Consult: Dr. Loretta Lanphier, ND, CN, HHP, CH
Dry skin is very sensitive and irritating. It looks rough and / or has a lack of hydration. Too hot or too cold environment is not good for dry skin. You can see dry skin when you see the area around your eyes and your cheeks look fresher.
What Causes Dry Skin?
Causes may be genetic, the sebaceous glands produce less sebum than normal, making the skin is always in a moisture. Dry skin can also be due to environmental, weather, or toxic chemicals in cosmetics, skin care products. Dry skin can also be caused by diet. Low intake of water, vitamin A and B deficiency can cause dry skin. In addition, dry skin can also be associated with diseases such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, dermatitis, eczema.
Caring For Dry Skin
Dry skin requires proper care and attention. Below are some effective techniques for cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting dry skin.
Dry skin should also be cleaned daily. However, care should be taken in choosing the cleansing product and skin cleansing technique. Of course, you should choose natural detergent products lightly. Use your fingertips to gently massage the skin. Then rinse with warm water. Do not use too hot or too cold water. Wipe the surface with soft towels, organic.
Cleansing can help remove excess oil, dirt, dead skin. But it can also take away the amount of natural oils on your skin. Therefore, you need to moisturize the skin after cleansing. If you are aging, moisturize and moisturize. If you are 25 years old, you can skip the wet lock, just enough moisture. You should apply moisturizer after bath or after cleansing. Use moisturizer for the eyes and neck area because these two areas are very fast aging.
Dry skin is very sensitive to the environment. Therefore, never forget to use sunscreen before going out. Minimum SPF must be 15. You choose comfortable clothes, cotton fabric, to reduce skin irritation. Hats or umbrellas can help you restrict the sun.
Tips For Dry Skin Care
If you have dry skin, your lips are the same. Use organic moisturizer for lips and apply evenly before bedtime. This helps keep your lips moist and protected from damage.
If you have a condition, buy a humidifier to increase the humidity of your work environment as well as your home, especially cold winter.
Use an organic mask dedicated to dry skin to moisturize, cleanse, remove dull and dry dead skin cells.
Drink plenty of pure water, as it provides enough water for your skin.
Herbs For Dry Skin Care
Aloe vera will soothe, restore, and hydrate your dry skin. It also assists in the removal of dead skin cells. Apply aloe vera topically on your skin’s problem areas. A product such as AloeCalm™ is highly recommended for dry skin.
Lavender oil is an excellent skin softener and moisturizer. Try adding a few drops to your bath.
Tea tree oil will help to improve the overall condition of your skin. Adding a drop or two to your moisturizer will provide additional softening and nourishment.
About the Author
Loretta Lanphier, ND, CN, HHP, CH is a Doctor of Naturopath, Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health Practitioner and Clinical Herbalist in Houston, TX and Founder / CEO of Oasis Advanced Wellness. Under her leadership, Oasis Advanced Wellness is known and respected as one of the leading companies in providing safe and clean hi-tech natural health and wellness solutions. Because of the need for high-end natural and organic skin care products, Dr. Lanphier has developed Lanique Organics, an all-natural skin-care line which promotes natural health for the skin.