My skin is very dry. It is mostly on my whole body. Please suggest a remedy for it.

Dry skin is a very common condition that can cause a person feel to quite uncomfortable as well as generate a significant amount of pain in more severe circumstances. The primary cause of the development of dry skin is a lack of moisture in its cells. It could also be caused by an insufficient supply of lubrication to the skin by the sebaceous glands as well as environmental conditions, such as extreme heat or cold. In some cases, the root cause of the problem could be genetic, where the condition has been passed down from one generation to the next within the same blood line, while a poor diet such as one that is lacking in vitamin A and Vitamin B components could also contribute to its development. It is not uncommon for dry skin to develop as a symptom of some other underlying medical condition such as dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. Dry skin could also be a sign of an underactive thyroid gland or diabetes. When the skin is excessively dry, it may tend to feel tight and look dull or flaky. Varying degrees of itchiness may also be experienced. If the condition is left untreated when it first starts to develop, it could grow into dermatitis- which is an inflammation of the skin, as well as swelling or an infection. Any prolonged exposure to water, especially hot water, tends to wash away the natural oils that help protect the skin from dehydration. As a result, when your skin is exposed to natural conditions, the chances of dehydration of the skin cells are significantly higher.

There are a number of home remedies that will help cure the condition when used over a period of time. For example, you could try changing your eating habits to accommodate a more nutritious diet plan that contains a high amount of vitamins such as foods like eggs, cream nuts, rice, mushrooms and carrots. Oranges, spinach, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower are also extremely beneficial. You can also try making a paste from papaya, banana and avocado all mashed together. Apply this paste to your face and let it dry for about 15 minutes. Use some warm water to wash your face and then exfoliate your skin with the help of a soft towel. Exfoliating your skin regularly will help remove any dead skin cells from the upper layers of your skin, causing the newer, moisturized cells to come to the fore.

answered by M W

If you are suffering from dry skin on your whole body, the best thing you can do is also try and treat it accordingly. To begin with, you should try to change your diet to inculcate a certain amount of grease in it. This will ensure that your skin does not suffer from a lack of grease. Although this sounds pretty much like an old wives tale, it is totally effective. If you are on a totally grease free diet, your whole skin will suffer from it. Even I you are on a low calorie or a low fat diet for health reasons, you should ensure that you at least consume four tablespoons of grease in your day, this alone will make a difference. It is also possible that you are suffering from the problem of dry skin. This can also be remedies by using certain topical applications for your skin. You can make these remedies right at home. To begin with, if you can, try to have a soak in the bathtub each evening. To the warm to hot water in your tub, you can add a tablespoon of any oil for excellent results. Preferably, use olive oil, since this is an excellent hydrating and moisturizing agent for the skin.

Once out of the bath, try not to use soap. If you are going to be using any soap, try to use one that has some oil content in it. These are also fairly commonly available everywhere. Keep in mind that soap is made of carbolic, and this chemical has the property of drying up the skin to a very large degree. In particular, if you are suffering from dry skin, it will dry the skin up even faster. You should also try to make it a daily routine of applying moisturizing cream or lotion to your entire body each day after a bath. This will show you a visible difference. And with your kind of dry skin, you can cease to worry about whether it will generate sweat. In all likelihood, all of the oiliness of the cream will be totally absorbed. For a while at least, you should try to follow this regimen twice a day. While this may take up a few extra minutes of your time every day, it will be completely worth it, because it will ensure that you seal in moisture into your skin and it does not escape.

answered by G R

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