Dry skin, or xerosis, is usually a long term and recurring problem, especially in winter. Dry skin is a problem which is especially pervasive in dry climates and elderly individuals. The symptoms of dry skin can include flaking, scaly skin, and itchiness. Dry skin is more common on your lower legs, arms, sides of your torso, and your arms. Some of the symptoms of dry skin are itching, scaling, and cracks in the skin. Dry skin occurs most commonly on the arms and legs, but can also affect the trunk of the body.
Dermatologists often call dry skin “xerosis” or “asteatosis”. Dry skin can lead to other skin related complaints such as fissures are cracks in the skin which can be very painful. They can also provide a port of entry for bacteria to cause infections. Dry skin is usually sensitive and, since winter tends to worsen the condition, it requires thorough care. The best approach to managing dry skin is to avoid using commercial creams and lotions that contain mineral oils and other petroleum products.
One of the safest and best natural solution to dry skin is aloe vera.
Aloe vera is effective as a moisturizer for dry skin, as well as removing dead skin cells to keep the skin smooth and supple. However to get the best effect from aloe vera, knowing which type of aloe vera work best for your skin is very important. You may have tried some aloe vera cream and not notice any difference in your skin. External aloe vera gel and cream are not as effective as aloe vera taken internally. When aloe vera is taken internally, it works from the inside out.
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