Hey all, I am 29 years old and i've noticed that lately, my skin seems to be flaky and dry. On my arms, I notice white, especially on the outer side of my left arm and right arm. Also, my hands seems to be very dry at times. I never used to have any kind of dry skin problem where I needed lotion or anything. My skin has always been natually soft and supple. Can this be caused by age (shutters)? Or is my body trying to tell me something else? Also what can I do to moisturize my skin?
i think your body is trying to tell you something, dry skin can always be a sign of deficiencies in your diet or a sign that your present lifestyle may be affecting you.
take a look at your present diet, do you get sufficient fruit and vegetables, do you take in enough water, monitor the time you spend in the sun. has your situation changed, a new job or even some thing as simple as a new brand of detergent. these things are pretty basic but all have an affect upon our skin, which is after all the largest organ we have.
age is also a factor. of course our skin becomes more vulnerable the older we become but this shouldn't be too much of a problem at the tender age of 29.
but be careful what you put on your skin to moisturise. as i said our skin is an organ and absorbs any substances that come into contact with it. try to read the ingredients of any cream you use to treat the problem, most have petrochemicals or steroids.
i have suffered from dry skin on my hands and feet and i i cannot recommend a product called Skin Salvation highly enough. i'm just noticing that i my hands are really blemish free and soft and yet i do most of the washing up in my house. you can get it from a company called purepotions.
the cream is 100% natural and mostly organic so i am completely confident when applying it to my skin. it takes pride of place in my bathroom and is incredibly useful.
but try to see this cream as only one part of the treatment. the other part is to try to ensure you are in good shape. good luck and i hope this was helpful
I had similar issues with dry skin. As a matter of fact, my skin would become so dry that where my skin met my cuticles, it would split and even bleed after doing something like Washing Dishes.
Here's what I did to resolve it.
1. Used Melaleuca Renew Lotion. The "Tea Tree Oil" they use in this product helps it to penetrate and give DEEP relief. Best of all, even though it's a bit pricey, a SMALL amount goes a long way.
2. Started "Juicing" Celery and Carrots. The Celery leaves contain a high amount of Magnesium, which helps your cells retain moisture. The Celery Stalks and Carrots also contain a lot of Fiber which helps to clear toxins from your system and the Carrots contain a lot of Vitamin A which helps maintain good skin health.
3. Increased the amount of Fish in my diet. The Omega 3 Fatty Acids in the Fish helps to keep your skin in good health, and helps to balance the "Bad" cholesterol in your body.
If Juicing isn't your thing, try taking a good supplement that contains decent amounts of magnesium and Vitamin A.
If you don't like Fish, you can always take a decent Omega 3 supplement