Monday, 11 July 2011

Got dry skin?

Here are some tips from dermatologists to help prevent and treat dry skin.
1. In the shower
Cut back on the amount of time you bathe or shower – some dermatologists even suggest spending no more than three minutes a day in water. Use the mildest soap available, such as Ivory. Do not use loofahs or scrubs because they will only irritate your skin further. Instead, use a mild oatmeal soap for gentle exfoliation. Apply moisturizer right after your shower while the skin is still moist, and pay special attention to your lower legs: the skin tends to be driest there.
2. In your diet
It is important to consume essential oils contained in raw organic butter, cod liver oil, Omega-3 eggs, coconut oil, and fresh cold-water fish.
3. During winter
Consider investing in a humidifier and placing it in your bedroom or other apartment area where you spend a significant amount of time. The additional moisture in the air will help your skin condition improve almost immediately.

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