This brutally cold winter has been wreaking havoc on my skin especially my hands and for some reason elbows too. I've been meaning to make my homemade Shea butter and coconut oil body butter I did here, but time has not been on my hands lately. So in the meantime I decided to make my favorite coconut oil and vitamin E oil concotion to help my cuticles, hands, elbows and lips.
Winter is a great time to use coconut oil alone since it remains solid as long as the temperature is below 65 or so degrees. With this arctic winter lately, no worries with that. All you have to do is find a small container (you can find these at most travelers section), coconut oil (find at local natural health stores) and Vitamin E Oil, although you can use alone or add any other oil of choice.
I mainly carry this in my bag and have another for the office. Since I've been washing my hands way too much to keep the flu away, my hands have been super dry so keeping this handy has helped. I also use this for my cuticles to keep them from stripping (ouch!) and looking dry. I also put a little dab on my elbows every morning and use as a lip protectant since chaptstick has not been cutting it..
I love the many uses for coconut oil and not to mention how soft it leaves your skin.
What do you use to keep skin soft and moisturized during these blistery cold days?