Natural Skin Care Solutions For Dry Skin Conditions

Jared Hall

Posted on February 01 2018

Natural Skin Care Solutions For Dry Skin Conditions

Though conditions like dermatitis, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis are different, there are several shared symptoms, including the painfully tight, dry, itchy skin that comes and goes. While these dry skin conditions are never pleasant, there are thankfully 100% natural skin care treatments and measures that can be taken to soothe very dry skin in the winter time—and the ingredients can be found in the kitchen! Home remedies that alleviate the symptoms of dry, flaky skin are simple and effective because they come straight from the earth. Today we are going to have a look at some all-natural ingredients that do wonders for not only soothing the symptoms of these dry skin conditions but help heal them too. 

Causes and Symptoms of Dry Skin Conditions

There are a number of causes behind skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, and dermatitis; as mentioned earlier. However, some common causes shared between the diseases are connected to chronic stress, immune system dysfunctions, allergies, temperature changes, and other environmental conditions.

According to Healthline, here are some skin irregularities that are typical with most skin disorders:

  • Raised red or white bumps
  • Open sores or lesions
  • Discoloured patches of skin
  • Loss of skin pigment
  • Excessive flushing
  • Painful or itchy rashes
  • Scaly or rough skin
  • Ulcers
  • Peeling skin
  • Dry, cracked skin

 All Natural Skin Care Solutions for Skin Conditions

Whether it is winter weather causing more dry skin than usual, or you are experiencing a sudden flare-up of skin condition symptoms, there are natural ways to treat even the itchiest of places. These natural remedies are both cheap but also highly effective at hydrating dry skin and bring it back to a healthy state. You will probably have a couple around the household already!

Coconut Oil

Dry skin is often both a cause and a symptom of many skin issues, making it essential to moisturise affected areas as often as possible. One of the best natural moisturisers—even better than olive oil—is coconut oil. Since coconut oil has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-microbial properties, it won’t only provide relief, it can also speed up the healing process too.

Keep Me Natural recommends Nutrinut Organic Coconut Oil, because it doesn’t have any chemicals or solvents that could irritate the skin.

Dead Sea Salt Baths

There are a number of reasons people take salt baths. The salt from the Dead Sea, however, is said to have legendary healing powers that have even been proven by science. Taking a bath with Dead Sea salt will hydrate the skin, improve the skin barrier, reduce inflammation from rashes, and even relieve the roughness and redness that comes with breakouts. Keep in mind that extremely hot water can worsen skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis, so make sure the water is just warm enough to prevent chills.

 Evening Primrose Essential Oil

Though evening primrose has been known for its powers of balancing hormone levels and curing menopausal problems, there is an unknown benefit for the skin that Keep Me Natural has been utilizing in our 100% Natural Eczema Skin Treatment Cream. Evening primrose essential oil has nutrients and healthy fats that moisturise the skin. Plus, there are a number of anti-inflammatory properties that have been proven to reduce redness, swelling, itching, and rashes—ranging from eczema to acne and beyond.

 Aloe Vera

If you own an aloe plant, you are in luck. Pure aloe gel and leaf juice is often used to treat sunburns, but the same principle applies to dry, itchy skin (also known as scaling) and other symptoms of dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, and more. The reason aloe is so effective is because of the anti-inflammatory and healing compounds in the gel, as well as the cooling sensation.

 Milk

Believe it or not, milk is a fantastic anti-inflammatory agent. Plus, the lactic acid in milk can exfoliate dead skin cells and help the skin retain its natural moisture. Simply apply some cool milk directly to your skin as a natural moisturiser every other day or mix a few drops of essential oils or rose water in then rub the solution on affected areas.

 Honey

Simple to coconut oil, honey has antioxidant, antimicrobial and humectant properties. Honey is also packed with vitamins and minerals essential to healthy skin. Therefore, honey locks in moisture, soothes irritation, and will keep skin smooth. Be sure to keep your eyes open for natural skin care products that contain organic manuka honey (or extract).

 Conclusion

Though skin conditions can be less than pleasant to live with, you don’t have to resort to medications or store bought emollients. Never slather your skin with chemical-laden medications, which can worsen your condition, whether it is psoriasis, dermatitis, or eczema. Stay natural and find near immediate relief from your symptoms. For when you are too busy to whip up something soothing in the kitchen, keep in mind the number of all natural cosmetic and skin care treatments available in the Keep Me Natural (KMN) store. 

 

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