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Dry Skin - Causes, Remedies

What causes Dry Skin ?

Most cases of Dry Skin are often caused by environmental exposures. Weather is one example, in general your skin is driest when temperatures and humidity level is low or if you live in desert regions, where temperatures can be high but the humidity levels remain low.

Air Conditioners and Heaters at Home also reduce humidity and dry out your skin. Hot baths and showers or frequent swimming in chlorinated pools also contribute towards dry skin. Many popular soaps and detergents also strip lipids and moisture from your skin.

Sun exposure dries your skin and the UV rays penetrates deep into your skin and damages the collagen and elastin fibers which break down much more quickly than they should. This leads to sun damaged skin which also looks like dry skin.

Dry Skin Prevention Tips

Moisturize your skin, use thick moisturizers on your body and use oil free moisturizers on your face if you tend to breakout (acne) inspite of the dry skin. Moisturizers seal your skin to keep water from escaping.

Use natural oils such as olive oil, sesame oil, grapeseed oil or any other oils to help moisturize your skin. Apply this right after you shower, while your skin is still moist. Oil has more staying power than cream moisturizers. You can add a few drops of essential oils like lavender, ylang ylang or rose to the natural oil you use before applying on your body.

Avoid hot showers and baths, use warm water instead and limit how long you expose your skin to water. Hot water removes oils from your skin. If you swim a lot, shower as soon as you can after your swim and apply moisturizer all over the body.

Use cleansing creams or shower gels with added moisturizers. If you use soap make sure you choose mild soaps that have added oils and fats, e.g. olive oil soaps. Your skin should feel soft and smooth after cleansing, never tight or dry. Apply Sunscreen all over your exposed body, every day before you go out in the sun.

Home Remedies for Dry Skin

If you suffer from Dry Skin, try the following Home remedy options.

Mash an avocado, add 1 tsp of lemon juice, apply this to your face two times a week to help hydrate the skin. Remove the mask (after 15 mins) using warm water and pat dry.

Mash an avocado and add a 1 tsp of honey to it. Apply this mask on the face, leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with a gentle cleanser and water. Do this three times a week to help hydrate the skin.

Whip some cream and apply to your face three times a week for 15 mins. Wash off with warm water and a gentle cream cleanser.

If all the above does not help Dry Skin symptoms, seek advice from your dermatologist or doctor in case of other complications.

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