Dry Skin Care – A Different, Healthier Approach

By the time you finish reading this I believe you’re going to think differently about dry skin care. Believe it or not, it isn’t as simple as using lotions or creams to deal with your dry itchy skin. That isn’t to say you won’t get relief from these types of products. But at what price? And I’m not referring to how much you pay for them. Today, more and more women are taking a different, healthier approach to dealing with their dry skin.

I know how troubling dry itchy skin can be. I live in the desert southwest where the humidity is practically nonexistent. There have been times when the skin on my hands got so painfully cracked and chapped, the only way I could get relief was to slather on petroleum jelly and cover my hands with cotton socks. My face would be dried out as well, but I believed the face cream I was using was sufficient to deal with my discomfort.

The problem with petroleum jelly and many face creams, is that they are made up of synthetic chemicals. As I’m sure you know, petroleum is directly related to gasoline. And the majority of face creams, including the one I was using, are made up of mineral oils and petroleum-based waxes, alcohols, dioxanes and fragrance. The pleasant-smelling, creamy feel of these products belies the fact that they can be an unhealthy approach to dry skin care.

Think about it. As you rub these synthetic-based creams into your skin, they get readily absorbed and enter your bloodstream. The effect is the same as if you had eaten the cream or lotion. Would you feel safe eating these products? Probably not. But that is essentially what you do every time you try to relieve your dry itchy skin with one of these moisturizers.

When I became aware of the potential dangers of the dry skin care products I was using, I began to look for a different, healthier approach. I had a basic awareness that I was looking for something that would nourish, treat, repair and protect my skin. I knew that I wanted only safe, natural ingredients. This was the basis for my research into effective dry skin care.

I thought my search was going to be difficult, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that their are companies that focus on healthy, natural skin care products. One company, in particular, spends the majority of their operating budget on research and development instead of marketing. That made sense when I noticed that they didn’t have any slick magazine ads, or celebrity endorsements.

This healthy approach to dry skin care begins with moisturizers that are made from avocado and macadamia nut oil. But it doesn’t end there. In order to fortify the natural treatment and repair abilities of your skin cells, these lotions and body creams contain high concentrations of Vitamin E, functional keratin, CoQ10, and Phytessence Wakame.

These ingredients target the three main causes of aging skin: 1. loss of collagen and elastin; 2. oxidation through the action of free radicals and; 3. the breakdown of hyaluronic acid levels.

Not only do these active ingredients soothe your dry itchy skin, but progressively transform the texture of even your roughest, driest skin patches – like heels, elbows and knees.

Believe me. Once you feel the soothing, healing results of this healthy dry skin care, you will never look at lotions and creams the same way. Not only will your dry itchy skin be a thing of the past, but so will your willingness to use unhealthy ski care products.