Saturday, January 1, 2011

Remedies for Chapped Skin

• In winter, use a humidifier to counteract the moisture loss created by central heating.
• A healthy diet is essential for healthy skin. Here is where fruits and veggies come in. Vitamin C is required for collagen production; beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A, a substance essential for maintaining skin tissue; vitamin E is vital for skin condition; and vitamin B helps repair the skin.
• Get sufficient sleep as the skin's cellular repair activity is at its optimum during this resting phase.
• Exercise benefits skin as it boosts circulation and encourages blood flow. Regular exercise will nourish and cleanse your skin from within.
• Dry brush skin in the mornings to stimulate circulation and the sebaceous glands.
• At bedtime use a moisturizer on your face and a lotion/moisturizing cream on your hands and feet.
• Limit the use of soap, because soap dissolves the fats from the skin and takes them away from the surface.
• 15 minutes of sun exposure in the early morning or late afternoon is healthy for the skin, and activates the production of vitamin D in the body which, in turn, will promote healthy skin.
• Half an hour before you take your bath, massage yourself with a bath oil or if taking a shower, apply a bath oil immediately after. Blot yourself dry; do not rub vigorously with a bath towel.
• Wear gloves in cold weather to help prevent chapped hands.

Gathered From The Garden has some great products to heal chapped skin.  Our Goat Milk and Honey Lotion works great during the day to soothe dry skin. Our Satin & Silk Lotion works great for dry, chapped skin on legs and arms.  Our Flip Flop Foot Cream is not only great for sandal feet but for dry, chapped feet in fall and winter as well.  For the guys, we have our wonderful Guy Grease for hands/body.
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