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Dry skin (Xerosis cutis) is a common condition with many possible causes. Dry skin can also be a symptom that indicates a more serious diagnosis. Heat, hot showers, dry climates, and food allergies can all trigger dry skin. Lucky for you we have some tips that just might help dry skin symptoms and restore moisture.
6 Natural Beauty Tips to Help With Dry Skin
- Coconut oil. Applying coconut oil is one of the easiest and best ways to keep skin feeling smooth and silky. Coconut oil contains essential fatty oils with properties to help with many skin conditions. To find out more about the benefits of coconut oil for beauty, check out Stay Beautiful With 10 Beauty Uses of Coconut Oil.
- Oatmeal bath. Studies have shown oatmeal to be a great ailment to dry skin, especially when used in an oatmeal bath. Blend 1 cup of dry plain oatmeal in a food processor or blender into a fine powder and add to running bath. Soak in the oatmeal for 15 – 25 mins.
- Aloe vera. A plant with so many health benefits and healing properties. It’s great as a natural moisturiser and can be used many ways. It can be infused in oil or you can cut off the skin of Aloe vera and apply the fleshy part directly to your skin.
- Avoid allergens and irritants. Sometimes the best defence against dry skin is avoiding allergens in foods like gluten or allergens like pollen in flowers. Another thing to avoid is irritants like chemicals in cleaning products or sprays can be annoying to sensitive skin.
- Vitamins. When you can’t get enough essential vitamins and nutrients from food, it’s best to supplement. Vitamins like vitamin E, vitamin B3 can help with keeping skin healthy. O-mega-3, which can be found in hemp, nuts and seed are also good for skin care.
- Use a humidifier. A great device that releases water into the air to increase humidity helping with dry skin. It’s great to help with relieving symptoms associated to colds and sinuses as well.
- Water. You’ve probably heard this many times but its so important and most people just don’t drink enough. If you can get filtered water, that’s great if not, bottled water will be fine.
Things to avoid:
Coffee, caffeine and alcohol are all known to dehydrate your body and leave you feeling dry. If you can avoid these until your skin conditions get better.
If you are experiencing extremely dry skin then that can be indication of a something more serious. There has also been studies to show that dry skin could be linked to gut health and leaky gut.
Ultimately, if these tips aren’t helping, you might need to see a health or skin specialist for further treatment to help with your dry skin.