The dryness of the skin can have several explanations. Lotions often just mask the underlying problems, not solve them. In general, by replacing certain habits that rob the skin of moisture with ones that nourish it, you can help reduce the problems of dry and rough skin.

Our most faithful armor: The skin is the most important organ of the human body. It protects us daily from all kinds of environmental inconveniences while providing a protective envelope for our internal organs. Our skin performs an honorable duty every day; it is essential to take steps to restore and regularly nourish this faithful organ.

What causes dry skin?

Your skin may have a genetic tendency to retain less moisture than others. Living in an environment with low humidity can cause significant dehydration of the skin. Taking hot showers or baths can destroy your skin’s natural moisture. Soaking in hot tubs with very hot water and chemicals will invariably leave your skin dry and flaky. Taking baths or showers too often can interfere with natural sebum production. Even indoor air conditioning and heating can seriously dry out the skin.

A poor diet can dehydrate you from the inside, which worsens dry skin. Caffeine, alcohol, junk food and tobacco can wreak havoc on the skin, stripping away natural moisture in an instant. By using treatments that go against your skin’s natural chemistry, you risk leaving your skin feeling dry. All or some of these reasons disrupt the natural oils that the body normally produces to keep the skin moist and supple. The very first thing to do is to address the bad habits that interfere with hydration.

Accelerate skin dryness.

Your morning cup of coffee can ruin your efforts to have healthy skin. Coffee is a natural diuretic, which means it pulls moisture out of the skin as it passes through your body. Reducing the caffeine habit can really help the skin bloom, as the moisture stays locked in, giving you glowing skin.

4 healthy habits for dry skin.

  • Bathe or shower in room temperature or cool water.

In nature, with the exception of a few hot springs, most natural water sources are either cold or at room temperature. They also contain essential minerals, vital for the skin. Although we may not be able to mimic vital skin minerals, we can adjust the temperature of our water.

  • Exfoliate the entire body, from head to toe, at least twice a week.

This operation aims to cleanse the skin of dry and dead cells and restore a new appearance to the surface of the skin. Make your own scrubs with raw sugar, a few drops of essential oil, and a carrier oil, like coconut or avocado oil.

  • Hydrate your skin with natural emollients.

Instead of using store-bought lotions, which contain chemicals that can go against your skin’s natural chemistry, try using natural oils to moisturize your skin. Some of these oils include coconut oil, avocado oil, or almond oil.

  • Stay well hydrated and reduce your caffeine intake.

Fruits and vegetables have a high water content, making them an ideal part of a water-rich diet and improving skin quality. Drinking adequate amounts of water each day will prevent symptoms of dehydration, such as dry skin.

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