Dry Skin Care Natural Treatments That Work

By: Helen Hecker

It's easy to treat dry skin cheaply, simply, naturally, and effectively at home. Natural treatments for dry skin are the best choice today rather than harsh chemical treatments.

The blood vessels in the dermis provide nourishment and waste removal to its own cells as well as to the epidermis. The dermis is tightly connected to the epidermis by a basement membrane. 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.

Dry skin can be caused by a deficiency of vitamin A, systemic illness, overexposure to sunlight or some medications. Dry skin can also be a sign of an underactive thyroid. Forced-air furnaces may make skin even drier than it already is.

Certain drugs, including diuretics, antispasmodics, and antihistamines, can contribute to dry skin conditions; check with your pharmacist or doctor and read the drug insert - you can get one from your pharmacist. Bathing or showering too frequently, especially if one is using harsh soaps, may contribute to dry skin. The symptoms most associated with dry skin are: scaling, which is the visible peeling of the outer skin layer, itching, and cracks in the skin.

Eating fruits that are red or orange in color will help improve you skin health and help to prevent acne. Eat high-fiber snacks like raw nuts, raw seeds, fresh fruit or dried fruit like dates, and figs. 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.

Cosmetics should be used carefully because they may dry out the skin or cause allergic reactions like contact dermatitis; read the labels. Only use mild cleansers or mild soaps if you must use a soap or cleanser. If you use moisturizers, use the thick, oily-type which work better for dry skin.

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. To see what coconut oil can do for your skin fast, apply coconut oil several times a day and at bedtime. Use a thin layer of coconut oil under your make-up, if you wear it, to moisturize and soften your skin throughout the day.

Apply coconut oil daily to your skin to heal, moisturize and soothe it. 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.

The skin is subject to constant attack from without; it can be affected by many conditions, diseases and ailments. The skin must be regularly cleaned or it'll become cracked or inflamed.

Call your skin doctor if dryness and itching are preventing you from sleeping. Continue using coconut oil and you'll see the benefits in good, clear skin, free of dryness and other skin conditions. Make sure to call your skin doctor or dermatologist when you have any open cuts or sores from scratching that won't heal.

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