Basic Causes of Dry Skin
Dry skin can be caused by Internal and/or External Factors. There are several Internal factors that can greatly contribute to dry skin; Dehydration: Many people do not drink an adequate amount of water in a day. This can increase the risk of dry skin. While one is healing their dry skin they should drink extra water to promote faster healing. Hormones and Age: As one’s body changes many imbalances in the body can develop, including hormone imbalance as well as metabolic changes. These changes greatly affect ones skin. External Factors, as well as Extreme Weather Conditions and Over-Exposure to the Sun, are Chemicals, Soaps and Detergents which are the primary external reasons for Dry Skin. The unsuspecting villain however of many Skin Outbreaks and Dermatitis is plain ole SOAP. Most people wash their hands with soap 3X a day and most soaps have a high PH level of 8 to 11. Our outer layer of skin operates best with its PH between 4.0 to 6.0 so that using these high PH level soaps may clean the skin but also dry it out as well. Since it takes about 14 hours for the body to replace the acid covering on the skin, that soaps etc., remove, there is no chance that the skin can keep hydrated with the proper PH and fight back against the constant chemicals that are being put onto the skin. A low PH on the skin (or what’s called a hydrated skin) is what protects the skin from germs and fungus. The body produces the optimum skin covering when it is functioning normally and remains at the proper PH level unless tampered with by chemicals, detergents and high PH Soaps.
Ultra Balm’s Suggested Home Remedies
Where possible, it is the best idea not to use any sort of soap or detergent on the skin at all. It would be better if one could clean their skin using whole oats by wrapping a hand full of whole oats in a cheese cloth or fine netting, tied with a string or rubber band. Soak the bag for 15 minutes before use. Use whole oats in the bathtub by bathing with it in cool or warm (never hot) water. Since the goal of any remedy is to restore hydration to the skin this is the perfect body scrub for anyone with Dry Skin as it will sooth as well as restore the skins hydration. It helps bring down the inflammation from scratching, and helps the itching as well. Immediately after washing, when your pores are still open, whether you’ve washed with whole oats or mild unscented soap, lightly pat (not rub) your skin dry and then immediately apply Ultra Balm to the affected area. Ultra Balm as it penetrates deep into the skin restores the skins proper acid covering so that the skin returns to the PH level necessary to keep the skin hydrated, moist and protected from germs and infections. Note: It would a great help to keep the air in your home moist at a humidity level between 45-55% to further keep your skin from drying out. Try to wear cotton clothes vs wool or synthetic clothing so that your clothes do not irritate your skin. All clothing should be washed with a mild soap, not a detergent; you want one without fragrance, or colorant, as these are irritants to this condition.
If you follow the above, you should notice a change within days or even hours, and you will immediately be much more comfortable.
The Above Suggested Home Remedies are for cosmetic purposes only. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Talk to your health care provider before taking Ultra Balm with any prescription or over the counter drugs (including any herbal medicines or supplements) or following any treatment or regimen.