Dry skin can happen at any time of year and can make your hands, elbows, and face feel rough, irritated, and inflamed. If you’re plagued by dry skin, there are natural ways to keep your first layer of defense soft, smooth, and supple, none of which require expensive products or procedures.
Did you know your skin is actually it’s own organ? It’s the largest in the body and one that protects the rest of you from the external environment. In addition, your skin carries blood vessels and nerve endings that both enable you to feel pain when you touch a hot stove and ticklish delight when someone pokes you in the belly.
When your skin becomes dry, it is a signal that your body is having difficulty holding in the naturally produced water and oil that keeps it moist. This can be caused both by external factors like cold, dry weather, as well as internal imbalances in the body. Some common causes include:
Does your skin need help? A naturopathic physician works with you to treat the whole person, with solutions to soothe both the symptoms and the causes of dry skin. They may treat the internal causes of dry skin with the following:
For natural remedies to treat your stubbornest dry skin, try these easy remedies:
Still feeling dry or experiencing red, inflamed, or otherwise uncomfortable skin? Contact the specialists at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine for a luxurious, deeply-moisturizing facial and nutritional consultation to treat your skin ailments at the root and leave you feeling healed and pampered.
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