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Home Remedies For Dry Skin

Home Remedies for Dry Skin

Dry skin can be a condition of many factors. When your skin loses its natural oil mechanism, you start feeling itchy in the dry areas of the skin. Redness, flaky skin, peeling, bleeding fissures, and rough skin are some of the other aspects of dry skin.

Dry skin in most of the cases can be handled with preventive measures and use of oils, moisturizers, and diet. If the condition is worse, one must see the dermatologist. 

Causes of Dry Skin

Psoriasis is a condition characterized by dead and dry cells forming a thick patch on skin that cause itching.

Weather conditions: Cold and dry weather or low-humidity weather dries out your skin. Children mostly get rashes in the summer and spring season due to poison ivy.

Atopic dermatitis: This is a kind of eczema. The most common affected areas are the knee folds, wrists, ankles, and elbows. The other areas affected are face and neck by severe itching. Children get atopic dermatitis if they are allergic or have a family history. If the condition worsens, need to see a dermatologist. 

Frequent bathing: Taking hot and steamy baths often away the essential oils in the body.

Hypothyroidism: Unproductive thyroid glands result in inadequate perspiration and release of body oils that causes itching and dry skin.

Usage of harsh soaps: Shower with soaps containing harsh chemicals irritates the skin and may further aggravate dryness. 

Ultraviolet rays: Exposure to the ultraviolet rays penetrates the skin barrier and break down collagen fibers, which results in the appearance of loose skin and wrinkles.

High blood glucose: People who are diabetic have high levels of blood glucose that reduces fluid levels in the body and minimize perspiration, results in reduced skin moisture and increases dryness. The most affected areas are the feet, legs, and elbows. Aged people who are suffering from diabetes are prone to skin dryness.

How to Prevent Dry Skin?

Avoid hot water baths: Hot water baths remove oils from the body. One must take a bath with warm water rather than hot water. Limiting bathing time would also prevent the loss of any essential oils from the body. This prevents the skin from getting dry. Taking a shower for approximately 10 to 15 minutes is ideal. Try to apply a moisturizer to the body after a shower. 

Use body moisturizing lotions: Using of lotions and cosmetics with moisturizers locks the skin’s moisture. Moisturizers create a layer over the skin to prevent the escape of moisture from body. Adding a bit of oil to your bathing water can be beneficial in creating a layer of skin and holding the moisture. Applying baby oil in a regular basis makes an effective barrier for the loss of body’s moisture. In children with dryness, a fragrance-free moisturizer like petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or shea butter can be used. 

Use of humidifiers: In very cold countries due to internal heating mechanism, there is a loss of oils and moisture from the skin and skin turns itchy and dry. Such situations can be prevented by using a humidifier in the room. Moisture that is released from the humidifier regenerates dry skin and relieves itching. 

Avoid dry soaps: Some soap have a drying effect on the skin. Soaps with artificial fragrance or antibacterial ingredients may cause irritation to the skin. Fragrance-free soaps are usually mild on the skin. Soaps with added ceramides can be used to refill the natural ceramides that we lose from the skin. 

Avoid face toners and cleansers: Avoid using too much pressure on face when using cleansers and toners. Sensitive skins get irritated and inflamed with too much scrubbing that resulting in excess dryness.

Damage from direct sun’s rays: Regular use of a sunscreen lotion with SPF 30 and above can prevent damage to the skin from ultra violet rays. Appropriate dressing covering the body during summer and winter gives the right protection to your skin. In winter, one need to dress up in layers to prevent excessive perspiration and build heat that may cause skin irritation. Chapped lips will develop during dry spells in weather. Covering your face with scarf when going out or by using lip balms with SPF 15 and can protect lips.

Shaving with a razor: Men are supposed to shave after a shower. After a shower, the hair becomes softer and so can be cut easily with a razor. Shaving removes essential oils from one’s skin. Using creams or a shaving gel prevents the skin from drying and gives required moisture to the skin. 

Non-scarring acne: Children who have non-scarring acne can be treated with benzyl peroxide (an over-the-counter medication). If the condition becomes worse, then need to consult a dermatologist.

Home Remedies for Dry Skin

Fragrance-free oils such as mineral oil and petroleum jelly can protect you from dry skin temporarily. Limited use of above oils is recommended to avoid greasy effect. 

Consuming foods that are rich in Omega-3-fatty acids increase the texture of the skin. Fish, walnuts, Avocado, and flaxseed oils are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Cold-water fish have high source of omega-3 fatty acids. Avocado pulp when applied on the face acts as a face mask, as it is rich in vitamin E. 

Body soaking in water that is filled with Epsom salts softens your skin and removes any dry cells.

Aloe vera gel that is collected from the aloe vera leaf works as an effective skin moisturizer. One can collect the gel by cutting aloe vera leaf and withdraw the gel out. 

Bathing in fresh milk locks the skin’s moisture while lactic acid exfoliates dead cells from skin. Keep a cloth that is moistened with milk on any dry patch of the skin and leave it for 5 minutes. Wash it off gently then to prevent moisture loss of milk.

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