There are many natural ingredients that can be used to help make a difference to dry skin conditions like Eczema, Psoriasis and Dermatitis.
Here is my list of top ten ingredients that I have found the most useful in treating my children’s dry skin conditions.
- Shea Butter
- Coconut oil
- Calendula oil
- Aloe Vera
- Bees wax
- Dead Sea salt
So why are these ingredients in my top 10?
1. Shea Butter
This ingredient contains vitamins A, E and F, as well as fatty acids and nutrients that are beneficial for moisturising,...
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