Dry Skin Remedies
Extremely dry skin can be itchy, uncomfortable and even embarrassing! Causes can include harsh soap, itchy clothing, too much hot water, and using the wrong type of skin moisturizer!
Medications, as well as medical conditions like diabetes, psoriasis, hypothyroidism, along with poor diet -- can also exacerbate this problem. Heredity often plays a role and elderly people sometimes find that they have more trouble with dryness of the skin due to the loss of the skin's elasticity over time.
Treating this issue is important because dry cracking skin can often lead to bacteria getting into the pores of your skin leading to more serious conditions like dermatitis.
Other common skin concerns include:
People suffering from these skin conditions all are asking...."What is the best remedy for dry sensitive skin?" One of the best natural skin treatments (and inexpensive to boot) that I have found is simple body butter. It is non greasy and can be used any time of the year. Even when my skin is not dry, I love to use it on my elbows, knees, calves and feet!
Skin Care Tips
Although it may be difficult to completely cure dry flaky skin, the following skin care tips will help to manage it:
Best Moisturizer For Dry Flaky Skin
I've had dry scaly skin since I was a girl. I used to put Alpha Keri Bath Oil directly on my skin after bathing. It seemed to miraculously take care of my scaly-looking skin.
What I didn't know is that I was actually damaging my skin! I was suffocating my skin by putting mineral oil on it. I went on to use products with mineral oil, glycerin, and/or propylene glycol in them for many, many years - not knowing these very products we're actually robbing my skin of its natural moisture and putting nasty chemicals into my body.
It wasn't until a few years ago that I learned about the benefits of using natural plant based products
on my skin. You can learn more about the products I recommend in my exclusive
Simple Skin Care Secrets Report!