Dry skin: causes and natural remedies for cracked skin

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Dry and cracked skin. Here is a small problem that can appear especially with the return of the cold. Our skin may not be ready, nourished and hydrated enough to defend itself for the arrival of autumn and winter. Let's discover the natural remedies for dry and cracked skin



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Dry and cracked skin. Here is a small problem that can appear especially with the return of the cold. Our skin may not be ready, nourished and hydrated enough to defend itself for the arrival of autumn and winter. Let's find out the natural remedies is preferably used for dry and cracked skin.

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Causes of dry skin

The problem of dry skin can arise for several reasons. It could be a question of hydration which is reflected precisely on our skin: perhaps due to too many commitments we sometimes forget to drink or do not drink enough.

Let's not forget to take this aspect of our life into account to protect both the skin and our health. Not always But the skin reflects our actual state of hydration. So let's try as much as possible to follow ours naturally stimulation of thirst.

Living in closed rooms and rather dry it can lead to the skin becoming drier than usual. Better in this case to try to better balance the humidity of the rooms. Also pay attention to the water used for showering or washing your face, which must never be too hot so as not to dry out the skin.

Among the causes and factors that can make the skin drier than usual, however, we find above all the reduced humidity and the cold as for winter, excessive heat and sun exposure in summer. Even the use of aggressive detergents can make the skin drier.

Finally, dry skin can be a sign of some ailments such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis or thyroid problems. If in any doubt, always consult your own medical health insurance of trust.



Natural remedies for dry skin

In case of dry skin we can intervene to pay more attention to our skin during common daily gestures. Perhaps sometimes we wash our hands or face with water that is too hot without thinking about it or we use detergents that are too aggressive. Here are some tips and natural remedies useful for dry skin.

Warm water and mild detergents

Dry skin it is very delicate and using harsh cleaners can make the situation worse. Try to prefer thewarm water and the most delicate detergents. Choose above all among the eco-bio products available. For baby baths, just add a little rice starch to the water, for example.

Exfoliate the skin

Sometimes the skin can appear even drier due to the accumulation of dead cells. From time to time you can try to exfoliate it very gently using one natural scrub. For example, try mixing a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil or sweet almond oil and a teaspoon of sugar to obtain a delicate and natural scrub for the face and neck, also useful for the lips.

Aloe Vera gel

One of the most immediate natural remedies for dry and cracked skin is Aloe Vera gel. If you think that the moisturizer you use regularly is not effective at all, try replacing it with Aloe Vera gel. This gel helps keep the skin hydrated, non-greasy and non-sticky. In addition, it facilitates skin healing and the disappearance of cracks.

Shea butter

If your skin is really very dry and cracked, you can use another natural ingredient. This is the shea butter. You can easily find pure shea butter in herbal medicine. A very small amount is enough to soften the skin. It is also suitable for treating those areas of the body where the skin is usually rougher, such as the elbows and heels.



Natural make-up remover

If your skin is very delicate, try choosing one makeup remover among the eco-bio products, or try replacing this product with extra virgin olive oil or sweet almond oil to be passed in small quantities on the face with the help of a cotton swab. This way you will avoid resorting to aggressive products that could dry out the skin.

Marta Albè

Photo source: Soya Summit

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