Taking Care Of Your Skin This Winter

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Feeling itchy and dry skin this winter? You aren't the only one. That's why the Valley Today's Kristi Larson asked for help from the professionals at Catalyst Medical Center for help. Here's some things they say you can make and do at home.

Honey Body Polish
Ingredients:
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup salt
· Warm honey
· Rinse body in shower
· Next, mix warm honey and salt
· Vigorously apply in circular strokes to the entire body (excluding the face), paying particular attention to elbows and knees along with the bottom of your feet

Honey-Bright Scrub
2 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp lemon juice
· Mix honey, brown sugar and lemon juice together to make a paste
· Gently massage in circular motion on face for 1-3 minutes
· Next, leave on face for up to 10 minutes as a mask
· Rinse and follow with a moisturizer and spf if it is daytime

Dry Hand Scrub
1/2 tsp Vaseline (petroleum jelly) 1 tsp sugar
· Put the vaseline in the palm of your harnd
· Sprinkle sugar into vaseline and make a paste
· Rub mixture over both hands
· Rinse with warm water and soap
· Finish with your favorite moisturizer

Almond Sugar Body Scrub
1/2 cup Sugar Cane 1/2 cup Almond Oil
· Mix equal parts sugar cane with almond oil
· Add a few of your favorite essential oils
· Rub scrub while in the shower/tub once a week
· Rinse with warm water
· Finish with your favorite moisturizer

Abbie Boyle a Licensed Medical Aesthetician at Catalyst says taking shorter showers that aren't too hot will help your skin. Hot water tends to dry the skin as well as irritate other facial problems such as Rosacea.

As soon as you are done showering it's important to put on moisturizer to re-hydrate the skin. Boyle says coconut oil works best for legs and feet. Also drinking plenty of water will help your skin during any season.

For help on treatments see an aesthetician to better understand how to cure your skin.