What to do against dry skin?
Some foods are particularly effective for maintaining beautiful, supple and healthy skin, including:
- Omega-3 fatty acids of animal origin
- Vegetables: Fresh, organic products from local cultivation are recommended.Fresh vegetable juice is wonderful for the skin; Carotenoids obtained from red, orange and yellow fruits (that’s their color) are also present in green vegetables.
Studies have shown that eating foods with these color pigments improves the appearance of the face, making it appear healthier.
- Fermented vegetables are better because bacteria turn them into superfoods that promote the growth of “good” gut bacteria, thereby boosting the immune system and promoting digestion.
- Astaxanthin (a carotenoid), a powerful antioxidant, protects against damage from the sun’s rays if you spend too long in the sun. Some sunscreens now contain astaxanthin to protect the skin.
What is the solution for dry legs?
1) Take a bath with oatmeal twice a week to keep the skin supple.
Put 2 cups of colloidal oatmeal in a bathtub filled with hot water and bathe in it for 20-30 minutes.
2) Only bathe or shower when necessary, because washing dissolves the natural skin oils.
Do not use water that is too hot, as this will speed up the drying process. Cleanse the body with a moisturizing soap that does not contain alcohol or fragrances.
Wash only briefly and then rinse thoroughly.
Gently dry the legs with an absorbent soft cloth so as not to irritate the skin.
3) After bathing and several times a day, apply moisturizer to the legs to maintain the moisture of the skin.
Use an oil-based lotion.
4) Keep the indoor air in the rooms moist with a humidifier. Place the humidifier in the bedroom at night to prevent the air from becoming too dry and drying out the skin while sleeping.
5) Avoid clothing made of wool and other materials that can scratch or irritate the skin on the legs.
Soft materials that are breathable, such as cotton, are recommended.
If the legs turn red or swell, it is necessary to consult a doctor.
It is recommended to consult a dermatologist if home remedies do not lead to the desired success in the first week. A specialist can rule out any diseases.
Keeping the body sufficiently moist can prevent an aggravation of skin dryness.
Drink plenty of water, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, which can cause dehydration and thus aggravate the situation.
Old home remedies for quick elimination of skin dryness
Put 50 ml each of extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil with a pinch of turmeric in a metal container and heat slightly to facilitate mixing.
Allow the oil to cool and store in a closed container.
Before applying, heat lightly again, then apply to dry skin and massage in for 20 minutes.
Women in pregnancy notice skin dryness more often than usual.
In this case, almond oil is usually used, which is a very effective product and does not harm the child.
Almond oil and olive oil can also be used for the dry skin of newborns.
Keeping the body moist can prevent aggravation of dry skin.