What We Suggest When Dry Skin Causes Your Confidence to Flake Out
Basic Causes of Dry Skin
Dry skin can be caused by internal and/or external factors. There are several internal factors that can greatly contribute to dry skin:
- Dehydration - Many people do not drink an adequate amount of water in a day. This can increase the risk of dry skin. While healing your dry skin, you should drink extra water to promote faster healing.
- Hormones and Age - As people age, many imbalances in the body can develop, including hormone imbalance, as well as metabolic changes. These changes greatly affect the skin.
External factors, as well as extreme weather conditions and overexposure to the sun, tend to be:
- Soaps and detergents, which are the primary external reasons for dry skin.
The unsuspecting villain however of many skin outbreaks and dermatitis is plain old SOAP. Most people wash their hands with soap 3 times a day and most soaps have a high PH level of 8 to 11. Our outer layer of skin operates best with its PH between 4.0 to 6.0. So, even though using these high PH level soaps may clean the skin, soap also dries it out as well. Since it takes about 14 hours for the body to replace the acid covering on the skin (that soaps etc., remove), there is no chance that the skin can keep hydrated with the proper PH and fight back against the constant barrage of chemicals that are being applied to the skin. A low PH on the skin (or what’s called a hydrated skin) is what protects the skin from germs and fungus. The body produces the optimum skin covering when it is functioning normally and remains at the proper PH level unless tampered with by chemicals, detergents and high PH soaps.
Suggested Home Remedies from Ultra Essence Skincare
Whenever possible, the best idea for people with dry skin is to not use any sort of soap or detergent on the skin at all. It would be better if dry skin sufferers could clean their skin using whole oats by wrapping a hand full of soaked whole oats in a cheese cloth or fine netting, tied with a string or rubber band. Soak the bag for 15 minutes before use. Use whole oats in the bathtub (not shower) by bathing with it in cool or warm (never hot) water. Since the goal of any remedy is to restore hydration to the skin, this is the perfect body scrub for anyone with dry skin as it will sooth as well as restore the skins hydration. It helps bring down the inflammation from scratching, and helps the itching as well. Immediately after washing, when pores are still open, whether washing with whole oats or mild unscented soap, lightly pat (not rub) the skin dry and then immediately apply Ultra Balm moisturizer to the affected area. As it penetrates deep into the skin, Ultra Balm restores the skin’s proper acid covering so that the skin returns to the PH level necessary to keep the skin hydrated, moist and protected from germs and infections.
Note: In addition, it would help to keep the air in the home moist at a humidity level between 45-55% to further keep dry skin from drying out even more. Try to wear cotton clothes instead of wool or synthetic clothing so clothing does not irritate the skin. All clothing should be washed with a mild soap, not a detergent, and never use chemical stain removers or dryer sheets. Choose one without fragrance, or colorant, as these are irritants to this condition.
If you follow the above suggested home remedy, a change is typically noticeable within days or even hours, and you will immediately be much more comfortable.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christa B. Kantner is an accomplished writer, researcher, graphic and web designer, marketing executive and entrepreneur. Christa has a wealth of information at her disposal to help people who are searching for a natural way to renew their skin and age beautifully. She does her best writing when she feels her readers need to become aware of the real facts instead of hype in the skin care industry.
The Udder Truth newsletter strives to raise awareness about the benefits of natural ingredients in skincare products. Christa writes about Ultra Essence Skin Care products because they contain a rich formula of natural ingredients that began over 100 years ago as a powerful healing balm for cow udders. Now, specially formulated for people, these udderly-fabulous skincare products transform problem skin to milky soft, age defying skin.
The above suggested home remedies are for cosmetic purposes only. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Talk to your health care provider before using Ultra Balm with any prescription or over the counter drugs (including any herbal medicines or supplements) or following any treatment or regimen.