If you have dry skin, here are some tips to help you.
Sometimes it seems that no matter what I do, when I look in the mirror I look dehydrated and look older. It’s not just how my skin looks, it’s also how it feels when it’s dry. I’m not sure if having dry skin is worse than having oily skin or vice versa. On average, people with dry skin tend to have fewer irritations or pimples than a person with oily skin. But we also look older when the skin is dry. People with oily skin look younger, but unfortunately, they may have more irritations, grains, and larger pores.
Since dry skin can be daunting, I have created a list of tips that have worked for me over the years and may also work for you.
Say no to hot water
I am the first to admit that there is nothing better than a bath or shower with hot water. However, even though the rest of the body feels great, the heat can cause dryness in the skin. Hot water can strip the body of its natural oils that act as a barrier on the skin. This barrier is very important because it helps retain the moisture that keeps the skin hydrated, soft and radiant. If you can, avoid the bathrooms with hot water and use warm water. And while we all love spending time in the shower, it’s best to take a quick shower to prevent the skin from drying out. Limit your time to showers for 5 to 10 minutes. When you come out of the shower, dry the skin gently, do not rub, and then apply the moisturizer.
When we clean the skin, Sometimes we are a little brusque. It seems like we want to exfoliate the whole body. When it comes to dry skin, you need to be gentle and clean it gently. Do not exfoliate or clean the skin too hard because you can irritate or thicken it, something that is not good. Any product containing strong detergents can leave the skin extra dry and irritated. Choose a soap that contains natural ingredients such as aloe, which will help soften and soothe the skin. Finally, remember to rinse it until it is completely clean. You need to remove all traces of soap from the body, especially the face. Product residues can create dryness and itching.
Protection is key
We have talked about the importance of protecting the body and face with sun protection products. Damage caused by UVA and UVB rays not only burns the skin but also contributes to aging. The signs of aging are not cute, and include fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, dryness and rough skin. It is important to use sun protection products all year round, not just during the summer. You should include a sunscreen moisturizer to maximize the daily protection of the sun’s rays and relieve dryness.
Only for Men
For all men who suffer from dry skin, this advice is for you. Shaving can irritate the skin. Each time you move the razor through the skin, you are not only eliminating facial hair, you are also getting rid of the natural oils. It is important to shave during or immediately after a shower. This will soften facial hair and make it more flexible which will ease the process. Make sure your razor is sharp so you avoid irritation. Always use shaving cream or gel, preferably one containing moisturizing properties. Avoid aftershave creams and tonics that contain alcohol at all costs as they will only dry out the skin even more. Choose a facial tonic as a healthy alternative to an after-shave lotion.
If you have dry skin and you feel uncomfortable, moisturizer is very important. Again, use a moisturizer immediately after bathing or taking a shower while your skin is moist. Be sure to use a product for the day that contains SPF and a regenerating night cream when you go to sleep. An eye moisturizer is perfect for the delicate skin that is found around the eyes. A lotion or gel for the body will help with dryness and itching of the whole body. The legs, arms, back, hands and entire body can be re sec ted when we do not use the proper moisturizing. If you suffer from dry hands, be sure to use a hand lotion each time you wash the dishes. When water evaporates from the skin, it can draw more moisture from the skin. A good moisturizer or lotion is actually your best defense against dry skin.
Now that we’ve discussed the importance of keeping you hydrated outwardly, remember that it’s important to also stay hydrated inwardly. Consuming enough water during the day will help keep the body hydrated.