As we get older, our skin produces less of the natural oil that helps it retain its moisture. There are many excellent natural treatments to help heal your dry skin, virtually overnight.
Skin is one of our most important parts of the body; our largest organ. The average square inch of skin holds 650 sweat glands, 20 blood vessels, 60,000 melanocytes, and a thousand or more nerve endings. The dermis is the layer of skin just beneath the epidermis that consists of connective tissue and cushions the body from stress and strain.
Skin is exposed to the elements, especially in winter, causing it to become drier. Bathing or showering too frequently, especially if one is using harsh soaps, may contribute unnecessarily to dry skin. Dermatitis, contact dermatitis, eczema, seborrhea, psoriasis and other skin conditions may cause the skin to become very dry too.
Nutritional deficiencies, especially deficiencies of vitamin A and the class of B vitamins can also contribute to dry skin or result in chronic dry skin conditions not relieved by anything else. Dry skin can also be a sign of an under-active thyroid. Drugs, including diuretics, antispasmodics, and antihistamines, can contribute to dry skin conditions; check with your pharmacist or doctor and read the drug insert - you can get one from your pharmacist.
It's important to drink plenty of pure, filtered water - a minimum of a quart a day. When the skin is dry and dehydrated, dead skin cells remain on the skin, which may block pores and promote acne, zits, blemishes, or other types of breakouts; drink plenty of pure water. For a fiber boost, to help your skin, add one to two tablespoons of ground up flaxseeds to two or three apples and mix in your food processor.
If you use moisturizers, use the thick, oily type which work better for dry skin. Apply moisturizers right after a bath or shower, when your skin is still damp. Use as little soap as possible, if you have to use any, limiting its use to just the armpits and genital area.
To find out what coconut oil can do for your skin fast, apply coconut oil several times a day and at bedtime. I buy coconut oil by the gallon; it's cheaper for a gallon of coconut oil than a small jar of department store, name-brand moisturizer. Coconut oil is very inexpensive. It's a great, cheap home remedy for all skin conditions.
Coconut oil is the best healing, soothing, and moisturizing treatment I've ever found for dry skin; in fact all types of skin conditions, skin eruptions, pimples, acne, milia, irritations, cuts, burns, fungus, and many others. After a soothing bath or shower at night just before bedtime, apply a thin layer of coconut oil over your entire body; it'll even last on your skin through your shower the next morning.
Many skin conditions can be converted into clear, healthy skin by using easy natural home remedies. Sunlight, water and fresh air play an important role in keeping the skin healthy.
You should see the results with improved skin within a just a few days following these dry skin tips and suggestions. Make sure to call your skin doctor or dermatologist when you have any open cuts or sores from scratching that won't heal up fats enough. Call your skin doctor if dryness and itching are preventing you from sleeping at night.
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