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A Simple (but Effective!) Way to Beat Dry Skin

Winter often brings us dry, itchy skin. (How considerate.) You probably already know that exfoliating with a body scrub will reveal softer skin. But the method you use can make a big difference in how well the endeavor turns out.

If you use a salt or sugar scrub, you'll get better results if your skin is dry, not wet. (Water dissolves the salt or sugar.) So strip down and apply the scrub before you get in the shower. Rub it all over to slough off the rough skin. Rinse it off in the shower and marvel at how smooth and soft your skin is. Afterward, pat your skin dry and lotion up. No more alligator skin.

Source: Flickr User JHill

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dawnrh dawnrh 7 years
On the flip side, I read at The Beauty Girl that it's important to apply moisturizer while you're skin is still damp and not bone dry. Dry skin may be more receptive to exfoliation, but moist skin absorbs lotions more effectively. http://thebeautygirl.com/?p=2049
piccalily piccalily 7 years
Wow I never knew this
Sara-Smile Sara-Smile 7 years
good tip ; although i think my sugar scrub by Origins says this also ; it makes exfoliation more effective ; but for DIYers great tip
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
interesting - I never knew this...
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
That seems like a good idea. Unfortunately the scrub I have now contains wax but I will make some once I finish that one.
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