Mother Earth News ( – by Jami Cooley, RN, CNWC

Dry skin during the winter months is a dreaded yearly occurrence for many. Winter dry skin is not only unsightly, it’s itchy, painful and can even be dangerous: If you develop very dry skin that cracks or bleeds, you’re more prone to infection.

Unfortunately, many over-the-counter skin creams and moisturizers contain toxic endocrine disruptors that can make you more prone to numerous health maladies-everything from weight gain to heart disease to cancer.

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