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Improving Dry Skin & Tone

Updated on February 11, 2018
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I have suffered with dry skin and split ends for many years now and have tried a variety of medications and alternative treatments.

Skin: The First Line Of Defense

Your skin is a fascinating organ and also the largest in the body. The primary role of skin is to keep out intruders (think bugs, germs and other infections) and to also aid in cooling the body through pores. Without skin we would be a right mess and would probably not survive very long so if that doesn't give you cause to look after your skin then I'm not sure will.

Since your skin takes a battering every single day, every single minute it is worth investing in it's long term care which includes preventing sun-damage, wrinkles, nutrition, injury and the dreaded spots.

In this article you'll find tips on how to improve your skin tone, how to avoid common hair removal problems such as razor bumps and shaving rash, along with recommendations I have personally used.

Skin Damage From Shaving

On of the easiest ways to damage your skin is through shaving. If this beautifying activity is not done correctly then you can end up with ingrowing hairs, rashes, cuts, bumps, bruises, and dry sore skin.

The best piece of advice I can give you is to get a good razor and always do a wet shave. Make sure that you then pat your skin dry rather than rubbing it and then coat your skin in a nice layer of moisturizer.

Other recommendations include:

  • Shaving with the grain and direction of the hair: this prevents I growing hairs
  • Douse the recently shaved area with cold water or a cold damp cloth: this closes up the pores quickly and prevents razor bumps
  • Change or razor head regularly: this prevents having to reshave an area because it didnt get all the hair or accidentally cutting yourself beca you feel like you needed to press harder against the skin

More Tips For Improving Skin Tone

As I mentioned before your skin is the largest organ your body has and is the first line of defense for everything. Since your skin takes a beating everyday it is wise to do more than just moisturize your skin to help protect against the signs of aging and other wear and tear.

  • Drink more water by following these tips. Water keeps your hydrated and the cells working properly.
  • Eat a balanced diet that is full of fruits, vegetables, protein and good fats as they will provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to repair and maintain youthful skin.
  • Wear sun block to avoid excessive sun damage.
  • Set up a daily cleansing regime to remove pollution and dirty from your skin. Clogged pores lead to spots which then lead on to more skin problems.
  • Treat dry skin with a suitable moisturizer (see above).
  • Review your medications at least once a year with your doctor as certain medication or combinations can cause skin problems.

By following these tips and keeping your skin moisturized on a daily basis you will find that your skin improves making you feel great.

A rich natural oil to restore the natural oils in your skin.
A rich natural oil to restore the natural oils in your skin. | Source

Cracked Heels

Cracked heels seem to be the exception to the rule where just moisturising doesn’t tend to get the job done. As a preventative measure moisturiser does a great job at keeping the skin supple and the bonus massage your heel gets helps with the circulation in the foot anyway.

In the video below you will find 10 home remedies for healing your cracked heel, however I would just state that if your heel has extensive cracks, bleeding or pain then I would recommend seeing a podiatrist first for an expert consultation. These home remedies below are great to use when you first notice a cracked heel and repairing at the first sign of damage, not necessarily healing deep seated issues.

Getting Rid Of Cracked Heels

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