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Remedy for Dry Skin


Okay I know I am not the only person out there who has an issue with dry skin over the winter time. Summer not so much due to all the sunscreen I lather on at work, needless to say my skin stays quite oily for those few months.

So how do we get rid of that itchy dry irritating skin and scalp? Here are a few tips to put in your back pocket for the long dry winter months.

If you are seeking a more natural way to keep your skin healthy I would start with the soap you use everyday for your face and body. Over the years there are a few key ingredients to soaps that have helped immensely: Glycerin Soaps, Olive Oil, Tea Tree oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Wheat Germ Oil.

Jojoba Oil: the skin strengthener. Similar in structure to that of natural sebum, jojoba oil can help reduce the production of oil while strengthening the epidermis.

Tea Tree Oil: antifungal and antibacterial. Tea tree oil has been used for centuries to heal the skin. In addition, it carries oxygen into the hair follicles, reducing and killing the bacteria that lead to pimples.

Almond Oil: the skin soother. Used for centuries for its ability to nourish, almond oil is ideal for soothing sensitive skin.

Wheat Germ Oil: the acne fighter. A rich source of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, wheat germ oil is effective in treating acne and blemishes, and provides antioxidant protective properties.

Olive Oil:  It is a great skin moisturizer, in part because it contains linoleic acid, a  compound not made by the body, but which prevents water from evaporating.

Glycerin Soaps:  are soaps that contain glycerin, a component of fat or oil. They are very mild and rich in moisture.

Coconut Oil:  For skin it is a moisturizer, antibiotic, multivitamin, multi-nutrient, nourishing, anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and anti-oxidant. The best and most skin friendly form is Pure Virgin Coconut Oil.

We just got done making a batch of natural Olive oil soaps infused with hand-picked fragrance. I gotta say it is very refreshing to wash my hands with a soap that doesn’t instantly make them feel dry and itchy.

handmade soaps

So the next time you are at the store or your local farmers market, cruise on by the soap area and see what natural soaps you can find. You may pay a little bit more but your skin will thank you a million times over.

 

 

References:

http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/olive-oil-benefits-uses-460609

http://www.gnet.org/coconut-oil-all-in-one-natural-solution-for-your-skin/

http://coconutoilforskin.com/

http://cottageherbals.com/category_14/All-Natural-Soap.htm

 

 

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