Last Modified on Jan 28, 2015
Home Remedies for Dry Skin
Dry skin, or xeroderma, is a common condition where the skin loses moisture and may crack, flake, and peel leaving you with itchy, dry skin. This occurs in places with relatively low humidity - and therefore is very common in winter - but can be caused by sunburns, excessive hand washing, vitamin A or D deficiency, reactions to laundry detergents, illness, and medication side-effects. Hot showers can also cause dry skin; while it may feel nice to take a long hot shower, it can actually dry out your natural skin oils.
Commonly occurring on the scalp, legs, knuckles, abdomen, and thighs, dry skin can be treated with moisturizing. Dry skin around the eyes and any dry skin on face features can be particularly troublesome, as your eyes may be sensitive to those products.
Natural Cures for Dry Skin
Using a humidifier during the winter and drinking plenty of fluids is a start, but below you will find popular Earth Clinic solutions for chronic and stubborn dry skin. Among the top favorites are coconut oil, coffee grounds, and honey; as well as numerous other remedies that others have reported as successful dry skin treatments. Let us know what you use to combat dry skin!
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[WORKED TEMPORARILY] I have very dry skin, and my feet are especially dry, heel cracked and peeling. I soaked my feet in organic apple cider vinegar with the mother at full strength for about 45 minutes or so, and then I massaged 10,000 i.u. of vitamin E oil into my feet. My feet looked and felt drastically different, just from that first soak. The next day while in the shower i used one of those pumice stones to get rid of the dry scaly skin, and then soaked my feet again in full strength apple cider vinegar and massaged the vitamin E oil into my feet. My feet were definitely looking normal again by day 2. However, as soon as I stopped doing anything the dry scaly skin returned. I definitely have to be more consistent with applying moisture to my skin on a daily basis. . Hope this helps!
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