wholesome health advice

The Dry Skin Duel

…skin survival tips.

Here in Montana, winter creates parched skin. Though, no matter where you live, weather can zap skin of vital moisture.

Dry skin tool kit necessities:

  1. LOOFAH. Use this sponge to dry brush skin prior to your shower; thus, your skin and the brush are completely dry. Dry brushing removes dead skin cells, facilitates skin cell renewal, removes wastes, and increases circulation. I recommend a loofah on a stick to reach entire body (earth therapeutics is good brand). Start at extremities and brush toward heart.
  2. HUMIDIFIER. They not only bring humidity into a room, but they can also add moisture to dry skin. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/product-reviews/appliances/humidifier-reviews/best-humidifiers
  3. FAT. Eat a high-fat diet, adding more calories from quality fats. The body will produce more water for the cells. Plus, there will be more fatty acids available for the oil-producing glands, the body’s moisturizers. Good fats include organic butter, lard, unfiltered coconut oil, high quality olive oil (see prior post for brands), flax-seed oil, and cod liver oil.
  4. FERMENTED COD LIVER OIL. I recommend Green Pasture brand. Fermented cod liver oil is a traditional super food prepared by ancient methods, which properly preserve the nutrients: omega-3, vitamin A and vitamin D.  

Other considerations:

      1. Take fewer showers, and/or use cooler water. Hotter water for longer periods dries skin.
      2. Use high-quality, toxin-free moisturizer (of course, I recommend robin’segg organics:  www.robinseggorganics.com)
      3. Drink your fluids. Dry skin is a sign of dehydration of the cells.

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