Dry skin can be as minor as chapped lips or as severe as skin thickening due to dryness. Causes of dry skin include weather, exposure to air conditioning and heating, allergies, soaps and detergents, sun exposure, psoriasis, eczema and thyroid disorders. Diet and lifestyle can also contribute to dry skin. You will find treatments here that relieve the discomfort of minor dry skin conditions and provide overall guidance for skin care.
The avocado fruit comes from a tree native to South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and has been cultivated for thousands of years. Once thought to be an aphrodisiac, avocado is now a popular fruit for slicing and eating on sandwiches and salads, and is the main ingredient in guacamole.
Avocado, a high-fat fruit, softens and moisturizes the skin, and contains vitamins A, D, and E, which hydrate and protect the skin. Mash an avocado and spread on the skin, then wash off with a cool washcloth after 15 minutes. Repeat a few times a week until the skin begins to lose its dryness.
Avocado is safe for humans, but can be toxic to pets. Make sure to keep avocado out of the reach of pets. If you have chronic dry skin problems that cause pain, discomfort, localized edema or experience a sudden change in your skin condition, consult a doctor as soon as possible.