The superficial layer of the skin is known as ‘Epidermis’. Dry skin is a common skin state which indicates that there is lack of adequate water quantity in the epidermis. Dry skin is often referred as ‘Xeroderma’. Senior citizens are very much prone to dry skin as the natural oil in the skin starts reducing as age increases. Other factors like vitamin deficiency, bacterial infection, medicine intake, use of harsh chemicals on skin also leads to dryness. Areas like palms, hands and lower legs are more prone to dry skin. It’s adviced that you must follow simple home remedies to overcome your dry skin and to get a smooth, soft and nourishing skin.
Natural Treatments For Dry Skin
Oatmeal avoids inflammation, dryness and scaly patch on the skin. Putting instant oatmeal in your bathing water soothes your skin. Add oatmeal to your warm bath and oatmeal will do the rest. For chapped dry hands oatmeal is an excellent remedy. As an alternate to soap rub wet oatmeal in your hands. After completely drying your hands with a towel, rub dry oatmeal on them. Oatmeal is one of the main ingredients in many of the beauty products for its effect on the skin. Including oatmeal in any of these ways moisturizes your skin but also saves a lot of your money.
Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer. It removes dead cells and nourishes skin cells. It postpones or reduces skin aging. It heals the damages caused by sun tan and sun burn. It contains vitamins A, B, C, F and 18 amino acids that that softens dry skin, nourishes and rejuvenates them.
You could have witnessed shea butter as an ingredient in many moisturizing and nourishing soaps and lotions. It contains large quantities of vitamins A, E and F. Start applying Shea butter in small quantities to your skin, as it is quite sticky and greasy. After applying gently massage it on the skin. You can start feeling a silky change happening in your dry skin. It gets absorbed easily and has the ability to penetrate into your skin pores. It protects your skin by moisturizing and hydrating it.
This is a folk remedy for dry and chapped hands. Wash and dry your hands completely with a towel and apply vinegar on both of your hands. Wear soft gloves on both hands and leave for the entire night.
Take care of your skin
When you are washing dishes, clothes or cleaning bathroom it is advisable to wear vinyl gloves to avoid your hands becoming dry and scaly due to harsh chemicals. Always prefer cool showers and during winter take bath in lukewarm water. Do not rub too much of soap when taking bath, as it draws out the moisture content from your skin. Avoid lounging in hot stem as hot water sucks out all the essential oils from the skin, leaving it dry and life less. After taking bath do not thoroughly remove the moisture from your skin. With little droplets still clinging in your skin, apply moisturizers to retain the moisture content.Your skin will definitely thank you for that. Avoid playing outdoor games under sun during the peak hours from 11.a.m to 3.p.m. Excess sweating causes the moisture content in your body to be evaporated. Though sweating help to keep you cool during work outs, too much of it creates problem for dry skin. Do not forget to apply sun block or moisturizing creams when you go out on sun.