Cure dry skin, drink water!
Blaming cold outdoor air and heated indoor air for your itchy skin ? It could be that you are simply not drinking enough water! According to the University of New Hampshire scientists, your sense of thirst dwindles in cold temperatures, leading you to unwittingly take in far too few liquids. Fit in eight cups of water daily, and you will have softer skin regardless of the weather, a new international study shows.
The Science :Loading up on water ensures cells in both the top and deeper layers of your skin stay plump, moist and fresh , reports the journal Skin Research and Technology. Bonus: Dehydrated skin cells turn over more slowly, causing a buildup of dead skin. Drink up and your glow returns!
Often adding a sprinkle of ground flax seeds to your salads and other dishes eases skin itching, roughness and scaling, reports the journal Skin Pharmacology and Physiology. Good- for- you polyunsaturated fatty acids in flaxseed moisturize skin from inside out.