How to cure excessive dry skin?
March 22, 2007 2:31am CST
As early as 15 years old I already experienced having flaky skin. and now im in my mid 20's my flaky skin worsen. my skin looks older than my actual age. and it also became too sensitive.It irritates a lot specially working in an air conditioned room.. I really have to apply a lot of moisturizer just to ease the pain. Who can me with this?
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22 Mar 07
You could try to put some baby oil in your skin after taking a bath. Then afterwards, you can continue to apply your moisturizer. You could also try to put cocoa butter in your skin. Also do this before bedtime so your skin would feel great in the long run. I suggest that you also drink more than 10 glasses of water to keep your skin hydrated.
8 Sep 07
For extra dry skin special care should be taken. Avoid soap altogether, especially on the face. Use a substitute for soap like bath gel or a face wash. Some people swear on efficacy of using green gram paste as a substitute for soap in the cold climate, though it works well but it does leave you smelling like food preparation. After bathing, dry yourself partially and then slather on body lotion or a moisturizing cream. Moisturizers containing urea works magic for severe or excessive dry skin. Avoid astringents and toners as these are usually prepared for oily skins and can exacerbate your problem. Drink lots of water too. At least 8 glasses of clean water a day can do wonders to your body. Decrease intake of tea and coffee which are diuretic and remove water from your body. Smoking can also accelerate skin dryness so avoid it if you have. A weekly oil massage with olive, coconut or mustard oil can keep your skin supple and smooth. Take nutritious diet, rich in Vitamin A, C, D & E, which are all very beneficial for skin health. Hope it will help you!! Thanks.