#8: Avoid the Drying Elements
Sometimes you need to take a long hard look at what you are consuming in your diet that can actually contribute to dry skin.
It can start with something as simple as a cup of coffee and then stem from there.
You will find that there are foods or drinks that can actually rob you of moisture internally and externally.
So while we tend to look at what we can use to treat the dry skin, it may be all about learning to prevent it as well—and this may even be more effective in the long run!
There are some common foods or drinks that will literally dehydrate you immediately after you consume them. So learning to avoid these is key and therefore the list includes spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol, and high sodium foods.
Sure these may be on the list of our favorite foods and drinks, but the truth is that they may be contributing to our dry skin problem more than we realize. Learning to avoid or at least limit our caffeine and alcohol consumption is a good first step.
Then looking at the spicy or salty foods and learning to minimize these elements is a good first step.
In addition to all of the other steps, you will find that a diet rich in the right foods will help you tremendously.
Fruits and vegetables are naturally high in water concentration, and so they will help to provide moisture. Some herbs such as basil and thyme may help with healing dry skin, and also helping to add moisture internally too.
This comes down to taking care of yourself, avoiding the wrong things, and focusing on the right things.
You can’t change the cold brutal winter months, but using these home remedies for dry skin can help you to avoid common irritants and heal the problem from the inside out.