Dry Skin How Do You Treat It

Winter is coming. With October almost behind us, the fear of dry skin and dandruff ridden hair is starting to sneak up on everybody. The problem is not the beginning of winter but the middle and the end; by that time, your skin loses all the moisture it worked so hard to hold on to the whole season. Now the skin is itchy, flaky, and sheds. Your skin is becoming lined and reddish and you are considering some drastic steps and serious dermatological treatments. Wait! We have come up with a few home remedies that may be able to save the day.

Home Remedies: Home remedies may be much more effective than you think. Home remedies are comprised of products that are naturally pure and have balanced and mild chemical composition. These skincare products are readily available in your very own kitchen, they are almost free – and much more importantly – extremely effective.

• Baking soda: Rather than jumping into a hot shower for an hour, try a “baking soda bath” for a change; baking soda is the best reliever of itchy skin. When making the soaking solution in your bath, add one cup of baking soda in the bathtub and soak for 30 minutes. Then let it dry in the air. Once you are done with the freezing procedure of air drying yourself in winter, snuggle in the covers with a nice hot cup of cocoa.
• Cornstarch: Soak in a corn starch bath. Cornstarch absorbs moisture and heals your skin fast thus relieving your skin of itching, infections, and redness. It is also used as a cure for a nappy rash for its healing qualities.
• Oatmeal: This nutritious, fiber-rich whole grain is the best solution to your dry skin problems. A bath in oatmeal will help you revitalize your skin even on a normal day, but with dry skin, it’s an overabundance of Vitamin E, fiber and omega-three fatty acids will take your skin back to the really healthy track in no time. Use oatmeal as a soap replacement for your hands and enjoy the softness that immediately follows.
• Salt: Use salt as an after-shower answer to dry skin by rubbing some salt on wet skin. You will see the soft, supple, smooth skin, and thank us later.

General Tips
• Use oils of all kinds after a shower, instead of a conditioner. You can use vegetable oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil, or even baby oil after a shower because they all help rejuvenate and soften your skin.
• For your hands, as they get more chapped than any other part of your body in winter, wash and dry them completely and then apply a layer of vinegar and leave it overnight. Your hands will be ready to face the war against winter in the morning.

You may have noticed that every tip in this list involves you doing something in the bath. There is a very specific reason for that; your bath is the best and most significant time for moisture absorption, moisture retention, skin healing, and skin treatment.

Baths should be taken with one or the other of the above-mentioned ingredients in winter as the baths in winter are more than just a cleanup. This opportunity should be available as much as possible.

Also, take extra care of your hands, as your hands are washed more times than your body and lose more moisture as well as fatty acids than the rest of your skin. So moisturize them much more often and keep your skin healthy and even-toned with cold showers rather than hot steaming baths. With little care, dry skin problems are very manageable.