How to Cure Dry Skin
By Silvia Buchour
Dry skin is often an indication
of something thatís wrong Ė either eczema just starting, or lack of sleep,
stress, etc. There are certain skin conditions which need medical treatment,
but then there are some wherein a few home remedies and a few improvements in
your lifestyle and eating habits do just the trick. Looking for ways on how to
cure dry skin? Below are a few ideas to help you get started.
in lukewarm water.
Dry skin is the
result of loss of moisture in the skin, and the quickest and easiest way to
replace that moisture is to soak for at least 15 minutes in a lukewarm (not
cold, not hot) bath. Using essential oils like lavender and chamomile also help
in replenishing lost moisture. This is a simple yet effective answer for how to
cure dry skin.
pat your skin dry and apply moisturizer or lotion to seal in the moisture.
Bathing in lukewarm water opens skin pores, thereby allowing the skin to fully
absorb the vitamins and nutrients found in lotions and moisturizers. It is also
a good idea to find an eczema lotion; such creams are great not only for
treating eczema, but for dry skin as well.
Believe it or
not, one of the ways on how to cure dry skin is something we donít do often Ė
get enough sleep. The time we sleep is when our bodies repair and regenerate
cells, our skin included. Not getting enough sleep on a daily basis will leave
you with a tired-looking face, as well as dull and dry skin. If you get enough
sleep, your skin will have enough time to repair itself, leaving you with
healthy looking skin.
Changes in the
weather can contribute to the loss of moisture in your skin, so you should take
extra steps in controlling your environment. Dry and warm air can cause your
skin to dry faster, so you should humidify your home if the air is dry. You can
also turn down the heat a few degrees in order to prevent your skin from drying
soap with high lye content.
Soaps with high
lye content will dry up your skin quickly, leaving it tight and flaky. Opt for
soaps rich with moisturizers like Dove, or use Neutrogena as these brands are
specifically designed to be gentle to the skin.
Avoiding soaps and other harsh
chemicals will help you keep your skinís natural moisture. You should also
consider avoiding the sun and spending hours outdoors especially when itís hot.
Wearing clothing that allows your skin to breathe through will not only keep
you comfortable, but will also help keep your skinís natural moisture.
Taking time to apply eczema
lotion, cream, and/or moisturizer on your skin even when you donít have dry
skin yet is the best answer for how to cure dry skin. As the saying goes,
prevention is always better (and a lot easier) than cure.