Snow falls outside, the heat is cranked inside, and the humidifier is on full blast. Winter in Colorado is no joke and can be absolutely brutal to the skin. The average winter humidity in Denver is 50%, which is detrimental to the barrier of the skin. The skin's barrier function helps protect against trans-epidermal-water-loss (TEWL), keeping the skin supple and hydrated. Sadly, if you look around Denver, you see many instances of how TEWL has taken its toll on our lovely residents. Dry, dehydrated skin is everywhere.
There are many ways to combat this (book a Remedy Signature Facial...) but one of the most effective involves one of my favorite activities; EATING! EFAs can be found in coconuts, olives, fish, and my fav (tied with coconuts, it's the Kauai girl in me), avocados. Avocados are incredibly rich in EFAs and work from the inside out to protect the skin's barrier and keep by skin well-moisturized with high levels of Vitamin E and protected with Vitamin C.
These benefits translate into the topical use of Avocado oil, which is why I use 100% pure Avocado Oil for every massage.
Aim for 1/4 to 1/2 an Avocado daily. I mush mine on toast with olive oil and lots of salt and pepper, topped with an egg, and it keeps me going through a busy morning of massage. Mmmm mmmm.