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Is Coconut Oil Good for Dry, Scaly and Itchy Skin?

Coconut Oil for Skin

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  • Dry, scaly, itchy skin in wintertime occurs when your skin is depleted of moisture. Fortunately, there are simple and inexpensive remedies for this problem, most if not all of which can be found in your kitchen
  • While conventional advice typically includes using petrolatum-based moisturizers, I recommend avoiding creams with petrolatum or mineral oils due to their carcinogenic potential
  • When it comes to dry, flakey skin, animal-based omega-3 fat, such as krill oil, can play an important role. It’s one of the best ways to hydrate your skin from the inside out, besides drinking plenty of clean, pure water
  • Coconut oil is especially effective for skin care and protection against possible infections. When applied topically, it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to keep your connective tissues strong and supple, and aids in exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells, making your skin smoother
  • Using coconut oil can help you get healthier skin and prevent you from suffering from itchy and dry skin by keeping your skin moisturized and protected. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties also help in dealing with various skin conditions
  • The health and quality of your skin is strongly linked to the health of your gut. Fermented vegetables are ideal for promoting the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria

Reduced humidity combined with colder temperatures tends to wreak havoc on your skin. Many suffer with dry, scaly, itchy skin during winter months even if they don't have a diagnosable skin problem like eczema.

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