Dry Skin season is around the corner. It’s one such skin condition that makes our skin unhealthy and dull. And the solution to it is flooded with expensive moisturizer, treatments, and sometimes even some prolonged medications which has a severe impact on our body in some way or the other.
So the wisest and most thoughtful decision is to go for something natural, has zero side effects, and has an abundance of goodness.
But the concern here arises, Do we have something like that?
Yes Lovies, and that is why we owe a lot to mother nature. She has provided us with the best treatments and solutions to every human problem. So it’s high time we should start respecting, admiring, and preserving what we have.
WHAT IS DRY SKIN?
Dry Skin is a skin type in which the skin has excessive loss of water and oil content in it. It makes the skin itchy, flaky and often leads to eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, etc.
The condition get’s triggered if not handled properly, the itchiness leads to small cracks in the skin which stimulates bleaching.
CAUSES OF DRY SKIN
A large number of factors lead to Dry Skin, the major ones include:
Sitting near blowers, wood-burning stoves, fireplaces, or at places which has a central heating system can suck out all the natural humidity from the body making the skin dehydrated. Thus it is advised to not sit for too long near the heat.
Dry Skin type is also caused by genetic factors which are brought down by ages and all we can do is heal it and make it better.
Bathing and Scrubbing drain out the natural skin oil present in our body that makes the body dry and leaves it with itchy, dull skin.
Using Harsh Soaps
Soaps are made to cleanse the dirt from the skin and in the process of removing dirt and dust, it rips off the skin oil leaving the skin dry.
These products are nothing but chemical deposits layered onto the skin damaging the natural oil of the skin making the skin dry and flaky.
The dehydrated body makes the skin dry so it is always said to have ample water and fluids which keep the body hydrated and nourished.
Another common cause of dry skin is aging. As the aging occurs, the skin becomes thinner producing less natural oil that leaves the skin dry.
Dry Skin is the lack of natural oil and hydration from the skin. It is caused by the use of excessive chemical products, heat, lack of vitamin D, genetics, etc.
ALOE VERA FOR DRY SKIN
Aloe Vera can treat dry skin in just a woosh. It’s a magic element that aids in hydrating the skin making the skin plump and healthy.
Aloe Vera can be used in treating dry skin both externally and internally.
HOW TO USE ALOE VERA INTERNALLY?
Aloe Vera can be used internally as a morning drink. And it helps greatly in maintaining the blood sugar level, controlling diabetes, maintaining good oral health, treating constipation, and keeping healthy and glowing skin.
HOW TO USE IT?
Take 20ml of Aloe Vera Juice.
Mix an equal concentration of water into it.
Drink it every day in the morning.
Dry Skin needs moisturization and Aloe Vera is a great moisturizing agent with no side effects and suits all skin types.
Aloe Vera has 98% of water content that stimulates skin hydration and helps in locking the moisture in place. It has healing properties that ensure to heal any wounds on the skin.
Alongside the antibacterial and antifungal properties of Aloe Vera makes it a worthy ingredient for treating Acne and bacterial infections which are caused by dryness of the skin. In eczema, a skin condition Aloe Vera Gel is prescribed by the doctors. Thus the usefulness of Aloe Vera can be clearly understood.
The cracks formed in the skin due to dryness can also be restored by the use of Aloe Vera as Aloe Vera has nourishing properties that help in regaining the lost nourishment from the skin and makes the skin smooth and supple.
The antioxidant properties of Aloe Vera help in fighting free radicals that make the skin restore the damage caused by the use of chemicals, sun exposure, etc.
Aloe Vera also has salicylic acid, amino acids, folic acid, and Vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C. It has minerals like sodium, iron, potassium, zinc, calcium, etc.
This Aloe Vera is good for both skin and hair.
HOW TO USE ALOE VERA FOR DRY SKIN?
To curb the condition of dry skin few simple steps needs to be followed:
Take fresh Aloe Vera Gel.
Add a few drops of Coconut or Almond oil into it.
Stir and make a cream-like texture out of it.
Apply it all over your face, neck, and affected areas.
Let it sink in completely and only then apply any other layer of cream.
PRO TIP: For better results, you may use this twice a day.
Well now the question comes into mind, How do we extract Aloe Vera Gel from its leaf? How can we use the Aloe Vera from our garden?
Using Aloe Vera is simple yet a meticulous process that requires some serious effort because good things take some time so does this, require some effort. But the process can be summed up in a few simple steps:
Take an Aloe Vera leaf from the plant.
Cut it from the base and let all the yellow latex drain out completely.
Cut the side spines of the leaf.
Remove the tip of the leaf and let the yellow latex drain out.
Gently remove the upper layer of the leaf.
No scoop out the fresh pulp from the leaf in a bowl.
Aloe Vera Gel has a sticky texture, blend the scooped out pulp into a gel constitute and store it into a bowl.
You may store the gel in the fridge for a week or two.
There you are ready with your fresh homemade Aloe Vera Gel.
PRO TIP: Make sure that any yellow latex does not mix with the gel as it is harmful to the skin and may cause skin irritation.
With this, we end on having super hydrated, supple, healthy, and glowing skin.
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