Here is one of my favorite rituals to treat winter skin and promote overall wellness.
Add to warm bath:
1 Cup Epson Salt + 1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar + 1/2 Cup Olive Oil +
1 C Goat Milk While bath is filling up, massage a generous amount of olive oil over entire body. You can also massage a small amount into your scalp and hair to treat a dry and itchy scalp and to condition hair.
Soak in bath for 15-20 minutes.
WHY DOES THIS HELP MY DRY WINTER SKIN?
ACV Our skin is naturally acidic and that acid barrier is what keeps our skin hydrated and healthy. However, that acid barrier if often destroyed by harsh ingredients and environmental factors, including dry winter weather. ACV helps to restore skin's pH and stay at a naturally acidic level. ACV contains malic acid which helps to shed dead skin cells and acetic acid which helps calm inflammation and ease itchy, irritated skin. ACV also helps to ease joint and muscle pain. OLIVE OIL Olive oil is among those high-performing plant oils, and has amazing moisturizing properties. Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, it helps reduce water loss. Olive oil is rich in vitamins A, D, K, + E, which all help decrease oxidative stress on the skin, thus helping skin age well! EPSON SALT
Magnesium found in Epsom salt helps relax muscles and relieve pain. Suffering from allergy headaches? Soaking in Epson salt relaxes the muscles surrounding the skull, and can help release a headache or migraine.
Goat milk has amazing properties to moisturize and protect the barrier function of our skin. Goat milk contains probiotics, AHA's, and lactic acid, to gently remove dead skin cells and maintain a healthy level of good bacteria.
After bath, massage a generous amount of olive oil into the skin.