Winter has certainly overstayed its welcome and the cold temperatures are wrecking havoc on skin!
No doubt you are itching all over and itching for Spring like temps!
Are you experiencing itchy legs, itchy scalp, itchy arms and back? Do you feel like dipping yourself in a vat of lotion and oil?
Here are a few tips to relieve the itching and prevent you from becoming a red flaking mess from all of the scratching.
Begin at the ankles and work in gentle circles upwards towards the heart.
Do not use the dry brush on your face!
Great to perform this technique in the morning before a shower and in the evening before bed.
Avoid the use of traditional soap and liquid soaps with fragrance and harsh chemicals such as sodium laurel sulphate the chemicals are not only toxic to the body but also harmful to the environment.
Use a gentle body was that is free of artificial fragrance and SLS wash only the crevices! No need to wash your arms and legs daily with soap...seriously how dirty do these areas actually get?
Use a back brush in the shower to reach this area if you haven't already done so with the drybrush technique listed above.
When washing your hair, be sure to rinse well especially along the hairline. If not rinsed properly harsh chemicals in shampoo (again look for SLS free especially if you invest in colouring your hair) can over strip the scalp of natural oils creating a dry itchy and flaky scalp!
Moisturizers with fragrance, parabens and petro chemicals only hydrate topically and will not provide the skin with deep moisture it requires.
For more tips on dry brushing click here http://www.joyoushealth.ca/blog/2010/06/15/dry-skin-brushing-for-glow-immune-health/.
Want to learn more from Joy McCarthy? Register for her workshop 10 Essentials for Joyous Health at The Spa West 9th Street Saturday May 10th from 1-2:30pm. She will also be signing her BEST SELLING BOOK Joyous Health! Register Early as seating is limited
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Follow these tips and may dry skin be gone!
May we all be experiencing warm spring breezes and flowers blooming very very soon
Mindy Biggar is co-owner of The Spa West 9th Street.