6 Beauty Tips

The winter is harsh on one's skin. If you feel as dried out as I do, here are some tips to help you. Don't worry. None involve black mud on the face.

1.  Looking younger starts the night before.

Yes, you hear it all the time. Get a good night's sleep. Here's one way that might help you achieve that. Spray your pillow with a light lavender scent. Lavender has been proven to relax and soothe anxiety.

2. Once a week, give your complexion a good steaming. 

Pour boiling water over a couple of herbal tea bags and steep a couple of minutes. Then with a towel over your head to create a "tent" lower your face to within a few inches of the steaming tea for five minutes.

3. Hands reveal a woman's age more than anything.

Mix up an exfoliant paste of sea salt and olive oil. Once a day, plop a spoonful of the mixture into your palms and massage onto hands and forearms. Massage a few minutes then remove with a warm cloth.

4. Skin dries out as we age. Be sure to hydrate yours with enough water.

Drink at least 8 glasses of good, filtered water every day.

5. Don't resign yourself to dry, brittle nails. Once a day, soak your fingernails in a couple of spoonfuls of olive oil. Save the oil in a covered container to reuse.

6. When you buy hand lotion, be sure to get a product with ceramides and hyaluronic acid. According to dermatologists, those two ingredients actually can change skin moisture if used consistently.

The one I use is CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion for Dry Skin with Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides. It's a 19 ounce bottle, and it's fragrance free.

Takeaway Truth 

Although genetics and environment play a huge role in how one looks after a few decades, there really is a lot a woman can do to improve upon what God gave her—or didn't give her. Try these and let me know if one or more makes a difference.

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