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Fall And Winter Natural Skin Care Tips

The harsh conditions from the fall and winter air can really do some damage to your skin. The cold air, frigid winds, and dry conditions can make your skin chapped, flaky, and very dry. During the fall and winter months, people with eczema may experience really bad flare ups because of the weather conditions. It is important to take care of your skin even if you don’t suffer from eczema. Following these natural skin care tips will ensure that you have healthy, beautiful, moisturized skin during the cold seasons.

The first tip is to moisturize more often than usual; moisturize and moisturize often. This is especially important for people who have eczema. Using eczema oil often and whenever you feel dry will help keep your skin healthy and moisturized. If you are using lotion to bring moisture back to your skin, use a natural product that doesn’t have any harsh chemicals or synthetic ingredients. If you normally use lotion in the morning, be sure to also moisturize during the middle of the day and at night. During the cold months, thicker set lotions tend to work better so I would suggest using a natural body butter cream such as cucumber or plumeria body butter.

During the fall and winter, be sure to stay hydrated. This will keep your skin healthy and beautiful. Drink lots of water and hydrate often throughout the day. You can also use water in another way to keep your skin looking great. You should buy humidifiers for the rooms in your home. Having a humidifier will keep the cold air out and will keep your skin moisturized. Also, heaters in your home blow out hot dry air which makes your skin dry or itchy. Having the humidifiers will bring back moisture into the air. However, do not soak in a tub of warm water because that will actually do damage to your skin. Follow the drinking water tip, but don’t soak in water. Taking baths is bad for your skin because the water on the exterior dries you out.

Another great skin care tip for cold seasons is to exfoliate your skin a couple times a week. Exfoliating will help to remove some of the dry skin that may be irritating you. Use natural products on your skin. You can find body scrubs that are made with plumeria or cucumber that are great for helping to take the dry skin away. Body scrubs relieve itchy, dry skin, improves circulation to new skin,
enables new skin to receive more nourishment, and makes skin feel soft and silky.

Following these natural skin care tips will keep your skin looking and feeling great during the cold seasons that would normally dry you out.

About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.homesteadcompany.com/.

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Prevent Baby Rashes with Diaper Ointment

It is a common occurrence for babies to get diaper rash. If the rash goes untreated, it can become very serious and will cause a lot of pain and discomfort for your baby. There are ways to prevent diaper rash and ways to treat it if it occurs. Follow these tips to prevent diaper rash from occurring.

Using diaper ointments during diaper changes is the best way to prevent a rash from flaring up. Using ointments puts a protective layer between the diaper and your baby’s skin. Natural products are the best to use because there aren’t any harsh chemicals. Artificial fragrances in products that aren’t organic can irritate skin. Ointment will soften your baby’s skin and protect it.

Another prevention tip that should be followed is to change your baby’s diaper often. Leaving a diaper on for long amounts of time will cause irritation and can lead to chronic rashes and yeast infections. Ideally you should change your baby’s diaper every two hours. If you find that your baby’s diaper isn’t wet after two hours, space out the changes to every three of four hours. When diapers stay wet for too long, that is when they start to cause rashes.

Try changing diaper brands to prevent rashes from occurring. It is a parent’s personal choice to use cloth or disposable diapers for their baby. However, if you are noticing that disposable diapers are causing rashes and you’ve tried different types of brands, you should switch to cloth diapers. If you are already using cloth diapers, be sure to clean them well. Try not to use detergents that are too heavily perfumed. An old trick for cleaning cloth diapers is to add vinegar to the rinse cycle.

To prevent diaper rash, you should also clean your baby well during a diaper change. Be careful about what you are using to clean with too. Avoid using wipes that are scented; unscented wipes will cause less irritation. If the wipes are too harsh or cause rashes, use warm water to clean your baby. Babies’ skin is so sensitive that even mild soaps can cause irritation.

A little fresh air never hurt anyone, as the saying goes. This is true for babies as well and it’s another tip to preventing rash. When possible, let your baby run free without a diaper. Fresh air will help dry your baby’s skin.

Following these tips, using diaper ointment and other preventative measures will keep your baby rash free.

About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.homesteadcompany.com/.

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