Monday, June 22, 2009

Dry skin care tips. Part 2.

- Stay out of overheated rooms. Sudden changes of temperature are also contraindicative for you. Protect yourself from wind and sun. Never go out without strong moisturizer on your face on a cold, windy winter day! These weather conditions may harm your skin more than the eye meets. The sun is also responsible for most of the damage done to the skin. It may cause dryness, wrinkles, and even exfoliation and breaking-out. Always use a good sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin if you can’t avoid the sun.

- Herbs are really effective for dry skin care. Aloe Vera is soothing, healing, and moisturizing. It is the best remedy to remove dead skin cells. Apply Aloe Vera gel topically on affected areas. You may also use Aloe leaves and sap as fresh, so frozen. Calendula and comfrey have skin-softening properties. They can be used in a facial sauna or to make herbal or floral teas. Use them for washing or for applications or ice-cubes for face wiping.

- A balanced diet is a good dry skin care remedy. Supplement a menu with vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds, and nuts. Eat quality protein from vegetable sources. Make a point of eating a plenty of yellow and orange vegetables. These are high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant. Carrots are especially good. You should also eat foods such as garlic, onions, eggs, and asparagus that are high in sulfur, which helps to keep the skin smooth and youthful.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dry skin care tips. Part 1.

Dry skin care tipsDry skin has a low level of sebum and can cause premature aging and sensitivity. This skin usually has a parched look caused by its inability to retain moisture. Dry skin often feels irritated and uncomfortable after washing without any moisturizers or skin creams. Dryness is aggravated by wind, extremes of temperature and air-conditioning, all of which cause the skin to flake, chap and feel tight.

Here you can find general recommendations for dry skin care:

- Dry skin needs gentle cleansing and regular massage and generous quantities of oil and moisture. Prefer nondetergent, neutral-pH products for washing. Avoid using any antibacterial soap every day it removes too much skin oil. Avoid highly alkaline soaps and detergents like washing sodas and powders which contain highly alkaline and drying ingredients. Remember that you should always touch your face gently.

- Follow a bath or a shower with a mild application of baby oil. Massage your face with rich moisturizing cream every night before going to bed. It is your daily dry skin care. Be especially careful in the areas surrounding the eyes. Moisturize your skin after cleansing to prevent drying out. Use a liquid moisturizer or facial oil that consists of natural ingredients only.

- Use a back-draft damper (or even a cap of water placed near a radiator) to moisten the air, especially in winter.