Dry and flaky skin is a common condition with many causes.
Cold, dry winter air usually sucks the life out of our silky, smooth skin but dry skin can also be a symptom that indicates a more serious diagnosis. But in most cases, factors that contribute to dry skin include aging, heat, hot showers, nutritional deficiencies, and a genetic predisposition.
Listed below are some of Natural Home Remedies that you can do to alleviate dry skin.
1. Coconut Oil – is really good for treating dry skin. It has a good amount of fatty acids that make up for any loss of moisture from the skin. Coconut oil has emollient properties which fill the spaces between skin cells creating a smooth and hydrated skin. You can use coconut oil daily after you take a bath or shower. When the skin is warm and supple from your bath, coconut oil is more readily absorbed. Or you can also apply warm coconut oil all over your body before going to sleep and then wash it off in the morning. Do this daily to make your skin soft and smooth.
Another advantage of coconut oil is that you don’t need to mix it with anything. Coconut is gentle enough for substantial everyday use.
2. Petroleum Jelly – the oils in petroleum jelly helps to seal in moisture and the thick ointment stays on the surface of the skin longer than water-based lotions, promoting longer healing. It also protects the skin from further damage by acting as a barrier against the harmful elements. If used as part of a skincare regimen for mature skin, petroleum jelly can help soothe dryness and flakiness, as well as help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles making it less noticeable.
Use it as a daily moisturizer, makeup remover and even as a way to prevent windburn.
3. Oatmeal Baths – one of the most effective home remedies for dry skin. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and is very moisturizing and naturally soothing, which help you deal with the symptoms that dry skin causes. Its moisturizing properties will heal the dry patches and visible cracks.
You can make an oatmeal bath at home. Use a food processor to chop oatmeal into a fine powder, then put it into your warm bath water.
4. Avoid allergens and irritants – a sudden episode of dry skin might be linked to the clothes you’re wearing or what you’ve exposed your skin to. Sitting by the fireplace, wearing wool clothings, and spending time in chlorinated or chemically-treated water can all irritate your skin and make it feel dry. Check what you’re putting your skin through, and try to treat it gently.
Protect your skin from harmful irritants such as chlorine, pesticides and heavy metals that may cause allergic reactions and aggravate the occurrence of dry and flaky skin.
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