Monday, 11 July 2011

Got dry skin?

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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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