We have all suffered from dry skin from time to time, and symptoms can range from mild annoyance to severe pain and suffering. So, of course, healthy skin is very important to us, not just cosmetically, but for our quality of life.
Dry skin, or xerosis has a variety of causes, including environmental factors, improper skin care regimens, aging, and other medical conditions. Other causes of dry skin include excessive ultra-violet (UV) radiation exposure, taking frequent hot baths and showers, use of harsh soaps and detergents, and stress. If left untreated, dry skin can lead to complications. Itching, inflammation, and cracks in skin can lead to bacterial infections. There is much that can be done to improve skin’s resistance to the drying of stress. Once the rehabilitation of skin’s barrier function is restored, it is easy to prevent it from occurring again. To prevent stress related dry skin it is suggested to limit stress, regularly apply emollients and moisturizers, use gentle cleansers that do not irritate the skin, and eliminate environmental dryness if possible. What makes the natural ingredients mentioned above so special is that all three, oatmeal, calendula, and sandalwood, work to make skin more resistant to drying in addition to providing the help your body needs to restart a cycle of healthy skin. Both centuries of experience and scientific studies alike have demonstrated many benefits to moisturizers and lotions containing oatmeal, calendula, and sandalwood to prevent skin dryness, preserve the lipid barriers, and improve the integrity and appearance.
Using natural ingredients such as oatmeal, calendula, and sandalwood heal the skin and calm the mind without worry of the irritation caused by fragrances, and dyes in many lotions and moisturizers. Moisturizers should generally be applied 3 to 4 times per day for optimal results, although frequency of application can be adjusted depending upon individual needs. While most cases of dry skin respond to treatment, if skin dryness is particularly severe or appears to worsen or fails to improve after at least 7 days of self-treatment, patients should be advised to seek medical care from their primary health care provider. Patients should also be advised to seek medical care if their skin shows any signs of infection or if a large area of the skin is peeling and inflamed.