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Dry Skin Treatments And Options

- Taken at 10:46 PM on December 04, 2005; came...

Dry Skin Treatments

At any one time there a millions of people suffering from skin problems. Some will search for relief in their kitchen cubbards with natural healthy remedies, and others may scour store shelves looking for relief. Treating dry skin can come in the form of a cream, lotion or prescription medication. It can be difficult to find the right product to dry skin as it can be a symptom of a deeper underlying chronic skin condition.

Dry skin is usually caused by the environment. If you live in a very dry area then this could be what is causing your symptoms. You may need to purchase a humidifier to provide relief to you and your family. It is also possible that the dry air from home space heaters is contributing to your problems. Limiting the use of these devices may help with your symptoms.

You can try try inexpensive over the counter treatments, or try applying items from your kitchen such as coconut oil, olive oil, safflower oil, and even Crisco cooking oil.  Some doctors will recommend that you use a mild baby bath soap to avoid a further irritation, as it is usually free of harsh ingredients.

Ingredients To Look For In Lotion & Soaps:

  • Shea butter
  • Coco Butter
  • Glycerine
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  •  Aloe barbadensis leaf juice
  • Jojoba seed oil
  • Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil
  • Coconut Oil

Stay Away From Products That contain:

  • Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl Parabens
  • Diethanolamine (DEA)
  • Triethanolamine (TEA)
  • Synthetic Fragrances

If you have recently changed your soaps it can causes changes in your skin. If this is the case then you may stop your skin irritation by simply stop using them, and go back to your old soap or find a new natural one. It is a process of elimination and important to find out exactly what is causing your symptoms.

Symptoms of dry skin can happen suddenly or may last for years. If it is a chronic condition that has lasted for years, then it is best to see a doctor to  describe your dry skin symptoms. Take a few notes as to when the itching occurs, where the dry patches are, what products you are using and take them to your doctor to help them diagnose your particular skin condition.

Symptoms of Dry Skin:

  •  skin tightness- after showering, bathing or swimming
  • shrunken or dehydrated skin
  • rough
  • Itching (pruritus)
  • flaking, scaling or peeling (mild-mod)
  • Redness
  • Fine lines or cracks
  • Cracks or or fissures that may or may not bleed

If  you have the following symptoms and they do not clear up after applying lotions or creams it is best to follow up with your general doctor or dermatologist. Rough patches and sores that do not heal could possibly be skin cancer, so do not dismiss your symptomatic skin conditions they could be something more than simple dry skin. It is important that you let your doctor know about all the products you have been trying on your own.

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Natural Healthy Remedies For Dry Skin

If you are suffering from chronic dry, cracked and peeling skin you could be suffering from a medical disorder that may requires a visit to a physician. If your skin is dry, a little flaky and itches then you may just be suffering from dry winter skin itch.


Dry skin can be caused by nutritional or vitamin deficiencies, environmental causes, or as mentioned above a chronic disease or skin disorder. What can you do about your dry skin?
If you are suffering from dry winter skin then there are a few natural remedies that can be used to treat dry itchy skin.

Moisturize after bathing or washing your hands. A few drops of olive oil or coconut oil work very well. Coconut oil is actually a semi solid fat that you can buy, I prefer the organic form. It can be used on your skin, in stir fry, and baking. 


Omega-3 fatty acids:

  • Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
  • Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
  • (Fish oil capsules)

Fish oil forms healthy membranes around your cells helping to plump up with water and keep your skin hydrated. Omega 3 fatty acids help provide more oxygen and a richer blood supply to your cells too. Dosage Take 500 to 1,000 milligrams of fish oil

Omega-6 fatty acids:

  • Linoleic acid (LA)
  • Gamma linolenic acid (GLA)
  • Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA)
  • Arachidonic acid (AA)

Omega-6 fatty acids come from plants. They can include Flax seed oil, sunflower seed oil, pumpkin seeds.
Borage oil or Evening primrose oil liquid or liquid capsules. Dosage 1,000 milligrams Red or inflamed skin can benefit from taking these supplements.

Vitamin E plumps the skin but can cause some breakouts if your skin is sensitive, you can try taking a dry E formula and still get the same results. Dosage 400 to 1,000 IUs
Zinc helps fatty acids assimilate, or absorb better. Dosage 50 mg


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Topical Skin Oils:

  • Organic Coconut oil
  • Organic Olive Oil


If you have a dry itchy, flaking scalp do not use shampoos that contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate.

Instead choose shampoos with natural ingredients:

Rosemary oil, lavender oil, geranium oil, chamomile oil, tea tree oil can be beneficial if you suffer from dandruff, but can be over drying and cause more flakes if you do not have dandruff.

The chlorine that is pumped into our homes to make our water safe is not good for your skin, or your health. Filter your water that comes from the tap before you drink it.

Put a chlorine filter on your shower head, that is replaceable, and you will notice a decrease in your dry skin and scalp pretty quickly.

Use only fragrance-free soaps, and alcohol-free lotions.

Use a humidifier at home, and when you sleep.

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