About Dry Skin

Skin often loses its moisture with exposure to weather, air conditioners, heaters or with old age. Symptoms of dry skin include itching, flakiness, cracking and roughness, and they can be very uncomfortable. Hydrating thirsty skin cells should be a part of your every day routine, according to Miami Dermatologist Jose Rodriguez-Valdes. He recommends using a mild cleanser to wash your face with lukewarm water because hot water dries out the skin. The key is then to apply a basic, unscented moisturizing cream. An effective cream adds a protective layer that does not allow skin to dry out further, especially if you apply it right after bathing, he says. He emphasizes that generic brands often contain the same ingredients as commercial brands. Drinking at least eight glasses of water every day also prevents dehydration. Other beverages such as coffee or soda may contribute to dehydration if consumed in excess. Don’t forget—applying oil-free moisturizer with at least 30 SPF every day is crucial to any type of skin care.

Simple recipes for dry skin from the site www.natural-homeremedies.com:

Egg, Orange, and Oil Recipe:

Mix 1 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of orange juice and 1 teaspoon of oil. Apply this mixture to your face in the morning 15 minutes before you take a bath. Then, rinse.

Banana Recipe:

Mash a ripe banana, and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 5 minutes, and rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Avocado and Lime Juice Recipe:

Mash half of an avocado, and mix it with some lime juice. Spread this mixture over your cleansed face, and leave it in for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm and then cold water.

Egg Yolk Recipe:

Dab the yolk of an egg onto your face. Leave it in for 15 minutes and rinse.