Dry skin may be an embarrassing condition, which occurs when less oil is produced by the oil glands in your skin. The outer layer of your skin works like the self-oiled machine but sometimes the production cannot keep up with the demand. Dry skin has a parch look caused by its inability to retain moisture. It usually feels tight and uncomfortable after washing unless some kind of moisturizer or cream is applied.
Chapping and creaking are the signs of extremely dry, dehydrated skin. It is the main problem during the winter season where humidity is less. Trouble occurs when you shower a lot with harsh chemical soaps and body washes or living in the environment where the weather is hot and dry. Dry skin is more prone to premature ageing when compared to oily or mixed combination skin. There are many reasons why your skin is dry.
- Showering in hot water
- Harsh weather conditions (too hot and dry or too cold)
- Air conditioning
- Central Heating
- Using soaps and shampoos with SLS that strip off your skin from natural oil.
Some people may spend thousands of pounds on expensive lotions and soaps, which are often ineffective. Instead of wasting your money on costly products, try natural skin remedies that will make your skin glow again.
The first thing you want to do is to throw out any harsh skin cleansers. Any product that contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is very damaging to your skin as it unnecessary removes the protective layer from your skin. When your hair is squeaky clean, it is the sign that the shampoo has chemical formula. Dandruff is the first sign that your scalp is dry and that changing the hair-cleaning product for a natural one will resolve your itchy problem.
Make sure that you use moisturizing products every time after bath. Try to avoid hot bath and use the lukewarm water instead.
The great treat for your skin would be adding a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil to your bath. This way your skin will not lose the moisture and it will be smooth and soft for many hours. When cleansing your skin use the filtered water instead of the tap one. The tap water contains chlorine that dries the skin.
Everybody who suffers from dry skin should make sure that you drink enough clean water. Coffee, soda, or tea does not count as they have dehydration properties. Only clean water and water rich fruits can restore your skin condition from inside out. People have the common misconception that they should drink only when they are thirsty. The body gives you a strong signal that it is already dehydrated if you feel like drinking something.
The worst you could do then is drinking the glass of coke. Seven to eight glasses of filtered water is recommended.