3 Ways to Quench Your Dry Skin!

Throughout the year, I go through many phases of dry skin. In winter months, my skin is incredibly dehydrated but in the summer months, I'm almost too oily. Here are some tips I live by to keep my dry skin moisturized.

Tip #1 — Use organic oils to nourish your skin

Organic oils a the best bang for your buck when it comes to basic dry skin issues. Extra virgin olive, coconut, or jojoba oil feel amazing on the skin. They also are great for soothing razor burns! After you come out of the shower, while your skin is still wet, rub a palmful all over for the best results.

 Photo:  Christin Hume

Tip #2 — Digest antioxidants and oil supplements daily

By eating fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants you are providing your body with vitamins C, E, and A — all of which are great for your skin. These vitamins can curb skin damage caused by free radicals. Oil supplements, on the other hand, like flax, primrose, and some fish oils contain fatty acids that supply hydration to the skin, soothe any inflammation, reduce acne, and ward off wrinkles.

Tip #3 — Use skin-friendly alternatives

Anything that touches our skin on the daily, swap out with a better alternative. That means switching your chemical laundry detergent to something natural; opting for a more gentle body wash; and/or using a humidifier in hot summer months to avoid drying up while you sleep.

 Photo:  Jared Rice

Photo: Jared Rice

BONUS — Pamper yourself with an oat bath

It's not just for children with chicken pox. Skip the bath oils and foams, and grind up some oats to sprinkle into the tub with baking soda, milk powder, and organic oils. The bath not only will make your skin look good, but it will feel good, and you'll be relaxing while you're soaking.

What are some of your favourite ways to pamper yourself?