Thursday, January 24, 2008

8 Tips To Manage Your Dry Skin

8 Tips To Manage Your Dry Skin by Kenith Smith

Things that you should do:

1. Always use a non-commercial and safe soap with a very low alkaline content. Excessive alkali in your soap may cause your skin drying out very quickly.

2. Ensure that you are drinking lot of water to maintain the required amount of water in the body. Water is an absolute necessity for providing hydration in your skin. Water can also keep your skin soft, supple and clear. Lack of moisture is the main cause for dry skin with lots of cracking and chapping. You may need to drink at least eight glasses of water every day.

3. Good eating habit and a healthy living style is also a critical factor. You will need to eat properly to maintain good and healthy skin condition. A good and nutritious diet is also an essential factor for managing your skin. Make it a point to eat at least five portions of fruits and green vegetables everyday to maintain your vitamin levels. If you are short of required nutrients, you can take multivitamin tablets.

4. You must be able to sleep for at least 8 hours every day. Sleep is very essential for your skin.

5. Hot water could be very dangerous for your skin. Hot water can destroy your skin layers. Always use warm water for bath and face wash. Restrict your bathing for lesser than five minutes.

6. Regular exercise and a strict working regimen will help a neat and unhindered flow of fresh blood and oxygen to your skin cells. This will help you create a glowing and radiating skin.

7. Winter is also a cruel month for your skin. You can use a humidifier to keep water from going out of the skin cells.

8. Do not rub your skin with a rough towel. Instead, use a soft towel by gently patting the upper layers.

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