Weathering Winter with Healthy Skin

Dry skin is a condition with a large number of sufferers especially in the harsh winter months. Although it is generally thought of as a harmless condition (since other than its general discomfort it is of no concern to most) it can however, be a sign of a more serious underlying condition requiring attention. Depending on the severity and presentation of your condition it is always wise to seek the care of a health care professional who can rule-in/out the many causes of dry-looking skin –including eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, hypothyroidism, allergic reactions, etc.

With all that said, there are a number of general guidelines that comprise the ABC’s of Skin care:


  1. Consume a healthy, varied, allergen-free diet ensuring adequate & healthy fat intake.
  2. Moisturize regularly with nourishing and protective natural oils (ie. refrain from using any oils/creams on your body that you would NOT consume internally).
  3. Read labels maintaining an allergen-free external environment (use only natural soaps, hygienic and beauty products and keep away from chemical laden personal products).
  4. Consider investing in a humidifier and/or other methods of maintaining a humid home environment (would love to hear your creative & practical humidifying techniques).
  5. Stay hydrated keeping in mind that diuretics (including coffee, caffeinated teas and pops, etc.) cause dehydration requiring increased water intake!

About Negin

Graduate of natropathic Medicine based in London, Ontario
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2 Responses to Weathering Winter with Healthy Skin

  1. Anonymous says:

    Leaving a large pot of water on the stove (low temp), provides a source of humidity specially in the winter months!

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