Skin is the largest organ of the human body and while it’s true that many skin conditions can reflect imbalances or underlying conditions, sometimes dry skin can be caused by quite mundane circumstances such as weather, central heating or manual work such as gardening. Chronic dry skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis demand individual medical treatment and are usually different from one person to the next. Most treatments for dry skin involve attention to cleaning of the skin and the whole body and in the more complex cases, detective work on your diet, clothing and behaviour.
Aloe Vera is a great natural remedy for skin problems and can be soothing on cracked and dry skin. Drinking a glass of Aloe Vera juice can help retain body moisture. Herbal ointments, made with either Calendula, Comfrey or Lavender can offer relief to chapped hands and oils of the same herbs can be massaged in to affected areas of skin to moisten and hydrate.