If you have dry skin that is leaving you with raised bumps that are itchy, you aren't alone. These bumps are more than likely dry skin flakes that have clogged your pores. These clogged pores then grow into the bumps you see on your arms, legs or buttocks, and in some cases, you may find them on your face as well. If you have these dry skin bumps and are constantly itchy, there are a few things you can do to heal your skin. Read on for a few tips.
1. Dry Brush
Dry brushing is a technique that helps improve the flow of blood to your heart and throughout all of your extremities, but it can also improve your skin tone by sloughing off the dead skin cells as well, and it will clear out your pores. Dry brushing involves using a natural-bristle brush and working the brush in a line along your skin from the lower extremities up to the arms and finally to the heart. Make sure you dry brush the back of your body, including the back of your arms. You can use this technique before showering and then clean the dead skin cells from the body. Apply a sheer moisturizer to your skin after your shower.
2. Use An Exfoliator
Applying an exfoliator to the skin and gently scrubbing your skin can help remove the dead skin cells and clear out your pores. Be sure you are very gentle when sloughing in the areas where you are most itchy, as you may end up harming your skin or drying it out further. Apply the exfoliator while in the shower to the areas most affected by your dry skin, then rinse your skin clean. Apply moisturizer when you're finished showering to help hold in the moisture.
Staying hydrated can improve your skin and help with dry skin. Drink at least 8 - 10 glasses of water each day to keep hydrated, and use a humidifier in order to keep your skin from drying out as well. If you don't have a lot of humidity in your home, it will leave you with dry skin, brittle nails and hair, and other dry skin issues as well. Stay hydrated to keep your skin hydrated.
If you have dry skin bumps on your skin and you are scratching constantly, you could end up damaging your skin. Use the tips above to help you, and seek help from the dermatologist if you are having problems clearing it up on your ownShare