Dry skin is a common and easily treatable problem among a lot of people. There are many steps you can take as an effective dry skin therapy. Some problems that occur are itching, cracks of the skin (this is popular on the heels of your feet) and scaling or peeling of the skin.
There are many factors that cause the skin to lose its moisture. Some are the change of seasons from fall to winter, causing the cold air to dry it out, and taking a bath using hot water too often. Another one is the humidity in the air. When your body loses moisture, it causes your skin to crack and peel. Therefore, it becomes irritated and inflamed.
Some skin care products and strong harsh soaps can cause your skin and body to dry out as well. Especially products with alcohol. Alcohol causes your skin to dry out and become irritated. This being said, it is your best choice to use natural remedies and natural products as a dry skin therapy. Here are some tips to start out with.
1. Cleanse your body with natural products that contain all natural ingredients.
Using soaps and cleansers with chemicals and synthetic substances, which most popular brands contain, can be harmful for the skin. Most company make their products with fragrances, dioxanes, and of course, alcohol which was stated above. These ingredients irritate and dry out the skin. Not to mention, studies out there have proven them to cause adverse health effects. Natural ingredients are safer and much milder for use.
2. Moisturize the skin regularly.
I find that my elbows, heels and knees need extra moisture. However, as you get older, it is important to apply a moisturizer to your face and body. Moisture is the key to keeping your skin smooth and helps reduce the signs of aging. As your skin gets dry, its more accessible to getting fine lines and wrinkles. Babassu wax, shea butter and manuka honey are a few of many natural ingredients that are effective moisturizers. Shea butters works wonders for the skin during pregnancy and prevents stretch marks. (When the belly itches, apply shea butter and it helps from stretch marks from forming.)
3. Do not use hot water when taking a bath.
Hot water dehydrates the skin which causes dryness and then irritation. There is no need to use hot water for bathing, warm water will suffice. Warm water will help facilitate removal of dirt and grime from your skin and at the same time, it will leave your skin’s oil mantle unharmed. Hot water just strips the natural oils and moisture from the skin and leaving it dry.
There are other natural skin therapies that will benefit the skin. Visit my site today and find out how natural ingredients is the best choice for you when treating and keeping your skin healthy and smooth.
Tasha D. Crowell has a passion is to write about skin and body care. She gives the public informative information about how you can take care of your skin. Visit her site to discover new cutting edge and anti-aging skin care secrets and information!