Health Tip – Dec. 9 – Chapped Lips and Dry Skin: Winter Woes
If chapped lips or dry skin are a problem, find natural relief with calendula. This herbal remedy is made from the petals of the ornamental “pot marigold” flower, and is available in tinctures, oil, lotions and creams – look for products with at least 10-percent extract of Calendula officinalis.
A gentle, effective remedy for dry skin is to wash the skin with a diluted solution of tincture. You can also apply ready-to-use calendula skin products or oil directly on irritated areas. Calendula can safely be used for skin irritations, rashes (including diaper rash), eczema, acne and minor burns.