8 Natural Moisturizers For Dry Skin

Checked your hands lately? If you’re like many folks in October, they’re starting to crack. Welcome to the change of seasons, folks, in which cool air leads to dry skin and a run on moisturizers for the face and the body.
You could go that route too – but you could also try one of these natural moisturizers, with ingredients easily bought with your weekly groceries. Do that, and you could potentially skip these dangerous ingredients in skin care products.
Don’t get us wrong, a moisturizer can save your life (well OK, save you a lot of pain) when dry skin sets in during the coldness of winter. It’s just that we like natural moisturizers here at Natural Health Source because, well, they’re natural. They may save you a little money too, if they’re in your kitchen at the moment. So give them a shot – you may find you prefer natural moisturizers to their drugstore competition.

Think About These Natural Moisturizers

Honey – Yes, honey. We know it’s sticky, (and please keep it away from your keyboard!), but organic honey is packed with anti-bacterial nutrients that help unclog spores and may fight acne where it hurts. It’s also rich in antioxidants that may help reduce wrinkles, blemishes and the general wear and tear on your skin that adds years to your appearance.
For Use: Mix two tablespoons of honey with eight tablespoons of water until it’s a paste. Then apply it to your skin, let it dry, and gently wash off with warm water.
Buttermilk – Wanna save money on skincare products? Try buttermilk – it’s high in lactic acid, which you’ll often find in expensive cosmetics because it helps with cell turnover. New cells means younger skin, and those cells are already bathed in the many nutrients found in buttermilk.
For Use: Dip a facecloth in cold buttermilk and apply to your face for five to ten minutes. Now rinse it off.
Olive Oil – A staple of the Mediterranean Diet, olive oil is packed with antioxidants and natural acids that may help reduce sun damage on your skin.
For Use: Add a few tablespoons of olive oil to a couple drops of lavender essential oil to a bath. Then get in and enjoy!
Castor Oil – Castor oil makes a great natural moisturizer. That’s because it’s high in fatty acids that quickly absorb into the skin. The linoleic acids in castor oil help it lubricate dry patches from the inside-out, and help form a barrier so moisture locks in.
For Use: Get raw, unrefined virgin coconut oil. Rub it between your hands to liquify it and apply to your skin.
Shea Butter – There’s a reason shea butter shows up in so many body washes and skin care products – it’s awesome. It’s high in A and F, both of which help skin plump and reduce dryness. Like Argan Oil, shea butter is made from tree nuts (the Shea tree), and it’s a natural moisturizer that may help protect your skin from the elements.

An avocado peel may help reduce dry skin on the face
An avocado peel may help reduce dry skin on the face.

With sun damage being the leading cause of visible ageing, that’s definitely a good thing.
For Use: First, verify your shea butter has not expired. Assuming it hasn’t, slather it all over your skin and enjoy!
Avocados – They’re good for your heart and poetry for your brain. But apply avocado to your skin and a funny thing happens; it will help lubricate every layer of your skin. That’s because avocado is packed with healthy fats, along with vitamins A, D and E, which have anti-aging properties. Do it for your brain and your heart, and your appearance as well.
For Use: Eat a ripe avocado, but leave a little of the cream inside the peel. Then, rub the inner peel lightly on your face. Let the residue sit for 15 minutes. Now rinse it off with warm water.
Cucumbers – Cucumbers are a great way to hydrate your body on a hot summer day. They also make a great natural moisturizer (yes, cucumbers). The reason? They’re packed with skin-friendly nutrients magnesium, potassium and vitamins A and E. Cucumbers promote blood circulation, which helps your skin, bones and nails. The vegetable may also help fight wrinkles and you can even use them to get rid of eye bags.
For Use: Slice up a cucumber and put a slice over each eye to help address puffiness in that area. You can also puree cucumber to make a hydration mask if you stick it in a blender and add a few drops of honey.
Aloe – Soother of sunburns, aloe also makes a great natural moisturizer and can hydrate your skin without making it greasy.
For Use: Cut and peel an aloe leaf to reveal the gel within. Now apply it on your skin.
Skinception Cold Pressed Cosmetic Argan Oil

Argan Oil can be used to moisturize skin and condition hair
Argan Oil can be used to moisturize skin and condition hair.

Finally, don’t forget one of the best natural moisturizer in natural skin care. Peruse this website long enough and you’ll know what we’re talking about – argan oil, which is packed with beauty-friendly nutrients like essential fatty acids, vitamin E and natural antioxidants. They combine to make ‘liquid gold’ – just one litre of Skinception Cold Pressed Cosmetic Argan Oil takes an entire season of output from a single tree.
The result is something magic; a natural moisturizer you can use to protect your skin in a challenging environment, like extreme heat or intense cold.
Slather Skinception Argan Oil on your hands and you’ll see what we mean.
Granted, we’re biased. But we believe in Skinception Argan Oil. You can use it to moisturize your skin and condition your hair. Heck, you can even use it to strengthen your nails. You may also find it helps save you money, as a skin moisturizer and hair conditioner rolled into one.
Try Skinception’s Argan Oil as an entry point into natural skin care. It may be one of the best natural moisturizers out there, and it comes with the reassurance of the Skinception name and a 97 day money-back guarantee.
We also like the fact that it’s pure argan oil – and not diluted. And, of course, that it’s hand-made by the Berber women of Morocco, who perfected the extraction technique over 3,500 years, and in a fair trade co-op, with health and education benefits for the women who make it.
Good for your skin, good for your soul. That’s why we like Skinception Cold Pressed Cosmetic Argan Oil!

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  1. Don’t smoke.
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  3. Eat a healthy diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, and substitute healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats for unhealthy saturated fats and trans fats.

What is the best diet for longevity?

A heart-healthy diet is one that includes:

  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Whole grains.
  • Low-fat dairy products like yogurt and cheese.
  • Skinless poultry.
  • Lots of fish.
  • Nuts and beans.
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Does diet affect life expectancy?

A study found that those eating one serving of fruits and vegetables a day died 19 months sooner than those eating five servings a day, a direct correlation between plant-based diets and lifespan. Just reducing the amount of meat one eats can increase lifespan.

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The Best Exercise Routine For Longevity

  • Walk fast for an hour every day. This doesn’t need to happen all at once. …
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    Definition of Hair at Dictionary.com

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    Noun

    Any of the numerous fine, usually cylindrical, keratinous filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals; a pilus.

    an aggregate of such filaments, as that covering the human head or forming the coat of most mammals.

    a similar fine, filamentous outgrowth from the body of insects, spiders, etc.

    Botany. a filamentous outgrowth of the epidermis.

    cloth made of hair from animals, as camel and alpaca.

    a very small amount, degree, measure, magnitude, etc.; a fraction, as of time or space: He lost the race by a hair.

    Omega your hair nice

    Increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids may stimulate your hair follicles and sebaceous glands. While this won’t cause your hair to grow, it may improve scalp health.

    Omega-3 fatty acids are found in cold-water fish, such as salmon, sardines, and herring. Other good sources include:

    • flax seed
    • yogurt
    • cottage cheese
    • salad
    • cereal

    Words nearby hair

    hainan

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    hainan strait

    ,

    hainaut

    ,

    haines city

    ,

    haiphong

    ,

    hair

    ,

    hair bulb

    ,

    hair cast

    ,

    hair cell

    ,

    hair disk

    ,

    hair follicle

    Origin of hair

    before 900; Middle English heer, Old English hǣr (cognate with Dutch, German haar, Old Norse hār), with vowel perhaps from Middle English haire hair shirt Old French Old High German hāria (cognate with Middle English here, Old English hǣre, Old Norse hǣra)

    Choose the right shampoo

    Using the wrong shampoo and styling agent can cause significant hair damage. Look for products that are right for your hair type — oily, normal, or dry — and target any problems you have, such as dandruff.

    Try to avoid shampoos with harsh ingredients, such as ammonium lauryl sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate. And remember, cost doesn’t necessarily indicate the quality of a product.

    OTHER WORDS FROM hair

    hair·like, adjectivede·hair, verb (used with object)

    WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hair

    hair hare

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    Examples from the Web for hair

    • But his fingers moved through her silky strands of hair, and then down her neck.

    • They dye their hair and alter their clothes, but not enough to attract attention from authorities.

    • While the look worked for some, the combination of heat and chemicals took a toll on the hair of others.

    • The idea to invest in their own hair company came from Miko after seeing how clients at their salon responded to her natural hair.

    • “You can cut my hair, you can bald me, you can strip me naked and take away my dignity,” she said.

    • A large proportion of mammals have the surface fairly uniformly covered with hair of one kind only.

    • I pinned a clean towel round my neck, barber fashion, and pulling the pins out of my hair, shook it down over my shoulders.

    • Lady Cecilia rose from the bed, advanced towards the mirror, and smoothed her hair.

    • Between that and the wildcats it made our hair stand on end and the chills go up and down our spines.

    • He could scent the flower-like odour of her body and wrapping, even her hair.

    British Dictionary definitions for hair

    hair

    noun

    any of the threadlike pigmented structures that grow from follicles beneath the skin of mammals and consist of layers of dead keratinized cells

    a growth of such structures, as on the human head or animal body, which helps prevent heat loss from the body

    botany any threadlike outgrowth from the epidermis, such as a root hair

    1. a fabric or material made from the hair of some animals
    2. (as modifier)a hair carpet; a hair shirt

    get in someone’s hair informal to annoy someone persistently

    hair of the dog or hair of the dog that bit one an alcoholic drink taken as an antidote to a hangover

    keep your hair on! British informal keep calm

    let one’s hair down to behave without reserve

    not turn a hair to show no surprise, anger, fear, etc

    split hairs to make petty and unnecessary distinctions

    Hair maintenance tips

    Keep these tips in mind for healthy locks:

    • Start off on the lowest heat setting while blow drying and gradually increase heat as needed.
    • Allow your hair to air dry whenever possible.
    • Change up where you place pins and clips so that breakage isn’t localized.
    • If you dye your hair, choose a shade that’s within three shades of your natural color.
    • Massage your scalp often to promote hair growth and increase blood circulation.
    • Get your hair cut regularly — every 10 to 12 weeks — to keep hair healthy and prevent split ends.

    Word Origin for hair

    Old English hær; related to Old Norse hār, Old High German hār hair, Norwegian herren stiff, hard, Lettish sari bristles, Latin crescere to grow

    Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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    Medicine definitions for hair

    hair

    Any of the cylindrical, keratinized, often pigmented filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal.

    A growth of such filaments, as that forming the coat of an animal or covering the scalp of a human.

    One of the fine hairlike processes of a sensory cell.

    The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary
    Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

    Science definitions for hair

    hair

    One of the fine strands that grow from the skin of mammals, usually providing insulation against the cold. Modified hairs sometimes serve as protective defenses, as in the quills of a porcupine or hedgehog, or as tactile organs, as in the whiskers (called vibrissae) of many nocturnal mammals. Hair filaments are a modification of the epidermis of the skin and are composed primarily of keratin. Hair also contains melanin, which determines hair color.

    A slender growth resembling a mammalian hair, found on insects and other animals.

    A fine, threadlike growth from the epidermis of plants. See more at trichome.

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    Idioms and Phrases with hair

    hair

    In addition to the idioms beginning with hair

    • hair of the dog that bit you
    • hair shirt

    also see:

    • bad hair day
    • by a hair
    • by the short hairs
    • fair-haired boy
    • get gray hair from
    • hang by a thread (hair)
    • hide or hair
    • in someone’s hair
    • let one’s hair down
    • make one’s hair stand on end
    • put lead in one’s pencil (hair on one’s chest)
    • split hairs
    • tear one’s hair
    • turn a hair

    The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
    Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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    Men’s health – Better Health Channel

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    Australian men are more likely than Australian women to get sick from serious health problems. Their mortality rate is also much higher. Men die in greater numbers than women from almost every non-sex-specific health problem. Overall, for every two women who die, three men die.
    

    This figure holds true among children too. In deaths due to accidents or drowning, boys account for two out of three deaths.
    Male deaths outnumber female deaths in every age group apart from the over-65 years, and only because so many men die before reaching retirement. Compared to women, men visit the doctor less frequently, have shorter visits and only attend when their illness is in its later stages. High-risk groups

    Australia ranks high in life expectancy rates. Only three other countries – Iceland, Japan and Hong Kong – have higher life expectancy rates for men. However, Australian men don’t live as long as Australian women. On average, Australian men can expect to live 79 years, compared to women who can expect to live 84 years.
    Certain male population groups in Australia have a lower life expectancy than 79 years, including:
    Australian Aborigine and Torres Strait Islander men
    Migrant men
    Men who live in rural and remote areas of Australia
    Socially disadvantaged men
    Men with disabilities
    Men who are in prison
    Non-heterosexual men, including gay, bisexual and transgender males
    Intersex people.
    Top 10 causes of premature death in men

    According to data collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2016, the leading causes of death for Australian men include, in order from first to last:
    Ischaemic heart disease
    Trachea and lung cancer
    Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
    Cerebrovascular diseases
    Chronic lower respiratory diseases
    Prostate cancer
    Colon and rectum cancer
    Diabetes
    Blood and lymph cancer, including leukaemia
    Suicide.
    Some deaths are more likely for men than women

    Some causes of death are related to sex (or gender). For example, a man cannot die during childbirth, because only women have babies. Similarly, a woman cannot die from prostate cancer, because only men have a prostate gland.
    However, according to 2016 data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, men outnumber women in many causes of non-sex-related deaths. For example:
    Suicide – 75 per cent of deaths are male
    Trachea and lung cancers – 60 per cent of deaths are male
    Blood and lymph cancers (including leukaemia) – 58 per cent of deaths are male
    Ischaemic heart disease – 57 per cent of deaths are male
    Colon and rectum cancers – 55 per cent of deaths are male.
    A range of theories

    It is clear that women are healthier than men, but why? Some of the theories that attempt to explain the health differences between the sexes include:
    In Australia, more money is spent on the healthcare needs of women and children than is spent on the healthcare needs of men. The healthcare system reflects this bias. For example, the waiting room of most medical clinics has women’s magazines and children’s toys. This subtly suggests that men aren’t as welcome.
    Men are more likely than are women to work full-time. Office hours for most medical clinics coincide with typical work hours, so men in full-time employment find it difficult to make an appointment. (Of course, this is also true for women who work full-time.)
    Men, particularly older men, typically prefer to see a male doctor for intimate or embarrassing issues. However, the family doctor may be female.
    Men are traditionally encouraged to do the high-risk jobs that are stressful, dangerous and deadly such as mining, logging and construction.
    Men are encouraged by our culture to be tough and independent. Some men could believe that visiting doctors or complaining of feeling ill are threats to their masculinity.
    ‘Macho’ men

    Men in Western societies such as Australia are less inclined than women to take an active role in maintaining their health. They are also less likely to seek professional help for problems, particularly those of an emotional nature. Some of the social and cultural reasons for this include:
    The Western definition of masculinity includes strength and silence. Men may feel that it is a sign of weakness or ‘femininity’ to seek help.
    Males, particularly teenagers, tend to act as if they are invulnerable. This can lead to destructive behaviours such as drug or alcohol binges, or reckless driving.
    Women are more likely to have regular contact with doctors because of reproductive issues such as menstrual periods, contraception and pregnancy. Men don’t have a similar reason that requires them to regularly see a doctor.
    Socioeconomic status

    The ‘macho’ theory proposes that men may start looking after themselves if they stopped behaving like tough guys. However, some researchers believe that blaming cultural constructs of masculinity is a way of passing the buck. Bad health may be the fault of the social environment in which the men live. It has been well documented around the world that poverty breeds disease. The importance of employment

    Many researchers have demonstrated the direct link between employment status and men’s health. Issues include:
    A man’s self-esteem is closely linked to his role as breadwinner. Unlike women, men aren’t as strongly encouraged to find self-worth in the roles of parent and homemaker.
    Unemployment puts great financial and emotional strain on a family. The man, as breadwinner, may feel burdened with guilt and shame.
    Men without trades who go from one unskilled job to another are more likely to feel devastated by periods of unemployment.
    Men who feel in control of their lives are more likely to look after their health. Men who are unemployed often feel helpless.
    Male depression

    One out of every six Australian men suffers from depression at any given time. Statistics include:
    Teenagers and the elderly are particularly at risk.
    Male depression is associated with an increased risk of health disorders such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
    Men are likely to resort to destructive behaviours in an attempt to deal with depression.
    Depressed men are twice as likely as depressed women to abuse alcohol and drugs. Men often try to manage their symptoms of depression by using alcohol and other drugs, which make the symptoms worse.
    Depression is a known high-risk factor for suicide. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, men of all ages suicide at a higher rate than women.
    Where to get help
    Your GP (doctor)
    Men’s health clinic
    Australian Men’s Shed Association Tel. 1300 550 009

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