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Home Remedies For Dry Skin Care And Treatment

Discussion in 'Face & Skin Care' started by sunkan, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    HOME REMEDIES FOR DRY SKIN CARE AND TREATMENT

    Dry skin appears due to low level of sebum. Dry skin is very sensitive. Dry skin cannot retain the moisture therefore it appears parched It usually feels "tight" and uncomfortable after washing unless some type of moisturizer or skin cream is applied. Chapping and cracking are signs of extremely dry, dehydrated skin.



    Dryness is increased by wind, extremes of temperature and air-conditioning, dry skin is tightly drawn over the bones. It looks dull, especially on the cheeks and around the eyes. Dry skin can be a sign of hypothyroidism. Serious skin complications can arise for people with diabetes. Certain drugs, including diuretics, antispasmodics, and antihistamines, can also lead to dry skin.


    The oil glands do not supply enough oil the skin. As a result, the skin becomes dehydrated. Skin gets exposed to the elements especially in winter. Dry skin could be due to a genetic condition, Poor diet, Nutritional deficiencies, especially deficiencies of vitamin A and B vitamins, can also contribute to dry skin.


    Environmental factors such as exposure to sun, wind, cold, chemicals, or cosmetics, or excessive bathing with harsh soaps can also cause dry skin. Conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhea also are the cause of the dry skin.


    HOME REMEDIES FOR DRY SKIN CARE AND TREATMENT
    To wash the dry skin never use the tap water, but mineral water should be used. Dry skin needs extra care. It should not be cleansed with a cloth of rough texture but it needs smooth care.
    Do not use highly alkaline soaps and detergents like washing sodas and powders which contain highly alkaline and drying ingredients.

    Prepare a mixture by adding 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon orange juice,1 teaspoon olive oil and ,few drops of rose water, few drops of lime juice. Apply this mixture on the face every morning 15 minutes before taking your bath

    Prepare a mixture by adding 1 egg ,1 teaspoon of honey, 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and few drops of rose water and use this as a mask. This is an effective home remedy for dry skin care.

    Once a week take a milk bath. It will nourish and smoothen your skin.

    For dry and chapped lips the best remedy is to massage them with a little cream of milk to which a few drops each of rose water and lime juice has been added every night before going to bed.

    Eat a balanced diet that includes vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds, and nuts. Eat quality protein from vegetable sources. Increase your intake of raw foods.

    Eat foods such as garlic, onions, eggs, and asparagus that are high in sulfur, which helps to keep the skin smooth and youthful.

    Sufficient sleep is also an effective means to get rid of dry skin as the skin's cellular repair activity is at its highest during the resting phase.

    Exercise is also important to maintain healthy skin as it boosts circulation and encourages blood flow. Regular exercise will nourish and cleanse your skin from within.

    Avoid overheated rooms; avoid sudden changes in temperature; protect yourself from wind and sun.
    Blend together well 1 teaspoon green clay powder and 1 teaspoon raw honey. Apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for fifteen minutes, then wash well with lukewarm water.

    Do not smoke. Smoking has a harmful effect on the skin.

    Do not use very hot water when bathing or showering.

    Apply aloe Vera gel topically on affected areas. It helps to remove dead skin cells. Aloe Vera is soothing, healing, and moisturizing

    Cantaloupes, carrots and apricots are essential foods for dry skin treatment because they are rich in the vitamins A and C, both important for a smooth skin.

    Avoid fried foods, animal fats, and heat-processed vegetable oils. Do not drink soft drinks or eat sugar, chocolate, potato chips, or other junk foods.

    Mash a ripe banana with a fork and spread it thickly onto the face and throat. Leave on for ten to fifteen minutes and then wash with lukewarm water.

    Mash half an avocado and mix with a few drops of fresh lemon juice and spread over the cleansed skin. Leave on for fifteen to twenty minutes, and then remove the excess with a soft tissue. Wash the skin alternately with cold and warm water.

    Apply cucumber juice everyday to the face to protect it from the sun.

    Apply malai to your face daily in the morning and wash off after ten minutes.

    Prepare a mixture of besan and curd. Scrub your face with this mixture gently and wash off.
    Almond and grape seed oil are the best oils for the dry skin.

    Always use a moisturizer during the day. Use upward, circular motion to lightly massage the moisturizer into your face. Make sure not to pull or tug your skin.

    Take 1/4 of an apple. Peel off the skin and grate. Cool in the refrigerator. Apply it on the skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with cool water. Apple helps soothe dry skin and gives it a pleasant glow.

    Soak khus khus (poppy seeds) overnight. Grind it with just enough milk to make a paste. Apply on your face. Once it dries, wash with cold water.

    Mix 2-5 tablespoons of raw peanuts with milk and make a paste. Add ¼ teaspoon of honey to it. Apply on your face. Leave to dry. Then wash with cold water and pat dry.

    Mix one teaspoon of malai , a pinch of turmeric and four to five drops of olive oil and make a paste. Apply on your face, leave to dry. Wash with cold water and pat dry.

    Another home remedy for dry skin treatment is - Mix 3-4 tablespoons of Multani mitti (Fuller's Earth) with 8-10 ground pudina (mint) leaves. Freeze the pack overnight. Keep outside for 10-15 minutes and then apply on your face. After 10-15 minutes, wash off and pat dry.

    Drink 12 to14 glasses of water everyday.
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    happy glowing face..sunkan
     
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  2. MythiliMurali

    MythiliMurali Bronze IL'ite

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    thankx for the tips & also got a an idea about the food that must be concentrated
     
  3. madhu11

    madhu11 Bronze IL'ite

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    A very good collection of tips sundari. Keep posting.
     
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    You have really a very Useful Post For Those Who have Dry Skin here I'm also mentioning some of the Useful Tips these are as Follows:
    TIPS FOR CARING DRY SKIN:
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    Signs of extreme drying include itchy, flaking skin that is rough to the touch, and uneven in appearance. This is skin that needs to be seriously cared for. Some tips to getting the best results out of your moisturizing skincare routine include:

    * Apply moisturizer after bathing, while skin is still damp in order to slow down the rate at which the surface dries.

    * Use heaviest products at night for maximum restorative care, while avoiding a greasy appearance during the day.

    * Incorporate a sunscreen into your daily skincare, but continue taking care to avoid direct sun exposure, especially during peak hours (10am to 4pm).

    * Avoid extreme temperatures and conditions indoors and out, as these cause stress on your dried skin.

    * Bundle up, cover up, or otherwise protect yourself from sun and wind outdoors, taking extra special care in drying summer and winter weather.

    * Bathe using cool to moderate temperature water only.

    * Add moisture to your indoor environment with humidifiers, plants or even a soothing tabletop fountain.

    Soap dries skin, so products must be chosen carefully to avoid any unwanted materials that will cause additional irritation. A milder cleanser used in combination with additional moisturizing creams will help ease your skin's cares and keep you looking and feeling your best.
     
  6. baby1

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    thank you for these lovely home remedies....i have very very dry yet acne prone skin. pls tell how to take care of it. more moisturising makes it more acne. less moisturising gives more dryness. so very difficult to treat my face from acne an dryness together. presently i m using only green gram flour on my face. and ponds cream after that. still i have red pimples and red pimple marks...i would love to have clear face.
     

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