A nice, long, hot bath is one of life’s joys, especially on a cold winter night. Sadly, it turns out that long hot baths increase the loss of natural oils from the skin and worsen skin dryness. A bath or shower should be in warm rather than hot water. Soap should be used minimally and only when and where needed. This is sad, sad news for those of us who love a long hot shower or bath, but the destruction of my skin … now that I know, it’s just not worth the pleasure of the hot soak.
For maximum skin care, after bathing or showering quickly and gently pat the skin partially dry with a towel (do not rub!). Within three minutes of getting out of the water apply Heel Vitality to your heels, feet, elbows, and other dry skin areas to seal the moisture into your skin before it can evaporate. Heel Vitality, with its soothing blend of natural essential oils and carrier oils, can be directly rubbed into the skin after showering or bathing. Reapply liberally during the day and evening when possible, especially to those areas prone to dryness (hands, arms, legs) and when itchy.