How to Take Care of Dry Skin

Posted by brainjmedia03 on Thursday, August 9, 2018

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HOW TO TAKE CARE OF DRY SKIN

Suffering from dry skin is truly annoying! Not only does dry skin look unsightly, but it feels uncomfortable and itchy as well. Dry and itchy skin is what happens when your skin is stripped of its natural oils. There are unfortunately many things we encounter in our day-to-day lives that sap our skin of its natural moisture and softness.

But what can we do to mitigate this? Here are a few things that can help:

After Swim Care

It’s still summertime, and everyone wants to get in the pool while it’s still warm enough. Unfortunately, chlorine is a big source of dry itchy, skin. When you’re done taking your dip, be sure to hop in the shower for a nice rinse off with chemical-free water and a mild soap. Afterwards, use a moisturizer that lists glycerin as its first ingredient. Glycerin can help your skin better hold moisture.

Use Gloves While Cleaning

Many household cleaners and detergents are simply too harsh for skin. Try on a pair of non-latex rubber gloves to keep your hands protected.

Get Rid of Pesky Mites

No one wants to think about creepy crawlies in their homes, but exposure to dust mites has been proven to promote inflamed, irritated skin. How do we get rid of this microscopic pests? Be sure to regularly vacuum your carpets and wash your bedding in water that is 130 degrees F or hotter at least once a week.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains essential fatty acids that protect your skin from the day-to-day damaging effects of your environment. Apply it to your skin directly as a moisturizer, or look into adding it to your diet (although you may want to consult your doctor first).

Oatmeal

Sometimes the oldest tricks are the best tricks. Oatmeal has been used for centuries to treat dry skin. It contains chemicals called avenanthramides that fight inflammation and redness which helps to calm your irritated skin.

With this advice, you’re well on your way to the soft, smooth skin you deserve. And what better way to show off that smooth skin than to get rid of unwanted body hair? Laser Smooth Company is here to aid you in enjoying your healthy and smooth skin to the fullest! We are conveniently located at 2850 SE Powell Valley Rd in Gresham, Oregon. Come visit us! You can also call 503-867-6386 for a FREE consultation!

 

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