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Home Remedies for Dry Skin - Some Easy Tips

Updated on August 21, 2011

For the skin to maintain softness, moisture and elasticity, the water content in the skin stratum corneum should be at least 12% -15%, if the water content drops below 10%, the skin will suffer from roughness, loss of elasticity, and even cracking. If the problems are not corrected in the long-term, the skin will become particularly withered, shriveled, dull and lack of luster. In addition, in pathological cases, some people with dry skins often have desquamation (the shedding of the outer layers of the skin). 

As we grow old, reasons such as lack of sunlight protection, low consumption of water, improper choice of skin care products, lower air humidity and so on, all have great impacts on the appearance and condition of our skin. How to prevent dry and withered skin, how can to prevent skin desquamation? The following methods are available for you to choose from. 

Take 1 egg, remove the egg yolk, add 1 small spoon of olive oil and mix the yolk in the olive oil, then add a spoon of honey and mix them well. Blend the mixture until creamy and smooth, then apply the mixture on your dry skin until it dries, then wash the mixture away. Repeat 1-2 times per week. Remember, you should first clean your face with warm water before the procedure, as this will facilitate the absorption of oil and water effectively. 

Peal, core and slice one apple and place the slices in a blender to smash, add a small cup of distilled water, 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of honey, and mix them together. Apply the apple mask to your dry skin in an even layer and allow the mixture to dry for about 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Heat two spoonful of olive oil to 37 degrees Celsius, soak a piece of gauze into olive oil then cover your dry skin with the gauze (if you are covering your face, make sure your eyes and mouth are exposed), wait for 10 minutes and remove the gauze. This method works very well for ultra-dry skin. 

Mix 1 tablespoon of milk, a few drops of olive oil and some flours together, sometimes you can add some cooked and pounded carrot pieces; this method is suitable for dry and pale skin. 

Mix 50 grams of sour cream with 1 egg yolk, and add 2 tsp white wine 1 tsp fresh lemon juice, then apply the mixture to the face. Wait 15-20 minutes before you wash your face with warm water, then dry with a cool towel. 

Generally, people with dry and rough skins lack vitamin A. So applying vitamin A on the dry skin before sleep every night is an effective method to change the dryness and improve your skin color. For the desquamation, drugs or treatment should be taken under the guidance of a doctor.

Nutritions in the food are very important for the health of skin. Eating foods rich in antioxidants will keep the elasticity of skin and reduce the speed of water loss. Elements such as vitamin A, C, E, B1, B5, B6, zinc, selenium and amino acids, cysteine, citrus bio-flavonoids, unsaturated fatty acids are indispensable. These substances are found in fresh vegetables, fruits, cereals, eggs, sunflower seeds and so on. 

People with dry skin should drink more water, at least two glasses of water a day. Boiled water is convenient and healthy; it is "the best drink" to a certain extent. Drink at least a glass of water in the morning is exceptionally good for dry skin, or you can drink some milk instead.

If water is blank taste for you, you can drink tea instead, or eat nutritious and delicious soup made of meat and melons.

Prevention of dry skin

Dry and scaling skin should minimize the loss of facial sebum, wash your face twice a day at the most, or only thoroughly wash your face one time in the evening with a little amount of soft and low alkali cleanser.

Skin loses of moisture faster in dry places. Therefore, humidifier should be used, or you should   always sprinkle some water in the room to keep moisture, 50% -60% humidity is the best for the skin.


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