Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.Q. Dear Terry, “Can you please help me find a solution for my very dry skin? I have tried creams, lotions and nothing seems to work.” Virginia M, New Orleans LA A. Dear Virginia: While creams and lotions can have some benefits, a very inexpensive or low quality cream or lotion can actually have more damaging effects. If you are to use a cream or lotion, I would recommend creams from Dr. Hauschka or Jurlique. They have wonderful all natural creams high in essential oils. I think the best way to treat dry skin is through an internal process. I would recommend that you get a very healthy dose of oils daily. Take one to two tablespoons orally each day of olive oil or flax seed oil. I prefer olive oil. There have been recent studies on sea buckthorn oil, both the seed and pulp, for very dry skin and also including dry mouth, dry eyes, dry vagina and any other dry mucus membranes. In fact, there have been positive clinical studies that indicate Sea buckthorn oil significantly improves Sjögrens disease (a lack of moisture in the mucous membranes). The clinical dosage is two, 500 mg capsules twice a day. Sea Buckthorn that is harvested in the Arctic Circle has a very high concentration of nutrients due to the fact that it’s grown in such a harsh environment. There are over 200 nutrients in Sea buckthorn oil including vitamin E, beta-carotene, tocotrienols and omega 7. This is truly a woman’s beauty formula from within.