Skin CarePosted in Books, Food, General, Health, Nutrition, Vitamins
It is the time of year when many people have extra dry skin. I am a firm believer in “we heal from the inside out”, but while you are in that process you may need to choose something topical. I am always for as natural as you can be and avoiding medicines that have side effects and toxic chemicals, if possible. I am going to share information from an article from Dr. Mercola’s web-site, you can also look into this further on your own. For topical use he recommended Pure Emu Oil, coconut Oil and a Body Butter I believe you can purchase through his web-site. There is controversy about mineral oil, so I would just avoid a product with that in the line up.
Internally, Omega 3 Fats..good for many things and skin is one of them. You can take it in a capsule, buy good quality from a reputable company as to be confident of its efficacy and safety. You could eat fish that has it. Dr. Mercola recommended sardines, anchovies and Herring…not sure if I would do it! I am a proponent of flax seed oil for omegas. Flax seed oil contains 9 percent saturated fatty acids, 18 percent clean acid, 16 percent omega-6 and 57 percent omega 3. With its extremely high omega-3content, flax seed oil provides a remedy for the omega=6/omega-3 imbalance so prevalent in America today. Should be kept refrigerated, never heated and used in small amounts.(from Nourishing Traditions)
I must mention that the intestinal integrity…good bacteria vs bad bacteria is also likely responsible for healthy skin. Too many sugars, white flour carbs and other toxins effect that intestinal flora balance and the symptoms for some are allergies expressed in the skin. Take your probiotics and eat a diet full of healthy choices.
Happy New Year and I hope this little bit of information can help those who need it.