Ariel, the Little Mermaid & Madison from Splash...lots of gorgeous hair,. gorgeous eyes and obsessions with legs.
Ariel wishing she had them and Madison working the blow-dryer over her tail so she has legs again when Alan barges into the bathroom.
Hollywood always manages to find a way to turn these fish scales into smooth skin. But what if you have dry flaky, "Mermaid Skin" and no Hollywood crew to fix it?
Not to worry - here are a couple of do's and dont's for silky smooth skin.
- DON'T dry shave your legs. EVER. Even when you're in a rush; take the extra minute to lather up.
- Use a dry loofah on your skin BEFORE you shower - this loosens all the rough patches so they'll wash off easily.
- Be alert to what's causing any new red, scaly patches. It could be a new piece of jewelry (real just as often as the cheap stuff), a new perfume, even a new laundry detergent.
No 2 people will react the same way to an allergen or you might react to something that's never bothered you in the past.
We can borrow a beauty secret from the Mermaid's and use SEAWEED.
It's rich in vitamins and minerals and has anti-bacterial properties. It aids in hydration and, because it is gentle, can be used on skin conditions. (NOTE! If you are allergic to fish or iodine, steer clear).
You can make a facial mask using seaweed powder ( also called KELP or WAKAME) mashed into a banana.
For a full-body skin treatment, mix seaweed powder with almond or coconut oil and slather it on your body. Wrap yourself in a towel to keep the solution warm and lay-down for 15 minutes before showering it off.
*For ultra silk legs - NON - SEAWEED RECIPE:*
- Lather and shave your legs.
- In shower, scrub legs with mixture of 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp of lemon juice.
- Rinse, then lather and shave again.
This is supposed to give you the silkiest legs you've EVER had!