A good oil internally is a great way of nurishing the skin. Another suggestion is his water intake. In the winter you tend to drink less because your not over heated and feeling thirsty. The cold air can take a lot of moisture out of the skin and make it dehydrated. You don't really know that you aren't dehydrated though - it's harder to tell. Is he still getting his 8 to 10 glasses of water a day?
Edited by: GOPHERGURL at: 3/5/2009 (13:57)
Lisa aka Gopher
Fitness Minutes: (8,290) Posts: 1,288 3/5/09 8:56 A
My grandsons both experience dry skin to the point of eczema with the accompanying itch, bumpy skin and misery. Flax seed oil, taken internally as capsules, has cured both of them. Might give it a try as well as the other suggestions already provided by our great team members.
Unless you know why he is getting the dry skin it can be hard to make suggestions. Four things you can do are: 1) increase fat intake with good fats like olive oil, safflower oil, sunflower seed oil, 2) Vitamin E oil both internally or topically often has good results 3)bee pollen often works well on men I think more so than women. 4)Here is a recipe recommended by Gayelord Hauser, a beauty and health writer.
Put 2 heaping tablespoons of dried peppermint leaves into a pint of water and bring to a boil. Simmer 3 minutes and put through strainer. Add 1 pint pure cider vinegar and then apply with cotton.
Strength Training: "Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands -- and then eat just one of the pieces." - Judith Viorst
During the winter months my husbands skin all over gets sooo dry! He's tried EVERY LOTION known to man,and nothing helps,it's about to drive him crazy! Does anyone have a natural solution or any kind of solution to this problem? If so,I'm sure anxious to hear from you. Thank you. Marjory841
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.