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Treating Dry Skin - Dry Skin on Face and Dry Skin on Feet

Dry skin generally affects our extremities the most, which is why dry skin on feet and dry facial skin is not uncommon during winter. Hot showers too can strip the natural oils from your skin leaving it rough and dry and so they should be completely avoided. Best dry skin care treatment includes use of healthy oils in your daily diet to increase the production of sebum which is the natural oil secreted by your skin which helps to keep it smooth and moisturized. A little extra care and a couple of easy precautions will alleviate the problems caused by dry skin and prevent them from recurring.

If the skin on your face is dry and flaky you can use hydrating facial masks. Mix a little coconut milk along with an egg yolk and milk powder to form a thick mixture. Apply this paste to your face and leave it on until is completely dry before washing it off with warm water. This mask will help to replenish lost vitamin, proteins and fatty acids and is perfect for people suffering from dry skin on the face. Dry skin on the face can be extremely unsightly and can also increase your risk of getting a dry skin infection like eczema. Avoid using cosmetic facial scrubs (as they tend to aggravate dry sensitive skin) and use a homemade one made out of honey, lemon juice and sugar. This will help to exfoliate dry skin on the face without robbing it of its moisture. Make sure that you drink plenty of water as it will keep your skin hydrated. Fruits like avocados are high in fatty acids and so, if included in your daily meals, will help to keep your skin moisturized. You can also use them in your facial masks to help to retain facial moisture.

How to Treat Dry Skin? Dry Skin Solutions

For dry skin care, add a few drops of coconut oil to a tub of warm water and soak your feet in it. Use either a hard brush or a pumice stone to scrub away thick excess skin from your soles. Use gentle circular motions while scrubbing and never use sharp objects to pare down hard skin. Once you are done, massage your feet with a generous amount of baby lotion. Baby lotions are free from dyes and perfumes and have emollient and moisturizing properties. Wear a pair of thick cotton or woolen socks to keep your feet protected and warm. Do not use open backed shoes until your feet have healed completely. Follow this treatment for a week to ensure complete freedom from dry skin on feet.