What Exactly Is A Dry Skin Care Solution - Health

What Exactly Is A Dry Skin Care Solution   by David King

in Health    (submitted 2010-06-17)

If you suffer from dry skin, it can be essential that you use a dry skin care product. They are particularly formulated to deal with the specific issues relating to your skin condition.

Dry skin has really small pores and will be dull, scratchy and flaky. Wrinkles and fine lines are more noticeable on dry skin than any other type of skin. Sufferers often complain of a dragging or pulling sensation in the skin.

Causes of dry skin differ however it is a lot more common as your body age. Hot baths, low humidity, sunshine and soaps, even the gentle ones are the cause of some dry skin issues. If your parents had dry skin, you are more liable to have it as well.

The true secret to treating dry skin should be to keep it nourished and protected. Avoid heat whenever possible so so forget about hot showers, baths or saunas. Start using a moisturizing liquid rather not soap when bathing.

You should see your doctor, if you suddenly start getting dry skin and also have other symptoms as well such as excessive thirst or tiredness. It can often be an indicator of a more severe health issue.

Not that anyone needs to say but smoking is particularly bad for your skin especially if you already have dry skin. Smoking will cause the arteries to narrow which reduces the amount of oxygen and other nutrients that the blood can carry to your organs. Your skin is your largest organ so to attain beautiful skin quit smoking!

Think about your diet. When we would all love to be thin, a starvation diet will cause your skin to shrivel up as it becomes dryer and more susceptible to wrinkles.

Look for specific dry skin care products. Most of these will have petrolatum, glycerine, lanolin, vegetable oils etc that will help hydrate the skin from the outside in. Drink plenty of water and green teas to help keep skin moisturized.

Dry skin can occasionally be an sign that you are low in B vitamins. This is quite typical amongst women and easily fixed via diet and/or supplements. Having goat's milk may help. Some other good sources of vitamin B are sunflower seeds, wholegrain and yeast.

An apricot mask is a great mask to help clean up and soften dry skin. Put two apricots into a blender (take skins off first!), add 1 teaspoon of avocado oil. Mix together and put the resulting mixture on your face for about 15 minutes. Rinse and apply your regular moisturizer. Undoubtedly this would not help those of you who have an allergy to either apricots or avocados.

One more old trick is to put your moisturiser on when your skin is still a bit wet as it will help lock in the moisture. You need to remember to change your dry skin care products every so often as our skin will change over time and may need less or more intensive care. If your skin is still dry and flaky after applying your normal products, it's the time to see your skin doctor for some new tips.