Dry skin is the trickiest kind of skin type and requires utmost care. Dry skin feels flaky, tight and devoid of moisture almost all the time. In today’s post let me tell you what you must not do so that your skin remains healthy and glowing through all seasons.
Using Strong Facial Cleansers
Strong cleansers have scary list of ingredients. So many chemicals are present in them. They will make your dry skin feel tight and itchy after cleansing. So always use very mild cleansers which will not strip your skin of natural oils.
Too Much Alcohol
Alcohol in your skin care products is your worst enemy. It will dry your skin like nothing else. Try to avoid products that contains alpha-hydroxy acids. Always check the list of ingredients in the products. Lesser the alcohol and lesser would be your dry skin woes.
Forget to Moisturize
Dry skin is really sensitive and it requires care and nourishment in summers as well as in winters. Never ever forget to moisturize your whole body. Instead of using chemical laden store brought products, you can also use cocoa butter or shea butter to moisturize your skin.
Taking Hot and Long Showers
Hot showers remove natural oils from your skin which obviously dries out your skin even more. We all love those long showers in the winters with hot water but it could be extremely drying for dry skin type. If you absolutely have to use hot showers then at least do not spend too much time under it. Apply a layer of coconut oil or castor oil before entering the shower to relax and soothe your skin.
Over-exfoliating is only going to irritate your skin more. Exfoliate only once or twice a week. Try to use natural ingredients like honey and oatmeal to scrub your skin. Honey instantly gives immense moisturization and oatmeal scrubs away dead skin cells.
Skipping the Oils in Your Diet
Sometimes applying all the moisturizers in the world still doesn’t help dry skinned beauties. Try to include healthier oils like coconut oil, cod liver oil or Omega-3 eggs in your diet.
Oh yes, it is the quickest to get rid of unwanted hair on your body. But it also going to irritate the dry skin a lot. Shaving will strip out all the essential oils from your skin and make it really dry. Try to avoid it and if you can’t then moisturize heavily after using a razor.
Tips and Tricks:
• Minimize your use of soaps. Use the ones that are made for sensitive and dry skin.
• Apply the moisturizer when your skin is still moist to lock in the moisture.
• Suppress the urge to scratch the flaky skin. It will only worsen it.
• Do not forget to use gloves in winters. Hands and legs have the driest spots on them.
• Pat dry your skin and never rub it. Loofas should also be used gently.
• Use a good body moisturizer for your hands and legs.
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