Xeroderma, the medical name for dry skin, occurs most commonly on the lower legs, arms, the sides of the abdomen and thighs and is a very common condition. It's easy to treat dry skin easily, simply, naturally, and effectively at home.
Our skin also receives less blood flow and lower gland activity than the other organs in our body. The dermis is the layer of skin benefit the epidermis that consist of connective tissue and cushions the body from stress and strain. Skin is one of the most important parts of the body; it's our largest organ.
Environmental factors, such as exposure to sun, wind, cold, chemicals, or cosmetics, or excess bathing with harsh soaps, can cause dry skin. Dry skin can be caused by a deficiency of vitamin A, systemic illness, overexposure to sunlight or some medications. Bathing or showering too frequently, especially if one is using harsh soaps, may contribute to dry skin.
Dermatitis, contact dermatitis, eczema, seborrhea or psoriasis may cause the skin to become very dry too. Skin gets exposed to the elements, especially in winter, causing it to become drier. Dry skin can also be a sign of an underactive thyroid.
Drink freshly extracted carrot juice, if you can, every day; carrot juice is an excellent cleanser for the liver, great for the skin and contains a great deal of nutrients, all beneficial for dry skin, eczema, acne, zits, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and other breakouts. Eating foods high in the omega-3s are particularly important for people with dry skin or acne. The next time you want to have a snack, instead of junk food, help your skin – have an apple, orange, peach, pear, banana, plum, grapes, cherries, berries, cantaloupe or any other fresh fruit.
Only use mild cleansers or mild soaps if you must use a soap or cleanser. Try using a humidifier if the air is dry and you have a severe skin condition. Avoid all products that have an alcohol base.
After a soothing bath or shower at night just before bedtime, apply a thin layer of coconut oil over your entire body; it'll even last on your skin through your shower in the morning. Apply coconut oil to irritated or chapped lips as well; it's edible, so it's safe and so healing to the lips. Coconut oil is the best healing, soothing, and moisturizing treatment I've found for dry skin; in fact all types of skin conditions, skin eruptions, pimples, acne, milia, irritations, cuts, burns, fungus, etc.
If you have acne, eczema or any type of dermatitis coconut oil will treat and quickly heal these skin conditions too. Dry skin contributor to fine lines and wrinkles; coconut oil helps prevent the sunset by keeping the skin soft and supple.
The skin is subject to constant attack from without; it can be affected by many conditions, diseases and ailments. The skin supports its own ecosystem of microorganisms, including yeast and bacteria, which can not be removed by any amount of cleaning.
If you're still worried about your skin, or the problems persist, see your skin doctor. And did I mention to drink lots and lots of water every day? See your doctor or naturopathic doctor if your skin does not improve in spite of your best efforts.