How To Eliminate Your Dry Skin Naturally
May 6th, 2011
If you suffer from dry skin, you already know how difficult it can be to deal with. You can apply all manners of lotions and potions, but in the end you can still have dry skin as these lotions only relieve the symptoms of perhaps a bigger problem.
Skincare is a multi-prong attack and if you only take care of the problem from the outside you could be missing a big piece of the puzzle. You must also take care of your skin from the inside.
Using only one means of treating the skin can be counterproductive, specially if you are only using topical skin care products as this can put a dent in your wallet. Fortunately, there are plenty of natural alternatives to change the condition of your skin and the first thing you can do is drink lots of water. Doing this one simple step can aid your skin in ways you have not dreamed of and also flank your efforts of hydrating your skin from the outside.
Also, it is a fact that your dry skin could be due to a deficiency of vitamin A and the vitamins in the B-complex family. If you are troubled by dry skin, take a few minutes to review your diet and look for ways to incorporate these important vitamins into your daily routine. Not only will you be healthier, but you – and your skin – will feel better too.
Eating lots of carrots and green leafy vegetables, as well as lean meats and poultry, can give your skin the nutrients it needs, and help it become more supple. And the good news is a whole pantry full of vegetables can not only improve your dry skin but also your overall health and save you the cost of a dermatologist and expensive skin care treatments.
Giving your skin the building blocks it needs to be healthier allows your skincare routine and skin care treatments to be more effective and can give you the skin you always wanted.
Beyond your diet, the way you care for your skin can have a huge impact on the appearance of your skin. Everything from the makeup you use to your daily skin care regimen can have a big effect on your skin and your overall appearance. Using organic skin care products can be of great benefit as they are gentler on your skin and consist of natural ingredients that nourish and soothe your skin.
Also, if you love taking hot showers, for instance, you could be unknowingly harming your skin and drying it out even more. Keeping those showers to a more moderate temperature, and limiting their duration, can keep your skin healthy and strong. You can also add a few drops of bath oil to the water, and apply a moisturizer as soon as you emerge from the shower or bath.
If your dry skin problem extends to your lips as well, you can treat that problem naturally as well. Many dry skin sufferers also suffer from chapped lips, especially in the winter when the cold dry conditions and dry air can make an existing problem even worse. If you suffer from chapped lips, try applying a small amount of coconut oil to your lips each day. Coconut oil is safe and effective, and it has a pleasant taste and attractive appearance.
These are only a few reasons why you could have dry skin, so take note as to when your skin seems drier or more supple and figure out if it could be as simple as drinking more water on supplementing your diet with the right nutrition, like vegetables or more vitamins.