skin

'Tis the season for dry skin

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by: Ben Meredith
Tags: dry skin, winter, solutions

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Right to farm being stripped from Americans: Michigan to criminalize small family farms with chickens, goats, honey bees and more
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Monsanto's seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests
5 powerful antibiotics that don't require a prescription
Delicious
(NaturalNews) The onset of winter means sweatshirts, blankets, and - for many - dry skin. It can range from minor irritation to painful cracking and soreness, and there are many products out there to combat the effects of dry skin. However, it is worthwhile to look at natural ways to avoid dry, damaged skin and to learn prevention methods that could help minimize or erase dry skin year-round.

Skin is the largest organ on the human body. It acts as a shield to the elements, helps with detoxification, protects our tissues and inner organs, and even reflects our inner health by showing stress, tension, hormonal imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies. While plenty of products on the shelves may work against dry skin, they are only cosmetic fixes. To really take care of your skin, it is important to work from the inside out.

The first and easiest step to treating your dry skin is a natural, simple thing: water. Dry skin is, well, dry. By increasing your water consumption, your skin will maintain proper hydration. The daily recommendation of water intake is eight cups per day, but amidst the harsh elements of winter, more may be necessary to allow your body to cope. Note that caffeine and alcohol act as dehydrators, so for each caffeinated or alcoholic beverage you drink, add an additional glass of water to your intake for the day.

Eating healthy fats can also be a beneficial combatant against dry skin. Also known as essential fatty acids, healthy fats can readily be found in fish such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna. Vitamins A, E, and D can also be of great assistance during cold months. Vitamin A is found in veggies like carrots, yams, and green, leafy vegetables, while vitamin E is common in raw, unsalted seeds and nuts. The body naturally produces vitamin D when skin is in sunlight, but during winter, other sources can be found like sweet potatoes, fish, and eggs.

It is important to treat and prevent dry skin. It may seem like a cosmetic issue above anything else, but sufferers complain of things such as itching, unsightly blemishes, flaking, cracking, soreness, or stinging. Worse still than these symptoms are the risks dry skin can introduce. Bacteria germs are highly attracted to dry surfaces, so it becomes easier to pick up unpleasant germs from workstations, restrooms, doorknobs, etc. when you have dry skin. Especially in the case of cracked, open skin, it offers germs an easy entry into your body.

Creams, lotions, and moisturizers can definitely help with dry skin afflictions. It is very important; however, for chronic sufferers to treat dry skin both externally and internally for an efficient fix.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/combat-dry-skin-naturally.html

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

http://www.semissourian.com/story/1910650.html

About the author:
Ben enjoys writing about the benefits of green tea at Tendig.com, a revenue sharing site that publishes unique and interesting articles.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.