It's that time of year, and it seems to have hit us rather rudely with what seems like a good dose of extra cold air. As much I enjoy watching the snow fall outside of my window and coat everything with a lovely white blanket, I certainly don't enjoy how the cold dry turns my skin into a dry, itchy, flaky nightmare.
Topical lotions and oils provide some relief, but that is usually short lived. My hands are particularly vulnerable and I have often suffered from painful split and cracked finger tips. Wearing gloves, even to just go from home to the car, does help as well. A couple of years ago, I stumbled across a supplement that has kept my winter skin problems at bay. It's an unusual oil that you have probably never heard of, squalene. Within about 10 days of taking it, my cracked thumb was completely healed! I have kept taking it ever since, even in the summer, and I have not had a repeat of many of the dry skin problems that I was usually plagued with. I purchase mine from Wellness Resources and you can check it out here.
Of course, proper nutrition is essential for healthy skin and no matter how much you apply to the outside, healthy skin begins on the inside. This article can give you a quick overview of what can contribute to dry skin issues as well as some the nutrients that are needed by the body to keep skin healthy from within. The supplements and nutrients that you are taking will be best utilized, and you will get the most of the money that you spend, by making sure that your digestive tract is healthy and functioning well so that you are able to absorb what you consume. Fats especially can be poorly digested if the G.I. tract is not functioning optimally.
So check out the article, and then if you aren't sure about the rest, check with Lacey and see where else you might be lacking.
Dry, Flaky Skin? Nourish from Within