Let’s talk about dry itchy skin. Whether it’s eczema, psoriasis, mild or severe dry itchy skin you want to get rid of it. Right? There are many DIY recipes out there, but let’s face it, if everyone made their own products no one would be buying or selling them.
I’ve spoken to many people who suffer from mild to severe skin irritations. As a result, many have even seen the Dermatologist. Are you someone who have spent money on expensive prescriptions and still the problem has not gotten any better? Are you left feeling helpless, believing that you are just stuck with this condition? If this is you, I want to give you hope! You can combat that dry itchy skin naturally and it is proven to be effective.
In order to combat dry itchy skin, change your approach.
First thing, you must change how you approach skin care. Keep in mind, that your skin is the largest organ of your body. It’s your first line of defense. Problem skin is an outside reflection of what is happening on the inside.
For this reason, you must consider your diet. You may ask, “What does my eating habits have to do with my skin condition?” Everything!!! Maybe you have heard this saying before, “You are what you eat” and the saying is true. In many cases, people develop rashes, bumps and are itchy after eating a type of food that they are allergic to. Consequently, their skin was displaying that something was wrong with what they have consumed. Do you see the connection? Therefore, your diet makes all of the difference. Dry itchy skin could simply be the reaction to an ingredient that you are eating or putting on your skin.
Secondly, begin taking notes of when breakouts and flair ups are happening. Remember to keep track of what you have eaten before you had the reaction. After all, it’s your body telling you that something is wrong! Start listening to what your body is telling you. You must become a detective. Figure out what does not agree with you and eliminate it. Educate yourself on your problem skin. Read, read, read! Once you start making dietary changes, as a result you will begin to see a difference in your skin.
And let’s not forget about drinking water. I’m talking about clean and fresh water, without sweeteners! Water is so vital to having healthy skin. Not to mention, 50-65% of your body is made of it. For this reason, you must drink plenty of water. You should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces daily. Unfortunately, most people don’t drink enough water. I have to admit, I know that it is hard, because I also struggle with this myself.
Now that you have considered what you are putting into your body. What do you actually put onto your skin?
Most people don’t know how to recognize the real natural products from the fakes. Yes, there are many impostors out there. Many companies claim to be “all natural”. So how can you tell the difference? Many of us are so trusting. We look at a product label that says, “All Natural” and “Made with Olive Oil” or “Made with Shea Butter” and trust that product.
First things first, read the ingredients before you make a purchase. Sounds simple, right? When examining the ingredients, is full words that you need a degree in chemistry to know what they are? If so, those chemically concocted ingredients are part of your problem. That is because many of those hard to pronounce ingredients are skin irritants. Don’t just believe me, look them up for yourself. This includes fragrance oils as well. Fragrance oils are made up of harmful substances that are irritating to the skin.
Now that we covered what to avoid. So, what should you look for when choosing natural skin care?
Start out simple, remember that less is more. Whether you suffer from eczema, psoriasis or dry skin; or maybe you just want to go natural, choose products with very few ingredients. If you have a reaction you know what the culprit is. It’s easy to eliminate when you know exactly what caused the problem.
Look for pure and undiluted, organic or wild harvested ingredients in your products. Opt for unscented or products that contain essential oils. Essential oils are great. They smell delightful and they also possess medicinal properties that aid in nurturing your skin. When buying soap, make sure it is soap that you are buying. Again, it should say “soap”!
It is important to consider the soap that you are using. After all, many commercial soaps are not soap at all. Surprised? Take note of the names that they are given, “beauty bar”, “cleansing bar”, “moisturizing bar” and so on. Do you see the word “soap”? It’s not labeled soap, because it is not soap. These cleansers contain fillers that are contributing to your dry itchy skin. Furthermore, they dry out your skin and leave behind residue. So the vicious saga of dry and itchy skin continues.
When buying soap, for starters, look for the word “soap”. Remember, you should recognize the ingredients.
Let me clarify, all soap is not created equal. A high quality soap will not leave your skin feeling parched. It will contain whole oils, such as, “olive oil”, “shea butter” and/or “coconut oil” not derivatives.
In addition, let’s not leave out laundry detergents and fabric softeners. Your laundry detergent could very well be contributing to itchy skin due to the artificial dyes and fragrances. So be on the lookout!
Embark on your journey to radiant soft skin. And don’t get discouraged if you do not see results right away.
Moreover, don’t be afraid to search for itchy skin remedies and DIY recipes. Be in full control and customize your own products to eliminate your dry and itchy skin.
You could get as creative as you want. That’s the beauty of all natural skin care. Have fun mixing vegetable butters and carrier oils with essential oils. Create your own concoctions! In conclusion, do me a favor, if you feel like you hit that brick wall, go on and try something new.
Make some necessary changes and go natural. You will be on the road to beautiful, hydrated, soft glowing skin.
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