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Dry Skin, Causes & Care

Brigid McHugh dry skin lotion moisturize skin care skin type

Going along with the theme for the last few weeks, today I want to discuss dry skin. I personally deal with eczema and patches of dry skin from time to time, and have helped many find products that soothe and heal dry skin.

Causes and Side Effects

Dry skin can cause unsightly patches of flaking skin, irritations, peeling, itching, and more. The best place to start when dealing with dry skin is the way you hydrate your body. It is essential to your health and well-being to keep yourself well hydrated from the inside out. This means drinking water, and a decent amount of it. An easy rule to follow is the 8 x 8 rule, which suggests that you should drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water every day.

Moisturizing externally is also an important part of caring for dry skin. Applying a good quality lotion or moisturizer daily will help drastically. Consider using something like Kilted Suds Solid Lotion to avoid preservatives, perfumes, sulfates, and other toxins.

Best Soaps For Dry Skin

My go-to recommendations for dry skin almost always include something with shea butter, oatmeal, or calendula. If you have dry skin, it is usually best to avoid soaps with clays, or those containing essential oils/fragrances that can be irritating (think things like mint, eucalyptus, etc).

Here are a couple of great ones:

Calendula

Calendula Bar Soap soap was created using oils that were infused with calendula. It is a fragrance free bar that is very mild and calming. Calendula has been used for centuries to soothe the skin!

Lavender Shea

Lavender Shea is a favorite among my customers, both for it's devine fragrance, and its moisturizing qualities.

Lemon Oat

A combination of collodial oatmeal, carrot, and lemongrass make Lemon Oat the perfect bar for dry skin that needs a bit of exfoliation.

 

Which Face Mask is Best For Your Skin?

Stay tuned to learn all about Kilted Suds Face Masks, and how they can help your facial skin!



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