Winter is well underway, so it's a good time to talk about natural remedies. First, let me make it clear that I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. I'm simply telling you about some things that I do to make myself more comfortable. If you are sick, have a fever, infection, etc., please go to the doctor.
Dry Skin - With little humidity in the air, many of us are suffering from dry, flakey, itchy skin. Some remedies:
-dry brushing the skin before you shower to exfoliate
-massaging sesame, olive, or almond oil into your skin and scalp before showering (be careful not to slip in the tub) and slathering on oil or another moisturizer after showering while the skin is still wet
-use natural soap, such as an olive oil or oatmeal based soap that doesn't have harsh detergents
-massage a drop or two of olive oil into your face. If skin is super dry, you can put the olive oil on top of your regular moisturizer. Use a high-quality extra virgin oil that would be good for salads or dipping bread. This can give a lot of relief and usually does not clog pores.