4 Natural Fixes for Dry Winter Skin

An onslaught of cold weather and snow isn’t the only challenge winter brings. Dry skin is the other. And for many people, dealing with rough, flaky patches on the body is a time-consuming and not always successful process.

Fortunately, several natural solutions have been shown to improve dry skin.

Coconut oil is a popular solution for soothing dry, winter skin. Click here to get some today!

Biotin. An essential B vitamin that’s also known as vitamin H, biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that’s not stored in the body and must be continually replaced. It supports the action of enzymes that affect the skin and intestinal tract, and may help strengthen brittle nails.

Dry brushing. Brushes that are made from natural fibers of plants, such as coconuts or the Japanese palm plant, can be used to exfoliate dead skin on the body before bathing.

Coconut oil. The natural substance obtained from fresh coconuts, coconut oil has already become popular as a substitute for butter or a high-heat cooking oil. However, it’s also a popular body care item. About 60 percent of coconut oil is comprised of medium-chain triglycerides, which are substances that may be beneficial to human health.

Hyaluronic acid. Skin is made up of 70% water. Hyaluronic acid functions as a ‘space filler,’ providing moisture-filled cushioning between cells. Hyaluronic acid has been shown to hold on to more water than any other molecule in the body, which is vital in the production and maintenance of collagen and cartilage. It’s available in both supplement and topical cream forms.

What’s your favorite way of moisturizing your skin? Share it with us in the comments below.

Laurie Steelsmith, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist who specializes in women’s health. She is the co-author of Great Sex, Naturally: Every Woman’s Guide to Enhancing Her Sexuality Through the Secrets of Natural Medicine and co-author of Natural Choices for Women’s Health: How the Secrets of Natural and Chinese Medicine Can Create a Lifetime of Wellness.

 

 

Dr. Laurie Steelsmith

Laurie Steelsmith, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist who specializes in women’s health. She is the co-author of Great Sex, Naturally: Every Woman’s Guide to Enhancing Her Sexuality Through the Secrets of Natural Medicine and co-author of Natural Choices for Women’s Health: How the Secrets of Natural and Chinese Medicine Can Create a Lifetime of Wellness. Visit her website at www.DrSteelsmith.com.

About Dr. Laurie Steelsmith

Laurie Steelsmith, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist who specializes in women’s health. She is the co-author of Great Sex, Naturally: Every Woman’s Guide to Enhancing Her Sexuality Through the Secrets of Natural Medicine and co-author of Natural Choices for Women’s Health: How the Secrets of Natural and Chinese Medicine Can Create a Lifetime of Wellness. Visit her website at www.DrSteelsmith.com.

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7 comments on «4 Natural Fixes for Dry Winter Skin»

  1. Paul says:

    I am a dissabled Veteran, I just got a cancer cell cut off my skin. My question to you is:
    I need a natural (no chemicals) sun block and my dermatoligist said I need to use Cerave, I would like something similar to this, but natural maybe organic skin cream?

  2. Mich says:

    I use oatmeal for dry skin. It’s best to use organic oatmeal so that it’s all natural. Just mix with water about equal amounts and use it to wash your face. Mixing creates a milky liquid that is very softening on your skin. Leaving it on my skin for a bit, like a mask takes away my dry skin.
    This is beneficial to my acne prone skin. I wish I could use coconut oil, but that breaks me out.

  3. Reine says:

    In the very cold weather my house gets very dry and my skin suffers, plus dry throat, etc. I find when I use a vaporizer and monitor the moisture in the air, miraculously my hair becomes manageable and my skin stops itching.

  4. gerri says:

    I have used hyaluronic acid serum for years and it did wonders making my skin feel tight but at one time the product did not work for me. When i came across an article that read that unless the air is moist and cannot attract moisture to the cells then the product can actually do more harm than good. Any comments about this i would surely appreciate.

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