Did you know that dry skin can be triggered by unexpressed non-beneficial emotions?

When a patch of dry skin appeared on the right side of my back, negative work-related emotions were the culprits.

I harbored fears that a pesky business project would never “get off my back”. I wished the whole situation would dry up and go away. I applied EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques, which is acupressure for the emotions, and released all the fears about the situation. The dry skin flaked away for good. The rough, dry patch healed itself in about two weeks.


Do you have persistent dry skin somewhere? Your body is telling you about repressed emotions via the location and condition.

For example, dry skin on the elbows or knees is commonly attributed to aging. Applying mind-body-emotions wisdom, we see a different reason: elbows and knees give us flexibility in doing our work, reaching out to others and walking our Life Path.

Dry, flaky, ashy elbow or knee skin indicates you’re fearing a LACK of FLEXIBILITY in love (left side) or work and money (right side), and wishing the inflexible situation would dry up and flake off.


Use this EFT Shortcut or something similar, modified for your situation. If you know what emotions or situation triggered your dry skin, modify the below clearing statements to apply to that predicament.

(1) Using one or more fingertips, lightly tap under your nose and above the center of your upper lip. This is the EFT acu-point known as “UN” or under the nose. It’s also your Governing Vessel Meridian endpoint, an extremely powerful energy release location!

(2) While gently tapping, simultaneously repeat the below clearing statements three times:

- Even though I have this dry skin on my (location), I deeply and completely love, accept and forgive myself.
- I let go of all mental blocks to knowing the exact emotional trigger for this dry skin on my (location).
- I release these fears that got under my skin because I’m wishing an uncomfortable flaky life situation would dry up.
- I now let go of my fears that the love or income in my life is drying up.
- I'm clearing my energy system of these fears of not being safe that are causing this dry skin.
- I am letting go of my fears that this situation will never end, or the flaky person will never go away.
- I’m releasing these fears causing my dry, flaky skin on my (location).
- I’m choosing healthy moist skin that glows with well being.
- I choose to feel safe and peaceful, and allow my skin to heal.

(3) Take a deep breath or two then relax. Did any uncomfortable memories or distressing situations come to mind as you tapped?

Tap away the emotions connected to that specific memory. When you can think about it and have no emotional charge, you should be 100% clear of your blocks that caused the dry, flaky skin.

(4) Wait a few days and see if your dry skin condition improves. If not, you may have several more aspects or fear layers to tap away.

Tap each day for the optimum health of you, your loved ones, and your animal friends!

Author's Bio: 

Colleen M. Flanagan, EFT-INTc / EFTCert-1, is a mind-body-emotions expert and the author of several Amazon books including Tapping Success Scripts and Tapping Away Adult Acne. People call Colleen “The Emotions Whisperer” due to her ability to rapidly identify and release the traumatic emotional roots of most unwanted conditions. To learn more, visit Colleen's website at http://www.EmoRescue.com. Enjoy free mind-body videos, articles, books, audios and for Seniors, Colleen's Boomer Blast articles section!