A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Dry Skin
I had a question the other day about dry skin.
Your skin is naturally protected by oils that keep it moist and soft.
Most of the time dry skin is caused by external factors that physically strip away this protective barrier.
>Long, hot baths and showers
>Abrasive, itchy clothing
>Cold, windy weather
>Dry heat, either natural or from indoor heating
Dry skin may also be caused by body changes, medical conditions, or treatments.
>Increasing age — 75% of people over 64 have dry skin
>An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
>Malnutrition, which might result from an eating disorder
>Family history of dry skin
>Other health problems
While some serious diseases can cause dry skin, most people who have dry skin are perfectly healthy.
But even normal dry skin shouldn’t be ignored, because it can lead to further problems.
Untreated dry skin can result in dermatitis, which causes swelling and redness.
If your skin becomes severely cracked, it can also become infected, and that requires more extensive treatment.
You should see a health care professional for dry skin treatment if you have any of the following specific signs and symptoms:
>Sudden onset of dry skin
>Sudden onset of itchiness
>Severe dry skin that’s cracking, swollen, red, bleeding, or oozing
>The development of dry skin when you have other medical conditions like poor blood circulation or diabetes
They can help refine your dry skin therapy.
They can go over what might be causing your dry skin and rule out any more serious causes.
They can give you a new dry skin care regimen.
They may also prescribe or recommend medicines for dry skin treatment, at least until your skin is healthier.
Remember that ignoring dry skin can have consequences.
That’s true for everyone, but especially for people who already have long-term health conditions like diabetes.
Over time, dry skin can become worse and harder to treat.
To deal with dry skin it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily as it hydrates body and brain cells, thins mucus, and flushes toxins.
*Increase Omega3/omega6 essential fats.
*Keep a balanced pH.
*Use Enfuselle and/or ShakleeBaby skin care products.
*Tea Tree Oil is an antibacterial topical treatment.
*Epsom salts baths may be beneficial/soothing.
*Consider liver and/or colon cleanses, fasting, and/or juicing.
*Review my post on candida.
*Consider aloe vera (gel from inside fresh leaves is best).
*Eliminate toxic personal care, laundry and cleaning products.
*Eliminate personal care products that upset skin’s natural pH.
*Decrease excessive sun exposure.
*Decrease exposure to chlorinated shower/bath water, pools and hot tubs.
*Improve your digestion and elimination processes.
*Discover allergies/sensitivities (food and/or environmental) that may trigger or aggravate condition.
*Eliminate free radical damage.