The causes of dry skin are quite diverse, but the main one is the lack of vitamins and minerals in the body. Improper use of cosmetics and the impact of natural factors aggravate the condition of the skin and cause it to peel even more. However, intensive care and balanced nutrition can eliminate this problem.
For the normal condition of the skin, a daily intake of fatty acids, vitamins and minerals is necessary, especially A, E, C, B, calcium, zinc and iron. They promote the formation of new skin cells and the retention of moisture in them. This, in turn, prevents dryness and flaking. Therefore, when these signs appear, start taking a multivitamin. Their balanced composition will replenish the body with other useful substances.
The work of the gastrointestinal tract has a great influence on the skin. And it is directly related to the quality of food and adequate water intake. Therefore, exclude semi-finished products and preservatives from the diet and replace them with healthy products such as oatmeal, buckwheat, sprouted wheat germ, milk, kefir, cottage cheese, eggs, butter. Use honey, fruits and dried fruits instead of sugar and confectionery. Add unrefined vegetable oils to vegetable salads. But to extract all the nutrients from these foods, do not drink with meals. However, the rest of the time, drink enough water, while excluding tea and coffee.
When caring for your skin, use cosmetics that are appropriate for your skin type. For cleansing, give preference to two-phase liquids or milk, as well as mild types of soaps with cream. Wash your face with lukewarm water. Make fortified and nourishing masks daily. Fatty foods are suitable for dry skin - milk, egg yolk, cottage cheese, sour cream, various oils. Mix them with a variety of vegetables for added nutritional value. Fruit masks are best applied in the form of pulp. And for better absorption, wash with hot water before applying them.
If dryness and flaking of the skin appears all over the body, take warm baths every other day (37 ° C), with the addition of a decoction of nettle, potato starch, steamed oatmeal. Use this water treatment to benefit other skin areas as well - hands and face. Apply a mixture of oatmeal, honey and milk to them. After your bath, be sure to use body lotions or vitamin E cream to moisturize your skin.
To improve metabolic processes in the skin, regularly massage and do any kind of sports. Physical activity activates blood circulation and promotes the transport of all nutrients that have entered the body to the skin.