#DIY101: DRY SKIN CAN BE ANNOYING; GET RID OF IT!
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#DIY101: DRY SKIN CAN BE ANNOYING; GET RID OF IT!

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Dry skin can be described as one of the most pesky skin problems which is caused by the use of moisture-robbing soaps, too many steamy showers, cold weather and some other external factors. The good thing is dry skin can be treated.

Here are some tips to help you get rid of dry, unattractive skin.

MOISTURIZERS actually work by locking in moisture that’s already been produced by the skin (the skin is a self-oiling machine). Use a moisturizer that contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) or one that contains urea, such as Eucerin.

SEA SALT is a natural moisturizing ingredient that helps to exfoliate and moisturize dry, damaged skin.

ALOE VERA GEL contains acids that get rid of dead, flaky skin cells, leaving the skin softer and smoother.  Mix fresh aloe vera gel with olive oil and add some shea butter to it. Mix till it forms a thick paste and then apply it on your skin. Rinse with cold water to lock the moisture in your skin.

Use a CREAM SOAP such as Dove, Oilatum or Neutrogena. These soaps leave beneficial oily film on the skin. Moisturizing liquid soaps too tend to be gentler on the skin.

Some foods also help heal dry skin:

OILY FISH such as mackerel, sardines or salmon are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to keep the skin-cell membranes healthy. Walnuts, Avocados and flax seed oil are also good sources of fatty acids.

Frequent intake of water (at least eight glasses a day) helps to retain body moisture. Herbal teas and juices as well.

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