Yes, I purposely put the words scratch in there, because that is also a given when it comes to fall. At my age and if you are reading this most likely your age, we are no longer producing the moisture we need in our bodies to get through fall and winter. So for starters cut back on the long showers, and make sure they aren't steaming hot! Fall means the start of working hard to rehydrate my skin. I am not a fan of ashy or dry skin and I suffer from eczema. So when it comes to skin care I have tried the gamete of products at ALL price ranges. Ladies let me be the one to tell you that cracked heels and scaly feet are so unattractive. Elbows and hands that are dry and feel rough are also a no no. Don't be lazy... Moisturize, Moisturize Moisturize! I am going to share my favorite inexpensive product that does the trick.
Back in June 2007 my second trip to Italy. I ran into the most beautiful lady in a town called Montecatini. This city in Italy is the largest and most famous Tuscany Spa Town. They are known for local healing waters and relaxation treatments. It was in this beautiful place that the most gorgeous and kindest woman shared her secret with me. When I asked her what she used on her skin that made her glow. She told me to throw away all the fancy products and handed me an unmarked bottle from her families olive vineyard. She told me to use it lightly all over my body and that I could even use it on my face. She promised that is all she has ever used for 60 plus years. Can I tell you she looked 45 at most! I never found out her age and why should she tell.
I took the bottle smiled and gave her a hug. We had talked for almost an hour on skin care while my husband toured the vineyard. I must admit I was skeptical and really doubted that's all she used. Besides, there was no way I was going to use the oil I had seen her put on our salads a few hours earlier for lunch, on my face. I managed to bring the bottle back to St. Louis. By October of that year, my itching and scratching was at its peak. I took out the bottle that I had put in the kitchen cabinet and rubbed it on my skin. MAGIC! It felt so good and smelled delightful. It took me a few weeks to get the nerve to put it on my face but I finally did. LOVE IT!
I now just use Extra Virgin olive oil and throw them in spritzer bottles I buy at Target. In the fall and winter I put it on directly and it just vanishes instantly into my body. Spring and summer I put it on in the shower then rinse off before I dry. It also works on your lips, to remove make-up, as a body scrub with sea salt and oh so much more. Sarah my co-host on Three's Company recently tried it and has also noticed the difference. We are still working on Jay, but he's coming around. Just a tip I thought I would blog about.
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