Natural Treatments For Dry Skin

Uisng natural treatments for dry skin is the best choice today rather than harsh chemical skin treatments. Dry skin is easily treatable naturally when you know how to take care of it both inside and out.

The dermis is tightly connected to the epidermis by a basement membrane. The average square inch of skin holds 650 sweat glands, 20 blood vessels, 60,000 melanocytes, and more than a thousand nerve endings. The dermis is structurally divided into two areas: a superficial area adjacent to the epidermis, called the papillary region, and a deep thicker area known as the reticular region.

Dermatitis, contact dermatitis, eczema, seborrhea or psoriasis may cause the skin to become very dry too. Nutritional deficiencies, especially deficiencies of vitamin A and the B vitamins, can also contribute to dry skin or result in a chronic dry skin condition that’s not relieved by anything else. Forced-air furnaces may make skin even drier than it already is.

Dry skin can also be a sign of an unde active thyroid. Skin is exposed to the elements, especially in winter, causing it to become drier. When the skin loses moisture it may crack and peel, or become irritated and inflamed.

Eat an avocado every day; put it in your salad or mash it up and eat it with a spoon. Drink freshly extracted carrot juice, if you can, every day; carrot juice is an excellent cleanser for the liver, great for the skin and contains a great deal of nutrients, all beneficial for dry skin, eczema, acne, zits, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and other breakouts. Use olive oil or olive oil with fresh flaxseed oil in big, dark green salads to help your skin.

Keep baths or showers short using warm, never hot water. Natural treatments should always be the first type of treatments to consider when you want to heal and take the best care of your skin. Cosmetics should be used carefully because they may dry out the skin or cause allergic reactions like contact dermatitis; read the labels.

Use coconut oil to remove your make-up at night, like I do; it leaves a fine layer of oil to nourish your skin all night long; but better yet, apply more coconut oil. Coconut oil is the best healing, soothing, and moisturizing treatment I’ve found for dry skin; in fact all types of skin conditions, skin eruptions, pimples, acne, milia, irritations, cuts, burns, fungus, etc. Coconut oil is very inexpensive – a great, cheap home remedy for all skin conditions.

Dry skin contributes to fine lines and wrinkles; coconut oil helps prevent the onset by keeping the skin soft and supple. Use can use bath oils and moisturizers every day, but coconut oil has the added power of healing.

Many skin conditions can be converted into clear, healthy skin by using natural home remedies. Sunlight, water and air play an important role in keeping the skin healthy.

You should see the results with improved skin within a few days following these dry skin tips and suggestions. See your doctor or naturopathic doctor if your skin doesn’t improve in spite of your best efforts. Make sure to call your skin doctor or dermatologist when you have any open cuts or sores from scratching that won’t heal.

Helen Hecker

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