Every season comes with it's skin challenges and this time of year we're all trying to get rid of dry skin. It can be even worse for those of us with a Vata body type (if you're not familiar with Ayruvedic Dosha's, you can find out more about your body type here). If you are like me and have had dry skin your whole life I'm sure you've been told to use petroleum products like Aquaphor, Vaseline, or Eucerin. While these products may seem to work, they are not really healing your skin and they contain potentially harmful chemical additives.
In this article, you'll read that creams that contain mineral oil, like Eucerin, can increase the rate at which skin tumors form. Just a quick search on the Environmental Working Group will show you that Aquaphor contains a level 8 chemical additive called oxybenzone which has a long list of potential risks. It's clear these products aren't safe options for you or your family. The good news is there are many natural alternatives that work with your body's ability to heal itself.
Here is how you can prevent and sooth dry skin with all natural ingredients:Continue Reading