Environmental factors usually cause dry skin. Arid climates, hot showers, heat, and harsh soaps can result in dry skin. Painless or painful cracks in the skin, rough texture, wrinkled skin, and peeling skin are all signs of dry skin.
Overproduction of sebum from sebaceous glands can cause oily skin. Although sebum is not all bad, too much of it leads to oily skin due to clogging of pores and acne—stress, hormone changes, and genetics influence sebum production.
You can identify oily skin with these symptoms: clogged pores and blackheads, persistent or occasional pimples, skin that looks rough or thick, large or noticeable pores on the skin and a greasy or shiny look.
You can use different home remedies to get rid of dry, oily, or itchy skin.
For dryness, follow these tips:
Use petroleum jelly to heal your dry skin, apply coconut oil to smooth and hydrate the skin.
Some foods that are rich in antioxidants are suitable for your skin. Some examples are lentils, peas, beans, carrots, tomatoes, and blueberries.
An excellent practice is to wear gloves while working with detergents and harmful irritants. Sometimes you can get rid of dryness on your skin by adjusting the shower temperature. Take short, warm showers. To minimize dryness inside your house, you can keep a humidifier. Certain conditions like wearing wool clothing, swimming or bathing in chlorinated water, or sitting near the fireplace can make your skin dry and irritated. So, steer clear of things that cause allergy or irritation.
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An oatmeal bath or massage can be used to treat dry, oily, or itchy skin.
To soothe itchy skin, you can follow these tips:
Apply cooling agents, like calamine or menthol.
Use topical anesthetics that have pramoxine.
Use a moisturizer on your skin.
Apply an ice pack or wet, cold cloth to the itchy area. Keep doing this for ten minutes until you feel comfortable.
For oily skin, follow these steps:
Washing your face twice a day is the easiest way to avoid oily skin. Just don’t use harsh soaps.
Apply raw honey on your face and let it sit there for almost ten minutes. Then rinse with water.
Make an egg white and lemon face mask and apply it to your face.
Use an almond face scrub with honey.
Aloe vera is quite good for your skin, and it can be used to treat oily skin as well.
You can either put tomato slices on your oily skin or apply tomato pulp.
You can also use jojoba oil for acne, oily skin, and other skin conditions.
Until Next Time,
Team Doctor ASKY!