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A lot of people of various ages experience rough, dry skin and patches, psoriasis, and eczema. However, there are methods and treatments to alleviate any issues. And maintain your dry skin healthy.
The skin where the body is most exposed to bacteria and the environment.
So keep in mind to preserve personal hygiene. Brush your skin. The skin is the biggest organ of the body, that is why the skin is most prone to getting harmful toxins to enter into your system.
Use the detox technique of skin brushing. Your skin will eliminate the toxins in your body and make your kidney healthier.
Wear little make-up.
Not everybody knows that most of the make-up available in the market contains chemicals and toxins that can enter the bodily system when worn. There are many ways to make your make up look good. Even if only a small amount is worn and knowing how will be good to your health.
Better yet, make use of make-up that is made of natural or chemical-free ingredients that will not bring you any harm. A very simple way to a healthy skin is to preserve its natural oils by practicing daily moisturizing regimen.
Petroleum jelly is an excellent and low-cost choice. Because it guards the skin by minimizing moisture loss. Some varieties of moisturizers include both water and oil, so they are more appealing than petroleum jelly.
Moisturizers containing glycerine, lecithin, collagen, silicone, beeswax, lanolin, lauric acids, and caprylic acids are effective ingredients to lock in the moisture and smooth the skin. Fish oil is essential for healthy skin function and appearance.
Since it contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Which are needed to build skin barriers to retain moisture. And so stop the skin getting rough and dry. Essential fatty acids in fish oil give you smoother skin.
So adding oily fish to your diet or fish oil supplementation is an effective treatment. Oily fish include sardines, anchovies, mackerel, salmon, herring, tuna, and trout. Coconut oil is a popular topical treatment for conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
And it is a good moisturizer for very dry skin. It contains high levels of vitamin E. That stops damage to the skin tissues.
And acts as an antioxidant.
And has an anti-aging effect. Since coconut oil improves the lipid content and moisture, it can also help reduce stretch marks. It contains fatty acids such caprylic, capric and lauric acid which are used to soften the skin.
Moreover, lauric acid can kill harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses. And so decrease skin infection and the irritation caused by it. It is often reported that exposure to the sun reduces eczema.
So try to take advantage of any daylight as much as possible. Some studies have found that children and adults with eczema have low levels of vitamin D. And are more prone to skin infections.
Exposure to daylight or specific wavelength therapy and vitamin D supplementation can improve dry skin.
Vitamin D engages with known longevity genes and keeps you young and healthy. Water is a simple and effective solution to rehydrate your body. The daily recommendation is 2.0 liters of water for women and 2.5 liters of water for men.
Remember that drinking water has many advantages. And is very useful for those who want to reduce their calorie intake and control their weight in a healthy way. An increase in drinking of plain water even only by 1% can reduce the level of sugar, fat, sodium, and total daily calorie intake.
Long hot baths or showers remove the oil from the outermost layer of the skin that keeps the skin waterproof, protects against the cold environment, bacteria, and fungi. So do not make it longer than 10 minutes daily. To keep the humidity in the room, leave the bathroom door closed.
Use lukewarm water instead of hot showers.
And apply a moisturizer while your skin is towel dried but still damp. Running a humidifier at night brings moisture back into the air. So it helps your skin and hair to absorb the moisture.
When humidity is increased to about 43%, the flu virus is deactivated. So setting the humidity level in the correct range not only makes the skin softer but also cuts the risk of infections. Try to avoid antibacterial washes, deodorant bars, body washes, and skin care products with alcohol as a main ingredient.
If you see alcohol is listed among the first 6 ingredients on the product label, this means it will aggravate your skin. And cause dryness in long term use. An alternative is to use lukewarm water with plain soap and fragrance free body wash.
Wash skin surface with cool water and mild soap.
Immediately after you developed rashes and itchiness from a known chemical irritant. Do not scratch to prevent wound from further infection. You may use calamine lotion to treat itchiness but not in the face area or near the eyes.
If rashes continue to develop, seek for medical help.