People have always told me how
young I look for my age and I suppose this has lead me to be a
bit vain about my skin. I follow all the all the skin care basics
I have the time for and ascribe to the philosophy, Above
all, be gentle to your skin.
skin is a protective barrier for the entire body, designed to
keep germs out and water and other nutrients in. Harsh treatment
will damage its surface and reduce the skins ability to
perform these duties. In winter, when the house can get as dry
as the Sahara Desert, I only wash my face with warm water and
a fresh washcloth, then moisturize, twice a day. I use soap-free
cleansers on the rest of me, like glycerin bars.
also try to keep warm. The body will reduce blood flow to the
skin to preserve heat and can thus deprive the skin of the nutrients
it needs to stay healthy. I also run a humidifier in the bedroom
and of course I moisturize. My one serious offense is I love long,
all of my efforts to protect, winter always brings dry skin. Thick
creams and lotions have never been able to prevent the dry, flaky
skin I despise. That is, until this winter. Perhaps it is the
combination of product and technique that I am using this winter
that is giving me such good results. (Or maybe its just
only way youll ever find out is to try it. The technique
is all important. After you finish your shower and
rinse well, wring out your wet face cloth and dry your body off
with it, instead of a towel. Keep wringing it out as you go. Still
in the shower, surrounded by all that lovely moisture, apply your
moisturizer. Keri, Shower and Bath Oil has been working for me.
On my face, I use something lighter. By the time I wrap my hair
in a towel and brush my teeth, Im completely dry and ready
to dress and win, the dry skin war.