Is your skin dry and unattractive? You might have discovered that your skin has been ripped off natural oils and the cracks in your skin are visible. You need to set up a daily skin care regime and indulge in external skin care treatments to get back the glow.
You must remember not to apply any harsh ingredients as it can cause severe damage to dry skin. You also need to follow a regular routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing.
How To Take Care Of Dry Skin
Do Not Take Hot Showers
Never expose your skin to hot water as it snatches away the oil from your skin in no time. If you take a warm shower, try to limit its duration within 5 -10 minutes. If your skin gets excessively dry, it can lead to ‘dermatitis’ and inflammation.
Apply Moisturizer When Skin Is Moist
Once you have taken your shower, pat dry your skin with a towel and apply generous amount of moisturizer while skin is damp. This helps to lock the moisture within your skin firmly.
It is advisable to use moisturizers that contain ceramides, glycerin, lanolin, petroleum jelly, dimethicone and other elements. You must apply moisturizer twice daily. If your skin is very dry, use plant oils like flax seed oil, coconut oil and olive oil after you have applied moisturizer.
Try Avoiding Direct Tap Water On Your Face
Do not wash your face with tap water as it contains fluoride, chlorine and other harsh chemicals that can affect your facial skin. It is recommended to clean your face with mild cleansing lotion or natural milk base cleansers and wash it with mineral water. Do not apply soap at all.
Eat Food That Contain Fatty Acids
Consuming food that is filled with fatty acids helps in retaining smoothness of your skin. Add a lot of fruits and vegetables to your diet. Try to take two table spoons of coconut oil along with fruit smoothies, walnut oils in your salads and flaxseed oil.
Choose diet rich in Vitamin A and B. Do not have any kind of junk food. You must follow a proper diet in order to have a healthy digestive system.
Purchase A Humidifier Today
Air contains moisture which is beneficial for the skin. So if you are living in a low-humid climate you must invest in a humidifier. You skin demands 30% humidity to stay healthy and hydrated. Close the doors of the room and switch on the humidifier while sleeping during winters.
Exposure to UV rays of the sun highly damages the skin causing it to dry. Your skin becomes rough, tanned, burnt and dull. The penetration of the UV rays cause the elastin and collagen fibers to break giving rise to wrinkles, saggy skin, skin darkening and dryness.
It is necessary to apply sunscreen lotion with atleast SPF 15 all over your body including your face.
Make Your Own Face Pack
If you want to get better results in case of dry skin, apply your own face pack at home once a week. Make a paste of 6 ounces of unflavored yoghurt, two teaspoon of honey, crushed almonds and wheat germ oil and mix it well. Apply this pack and massage for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water. Your skin shall feel hydrated and rejuvenated.
Worried About Dry skin In Your Hands
Dry hands are troublesome, itchy and are a big turn off. It is now time to take care and make your hands look beautiful. Massage essential hydrating oils like rose, sandal wood, primrose, and wheat germ, avocado and hazel nuts on your hands in order to make them soft and supple. Pamper your skin, get rid of dryness and feel the difference!