Alternatives For A Dry Skin Remedy

Dry skin rememdy which is a nonmedical alternative to relieve symptons and discomfort.

Although some people may be genetically predisposed to dry skin, stresses from the environment are often a major contributor to this sometimes-painful nuisance. Keep your skin hydrated and healthy with these tips!

Drink plenty of water or herbal tea to hydrate body tissues. Include in your diet monosaturated vegetable oils - olive, avocado, or canola. Make sure to eat leafy greens, broccoli, squash, apricots, cantaloupe and other foods rich in vitamin A.

Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and always use sunblock.

Make sure the moisture in your indoor air is replenished - bowls or towels soaked in water set on radiators, simmering tea kettles, a vaporizer, houseplants, or a spritzer bottle filled with water for a quick pick up.

Avoid alkaline and glycerine based soaps, instead use cold cream or vegetable oil as a face cleaner followed by a vinegar rinse (1 tablespoon cider vinegar mixed to a quart of warm water) instead of an alcohol based toner which will dry the skin more.

Steam cleaning pulls oil and dirt out of pores, stimulates circulation and moisturizes. Cover your head with a towel and lean over a pot or sink filled with steaming water with peppermint leaves, orange blossoms, rosemary, chamomile, thyme, rose leaves or rose hips.

Remove dried flaky dead skin weekly with a smoothing mixture such as ground almonds or apricot seeds, oatmeal, bran, cornmeal, wheat germ, brewer's yeast or mashed papaya.

Make a natural toner out of orange blossoms or rose petals, chamomile, or comfrey. Steep a couple of tablespoons in a cup of boiling water for ten minutes, let cool and splash on face.

Cocoa butter, butter, lanolin, petroleum jelly, olive oil, safflower oil and apricot oil are all very good moisturizers. Apply after washing with warm water. Let stand fifteen minutes and wipe off excess. Use while in the bath to take advantage of the steam for extra deep moisturizing.

Puree papaya blossoms in oil to make another natural moisturizer.

Slightly cook carrots, puree and apply as a mask, rinse thouroughly.

Take baths with chamomile oil in the water.

Herbs can be added to bsee oils (safflower, sunflower, almond) to make homemade moisturizers. Marigold and comfrey are good for chapped or irritated skin. Elder or lime blossoms whiten and soften. Mint and chamomile are antiseptic and heal. Marshmallow root and Irish moss soften the skin.

Many commercial brands of cleansers, moisturizers, toners and masks have started lines of natural and botanical products. Save yourself money and try these home remedies to cure flaky dried skin.

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