With the cold weather rolling in, it’s time to start thinking about what you are going to do about dry cracked hands. For some people, lotions burn and really don’t help a whole lot. This year I have been combining vitamin D and pracaxi oil for a great healing and moisturizing oil. Many of you know that I have recommended pracaxi for almost everything topical: acne, scar treatment, stretch marks, and facial cleansing.
For those of you who have not heard of it, that’s because it is rarely used in the US. It is used cosmetically in Brazil, but in the US, you generally will only see it as the active ingredient in a tissue healing prescription. The picture here is a study of the use of this prescription on a burn. The active ingredient, pracaxi oil, is a natural bean oil that reduces inflammation, fights infection, and helps regenerate tissue. This picture is an actual case study, not a crazy ad!
Case Study: Facial Burn
I think that you will see the use of this oil increase over the next few years. For now, real pure pracaxi oil can be a bit hard to find. I order it from a natural oil wholesaler that sells it to people who make cosmetics. I found that my patients wanted it, but didn’t want to go through the process of buying it in bulk from a wholesaler. Because it is hard to find, I wouldn’t trust ordering online from just anyone for something like this. Counterfeit oils are really common. I continue to order lots of it for myself (I use it on my face and hair) and also offer small amounts on the shelf at Aspire Health for your convenience. This is really a great oil to incorporate into your routine. Feel free to post questions!