“I just wanted to thank you for sending me my order… My daughter had the worst dry skin ever, her skin felt like a reptile. I tried every brand name lotion and none worked, but with the use of Corium 21 her skin feels like silk. I will tell everyone about your great product! Thanks Again!!!!” – M.Q.
Now Here Are Some Tips to Help Prevent Dry Skin…
1. Avoid caffeine, smoking, and alcohol. They act as diuretics and are guaranteed to suck you dry!
2. Increase your water level. Drink up! Make sure to drink at least 6-8 glasses of pure water a day to keep your skin and body properly hydrated. Drink more if you’re super active.
3. Add oil to your bath. Add a tablespoon or so of almond, jojoba, olive, or hazelnut oil to your bath water after you’ve soaked for about 5 minutes. By soaking first, your skin gets plumped up by the water, then by adding the oil, it will seal in the absorbed moisture.
4. Protect your skin from the elements. Wind, sun, heat, cold, and dry office and airplane air can quickly cause or exacerbate the condition of dry skin. Apply a moisturizer before exposing your skin to these moisture-sapping conditions. A lavender, rose, or German chamomile aromatic hydrosol sprayed onto your face, neck, chest, and hands helps to keep your skin wonderfully refreshed and hydrated.
5. Limit hot water contact. Avoid long, hot showers and baths, especially during cold weather, as they dehydrate the skin. Warm showers and baths for a short duration, though, are beneficial to dry skin. Also, limit bathing or washing you face to once a day, usually right before you retire. When you arise, apply a bit of herbal facial splash or toner, or spritz your face (and body, if it needs attention, too) with an aromatic hydrosol and you’re ready to go.
6. Use humidifiers. They work wonders in restoring healthful humidity to your dry home or office environment.
7. Use only gentle cleansers. Avoid cleansers such as deodorant soaps and harsh abrasives. These can cause your skin to feel like a dried-out Thanksgiving turkey. Use a moisturizing soap, soap-free product, or a gentle, grain-based cleanser.
Ways to Deal with Dry Skin
1. Try a non-petroleum jelly product available in health food stores.
2. Perform these steps as often as 3 times per week:
Exfoliate. This should always be the first step in getting rid of dry skin and restoring healthy, glowing skin.
Dead skin cells can, over time, build up and become unresponsive to lotions and creams. In order for your moisturizer to do its job, you must first get rid of this dead barrier.
Moisturize. After you’ve exfoliated, you’re ready for moisture. Apply your favorite moisturizer to your face and body, or try good old vegetable shortening.
Shortening is typically made from 100 percent soybean oil and it soaks in rapidly if you don’t apply too much.