People with dry skin can be considered along with people with sensitive skin. This is because dry skin causes more sensitivity to the skin’s layers. People with overly dry and/or sensitive skin may suffer from itching and rashes when they use some skin care products. Rashes mean hives, red bumps and other amounts of redness that make this skin look flawed and painful. These people must look for items that are made specifically for their skin type. If you are one of these people you can benefit from the at home care ideas listed below. These DIY skin care products are perfect for people with sensitive skin and they will even help soothe and heal dry skin problems. Making items at home can also be rewarding, knowing that you made the stuff yourself and when it works you will be suggesting it to your friends and family.
Dry and Flaky Skin
If you suffer from dry and flaky skin, it is likely that your outer layer of skin is not getting enough moisture. What causes this can be too much sun exposure, wind burn and aging. One way to combat this issue is to be sure to get plenty of water every day. It is usually recommended that everyone get eight glasses of water each day, containing eight ounces of water each. Water seeps into the skin cells and helps to plump them up, relieving dry skin.
A simple face pack can also help add moisture and relieve dryness and flaking. Start with a teaspoon of honey, which is a wonderful natural moisturizer. You will mix this with two teaspoons of mashed avocado. Avocado is rich in healthy fatty oils that will also aid in deep moisturization of the skin. This pack is not only good for the face, but it can also be used on dry feet, knees, elbows, and hands.
Wash and hydrate your sensitive skin with the following face wash recipe and hydrating cream recipe. For the face wash mix a half cup of rosewater with 10 drops of rose essential oil and five drops of chamomile essential oil. This light cleanser can also be used as a refreshing mist when put into a spray bottle. For the cream mix four tablespoons jojoba oil with four tablespoons rosewater, one teaspoon of vitamin E oil, and five drops of chamomile essential oil. This oil can be lightly warmed before it is used, or used at room temperature. A little goes a long way, so spread lightly!
If your sensitive skin has been irritated by something and you find you have developed some hives or other itchy spots, you can try a soothing facial sauna that will help to stop the itch and clear the spots. Boil a pot of water, then add in three drops each of lavender essential oil, tea tree oil and rosemary essential oil. Be sure that the stove is shut off and move the pot to an area where you can safely tilt your head over the steam. Draping a towel over the back of your head and holding your face over the sauna mixture (at a safe distance as to not get any burns) will help keep the steam going to your face. For hives anywhere else on the body you can soak a hand towel in this mixture and place it on the area for about ten minutes, after it has cooled to a tolerable temperature.
If you are determined to keep buying your products, for whatever reason, be sure to look for products that contain natural ingredients and ones that specifically claim to be for dry and/or sensitive skin. Another great ingredient to look for if you suffer from itchy skin is oatmeal, which is very soothing.
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