Dry skin is often the most brittle of skin types. The complexion is usually fine and it often has a fragile appearance. Dry skin typically becomes more wrinkled than greasy skin and is also prone to flaking and also, prone to conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. In severe cases, you may find that thread veins or cracks in the skin start to develop; dry skin is aggravated by exposure to central heating and too much sun.
There is much you can do by way of supplements such as brewer’s yeast and evening primrose oil. You should also check your diet to assess whether you have enough Vitamin A.
It is important that you keep dry skin moisturized as much as possible. In the winter or in changeable weather conditions, try to protect from too much exposure to extremes of cold and heat.
You can pamper dry skin by mixing two tablespoons of clay, 2 teaspoons honey, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, one egg yolk, 1 tsp of evening Primrose oil or you can use rosehip seed oil.
Add a few drops of rose, lavender or sandalwood essential oil. Apply and leave on the skin for approximately 15 minutes and then rinse off with cool water. You could also blend 2 to 3 drops of geranium essential oil rose, lavender, or palmarosa and mix it with one tblsp of a rich oil such as avocado, evening primrose, wheat germ oil or rosehip seed oil. This can be used as an intense moisturizer to plump up the skin and to re-hydrate it.
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