Hi Friends! Welcome back to Healthy Grocery Girl. Today I’m sharing with you 5 Natural Remedies For Dry Skin!
Skin is the body’s largest organ and it is constantly changing, for better or worse. Skin also regenerates approximately every 27 days! This is good because it means that always have an opportunity to improve the health of skin. Our skin is also a great map providing us with clues about our internal health. One skin frustration that is common during the winter is dry skin. Today I’m sharing 5 Natural Remedies For Dry Skin and I am also so excited to collaborate with my pal Ami who is an amazing beauty and lifestyle YouTuber!
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Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate!
One of the main reasons for dry skin is dehydration! Drinking more water is an easy way to improve skin health, digestive health and overall health! Aim to drink at least half your body weight in pounds, in ounces of filtered water per day. To make it easier, keep a water bottle with you at all times. You can also drink herbal teas and consume more water dense fruits and veggies to help hydrate.
Exfoliate & Dry Brush (2x per week)
Dry skin can result in flaky and dull skin. The solution is to exfoliate to remove dead dry skin with an exfoliating product, this is one of my favorite brands. I will put a link below. You can also make an at home sugar scrub easily with sugar, a little bit of oil and an optional add-in essential oils. I’ll link my go-to recipe below. I’ll some DIY Sugar Scrub recipe ideas below. You want to exfoliate at least 2 times per week for optimal skin health.
Another great option is Dry Brush which helps to remove dead skin from the entire body and also improve blood circulation. I like to dry brush while in the shower which makes the bristles a little softer from the water. Brush starting at your feet in circular motions and the move up your body, always brushing towards your heart.
Consume Healthy Fats
Omega 3 fats can help restore and moisturize your skin. People who eat a fat-free diet not only are depriving their body of an essential macronutrient that is essential for hormone health and overall health, but fats are also important for skin health! Omega 3 fats also have anti-inflammatory benefits which can help restore and reduce inflammation under the skin. Food sources include walnuts, almonds, avocados, olives, olive oil & salmon to name a few.
Humidify Your Environment
When the weather gets cooler the air gets dry which can dry out skin. A humidifier is a great way to add moisture to your environment and skin! This is the one we have & I will link it below.
Avoid or Reduce Excess Caffeine and Alcohol Consumption
Caffeine and alcohol dehydrate the body which can dehydrate the skin. Drinking caffeinated beverages and alcohol can also interfere with drinking enough water. If you drink multiple cups of coffee or alcohol per day and have dry skin, reduce your intake to help improve skin and overall health.
Those are just a few of my tips to help replenish and restore your skin naturally! If you have any tips we’d love for you to share with us in the comments below!