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Home remedies for dry, cracked skin

With states across the country encountering record setting temperature lows due to the arctic vortex, people are bundling up to beat the cold. But the extremely cold temperatures can take a toll on skin, which is leading to more and more people seeking help for dry and cracked skin.

When skin is exposed to cold, it loses valuable moisture. Going from the cold outdoors into the warm indoors can also rob skin of it’s much needed moisture.

While over the counter lotions can provide relief for dry and cracked skin, experts suggest using petroleum jelly instead. While many would be hesitant to apply a greasy petroleum jelly such as Vaseline to their skin, experts say the substance is wonderful at healing cracked skin.

Another alternative to lotion is super glue. While this suggestion gives people pause, experts are quick to remind that super glue was initially devised as a surgical glue. Experts say to put a dab of super glue on the cracked skin, and the skin will begin to heal.

With everywhere being blisteringly cold, remember these home remedies when you finally get into your nice, warm house.

Evan Hopkins is a 24 year old writer operating out of Atlanta, GA. When he isn't writing, he enjoys reading books, drinking coffee, and folk music. Evan Hopkins on Google+