Here are some causes of dry skin:
Drug Side Effects
As a society, we are increasingly dependent on drugs for things like high blood pressure, tension headaches, and even depression. Skin care treatments for dryness may be indispensable as some of the side effects of your medication for the condition are completely unrelated. For this reason, you always want to monitor potential skin irritation immediately after starting a new medication.
If you already have dry skin and can’t remember whether it was a problem or not before starting your medication, you may need to consult your doctor and discuss alternative treatments to rule out side effects as the cause of your dry skin. .
Skin care problems are often the result of poor nutrition. Our bodies need a delicate balance of nutrients for everything to function properly, especially the skin. Vegetarians and vegans often experience dry skin problems due to not consuming enough animal fats in their diet. Lack of vitamin B12 will cause your oil glands (sebaceous glands) to not function properly, generally causing acne.
Basically, any effort to overcome skin care problems (be it oily, dry, or even itchy skin) must start with paying attention to diet. Dermatologists can assess potential diet-related skin care problems and recommend corrective actions to naturally restore skin vitality.
However, here are some foods to avoid if possible to keep your skin healthy:
• fried foods (chicken, french fries)
• fine granulated sugar
• caffeine, coffee, tea, soft drinks
• high-fat dairy products such as milk or cheese (consuming low-fat types of milk and cheese may not be good, but it’s better for your skin!)
Now the best thing that you can consume for better skin care is water.
That’s right, water. Water naturally removes toxins from your body – so the more you drink it, the purer your body will be. Drinking lots of water is very good for people with acne problems and will also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Skin Care Problems Due to Sebaceous
If you have ever been to a dermatologist for acne problems then you are probably very familiar with the sebaceous glands. Since the skin needs to be lubricated, it is covered with oil-producing glands known as sebaceous glands. If these glands are clogged with dirt, then bacteria start to grow inside and produce pimples.
However, the sebaceous glands can become clogged and cause dry skin or they can produce too much and cause oily skin. More often than not, problems with the sebaceous glands are caused by a poor diet and can usually be fixed more easily.
Skin Care Problems Due to Diabetes
Believe it or not, even diabetes can cause serious skin care problems. A person with diabetes has difficulty regulating blood sugar levels. When there is excess blood sugar in the body, the excess must be absorbed. To do this, the body uses more water than usual and that can lead to dry skin.
Skin Care Treatment for Dryness
While diet should always be a part of any skin care regimen, it’s just a simple fact that our bodies will need more help as we age. For this reason, a moisturizer will eventually be needed. For this purpose, it is STRONGLY recommended that you use a natural skin moisturizer.
Moisturizers that use natural ingredients are much less likely to cause the irritating side effects mentioned above. Synthetic ingredients are often less expensive to use in moisturizers but they are not the best skin care option because the body accepts them less. Natural ingredients, on average, cause fewer side effects and are therefore better at moisturizing the skin.
Skin Care for Wrinkles
Wrinkles are probably the biggest cause of all skin care treatments in the United States. As we age, the skin naturally becomes less elastic. As a result, fine lines start to form on the face which eventually becomes the wrinkles we hate so much.
There are two main skin care strategies for dealing with wrinkles: affecting the muscles that show the wrinkles or filling in the skin so that the wrinkles are less visible. The first strategy involves Botox and a second Collagen injection.
Botox Skin Care
A person actually experiences the type of botulism that is injected in their face when they opt for the Botox skin care treatment. Botox actually interferes with the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles that show our wrinkles. This may sound radical, but these injections actually reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face for a significant period of time. Now these injections can be expensive and have to be repeated—but are generally effective.
Collagen Injection Skin Care
Many people have serious misconceptions about collagen injections. The perception is that collagen is a form of fat that is injected into your face to fill in the lines caused by wrinkles. In fact, collagen is an effective form of skin care for wrinkles not because of its fat, but because of its protein.
In fact, collagen is a special protein that helps cells and blood vessels connect to each other. When this happens, the wrinkles fade as collagen helps the skin to “rebuild” in the areas where the wrinkles formed and actually fill in the lines. Again, collagen treatments tend to work but are also expensive and need to be repeated.
Natural Anti-Wrinkle Cream
A cheaper, but slower, alternative to expensive skin care for wrinkles is a simple cream. Anti-wrinkle creams work to rebuild skin texture and help with elasticity over time. However, unlike Collagen or Botox injections, anti-wrinkle cream skin care treatments are only applied to the surface of the skin.
This is why it takes longer. However, anti-wrinkle creams are a cost-effective and non-invasive treatment for wrinkles that work if given enough time. Again, to reduce the possibility of side effects, use a cream that uses natural ingredients as it will react better with your skin.