Most of the moisturizers on the market are junk. They contain nasty ingredients that do not really work. Petrolatum and mineral oil are the main ingredients in most moisturizers. They don’t work because they are not compatible with the skin’s sebum. They can actually cause dryness if used on a regular basis.
A daily regime of cleaning and moisturizing is a good cure for dry or cracked heels. At the end of the day soak the feet in warm soapy water for about 15 minutes. Rinse feet and pat dry. Make a healing mixture comprising of: one teaspoon Vaseline and the juice of one lemon. Rub this mixture onto the cracked heels and other required areas of the feet till it is thoroughly absorbed. This can be done daily until visible results are obtained.
Smoking is bad for your insides and it is bad for your skin too, so either kick the habit or never begin, even if you have heard that it is the easiest way to keep your weight down. Exercise will do that too and keep your skin pliable by stretching it this way and that.
To get rid of eczema, and you can, you need to address the root cause by avoiding allergens that are causing you problems, eliminating as many toxins from your environment as you can, and detoxifying your body. Change your diet. Eat only organic foods. They don’t contain residual chemicals like conventional foods do, chemicals that you ingest every time you eat, chemicals that have built up in your tissues. Consult an integrative medicine doctor and do a supervised detox.
Whether the sun is shining or overcast, you need to protect your skin every day. Use a broad spectrum UVB protecting sunscreen 30 minutes prior to going out in the sun. If possible, you should always pick out the highest SPF that you can find. Wearing sunscreen will help avoid sunburns and premature wrinkles.
Step 2 – When you have combination skin, some parts of your face might be oily, yet other parts are dry and flaky. You cannot ignore the dry skin when aiding the oily skin. The answer is to use moisturizer on the dry skin only. Products made for dry skin moisturizer will aid hydrate the dull and flaky skin. Try to keep the moisturizer off of the oily skin. That will only make it worse.
For occasional use, it would be okay, but with continued use, as with a daily moisturizer, it inhibits the natural rejuvenation process. It also changes the pH balance and may contribute to infection. It’s not close enough to the skin’s natural oils, so it is not absorbed into the pores.
Eat a well balanced, low glycemic diet to stabilize insulin production in your body. Practice relaxation techniques and exercise regularly to reduce stress on your body and mind. Use all natural products to feed your cells and improve your overall health from the inside out. Avoid harsh chemicals. Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. At 1% dehydration, your body loses 40% of its functionality. If you are thirsty, you are already 5% dehydrated. Water also helps flush toxins out of the body.