Home remedies for dry skin are not always the best for sensitive skin!
Although home remedies are becoming more popular because people are looking for healthier products with fewer chemicals and synthetic ingredients, the wrong home remedy or skin product can wreak havoc on your sensitive skin
Although you would think that natural ingredients are always best for treating the uncomfortable symptoms of dry skin, sometimes these too can cause a red, itchy reaction!
I've been researching to find some tips for adding moisture back to your skin each day, while minimizing the possibility of a bad reaction.
FIRST though, please always do a skin test before trying anything new on your skin, even an innocent looking home remedy!
Did you know that oil has cleansing properties? It seems contrary, but spreading oil over your dry skin can truly make a difference.
Mix together a 3 to 1 ratio of olive oil and castor oil or grape seed oil and castor oil. Rub gently in your palm to warm and then spread over the face evenly.
Use a washcloth dipped in hot water to place over the face. Leave it in place until the washcloth is cooled. Rinse out the oil from the washcloth and then repeat the process until your face feels clean and silky.
Does your skin really react to what you eat and drink? Yes! Provide what your body needs to retain moisture and you'll soon notice more beautiful and hydrated skin.
Examples of good foods to include in your diet:
Adding in a few new foods and trying some of these home remedies for dry skin may be just what you need to eliminate your dry skin symptoms!
Dry skin and sensitive skin are often the same for some people. As the skin becomes drier, whether from aging or from using harmful products, the skin will react by flaking, turning red, and just looking irritated overall.
One of the best group of skin care products for dry sensitive skin is Cleure Facial Pack . This four step cleansing and moisturizing process is fantastic for adding and retaining moisture of the skin without harmful chemicals, and is specially made for sensitive skin.
It's important to keep in mind that the drier your skin becomes, the more sensitive it will be too. Try one remedy at a time to make sure you don't irritate your skin more by using the wrong approach. It may take some time to figure out what works best for getting rid of your dry skin, but the effort is well worth it!
Some products that claim to be good for dry, sensitive skin actually do more harm than good. One common example is the use of baby oil on dry skin, which for some people can cause even more problems.
The reason for this is that baby oil is made from mineral oil which does not allow the pores of the skin to breathe properly. Mineral oil is very inexpensive which is why many skin care companies use it, however regular use often dries the skin more, and in some cases causes the skin to break out.
The way to break free from the cycle of dry, itchy skin is to stop using products that can cause irritation.
Other skin care ingredients which can cause more problems for dry sensitive skin are alcohol, witch hazel or other astringents which can dry the skin and cause further irritation.
Another common problem in many skincare products is the use of preservatives or other ingredients which can cause irritation to sensitive skin. I've shared more about this here at our Safe Cosmetics Guide.
Skincare products with a long list of ingredients can also cause irritation to sensitive skin, as there is more likelihood that one of those ingredients may cause a breakout.
That is why I like the Cleure Facial Pack . They are simple products, without a long list of ingredients, and yet they are powerfully effective. Even the cleanser and toner products moisturize the skin without drying, and without parabens, artificial fragrance or other skin irritants. Safe hypoallergenic skincare products are some of the best home remedies for dry skin!