Dry Skin

Gel from the Aloe vera plant was used by Cleopatra to keep her skin soft; it still works. Apply any oil or petroleum jelly just after bathing, when the skin is saturated with water, and at bedtime. Mayonnaise is a good skin moisturizer. Mineral oil or petroleum jelly prevents skin drying as well as anything. See “Complexion problems,” “Facial,” and “Skin lotion.”