Summer is here and that means bare arms and legs, so you want your skin looking its best. But no matter what the season, dry skin is no fun. There are many causes of dry skin, including harsh chemicals in soaps, sun exposure, a dry climate, excess bathing, the aging process and skin conditions such as psoriasis.
At Massage Envy, we offer a facial specifically formulated for dry and sensitive skin. The Murad® Sensitive Skin facial provides mild exfoliation and a soothing mask to help reduce redness, discomfort and inflammation. There are also some basic changes you can make everyday at home that can often heal dry skin. Consider trying one of the following:
• Limiting shower or bath time
• Using tepid instead of hot water
• Changing to a gentle cleanser
• Applying a moisturizer lotion, cream or ointment directly after showering
• Wearing natural fibers
• Using a humidifier in your home
There are also a host of natural remedies to heal dry skin. Perhaps one of the best known is aloe vera. Not only is aloe vera a great moisturizer, it also can lessen the signs of aging. It contains vitamin C and E, which both help to keep skin hydrated and improve skin’s natural firmness.
Honey is another natural dry skin remedy. It retains moisture in the skin—use it in a homemade facial mask or add it to your bath. Olive oil is also a great choice. It helps your skin retain moisture, as well as makes skin feel smoother. Skin healthy vitamins A and E are found in it, and olive oil’s hydrophilic properties create a protective moisture barrier that doesn’t clog pores.
Don’t let dry skin keep you covered up! Try one of these natural healing remedies today to keep your skin supple and healthy in the summer months and throughout the year.