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Properly Treating Dry Skin

Updated on July 14, 2010

Rule #1 Be Very Careful When...

You have to be careful when treating your dry skin, because you want to make sure you replenish moisture instead of stripping it away by using products with harsh chemicals. Make sure you stay away from any products containing alcohol.  Use natural soaps that contain natural healing ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, chocolate, or honey. These soaps also should not contain harsh chemical ingredients that will dry out your skin.

The Best Dry Skin Treatment

The best way to combat dry skin is with a great moisturizer. When it comes to moisturizing dry skin there are so many natural options to choose from!  Some great natural moisturizers for dry skin are:

  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Olive Butter
  • Virgin Coconut Oil

If your skin is dry and cracking, you should use a very intense moisturizer.  The shea butter, cocoa butter, or olive butter are all considered intesne moisturizers and should do the job.  If you have very sensitive or acne-prone skin you should use a lighter moisturizer.  Mango butter and coconut oil are both light and will not clog your pores, yet still provide what your skin needs.  You will just have to use them more frequently.

Last, But Not Least

Just like you condition your hair, you can also condition your skin. This is not mandatory but will benefit you greatly if you are really suffering from your dry skin. To do this, your skin should be moist, so the best time would be immediately after bathing. Apply black seed oil, and wrap your body with a warm moist towel for 15- 20 minutes. Then get back in the bath or shower, and rinse. You will feel so much better after doing this. Follow up with your normal moisturizer.

If you choose not to conditon your skin, and just want to moisturize it, then the best time to apply moisture is immediately after bathing. This is because your pores are laready open, so your skin will retain the moisture better and longer. Then continue to apply moisturizer to your skin, throughout the day.

The best way to go when you are trying to treat or heal your dry skin is all natural. This ensures that your product will contain no skin drying or irritating ingredients that will only cause your skin to become worse. There are many natural products to choose form, I have just listed a few. You can always venture out and find what works for you. If you have any questions feel free to ask me and if I can help, I will.


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      Pamela Oglesby 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I have dry skin and enjoyed your hub. Thanks for the information.


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