Blog Posts by RachelFerrucci

  • 8 Steps to Get Rid of Dry Skin

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    Winter brings holidays, building snowmen, sledding, hot chocolate, sitting by a fireplace, and the dreaded "winter itch". Winter itch (dry skin) can not only be annoying but it can also be painful for some. We need to take extra special care of our skin in the winter to avoid this. The first step is to educate ourselves. Having a daughter with eczema and being a cosmetologist, I have researched this thoroughly and I want to share everything I know with you. Dry skin is caused by;

    • lack of water
    • taking hot showers
    • having the heat on in the house
    • using a deodorant soap or cleanser

    To help prevent winter itch;

    • Leave a pan or glass of water out in your house to add moisture in the air
    • Use a humidifier
    • Drink lots of water to hydrate from the inside out
    • Use a moisturizing cleanser
    • Take lukewarm showers not lasting more than 15 minutes
    • Apply a moisturizer immediately after shower, while the skin is still wet
    • Do not scratch your skin if
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  • User Post: Flights Delayed? 5 Things to Pass Time

    You get up early, double check, triple check that you have everything you need for your trip. You're feeling a little anxious because you're about to be on a plane in just a few hours. You check your belongings again and then you head out the door, hoping you didn't forget anything.

    On your way to the airport you hope for no traffic, good weather, and that your suitcase doesn't exceed the limit (we all know how fun it is to have to remove items from a carefully packed suitcase)!

    You get to the airport with a sigh of relief - get inside and you find that your flight was canceled. You now have to wait for 5 hours until your actual flight.

    Being the optimistic person that I am and so excited to be going to the beautiful city of Asheville, NC, I didn't let it bother me, figuring I really can't do much about it now.

    I started getting bored really fast. I decided it was time to make a plan. I asked myself, "When it's crazy at home, what do you wish you had time to do?" So

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