Dry skin treatment

There are quite a few things that can cause dry skin, including dry weather and low humidity levels in the home. Eating a poor diet is another factor because you will lack the minerals and nutrients that are needed to keep the skin moist. Dry skin can also be caused by using harsh soaps and bathing and soaking in water that is too hot. Certain diseases such as hypothyroidism and diabetes can cause the skin to be dry. Dry skin is a problem that almost everyone complains about now and then. It can even become a health issue when the person does not use the proper dry skin treatment to relieve it. Complications and infections can set in if the skin gets too dehydrated. There are all kinds of moisturizers and lotions on the market that are good for dry skin treatment. Some of these dry skin treatments are better than others. It may take a trial and error period before you find the most effective dry skin treatment for you.

Some of the most effective lotions and creams on the market that are used to treat dry skin have various kinds of oils in them to protect the skin. Oils like Jojoba oil, olive oil, hazelnut oil and apricot oil are found in these products. Shea butter, macadamia nut oil, honey and ginko biloba are some other ingredients you can expect to find in products that are good for dry skin. These ingredients are beneficial because they help moisturize and lock in the natural moisture in your skin so that it stays hydrated. Honey is a good ingredient because it can help heal chapped and dry skin and rejuvenate it. When you shop for dry skin treatments you need to make sure you buy the right ones. Look for products that have one or more of the above ingredients listed on the label. Finding the most effective dry skin treatment is important.

Some products on the market are not as effective if they do not contain the beneficial ingredients listed above and your dry skin condition can become worse with their use. Some of the big brand dry skin treatment products on the market contain parabens. Paraben is the name for the chemical Alkyl Hydroxy Benzoate Preservatives. There is some suspicion that the use of parabens may be linked to cancers of various kinds. If you would like to know more information on this you can use your search engine and find articles written about parabens. Most commercial dry skin treatment products contain other ingredients that can have negative side effects too. This is why natural dry skin treatment products are much better and can even be more effective at relieving dry skin. If the product you are using to treat dry skin is not working for you then you should try another product. Some other dry skin treatment options may include:

  • Using lukewarm water for baths or showers (instead of hot water)
  • Not staying in the shower or bath for more than 5 to 10 minutes (rather than hour long soaks)
  • Switching your harsh soap to a moisturizing body soap and moisturizing hand soap
  • In the winter use a heavier lotion and cream than in the summer months to help protect the winter weather better.

Another way to help treat dry skin and to keep your skin moist is to regulate the humidity in your home. A good humidifier set to the best humidity level for you can help keep the air in your home moist and in turn keep your skin moist. Drink plenty of water. If you become dehydrated internally it can affect your skin as well. If over the counter dry skin treatment products are not working for you then you can also see a dermatologist. Cases of eczema, dermatitis, etc. may require prescription medications to treat dry skin.

Last updated on Jan 13th, 2011 and filed under Skin Care. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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