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Dry Skin Herbal Remedies

Dry skin can range from an annoyance to a condition that needs attention. Skin can look tight and dull and depending on where it is located, it can make you feel self-conscious.

Symptoms

Dry skin looks parched. It may feel kind of tight and uncomfortable after washing. Frequently you can see signs of chapping, cracking or peeling.

Causes

Dryness can be caused by wind, sunburn, temperature extremes, air-conditioning, chemicals in soaps and cleansing products and a low level of sebum in the skin. The oil glands are not supplying enough lubrication. Genetics may be involved. A poor diet with deficiencies may be a cause, especially if you are deficient in vitamin A and B. Illnesses of the skin like dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrhea and eczema may also contribute to this condition. Dry skin can also be a symptom of underactive thyroid, diabetes or the taking of certain drugs and medications.

Cautions

Severe cases can result in cracking, especially on the feet. Cracking makes the skin vulnerable to infection and should be seen by a medical professional.

Herbal Treatments

Internal Applications

External Applications

Aromatherapy

Other essential oils that may be used in either a massage or bath include frankincense, jasmine, geranium and sandalwood.

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