Irritating and uncomfortable. Those are the words that come to mind when suffering from dry itchy skin. There’s an easy solution, but one first needs to know what the reasons are for a dry itchy skin before addressing it.
What is a Dry Itchy Skin?
Dry itchy skin tends to be dull-looking, even scaly and flaky, and readily develops wrinkles and fine lines.
It’s most common on areas of the body exposed to the elements, such as the face and hands, but can also affect the whole-body, especially during winter.
A balance of oil and moisture is crucial for healthy, hydrated, attractive skin.
Oil is secreted by the sebaceous glans and lubricates the surface of the skin. Moisture is the water present inside the skin cells, and comes to the cells through the bloodstream.
It is the water in the skin cells that keeps them plumped-up, health, and youthful-looking.
Oil and moisture work together; there must be enough moisture in the skin cells, but there must also be enough oil to act as a shield, preventing excessive evaporation of moisture from the skin’s top layers.
Causes For A Dry Itchy Skin
Dry itchy skin can be caused (or aggravated) by a poor diet and by environmental factors such as exposure to sun, wind, cold, chemicals, or cosmetics, or excessive bathing with harsh soaps.
Excluding all other causes, such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhea, the most likely reason for dry itchy skin lies in a combination of heredity, vitamin deficiencies, and poor nutrition.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing [fourth edition] Phyllis A. Balch, CNC Page381]
Colloidal Silver For Dry Itchy Skin
Applying Silverlab Healing Cream generously over all dry problem areas will help for dry itchy skin in seconds.
Because Silverlab Healing Cream is made with colloidal silver and 18% avacado oil, it penetrates the skin, feeding and moisturizing it sufficiently.
As a result, it helps to build up a natural resistance to external impurities while, simultaneously, attacking any possible infection already inside the skin.
An important difference between Silverlab Healing Cream and other moisturizers is that Silverlab Healing Cream forms a protective barrier around the skin preventing penetration of any bacteria which might lead to infection.
Additional Healthy Lifestyle & Nutritional Tips
- Eat a balanced diet that includes vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts. Eat quality protein from meat and vegetable sources. Increase your intake of animal fat and omega 3, Avo, Olive, Coconut, macadamia nut oils etc.(See Tim Noakes, The Real Meal Revolution)
- Eat foods high in sulphur, which helps to keep the skin smooth and youthful. Good sources include garlic, onions, eggs, and asparagus.
- Consume plenty of yellow and orange vegetables.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of quality water every day to keep the skin well hydrated. (add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to prevent leaching of salts)
- Avoid fried foods and any vegetable oils; these contain far too much omega 6. Use cold pressed omega 3 oils only.
- Do not drink soft drinks or eat sugar, chocolate, potato chips, or other junk foods.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine
- Do not smoke, and avoid second hand smoke.
- Do not use harsh soaps, cold cream, or cleansing creams on your skin.
- As much as possible, stay out of the sun.
Most liquid soaps or shower soaps tend to deplete our natural oils. Use a bar of glycerine soap instead and only wash important areas. Between legs, underarms, hands and face. Just rinse the rest.
Natural Health Tips For Dry Itchy Skin – From Jan J Lategan
Low water intake, lack of Omega 3+6, Vitamin A, B3 and Biotin.
Use a good cream and drink plenty of water, eat carrots, liver and sardines.
Possible reasons include
Under-active thyroid, chronic fatigue.
Kelp, Biogen multivitamin with B Vitamins, Zinc with Vitamin A and B6, Vitamin E 400, Flax-seed capsules, Immuno choice, Yogurt AB, Vitamin C.
[Natural Health Tips 2013 Jan J. Lategan pg. 27]
Excerpts from Jan J. Lategan’s book, “Natural Health Tips”. Click here to find out where to order the book.