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Written by: Blake Fitzpatrick   
Saturday, 30 July 2011 13:18
What is the top 4 causes of dry skin?


What is the top 4 causes of dry skin?

Dry skin can be cause by a variety of reasons. The key in healing you dry skin problem is to find the source and cause. The main condition for the skin being dry is something is causing a loss of your body's natural oils. This loss or stripping away can leave your skin unprotected to the environment. The cause can also be a genetic predisposition to have dry skin. Less often it can be caused by an internal condition.

Using the Wrong Type of Moisturizer

First make sure your skin is wet when you apply your moisturizer. Wet skin absorbs moisturizer better then dry skin so don't wait till your skin dries when you get out of the shower to put your moisturizer on. Organic Oils like Organic Coconut Oil are much better moisturizers then standard commercial treatments. A great alternative is a lotions made from natural or organic oils.

A long hot shower or a long hot bath

The longer you are exposed to water, especially hot water, the more likely your are to dilute and wash away the natural body oils that protect you skin and lock in your skin's moisture. The first step is to choose showers over baths when your have a choice, and take a quick shower. Again the use of a body oil after the shower can reintroduce oils back to your skin. Again an Organic oil such as a Cold pressed oil like coconut oil is the best alternative.

Hot Dry Air

Dry Air a common if not the most common cause to dry skin. In the winter we expose ourselves to excessive hot dry air while try to over run the heater or cuddling up next to the stove. Also in summer we tend to be exposed to a much hotter and dryer climate. The best remedy is to use an organic lotion of organic body oil. Another good remedy is the use of a humidifier in your house.

Your Choice in Soap

Soap can quickly strip away the natural oils of our body. Especially the soaps titled bar bars, which you might have thought was better for you skin. In fact most bath bars contain detergents, chemicals, to clean the skin. The chemicals can continue stripping your skin even hours after use. The best choice is to use a very gentle organic soap. Also do not use antibacterial soaps or bath bars. They tend to be much more evasive. It is best to also go with fragrance free or unscented soaps. They are much gentler on the skin. Also gently message the lather over you body instead of scrubbing your skin like your scrubbing the floors!

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