With my tootsies full focus in my flippy’s, I want them looking smooth as a baby’s bottom. You want to know what else I want smooth and supple?
There is nothing quite worse than having a scaly, dry body. I mean, who wants to rub up on that?
Now, I’ve battled sensitive skin my entire life, so when the weather heats up and it’s sucked dry of moisture, I really suffer. I could moisturize my life away, but without a few dry skin removal techniques I’d be up sh*t creek without a paddle.
For heavens sake, someone please raise your hand if you know what I’m talking about.
*slow hand raise from the back corner*
Well, lucky for you, I have unearthed a few quick tricks on how to remove dry skin for good. So let’s dive into, shall we?
Removing Dry Skin From Head to Toe
Since each part of our body has it’s own unique skin, we need to target each part of our body differently.
Put Your Softest Face Forward
Our faces have some of the most delicate skin, which means we need to be extra gentle when sloughing away that dry skin. To do this, I like to go au naturale and leave the chemicals behind.
One of the best recipes I’ve found for how to remove dry skin on the face uses a simple fruit concoction.
Fruit is full of natural hydroxyl acidic compounds that when in mask form, clings to your dead skin cells. As you remove the mask, your nasty dry skin comes off with it.
To make this mask, mix half a banana, 1 peeled kiwi, 1/2 cup of papaya and 1/2 cup pineapple in a blender. On high, blend them together and then add in 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of plain yoghurt.
On clean skin, apply your mask all over your face and neck. Let this sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with cool water. Pat your face dry and moisturize.
You should immediately feel how much softer your skin is. Even better, you should be rid of any nasty, scaly dead skin.
Lusciously Soft Body
Not too long ago, I shared my battle with keratosis pilaris on my arms. Couple this with dehydrated skin and you’ve got yourself one hot little mess.
Turns out, all you need is a hydrating scrub to pump some moisture back into your skin.
Since your body has tougher skin, it is safe to use a grittier sugar scrub. Simply mix together 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Before applying your scrub, dampen your body with warm water. Using gentle circular motions, rub your scrub all over your body. Rinse off with warm water and follow up with a nice creamy moisturizer.
If you got a foot fetish then you are going to want to be all ears here.
There is a super simple DIY remedy that can whip your dry feet into shape in as little as 10 minutes. To make this, you will need 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup Listerine (any flavour will do), 1/2 cup warm water, and 30 drops of tea tree oil.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bucket, then soak your feet for 10 minutes. The thymol in Listerine and tea tree oil contains anti-fungal properties which are great for your feet, while the acetic acid in vinegar helps wear away dead skin cells. Once your feet have sufficiently soaked, wipe them down with an exfoliating cloth, rinse with warm water and use a high quality foot cream like Neutrogena Foot Cream.
Just because the weather’s warming up and sucking moisture from your skin doesn’t mean you have to suffer with the dryness. With these simple DIY’s you’ll be soft, supple and ready for summer in no time!
Now I want to hear from you. Tell me; do you suffer from dry skin? How do you deal with it? Let me know in the comment section below.