Why does dry skin appear? What are your causes?
Now that we are in winter, it is very common for the Dry Skin It becomes one of the main problems of the skin, since bad weather coupled with excessive use of hot water, air conditioners … tend to have a tremendous negative impact on it.
In fact, there is nothing more uncomfortable than having dry skin, since it usually tends to cause itching, peeling and cracking, so that the annoying sensation of dryness is joined by the formation of cracks that can end up being painful, especially when we wash our hands or body with soap, although it tends to be more common to emerge especially not only in the area of the hands, but also in the arms and legs.
The main causes are related to the excessive use of hot water, the presence of a dry climate and the use of certain chemicals. All this can end up producing some dry skin. However, it can also be the result of certain underlying medical conditions, such as psoriasis or type 2 diabetes.
Luckily, applying some simple lifestyle changes can help enormously in preventing and relieving dry skin. For example, if we are in autumn or winter and we tend to abuse hot water, it is best to replace it with warm water every time we bathe or shower. The time we are underwater is also important: it is advisable to avoid doing it beyond 10 minutes.
It is also advisable to use a moisturizing soap, and apply moisturizer all over the body immediately after having showered or bathed. On the other hand, in case the dry skin arises especially in the area of the hands, it is one hundred percent recommended to use a hand cream whenever we can, especially when we wash them.
On the other hand, if you usually have dry skin most of the time, but during the summer it usually becomes less dry, the ideal is to try to change the moisturizer to a slightly lighter lotion (for example water based). But the key is in maintain a daily hydration, which will help positively in relieving the problem. Especially when cracks arise, since hydration will help repair them more easily.
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How to prepare moisturizing masks for dry skin
Cucumber and aloe vera mask
It is quite possible that you have already used aloe vera in order to soothe the skin and refresh it after some sunburn. And it helps hydrate, cure and prevent the natural aging process. In addition, cucumber also brings refreshing qualities.
What do you need:
- 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 1 cucumber
Wash the cucumber well, cut it into several slices and place it in a blender. Blend well until an aqueous paste forms. Add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, and mix well again until the paste is as smooth as possible.
When applying it, you just have to massage the paste evenly over the face, leaving it on for 30 minutes. Finally, remove the pasta with the help of cold water.
Shea butter and coconut oil mask
The truth is that the combination of shea butter with coconut oil is a wonderful unique blend, which in addition to softening the skin and restoring elasticity, moisturizes it, and all in an absolutely and completely natural way.
What do you need:
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
In a small bowl put the shea butter and coconut oil, and stir well until both ingredients combine well. Then add the aloe vera gel and mix again, until a smooth paste forms.
Spread this mixture on clean skin, especially in areas of the skin that are drier, and let it act for 15 minutes. Then rinse your skin with warm water.
Natural and homemade moisturizing masks to soothe dry skin