Once a week, slough off the dead skin cells from your itchy areas with a nonchemical, gently abrasive exfoliant. Take one-eighth cup of stone-ground cornmeal and mix in enough water (about one scant tablespoon) to make a thick paste. Gently scrub the itchy areas (shins, arms, elbows…it’s gentle enough for your face, too) with the cornmeal paste. Wipe off the remaining paste with a damp wash cloth, and enjoy your soft, smooth skin.

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