Tuesday, September 24, 2013

My Dry Skin

One  morning while I was chatting with my daughter she has  raised her brows and asked me.. what happened to u mom -your skin look so dull and dry has lost it’s glow..pl take care of yourself, but "me" as usual  with over confident ... I snapped her  back-  I am a grandmother now!! I don't care for my looks  ....but deep inside me I knew, my skin is showing it's age.

This is the major problem with my age group friends now. Yes it's time to pamper our skin now.

 First of all  have to stop hot water bath which  robs skin of moisture causing dry skin, so it's best to shower in lukewarm water.

 I  can't bear this rule  I  really can't – but I will try to keep my showers short and try showering only once per day.

 This also means skipping hot tubs (another rule I simply cannot bear). The hot, hot temperature, combined with drying chemicals, is torture on dry skin.

The same rule applies to hand-washing: Wash hands in lukewarm, never hot, water (this is a rule I firmly abide by). If your skin turns red, the water is simply too hot.

Dry skin conditions are a common problem for many people, especially those who live in colder regions and experience the winter season. Keeping your skin healthy is important for your well-being. This should be the most important reason to get your skin hydrated.

 I learned the secret of year-round skin care years ago. In just a few weeks, you can transform your dry skin into a healthy glow.

Dry, cracked skin is a direct result of a lack of water causing dry skin and premature aging. In order to tackle dry skin you must first know the factors that cause the problem.

There are many factors that cause dry skin. Most traditional soaps and moisturizers in main stream stores contain harsh chemicals that irritate and dry the skin. It is very important to buy organic soaps and moisturizers that contain nutrients to hydrate and condition.

Environmental pollution is another cause of dry skin. This can be a tough one to avoid depending on where you live. However, you can help combat the effects of pollution by eating smart foods, drinking plenty of water to hydrate and remove toxins, and using organic lotion and oils to protect your skin.

The reason dry skin tends to be worse in the winter, is because there is a shortage of moisture (water) in the air, thus low humidity. Cold weather will dry out the skin, so it is important to apply more oils and organic moisturizers during the winter months.

 It is also beneficial to avoid alcohol, tobacco and caffeine if possible because they are promoting water loss .If you do not drink enough water, then you are not going to have healthy skin. It is essential to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to hydrate your skin and to remove toxins from the body.

Eat foods that will provide your body with the proper nutrients to nourish your skin. Essential fatty acids are important for great skin. walnuts, and fish is also a great.

Many people do not realize how significant getting rid of dead skin is. It helps obtain healthy skin and removes toxins from the body. Dead skin can build up so that oils and moisturizers cannot do their job. This should actually be the first thing you do to combat dry skin and  sea water and salt scrubs to get rid of dead skin.

Try to avoid too much exposure to cold, hot or windy weather.

Hydrating your skin with moisturizers and oils balances your skin's natural oils. It is important to hydrate right after you take a bath.During the winter months you might need to moisturize 2-3 times daily to ensure skin is hydrated.

Great oils and moisturizers

Almond oil. This oil contains vitamins and minerals for softening the skin.
Aloe vera. It is known for its skin healing properties, but many people are unaware that it contains vital nutrients which have anti-aging effects.
Avocado. This super food can  be used on the skin and is rich in vitamins. These are all the nutrients your skin needs to looks its best.
   Citric acid. Also known as vitamin C, citric acid has antioxidant properties       that the skin needs to stay healthy and vibrant moisturizers that contain         citric acid because it is a natural and nourishing preservative opposed to      chemical preservatives which dry the skin.
    Coconut oil. This is one of my favorite oils to use during the winter. It contains vitamin E, which nourishes and provides a protective layer to hold moisture into the skin.       .      
         Vitamin E. This is a great antioxidant for your skin that increases circulation and helps heal injured skin.

Glamor is about feeling good in your own skin.

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