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At this time of the year, we have many customers coming in looking to support dry, itchy skin, which occurs for many people in winter. Below are some tips to help support healthy winter skin.
Good skin starts with excellent nutrition and hydration. In general, the Mediterranean diet is a good place to start, with plenty of omega 3’s, and a plethora of vegetables and fruit, supported by some wholegrains if desired & warming root vegetables for winter. Omega 3’s are anti-inflammatory and support supple skin. Plant material is generally high in phyto nutrients and minerals which are important for skin health. That being said, you best know your body and what works best for you & whether you are vegan, carnivore, or low carb, just make sure your food intake supports your body and keep away from things like processed foods including the bad oils and sugars in all its disguises.
Hydration is something that can unintentionally change in winter. When its cold, often people drink less – particularly water. Herbal teas that are warming such as those containing ginger can be great, and also bone broth can provide collagen, minerals & warmth. Tepid water can work for some people too, rather than icy cold. A simple cup of boiling water and lemon can work too.
A few weeks ago we had a visit from Chrissy. Her skin was so dry that she was under the care of a dermatologist but wasn’t finding she getting a great deal of benefit. This wasn’t eczema or another skin condition, simply dry and uncomfortable skin. After our free 15 minute consult, we discussed her trying:
Chrissy was using her dermatologist recommended moisturiser. Often synthetic skin care will provide either moisture or barriers, but doesn’t normally contain healing nutrients. Natural skin care is different in that generally, its good enough to eat! Some of our favourites for dry skin are:
After our discussion, Chrissy decided to purchase hyaluronic acid. She popped in to see us about a month later, to say that her dermatologist couldn’t believe the difference. She couldn’t believe how much better her skin felt.
Just a reminder, we are doing a giveaway this month, for a box of Living Nature Skincare products. Just purchase any skin care product to enter, during the month of June. Just enter in store, or we will automatically do this if you purchase online.
Masson F, Skin Hydration and Hyalaronic Acid as viewed at https://europepmc.org/article/med/20435251
Bolke et al, A Collagen Supplement Improves Skin Hydration, Elasticity, Roughness, and Density: Results of a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Blind Study as viewed at https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/11/10/2494