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02-28-2009, 10:02 PM
I am on the last day of my first fast of juice and green smoothies and anyways I have the worst dry skin I have ever had in my life. I doubt it has to do with the fast who knows? My lips are dry and my hands are very dry and cracked skin to the point they bleed at times and I have about three fingers that have open cuts that are not healin well-so sorry for all that bottom line any suggestions? I also know it is winter and that has a lot to do with it. Thanks!
02-28-2009, 10:18 PM
have you tried raw coconut oil? try applying it purely if you have it on hand. be careful applying it to face if you have sensitive skin and it may clog pores. but it's great for chapped skin, diaper rash, vaginal yeast infections if severe and cutting...even just to smooth discomfort. it's great for many things.
it's worth buying to eat if you don't have it.
02-28-2009, 10:35 PM
Sounds like this is coming from the inside, to me anyway. Are you consuming ANY fats with your green smoothies? You might need to, like including some chia seeds(excellent fatty acid profile, among their myriad of benefits)or some coconut oil, or even an avocado.
To address the outside, I have found unrefined shea butter to be superb for severe issues. For your hands, you should get a few pairs of cheap form-fitting cotton gloves. Dampen your hands before bedtime, and apply the shea butter, working it into any cracks, put on the gloves and wear them overnight. You might have to do this several nights running, but it will really help. You can do the same thing with your feet too, with wearing socks to bed. Guaranteed this will fix dried-out, cracked feet too, and be very soothing. For myself, I make my own shea butter and extra-virgin coconut oil balm that is very helpful for many things, including healing up skin irritations from products that were too aggressive for me.
Hope this helps!
03-01-2009, 04:31 AM
olive oil,walnuts,avocados will do the trick.I put oilive oil everywhere i can even in my green smoothies.i even drink at the bottle,i am italian and olive oil is part of our tradition so...for me it is logical to be like that.
03-01-2009, 06:30 AM
thanks for the advise which I will use :)
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