My Winter Skin Cure
January 9, 2012
Has winter got you feeling dry, cracked, and sneezy? Me too. It’s no fun.
Your hands burn from dryness and your poor cracked skin catches on every blanket you wrap around your chilled body.
A few weeks ago I had a cold. For me, the worst part of a cold is blowing my nose so much it turns red and starts to peel. This time, I found a secret weapon: Lanolin.
Lanolin, which is a thick oil produced by sheep to protect their wool, is no secret to anyone who has breastfed a baby. It is commonly used to “soothe, heal, and protect dry, cracked skin” and is marketed to nursing mothers for fairly obvious reasons.
Now that I know the secret, I wanted to share it with you. I hope it works for you. A word of warning if you use it on your nose; it smells a little funny when it is that close to your nasal passages.
The best part is it is all natural with no strange chemicals.
*This should be quite obvious, but I feel I should disclaim; I am not a health or medical expert. I am only stating what has worked for me.