Skin is the largest organ in the human body and it protects us from all types of external agents. As with any other organ we need to take care of your skin and treat it well in order to function properly.
Everyone wants to have a hydrated skin and healthy face, but there are certain factors such as climate, sun exposure, vitamin A and E deficiency, poor diet, using aggressive soaps, not using moisturizers or sun protection can contribute to skin dryness, which can be also a warning sign that our body is dehydrated.
Fortunately, there are some fantastic ideas that you should start practicing to treat your dry skin and to keep your skin healthy:
1. Healthy diet
A balanced diet plays a crucial role in maintaining general health, as well as skin’s health. Regular consumption of fruits, vegetables that are rich in vitamins will help hydrate your skin from the inside out, giving your skin a healthy glow.
The amount of water you intake is also important.
Despite the general rule of drinking the 2-liter-per-day rule, you should drink the amount of water that your body needs. Keeping your body hydrated is essential, so make sure you include water in your diet.
Despite the general belief that exfoliating dries skin out more, it actually helps repair and regenerate skin, thus hydrating and eliminating dead skin cells.
Use your favorite exfoliator whether it’s salt, sugar or coffee grounds. Choose one that isn’t too abrasive for your skin type and rub it in using circular motions to remove all of the dead skin cells.
Apart from drinking it, milk has powerful properties which make it an wonderful moisturize for skin.
Just as the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra did, bathing in milk is a ideal option for people with dry skin. Thanks to its rich protein content, milk softens and moisturizing skin, leaving it nice and firm.
Fill your bathtub with milk and soak yourself (or just the dry area) in the bath for 20 minutes. After, use warm water, not soap, to wash off any milk from your body .The proteins will penetrate your skin, giving you a healthy glow and hydration.
Oils are rich in vitamins and nutrients, which are great for fighting dry skin.
Add a couple of tablespoons to your daily moisturizer, to give an extra hydrating effects that’ll work great for your skin. Use the cream on the driest areas of your skin once or twice a day.