Does your skin feel dry and/or flaky, itchy, itchy and tight? If so, this article is for you.
We tell you the best home remedies for dry and flaky skin using natural ingredients. Take advantage of all their beneficial moisturising and protective properties to make your skin feel comfortable again.
Why does the skin dry out?
Dry skin is a very common problem which, although it is not a serious issue, can be very annoying and gives the skin a neglected appearance. In addition, when dryness is common, it encourages the formation of wrinkles and ages our appearance.
Over the years, dietary habits and lack of proper care cause the loss of an optimal level of hydration.
It’s never too late to get into new skincare routines to restore your skin’s beautiful, healthy appearance.
Main reasons for dry and flaky skin
Skin looks dry and flaky when it loses its ability to retain water and stay hydrated. By flaking, the outermost layer of the epidermis is lost and the skin is less effective in its protective function.
You can help your skin regain its ability to protect itself by helping it regenerate with products such as Silicium G5 Gel, which contains the highest concentration of organic silica on the market, the element that stimulates cells to produce collagen naturally.
There are many reasons for dry skin, such as where you live (inland areas are more likely to have drier skin), having a disease such as psoriasis, or hormonal disorders that occur with age.
Then there are the factors that you can more easily correct and which are often the ones that cause dry, flaky skin:
- Tobacco. Its toxic components affect the production of collagen and elastin and decrease moisture in the epidermis.
- Food poor in antioxidants, vitamins and healthy fats.
- Showers with water that is too hot.
- Drink little water during the day.
- Use clothing made of artificial fabrics.
- Prolonged use of heating or air conditioning.
- Exposure to the sun without adequate protection.
The sooner you adopt beneficial habits for your skin, the sooner you can reverse dryness and regain a good level of hydration.
Here are some tips on how to take care of your skin:
- Avoid smoking.
- Drink a minimum of 1.5 litres of water every day.
- Protect yourself from external agents such as sunlight.
- Increase your intake of foods rich in collagen and antioxidants.
- Help regenerate your skin with specific products such as Soriaskin cream, with organic silica and echinacea, to protect and regenerate dry and/or flaky skin.
A balanced diet is key to healthy skin. Collagen acts as a supportive element and provides smoothness to the skin, but over the years its production decreases and one of the main reasons for this is the gradual loss of silica.
Silica is a fundamental element in the formation of the epidermis and its main function is the generation of collagen. Around the age of thirty-five, its concentration in the tissues decreases.
Integrating an organic silica supplement into your diet is highly recommended as the level of absorption through food is very low. You can also apply it topically with natural cosmetic products to achieve an even greater result, with products such as Silicium Rosa Mosqueta cream, with great moisturising power.
Home remedies for dry, flaky skin
Here are some home remedies for dry and flaky skin. It’s a great way to take some time to relax and pamper your skin by giving it extra hydration.
- Egg and oatmilk
Oatmeal has a cleansing action and helps reinforce your skin’s protective barrier by acting as a moisturiser. Egg moisturises the skin with its supply of vitamins E and B12.
Mix 2 eggs with ½ cup of oatmeal. Apply to the driest areas of your skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Remove with water.
- Aloe vera + coconut oil
The fatty acids in aloe vera moisturise the skin and coconut oil nourishes and prevents ageing thanks to its lauric acid and vitamin E content.
Combine ½ cup of aloe gel with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and apply to the skin. After 15 minutes, gently remove the excess.
- Milk Bath
The ingredients of this preparation moisturise and have a protective effect by retaining moisture. The result: silky soft skin and a very relaxing bath.
Mix 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 cup of liquid milk, ½ cup of powdered milk, a few drops of rose water and 3 tablespoons of water. Stir and pour into bath water. Leave on for 20 minutes.
- Avocado, banana and egg face mask
Deeply hydrates the skin of the face and décolleté with the benefits of its ingredients.
Avocado contains vitamins K and E, with great antioxidant power, eggs provide vitamins A, E and B12 and bananas are rich in potassium and vitamins C and B6, which help maintain skin elasticity.
Mash ½ banana and the pulp of ½ avocado, beat the egg white and mix together. Apply to face, neck and décolleté for 25 minutes. Gently remove.
The most natural care for dry and flaky skin
The skin is the largest and most visible organ of our body. It covers and protects us and is the body’s first line of defence.
Home remedies for dry and flaky skin, along with your daily moisturising and natural eating habits, help you to take care of it and show it off.
Natural cosmetics are a great ally to take care of this type of skin, with products like Rosehip Oil.
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