Although there are some medical conditions, like psoriasis and eczema, where dry, itchy skin is a by product of the disease, most of us with dry skin are victims of the environment.

Normal, healthy skin is coated in a thin layer of lipids or fatty substances which retain moisture and leaves skin soft and supple.  Our environment can wreak havoc on your skin and can strip the skin of those important fatty oils.

Patches of dry skin can occur anywhere but are most common on the arms, hands, lower legs, and abdomen.

It is important to treat dry skin as ignoring the problem can lead to dermatitis (inflammation of the skin)) swelling and infections.

Dry air is the most common cause of dry skin especially during the winter.  It draws the moisture right out of our skin and exposure to central heat is the most damaging.  Other aspects of winter are nearly as bad for your skin … low humidity, bitter cold and winds.

One cause for dry skin may surprise you.  Taking long, hot showers can wash away the natural oils that protect your skin. If your skin feels tight when you finish with your shower, then you have dry skin.

Experts recommend a short shower (just a few minutes) using lukewarm water.  For some, that may seem like a sacrifice but in the long run, it will pay off.  

Soap can also be a culprit.  Bar soaps can wash away your skin’s protective oils and we use way too much of it when we shower. And, we often choose the wrong soap.  Deodorant and antimicrobial soaps are too harsh and there are other alternatives.  For example, Natural shower gels will clean more effectively than soap without stripping precious oils.

Some medications also can cause dry skin.  This includes high blood pressure medicine, diuretics, and a lot of acne treatments.

What can you do?  Absolutely Natural has an array of products that can help moisturize your skin.

  1. Shower gels: gentle cleansers with no sulfates and several important hydrators
  2. Organic Oil and Organic crème: 13 equal parts of carefully selected organic oils for moisturizing, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and skin rejuvenation.
  3. An array of butters: great for cracked elbows, heels and hands. The ultimate in hydrating.
  4. Our famous Rosehips Aloe. Millions sold since 1992.  A luxurious crème with a high amount of Aloe
  5. Eye serum (Vitamin C) for around the eye; night serum for the face.
  6. Our Facials line which includes a gentle cleanser, exfoliator, lotion, toner, astringent and a mud mask.

Our national sales manager, Todd Anderson, is a testimonial to our products.  He has a condition called Atopic Dermatitis which among other things, creates dry skin and severe rashes.  For years he followed recommendations from his doctors … steroid cremes, unfragranced product and more.  He diligently followed their program and his skin just got worse and worse.  I had known Todd for many years and asked him to try our products.  He was hesitant at first but then tried the regimen I laid out for him.

The results were incredible.  He now has virtually no break outs and has healthy, young looking skin.  He was so impressed he joined our team 10 years ago.

So, dry skin can be annoying at least but may lead to worsening conditions if untreated.  Absolutely Natural has answers for you.


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