View Full Version : My Skin is sooooo dry
05-28-2005, 02:30 AM
Hi Everyone, ;)
I am quite new on the raw scene and but have been basically raw (on and off) for about a month. However I have noticed that my skin is incredibly dry at the moment, particularly on my hands. Is this normal? We are coming into winter here in Australia and I do tend to get dry skin but this is worse than normal for me. And I have been using good thick moisturising creams and no matter how many times during the day I put hand cream on, my hands, especially the tips of my fingers and palms are continually dry.
Any suggestions on whether this has anything to do with detoxing??? :confused:
05-28-2005, 10:14 AM
I would say YES to detoxing. I did this too. I am now almost 3 months into eating raw and my skin has finally leveled out BUT we are coming into spring now and it's more humid here. I'm like you, I get really dry in the winter months. BUT the first month of raw I has lost so much water weight so fast that my skin couldn't keep up. Drink extra water, eat more watery fruits and veggies and it will level out soon.
I wouldn't put too much creams and such on your skin in order to let your skin naturally breath and detox. I have found dry brushing to help some too although I'm not faithful with it yet. If you put anything on your skin make sure you can eat it. I use coconut oil alot, I take coconut baths all the time. I have soaked my hands in avocodo before and that has helped with really dry moments. ;)
05-28-2005, 10:22 AM
Usually you can get it by the gallon from a supplier on the internet. In Ayurveda they do a daily self-massage prior to shower. You can even put it in your hair. Sesame oil is known for having vitamins as well.
05-28-2005, 11:10 AM
Well, the FIRST thing I would do is toss all those moisturizers, as they are addictive.
And use, either coconut oil/butter or olive oil, as your skin will actually absorb these, and they are beneficial.
Try it just once, and see, after you shower, take about 1 tsp. of olive oil or coconut oil sometimes called coconut butter, and rub into your wet skin on your legs and hips, then take one more tsp of either, and rub on your arms torso and face, then see how silky and soft and smooth, and NOT dry your skin feels, once you do this, you'll never go back to moisturizers.
Also, honey is an excellent humectant for your skin and hair, although you do need to be careful to rinse all of it off, where as the oils, you just leave on.
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