Saturday, 21 June 2014

3 Natural Remedies to help dry, itchy, scaly skin



A question I always ask my clients is, “do you suffer from dry skin?”. The vast majority say yes especially during the winter.

Dry, scaly, itchy skin in the winter occurs when our skin is low in moisture. Fortunately, there are easy and cheap remedies for this problem, most if not all of which can be found in our homes.

While allopathic medical advice usually includes using chemiacl-based moisturizers, I recommend avoiding creams with petrolatum or mineral oils due to their cancer causing effects.

When we suffer from dry, flaky skin, animal-based omega-3 fat, such as krill oil, can help. It’s one of the best ways to rehydrate your skin from the inside out, besides drinking plenty of clean water.

The health and quality of our skin is strongly linked to the health of our gut. Fermented vegetables, such as Kimchi, are ideal for promoting the growth of our friendluy bacteria.

When applied to our skin, coconut oil helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to keep our connective tissues strong and supple, and aids in exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells, making our skin smoother.

Sue Taylor
 

Allergist

Ottawa Holistic Wellness

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