Sensitive and dry skin

A is for Autumn picPick up Autumn leaves

Our last post was ages ago, 22nd September to be exact, sorry about that but the time has just flown by.

Previously we looked at how multi-purpose nitrile gloves could be useful for individuals with sensitive skin and that the gloves could be put to good use in the garden. The Autumn leaves are nearly all down and on windy days in my garden they dance defiantly on the paths hoping to avoid capture. The countdown is now on, not for Christmas, but for the end of the Autumn Season on December the 20th after this date we are officially in Winter and Christmas is just around the corner.

Probably not particularly high on the festive shopping list is a reminder to look after your skin. The central heating is on and the cold days dry out unprotected sensitive skin. For those who are vulnerable to eczema , sensitive and dry skin it is really important that you give consideration to your diet. In addition to the Turkey or nut roast (if you are vegetarian) add to your shopping basket some ‘oily’ fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel and tuna. For those who do not eat or just don’t like these types of fish, an alternative source are the seeds from pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, linseed and hemp.

These foods are great sources of omega 3 fats which contribute to the skin being able to retain more moisture. The role of omega 3 and its possible deficiency in many who suffer from dry skin conditions, is a popular topic amongst health care professionals and studies of the value of this “essential “  fatty acid in our diets is proving beneficial. Omega 3, 6 & 9 are termed “essential “ because  the body requires them but they  can only be  obtained  from food and not made by the body.

If you are choosing to supplement your diet do speak to your health care practitioner and also do a  little research into purchasing from a reputable source that will provide you with a good quality supplement.

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