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There’s usually some help to be had for those who search for answers and are willing to make some changes.
Dry skin is so common, and yet a complex problem due to the many factors that can produce or contribute to the dryness. Some of these factors include heredity, environment, nutritional status, exposure to chemicals and irritation of the skin from any source.
There are plenty of products claiming to alleviate dry skin, however for many people the problem is not solved by simply smearing on the newest in advertised creams. My suggestions approach the problem from two aspects - inside and out; making changes in only one area will likely leave you with less than optimal results.
I’ve listed specific things your body requires to build and maintain healthy skin. Examine your habits and compare them to the list to see what changes you can make to help yourself be more comfortable.
Practical tips for avoiding perfume and synthetic fragrances:
Practical tips on using moisturizers:
Practical tips to keep irritating chemicals off of your skin:
Question & Answer (Part II):
“The skin on my face must be really dry. I get these white flakes, especially on my cheeks and it looks awful. People comment on what dry skin I have, but it doesn’t itch or hurt and I use lots of lotion. It’s worse when it’s cold outside. What do you recommend?”
Everyone’s skin is constantly being renewed, with new skin being built from within and the old skin flaking off. This process is natural and occurs continually without most of us even noticing the event. For some people the process gets off balance and there are things you can do to help it along.
The problem has two main components: the general condition of the skin and the rate of the renewal cycle. To address the skin health aspect of your problem read through the suggestions in the previous question on dry skin. To specifically take care of those annoying skin flakes, you need to exfoliate your skin.
Exfoliate means to remove the surface scales or flakes from the skin. This will make your skin smoother, softer and improve the overall appearance. The process when done correctly will also increase circulation, allow other skin care products that you use to reach deeper into the skin and leave you with healthier skin overall.
Be cautious when choosing an exfoliant; you want a natural product that relies on gentle ingredients to prevent any damage to your skin. When you use an exfoliant product, read the instructions carefully and use a light touch yourself until you know how much pressure and massage is needed to exfoliate your skin.
**We have many products that will help with dry skin! My "go-to" products are the Dakota Free Moisturizer, Dakota Free Baby Balm, Dakota Free Facial Cleanser, Scrub, and Mask, and Millennial Essentials Lavender Relief . If you have allergies or any sensitivities, please reach out to us as these products may not work for you and we have alternatives!!