Home Remedy for Dry, Cracked Hands and Feet
Method: In a large glass jar, add 2 cups of olive oil, 1 cup sea salt, 5 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of lemon essential oil. Stir well. Scoop out 1/4 cup and massage well into affected area. Rinse well with cool water; pat dry.
Verdict: It works! The olive oil and lemon oil supplement the natural oil your skin produces to seal in moisture. Sea salt has a high magnesium content that helps to fight inflammation. Finally, lavender oil helps to moisturize and has anti-inflammatory properties because it contains eucalyptus, which can work to prevent eczema.
Kitty Litter Cleansing Mask
Method: Fill a cup with clay-based kitty litter and add water so it's an inch or 2 above the kitty litter. Put in microwave for about a minute. Remove from microwave and put on your face for 10 minutes.
Verdict: The jury is still out. Cat litters contain bentonite clay, which works to draw out toxins. The absorptive quality of the kitty litter sucks out a lot of the oils from the pores that could be causing acne. However, it is not made for your skin and the effects have not been tested. If you do decide to try this remedy, make sure you use an unscented brand to prevent allergies and keep it away from your eyes and lips.
Chapped Lips Home Remedy
Method: Mix a tablespoon of fine sugar, a tablespoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of water together. Dip a tooth brush into the mix and brush your lips. Rinse off with water for a smooth and exfoliated lip!
Verdict: It works! The sugar is abrasive and helps to remove dead skin that accumulates from chapping, while the baking soda helps the mixture to lather. To make this a perfect treatment, you need to bring moisture back to the lips. Try adding some olive oil to the mixture!