What comes to mind when you think about body care and bath and body recipes? I bet you think of all the wonderful, fragrant butters, lotions, balms and creams.
There is no greater pampering than applying a rich, smooth homemade lotion, am I right? Consistent care of skin is a must. Talking about skin - Did you know that there are almost 22 square feet of skin that cover the body of an adult? It weighs 10-11 lbs and comprises almost 16% of total body weight?
With so much skin, how do we begin providing the best body care we can?
The first thing you will hear about skin care is: Hydrate.
Inside and out!
What can water do for you?
Body cells want to maintain a balance of liquid that surrounds them. Lack of water intake can create a imbalance in which the cells start working improperly. Drinking water can help maintain that equilibrium and keep your cells hydrated, both inside and out. There is a strong connection between drinking water and weight loss. Looking better and feeling better, a win-win.
Our reader Aires agrees with me on this one saying: "for great skin, hair & nails: drink water and more water!"
Thank you Aires!
Recommended intake is 6-8 8oz glasses of water a day. This amount is sufficient. While hydrating does a wonderful job keeping our cells active, the skin has to be additionally nourished and treated for the best effect.
Here are some of the recipes you can start making immediately.
Bath and body recipes, skin conditions and information
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