’re on your own as far as all responsibility using this little jemmer, but I’ve found great results from using a Netti Pot. Make SURE you use sterilized/distilled water for this and follow all directions very carefully. The first time you use it, you’re going to think this is the craziest thing you’ve ever done to help your nose, but trust me – it helps! A LOT.

Happy Dry Season – wherever you may be. And, remember to wash your hands and stay healthy.

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