Dry skin isn’t just something that we get in the winter time. Swimming in chlorinated pools or salt water and being exposed to the sun can all leave our skin dry and in much need of some hydration.
One of the easiest and most frugal living friendly natural remedies to relieve parched skin is to take an oatmeal bath. Oatmeal has natural fats that help lubricate and soften skin and will leave a protective film on the skin to help prevent dryness in the future.
For best results, use finer flake oatmeal or simply whiz some large flake oats in the blender and add to a cool bath.
*Photo from Flickr, courtesy of Katie Tegtmeyer