Best Natural Skin Care for Dry Hands–Step 5
The final step in keeping your hands soft and supple during the harsh winter months is to supplement with essential fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs are known to create moister, softer, suppler skin and tissues.
To ensure that you are getting enough EFAs in your diet, eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like flaxseed oil (12 tablespoons per day), ground flaxseed (46 tablespoons per day), raw pumpkin seeds (23 ounces per serving) and cold-water fish, such as salmon, trout, mackerel, or halibut (3 times a week). Also be sure to include monounsaturated oils, like olive oil, avocado oil, or macadamia nut oil, in your diet. Use these oils in your salad dressing recipes and when cooking overall to help you moisturize your skin.
Finally, take at least 1,000 mg of fish oil per day.