Just put one cap of oatmeal into warm water while preparing bath. You can add also a bit of lavender oil. Lay down in water for 15 to 30 minutes. You can repeat this smoothing bath even once a week. The other option of using oatmeal is to prepare a facial mask. So to do it you need to mix mashed banana and a cup of oatmeal, than add also a little bit of milk. Mix it all together and apply on to your face and leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes. You need to wash it off with warm water. And also oatmeal mask can be utilized once a week.
Aloe Vera Treatment
Aloe Vera is a potted plant that is known to be a very healthy. It has an antiseptic and anti-fungal property. Aloe Vera can be used to treat dry and sensitive skin. It can form a special layer that will protect skin against all contaminations. So to treat a dry skin cut open an aloe vera leaf, take the gel from inside. Apply this gel directly on your skin; leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it off with water. You can repeat such procedure even twice a day. When you do not have a fresh aloe vera around you could also try aloe vera gels or masks that can be bought in a drugstore.
Almond Oil Treatment
It is another very intensive moisturizer. Similar to other oils it is rich especially in vitamin E. It is actually known as one of the best moisturizer for a very dry skin. So it is worth to give a tray and check if that can really help for a dry skin problem. So before start take almond oil and warm it up. Than almond oil is ready for a massage. So you need to take oil and gentle massage your body half an hour before taking a shower. Such massage you can repeat once a day. Another way how to manage with a dry skin is to drink a glass of warm milk together with a teaspoon of almond oil in the evening, just before go to sleep. It will help not only for your dry skin but also should make your sleep much better.
Egg Whites Treatment
There is another homemade remedy that for sure will help with too dry skin problem. So what you need to do is to take egg and separate it. You need to take first the egg whites for a skin treatment. Simply apply it on your face. Leave it for about 10 minutes than wash it off with warm water. Then repeat the same procedure with the egg yolk. When you finished just apply your face lotion and be happy with smooth, hydrate and soft skin.
Medical Treatment For a Super – Dry Skin Trouble
Sometimes natural, homemade methods are not working so well. It can be because problem with your dry skin is serious. Maybe your skin is so dry because you suffer some kind of skin disease so then standard moisturizers will not be enough. If you have a huge red spots with a super – dry skin, when these skin areas are itching you should consider trying a steroid cream or ointment. It will help for sure. But be careful as this treatment is quite harsh and you should not use a steroid by yourself, it need to prescribed by your family doctor or dermatologist after detailed diagnosis. It also cannot be used for a long time.
Your doctor can decide if you need some other medical creams additionally.
What More You Can Do With A Dry Skin Problem?
Avoiding Skin Irritants
This is a very logical, when you suffer a dry skin problem, there is something that causes it. So just avoid the irritants and problem should go away. Or it should be at least smaller. For instance when you are shaving your face hair you should be very careful as it can make your skin very dry. So stick to a sensitive shaving cream or gel. Try to shave your face after taking shower, as then the hairs are softer and much easier to remove. If you use mascara, you need to be careful about your eyes area as it can get dry really fast. Especially the eyelids are sensitive and can be damaged through wrong makeup. So try to choose good quality mascara, it can be for a sensitive skin, use a special makeup removers and cleansers. You should also cover your face to with a sunscreen to protect from sunlight as it can make your skin drier. In the winter you need to use a lip balm to avoid dryness of your lips. Of course hat and scarf are necessary to protect your skin during winter.
Hydrate Enough Your Living Environment
If your problem with a dry skin is bigger during winter, you need to know there are ways to overcome it. In the winter, when the heating at home is on, it can make an air in your home very dry, it will cause a dryness of your skin on your face or hands especially. So you can help yourself by using humidifier. You can use it in your living room and bedroom during the night. It will moisturize your skin overnight. There are also some special plants that are a natural humidifying plant, it is a Boston palm, bamboo or Ficus alii, so if you put it in your bedroom it should also help a lot.
Drink a Lot of Water!
This is one of the most important tips when you have a dry skin problem. You need to take care about hydration of your full body, not only skin. So do not forget to drink a lot of fresh water, six to eight glasses is the best option. In the same time you need to avoid drinks that can easily dehydrate yourself, such as coffee and alcohol.