How To Prevent And Treat Dry Skin Fast
Dry Skin is deficient in moisture and fat. Learn in this article how to prevent and cure dry skin.
The most common culprits for your dry skin are: (i) Lower humidity in the air, which dries your skin. (ii) Central Heating, Space Heaters & other heating systems which aggravate the lower humidity further.
Dry skin requires regular care. Always choose natural products with ingredients which are skin compatible.
Follow these natural remedies and dry skin treatments to make your skin look moist and supple in no time.
Prevention is better than cure. Follow these super effective natural remedies to prevent your skin from becoming dry:
(i) Smoking, drinking alcohol and caffeine make your skin dry. So avoid their consumption.
(ii) Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Eight to ten glasses of water will keep your skin and body hydrated. If you are physically more active, you need to drink more water accordingly.
(iii) Windy, Sunny, Hot and Cold environment can cause your skin to get dry. So protect your skin by applying moisturizer to your skin before exposing it to such moisture-depleting conditions. You can try also a lavender, rose, or chamomile aromatic hydrosol spray onto your face, neck and chest to keep your skin hydrated and delightfully refreshed.
(iv) Olive Oil: When it comes to strategies for natural dry skin care, Gabriel swears by olive oil, an amazing multitasker. It instantly grooms dry cuticles, works wonders on hands and elbows, removes makeup, and soothes and conditions itchy, dry skin all over the body. “When your skin feels extra parched, you can dab a thin layer of organic extra-virgin olive oil under your moisturizer for an extra dose of antioxidants and good fatty acids,” adds Gabriel.
(v) Long showers and hot water bath drain natural oils from your skin. Take showers and bath for short duration only for such time as is needed to clean your face and body.
(vi) Avoid use of deodorant soaps. Try cleaning your skin regularly with a good mild cleansing milk or gel containing any essential oil, like jojoba or avocado oil. These natural ingredients are very good for your skin and will give you a silky skin feel.
(vii) While taking bath after you have soaked your body with water for few minutes, add a tablespoon of an oil of your choice (Jojoba, Olive, Almond, or hazelnut) to your bath water. By soaking first, your skin gets moisturized, and then by adding oil, the absorbed moisture gets sealed into your skin.
(viii) Increase consumption of omega-3 acids, magnesium. Vitamin C in your diet. Omega-3 acids to make your skin less prone to dryness. Cold water fish, walnuts, and flax seeds are packed with omga-3 acids.
In case you already have a dry skin, you can go for following super-effective treatments for dry skin along with taking above preventive measures:
(i) Exfoliate: This is the most important step in curing your dry skin. Dry skin is prone to developing dead skin cells. They can, over time, build up on dry skin and become unresponsive to moisturizers and lotions. To make the moisturizers do they job properly, you must first get rid of the dead skin cells. Exfoliate your skin once a week to get rid of these dead cells so that your body can produce new ones. Read our excellent article on How To Exfoliate Your Skin.
(ii) Moisturize: The second most important step in curing your dry skin is that after exfoliating your skin, you must moisturize it. Moisturizers seal in the moisture and help reduce skin dryness. Read our excellent article on How To Apply Moisturizer.
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