Monday, 22 December 2014

Tips to Treat Dry Skin on Face and Hands

How to Treat Dry Skin on Face and Hands

Having dry skin on face or hands can be an inconvenience and unsightly. Sometimes it seems no matter what you do, how often you wash or how hard you scrub, the skin seems to continue to dry, flake or peel. This can be a particular problem after bathing.

Dry skin on face and hands is relatively easy to treat, depending upon the causes. If a person has an underlying medical condition such as diabetes or under-active thyroid then dry skin is often a symptom, therefore the condition itself must be tackled, in addition to following basic skin care practices.

More often than not, dry skin develops because a person has a lack of knowledge on how to look after their skin properly. Essential skincare procedures such as moisturizing regularly and nutritional nourishment such as Vitamin A, B and C are often overlooked. Dry skin can be mostly down to environmental conditions such as cold, wind and rain and low air humidity, but if the skin was looked after in the proper ways to begin with, these environmental factors wouldn't cause our skin so much damage.

Tips for Treating Dry Skin on Face and Hands

Here are the simplest tips on how to treat dry skin on face and hands:

Don't wash your face or hands so regularly, particularly not with harsh soaps and hot water. Skin has protective oils known as sebum, and by washing too frequently with harsh soaps and hot water, you wash away these oils. Only wash when absolutely necessary, using lukewarm water and soaps only when needed. Washing utilities such as flannels or loafers often ‘scrub' the protective oils from the skin away, which leaves skin susceptible to drying. Excessive use of such utilities therefore is very detrimental to skin care.

Moisturize often. There is nothing wrong with giving your skin a helping hand to protect itself. Moisturizing your face and hands will keep your skin in great condition. Moisturizing is particularly needed after having shaved or washed to help replenish and protect the skin whilst the natural oil layer builds itself back up again.

Drinking chamomile tea and taking plenty of Vitamin A B and C as well as eating foods such as garlic regularly will give your skin plenty of nutrients to work with, which will result in a much better, more hydrated skin.

Coconut oil is one of the inexpensive natural remedies that can help treat dry skin on face and hands. Using coconut oil on your face and hands every night before bed help you do away with dry and hard skin conditions.

In the winter months where it is cold, rainy and windy, your skin can become weather beaten, and this is the time a person is most likely to develop dry skin. Low humidity in the air is a contributing factor to dry skin also, particularly within the home when central heating is on. By using an air humidifier you will find you're skin doesn't dry so much.

Unless you are on prescribed medication or treatment for underlying conditions medical conditions which have caused your dry skin, or perhaps even if you are, by following these basic skin care steps you can really make a difference to how your skin looks and feels.

Disclaimer

All information provided on 'Best Remedies for Removing Wrinkles' blog is intended for your general knowledge only. Please consult with your doctor or other health care provider before trying any home remedies, tips or treatment suggested on this blog.